We have a charitable cause to try and find a buyer for the 7×4 pool table
this belongs to part of the NHS organisation .
any funds raised will be used to improve their service for other use or equipment needed .
I have valued it at around £200 to £250 . but they are open to offers and best offer will secure .
Recovery East Team
43/47 Avenue Road
Acton, London W3 8NJ
Tel: 020 8483 1720
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE BOUGHT THE TABLE AS I NEED TO TAKE IT OFF LISTING ONCE SOLD
**** it looks like it needs 4 new adjustable feet to level the table and the plates , these can be sourced via EBAY or from any UK pool table manufacturer
or from another table that is being broken for spares .
but they may have them on site or they may be inside the table .
I would hope that a valuation of around £200 to £250 is about correct for this type of slate bed table and is realistic and achievable .
We advertise many second hand snooker tables on our site
these are Private sales and I have the sellers contact details
these sales are direct sales from the private sale and not from GCL billiards
a lot of people phone up and ask about a table they think is in stock , this is not the case
we do not buy tables to sell we are a maintenance company and we also do logistical work relocating tables .
This table for instance was advertised for sale yet the owner also advertised it for sale on Ebay .
this table sold on Ebay so we would not have known unless the seller had contacted us and explained it was sold , as this owner did in Lincoln and we now know it is now not for sale .
we get a lot of people who also sell their tables by other means , while it is advertised on our web site still for sale and they do not let us know .
So to avoid confusion any advert more than 6 months old is going to be removed off site when I get around to it .
If any seller wishes to re advertise then please get in touch , if you see your table has been deleted from the sale page , or you are closing in on 6 months and you wish to renew .
by doing this we can keep a fresh for sale stock on our Tables for sale page
PLEASE NOTE it is FREE to list a table on our site , we only take a very small commission if we find a buyer for you . just £25 for admin use .
NO SALE NO FEE . Buyers there is no commission fee , but we are now starting to charging £25 to broker a deal with the seller . thus we will make £50 per deal from buyer and seller at £25 each .
this we think is Fair for our sales and buyers page .
We do have to make a profit in our business and the buyer is free to choose any billiards firm to move the table , so without these small charges of £25 each we would be operating a service which is unsustainable .
We have to make our small profit it all adds up into a wage and profit for the firm going on .
Remember as a BUYER you get a professional Billiard fitters expert opinion of each table sold , certain makes and models to look for , problems or expense going forward if you buy a certain table
and you only pay the £25 if you buy a table from our advert and our referral to the seller .
I especially have very useful information when it comes to 8ft tables as there are a lot of 8ft tables you should avoid buying .
and yes a lot of full size tables too you should avoid .
Also please note any BUYERS , the cost of relocating a table or any work it may require is not included in the for sale price , you are just buying the table direct with no middle men fees
( only the admin £25 fee ).
once bought you can then ask GCL billiards for a quote for any upgrade of cloth nets leathers , Rubbers , and the cost of dismantle load and unload and erect on site .
We always take care loading and unloading , but please inform if any stairs are involved as we have stopped doing the stairs work now we are in our later years of fitting .
we just do Ground floor to Ground floor delivery of table work .
this is due to over 40 years of lifting and back and joint trouble , if we carried on lifting slates up and down stairs we would not last much longer in the fitting of tables .
or even Maintenance of them , I intend to carry on working into my 70’s so the less strain on those week points will mean i can last a few more years yet maybe even 10 more years at fitting and re-clothing tables .
Lets just say it is like footballers playing for a top premiership team and slowing down in his old age , and then finds himself playing in Division 1 or 2 of the football league for a few more years.
Lets say like that footballer who likes to play , I like my work at fitting tables and re-clothing them and need to drop down a division or two to carry on .
A few less days and no stairs so to speak .
The less of these stairs involved will make sure I reach my goal of working well into my 70’s
We had to cancel 6 weeks of booked in clients work when the Government shut everyone down .
I have to give those people first option on our start back to work program .
I am doing a few local ones at the moment mainly quick in and out pool table re-cloths
Some cloth colours are harder to get in than others , I had the foresight to order many green cloths in before the lock down
I do have a couple of oddment colours in stock including purple / Grey and black .
We have the normal 6811 pool in Green , Burgundy , and Royal blue .
if we can get it in we can accommodate most colours and grades and makes of cloth , but we are limited as to what the suppliers have got in stock too .
as for Snooker tables we are also taking some of these job’s in , but we are not allowed to stay out if your work involves a stay over we are informed this is not allowed .
unless we can get strict separate room accommodation that has been cleaned and sterilised .
but we are putting stop over work to much later on , we just wish to get no mixing of people in rooms work , where one fitter can come in do the work and leave without contact with other persons .
We hope you understand that some people will still have to wait for less restrictions for some types of work .
NBSA approved billiards fitter
The Government are stipulating only Firms and work that is necessary are allowed to carry on during this epidemic .
We do not wish to carry or receive the virus and risk cross infection .
I did say we may be back at work for private dwellings , snooker and pool table re-covering by just after Easter .
but having taken on board what the Government instructions are we are closed until further notice .
