When buying a beginner drum set, remember to make sure that what you see in a picture is what you are getting. Often times companies show a picture of a drum set with all of the hardware, cymbals, throne, etc., but in the fine print, the price you see does not include all the items in the picture. Also keep in mind that shipping on a drum set can run up to $50 depending on where you are getting it from. Asslembly is required on drum sets. If you have never assembled one it can take up to 2 hours to put one together, if you have all the parts. Our drums sets are assembled correctly, have all hardware, throne, foot pedal, sticks, drum key, and cymbals, and we have paid the shipping. So what you see is what you get.