My son's grandparents bought this CD player for his 4th birthday. When we opened the box, there were scratches on the top, and in places, the red paint looked like it was coming off. However, we thought we could live with this as it was likely to end up that way in a short time anyway. On the second day, the CD player would not play any CDs. We had read the Amazon reviews, and there was a similar experience to ours, but we thought they may have just been unlucky. It turns out this is not the case, and both of our experiences show this to be a very poorly made product. Do not buy!