This is cheap, and does exactly what it says on the tin. Came packaged in a cheap plastic bag type thing, but was all in one piece none the less.
The sockets all work fine, but can sometimes be a bit hard to get the plug into. I always make sure to give the plugs a good whack on the back before switching on, as sometimes a small peice of exposed connecter might be visible if not correctly inserted. (Not safe if you have kids or curious animals crawling around).
Great value for money, can't comment on the surge-protection capability, but for a 5m 6gang extension lead... you will struggle to beat the price.