Received my elliptical yesterday, without the carrier scheduling a delivery. My wife just happened to be home. They put it "under cover" and that's it. at my house that's a garage, they don't do stairs(at least my carrier doesn't, a tip might go a long way here).
This thing is a bear, and needs to be completely assembled. don't even try to move the box, just split it open and move components(very well packed, I'm surprised so many have broken pieces). The heaviest piece, the flywheel/crank/frame assembly weighs about 90 lbs.
I'm a very careful assembler, so I took about 1.5hrs to put it together, very clear instructions. Some of the plastic trim pieces are very light gauge, so this may explain some of the breakage complaints.
The machine is absolutely huge! More akin to a gym elliptical than most of the home units I've seen. it is SILENT, I expected some whirring, flywheel noise, pedal noise whatever, it's extremely quiet. It does rock side to side with me on it(200+ lbs) on carpet, but it still feels very solid.
The menus are somewhat clunky, but I think with a little use I won't be bothering with them anyway. The fan is a nice touch and provides a noticeable breeze.
so...heavy as hell, not difficult to assemble, good build quality...quiet.
UPDATE! COMPLAINT! The resistance is seriously f*cked on this machine. the first time I used it I could barely complete a programmed workout! As soon as you enter a program or turn the machine "on" (recording time etc), the resistance goes to 20! The resistance controller is wired backwards so in warmup mode you're pushing level 20. Customer service was moderately painless, they are sending parts and a technician within a week...not a good start!