What I received was certainly not what was pictured in the MD ad. The snap clips I got were pot metal (same as stuff in Cracker Jack prizes), and certainly not stainless steel (or any kind of steel). The size was shockingly smaller than I'd expected, to the point of being nearly useless in that regard.
And unless you own jeweller's tools and a good magnifying glass, you'll have a hard time assembling everything.
But the big switcheroo was sending out pot metal snap clips, which of course have very little resistance to breakage (since it's not a structural metal at all). They are visibly different than the ones in the ad (which were obviously higher grade metal and a different, more robust design). Mine have squared-off edges, visible casting marks, and a smaller loop. If these had been in the photo, I would never have ordered (as these are what you'd expect with undesirable pot metal castings).
When adding in the long wait for delivery, this was a total bust.