The ball arrived nearly exactly as described by the seller. What did the seller not mention? The stench of the ball. The smell of rubber (?!) is so overwhelming that my husband forces me to put the ball in the garage unless I'm using it so our apartment doesn't smell. This likely sounds dramatic, but I actually wear winter gloves while using the ball because I can't wash the smell off my hands after exercising with it.
Don't expect to keep this medicine ball in your bedroom so you can squeeze in a quick workout when you wake up...if you can find a place to store it outdoors, it will be a nice addition to your home workout routine.