These tents were for yet another customer that was sick of replacing cheap tents that would break (notice a pattern here??). We produced these popup tents over five years ago. About three years ago we had to ship some replacement pieces because a huge storm ripped through the mountains and broke a few of the scissor elements, but we were able to get the customer right back on their feet in a number of days. Each MasterTent piece is interchangable and can be replaced. Seriously. Unlike cheaper tents from the corner store that are welded or riveted, all you need to change out a part on a MasterTent is send us a picture or tell us the part number that is printed on every piece. Our top-notch customer service team will get your pop-up canopies back up and running in no time. Just like skis or bikes, you really do get what you pay for wth a pop-up canopy. You can buy a tent for $100, or you can spend a little bit more for a MasterTent that will take whatever you throw at it. For customers that care about quality, we would love to be your tent partner. Please give us a call and let us know what you are thinking. We will do everything in our power to make your tent dreams a reality!