How much does it cost to move a pool table?
Very few people asked this question before they actually buy the table and sadly enough they always turn out finding that it cost much more than they expected. The process involved with pool table moves is intricate and in order to give you an accurate quote we first need to know a few particulars regarding the pool table and moving situation. In other words, this will help in speeding up the process so that we can give you accurate pricing for the move of your pool table.
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If a professional pool table mover will not re locate a pool table in one piece, why would you want to try to do it?
What we need to know to determine the cost to move a pool table
1.What kind of table is it? is it a drop pocket pool table? Does it have leather pockets, plastic pockets, a ball return system?
2. Are there any stairs involved in the moving of the pool table?
3. The distance where the tables coming from and where the pool tables going to. Are there any special circumstances that would make it difficult for professional movers to bring the table into or out of a house?
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These are the main questions that a professional company will want to know before they can tell you how much they will charge for a move. The size of the pool table is important in determining the cost as well.
There are generally 7, 8, & 9 foot slate pool tables and to tell you how much it cost for a move we will want to know how many stairs we will have to negotiate, especially with the larger table because they are three pieces of slate playfield and they are very heavy when we have to carry them long distances and it can be dangerous going up and down stairs even with one of the pieces of slate.
There’s a lot of really bad information on the internet!
Videos on YouTube and things of that nature trying to show you how to move the pool table yourself so you can save the money. It’s just a plain bad idea. That pool table was not meant to be moved in one piece, it was built in the factory piece by piece and it was shipped piece by piece and it needs to be installed piece by piece.
Why don’t I just move the pool table myself?
Moving the pool table in one piece is a ridiculous idea only needed to be attempted by fools. Now back to the question of how much does it cost to move a pool table in Portland? Besides the moving, pool table installations should always be performed by someone with experience. After combining all the factors that we’ve listed in this article it is going to cost somewhere between $375 and $800 for a variety of different pool tables and circumstances.
If that’s out of your budget and you don’t want to spend the proper amount to have the pool table properly installed and moved you may want to reconsider the pool table in the first place. In addition to moving the pool table, you may need pool table recovering also, this could double the cost.
Some think the cost involved in pool table moves is too high, it is a professional trade and to have it done correctly it does have its costs, just like everything. Some try to disassemble the table, move it then have us do a proper billiard table setup to save money, often this leads to disaster and extra charges due to missing hardware, broken pieces etc.
Are you stuck with the decision to move the pool table right now?
If you have already bought the table and are now trying to figure out how to move it without spending the money after you found the pricing to relocate a pool table correctly? Well, we don’t have any good answers for you. One thing you need to know is if you do try to move the pool table yourself, it’s going to cost you the same amount of money to have us come and fix any problems you cause due to inexperience so it’s best to just put the money into the professionals and save yourself the extra time, headache and embarrassment.
Now you have an idea of what one might spend for moving services of a billiard table in Portland.