Did about an hour and a half of searching all of the usual big book places and the internet to find these. Never had to buy them before so I didn't know how much they went for. Surprised to find out that the shipping at most places was about the same as the cost of the posts. Anyway, I knew I needed ones with a pretty heavy bottom that would not tip over easily. I wasn't too concerned with the shape of the top as long as I could wrap caution tape around a string of these and create a barricade. Once delivered, they arrived exactly how I had hoped they would. The price on this site made me question the quality, but they are every bit as good as any other. I will definitely buy them here again and also look at other items in the future.