Hiring A Cheap Pool Table Mover

Hiring A Cheap Pool Table Mover. What Are The Risks?

Are you shopping for a pool table and are wondering who you should hire?  Are you shopping around for the best price so you can find a cheap pool table mover?

The event below is what our company works toward fixing every day.  When I received this e mail in my inbox from a customer who had a cheaper company do their move or installation of their pool table, I had to post it here because it’s exactly the type of customer experience we do everything in our power to prevent for the potential pool table customer moving their table.

We will need to omit company information because they tend to get a little pissy when people searching for pool table movers see this type of thing online.  The e mail is below.

3 piece slate in need of leveling

From: patxxxx xxxx <xxxxxxxyahoo.com>
Subject: 3piece slate in need of leveling

Message Body:
Greetings. Curious as to price on re-leveling an 8′ Murray 3 piece slate table. along the right side, in the racking area, slow rolling balls drift/gravitate towards the center.  enough to be irritating.   Felt and rail rubber were replaced less than a year ago.   I know its also missing BeesWax in the joints – because COMPANY NAME Billiards moved it and the tech didn’t have any on hand.  (I will never use ASB again).  I don’t believe missing beeswax is causing ball drift. not sure if it is the alignment of the felt or an issue with the slate.  I am in Canton Michigan and would like to get this resolved.  Thanks in advance for your time

This e-mail was sent from a contact form on Ann Arbor Pool Table Movers (https://annarborpooltablemovers.com)

An unhappy customer who had their pool table moved

The first question.  Why was the person doing the installation unprepared?  Believe it or not this happens ALL THE TIME and I’m sure the company quoting the job and that actually did the work was one of the cheapest around so if this customer did call the pool table service company I’m sure they weren’t in a big hurry to rush out and make the customer happy.

Our organization is backed by a complete year written service guarantee issued by a national organzation.  The ABIA so had this happened to this customer if he had purchased the service with us he would be happily taken care of with NO EXTRA COST out of his pocket.

The consequences of doing business with cheap pool table movers.

Number 1 A cheap pool table mover is cheap because they have nothing to justify charging appropriate pricing, because they are too busy trying to take business from other companies and all they have is price to try to take that business.

Number 2 They forget the seam filler for the slates.

Number 3 They probably don’t have the experience and equipment to properly do the job, that’s why the customers table is not level.

OF COURSE HE DOESN’T WANT THEM BACK.  Why?  Because he doesn’t want any more problems.

The consequences.

This customer now has to make a decision.  Play on a poorly installed table or PAY MORE to have the job done right.

The cheap pool table mover isn’t looking too cheap anymore.

If you want a company to get your job done right with an industry exclusive guarantee that protects you for an entire year please contact us through our online form or give us a call at 877-619-8790.

Our 7 day per week support staff is here to make sure you get the proper service and are satisfied and avoid what happens every day when you deal with cheap pool table movers.

#1 Biggest headache after buying a pool table

No Money in Pockets

After buying a pool table… there’s more

So many people don’t consider that after buying a pool table, moving it is not easy, well most of them get it apart then realize they really are in over their heads or move it in one piece, which is a bad idea.

I took three calls today from people in this situation. 

The last one was typical of these types of calls.  He bought a table, he moved it to his place, he realized that he was not capable of putting the table together correctly AFTER he bought and moved the table, he called around to find out how much to put on new cloth and assemble the pool table at his house was going to cost.

He didn’t like the price. 


Pool Table ruined.I really wish I could keep this from happening but it happens a lot.  It really does.


Either put the money up to get the job done correctly -OR- Continue on the path he started out on and DO IT HIMSELF.  I’d say in about 90% of cases this results in countless hours of research, several trips to home depot for staple guns, trying to find wax for the slate etc.  then he’s gotta try and figure out where to buy pool table cloth.  That’s just the beginning!

Then he has to physically try to do the work.  I remember it took me about 3 months to even start to get comfortable wrapping cloth around rails,  eek I remember those times.  I don’t ever wanna do that again!

Long story short, more than likely he’ll get frustrated with himself for not paying the money to move it professionally, about 3-4 hours by a professional pool table mover, he’ll throw in the towel and decide to finally hire someone to come out and do the job correctly for him.

If he hasn’t screwed the felt he bought up in the process (which will more than likely be the case) at least he’ll have a cool new staple gun for putting up those Christmas lights on the house.  (I think they have people that do that to, don’t they?)

Or maybe he’ll be really good at it and decide to start his own pool table moving business?  Ya never know.

Another “Move a pool table by yourself” job

moving a pool table by yourself is not recommended

So should you move a pool table by yourself?

When considering to move a pool table by yourself, please read the following e mail which is most commonly recieved after someone tries to move the pool table without a professional pool table mover.

I just received this e mail, one of many I get every week about problems with doing it yourself or getting it done cheap.

Hello – I currently have a Brunswick table for my team that has been damaged due to a move.  It is likely not even fixable, but wanted to try and see if I could get a quote.  I am not sure you service my  area though, so that is my first question Jeff.  Please let me know and I am happy to have a call or send you pictures etc if that would help narrow down what can/cannot be done to help this poor table.

All they had to do was call us.  Another case of not hiring a professional.