Our line of work is not classed as essential , but I guess some of you Cue sports addicts will disagree with that !
I had around 6 weeks work booked in , and we have had to phone round and cancel most of them , the other work was cancelled by the clients themselves .
I had special ordered some cloth in for some of this work , and spent around £5000 in materials for the work and stock required going forward for the next two months .
Having just got back from Lanzerote only last Saturday Evening and finding the UK was semi open and not on full lock down I was shocked to see this .
In Lanzerote we had our last week on full lock down , in the villa for most of the day isolating .
only allowed out to the shop around the corner once a day for groceries .
So I know what full lock down means , having experienced it for a week before the UK did anything .
In my opinion the UK should have shut down the same time as Spain , it would have saved lives ….and we would have been a week better off in none contamination risks .
OK that would have meant us probably having to stay in Lanzerote until further notice , as we only just got the last plane to East midlands out of the island on Saturday .
which just happened to be our scheduled flight .
By Staying at Home and not working I am not going to spread or receive the Virus , the only risk I have is groceries being delivered to us and the Post .
so we wash our hands after touching these , and also wipe the tops of bottles and spray envelopes before opening with counter top disinfectant .
we also hand sanitise around 8 times a day .
I have not seen my Daughter and partner plus our gorgeous Grand Daughter for over three weeks now .
but we do video link often .
My Daughter has lost her job in the travel business , and her partner has been laid off until further notice at Bombardier , of which he is classed as self Employed the same as myself .
I am hoping the government hold firm on their promise to offer the Self Employed just as much rights to payments of 80% of their normal take home wages for the last three years up to a maximum spend of Course , I would not expect any more or less than an Employed person .
We are no different to employed people, when the Money stops coming in , we also have bills to pay , food to buy , we are not some rich globalist who have offshore bank accounts .
and having just paid out £5000 on work materials before all this lock down happened , we do not have too much in the bank to fall back on now .
I do have a small state pension that I can fall back on for some money , but no where near enough to survive on , hence why I am still working full time at 66 years of age .
and any Government payout will of course knock off the small amount I get as a pension from the total .
Like most of you I am locked down at Home and now doing all those job’s that I had no time for before all this happened .
but cannot get out to B&Q , and to tell you the truth would not wish to if they are crowded .
I also play with the Dog in the Back Garden he is also locked in at the moment and requires his Exercise .
stay safe and healthy, and please do not mix with people if you do not need to ….. look at the web site for further statements when the need arises to do so .
We are not taking telephone calls but I will answer most Emails .
As a last request , support your local cue sports venue when they re-open , some may not reopen if they have had to carry on paying rent and rates while closed down .
I hope that Landlords and local councils offer a holiday period of no rent or rates until this all blows over .
and that brewery’s allow a bit of free stock for all the beer and stock that has gone off while they closed down , especially if they had just stocked up .
I myself have suspended pool table rentals until they reopen for all the businesses I have tables in on rent that have been closed down ,until they re-open there is not rent to pay .
Owner of GCL Billiards
Due to a large number of cancellations and the current health risks around us .
Geoff Large of GCL billiards will self Isolate until April 4th 2020
I have Not taken this decision lightly , but earning money at the risk of cross infection which in turn could leave to life threatening circumstances in the current climate just is not reward enough .
One of those sayings of Money is not everything or you cannot put a price on health springs to mind at this time .
We are rescheduling all the work booked in for later in the month and into April , there have been some cancellations , mostly in the pub and club scene , but many private people are still wishing to go ahead with re-clothing or table moves for home use .
this will be taken on board once out of isolation , I do not expect pubs or clubs to fully open before at least 1st of May
why 1st of May you ask , well lets just say if Air lines are closing until then as a public transport , I feel all other public places will be forced to follow these guidelines .
I will fully open for private dwellings work , once I have come out of the isolation period of 4th of April 2020 , public premises are another issue , and as the Government has put restrictions of opening times and periods on these type of business , then we will have to take the advice of health professionals on when the right time to return to the public workplaces on reopening day .
I am not saying I have the virus , but saying I am self isolating to make sure I do not have it or carry it .
My Wife is doing the same and my youngest Daughter .
Having just been on holiday for two weeks in Lanzerote of which there are only 3 confirmed cases in the course of two weeks on the island with no further outbreak ,
and sharing a Air port with 1000s of people rushing back to the UK it is safer to be sure , than just blindly ignore the situation EVERYONE is in at the moment .
In fact I would have been much safer in Lanzerote than coming back to the UK now . but Family are close to me and I would always worry what is happening to them in their hour of need as well as my own .
It is going to be hard for us , not being able to see my Grand child or other Daughter and her partner for another two weeks , but that sacrifice is to protect them , and in the long run protect my clients health by preventive measures such as self isolation and carrying hand wash and other preventive hygiene wipes and disinfection sprays .
I do hope that we can get through all this and a cure or preventative spread cure is found quickly .
Please do not take corona virus lightly it has claimed too many lives and caused too much of a loss and hardship for family’s, to be ignored .
And too much uncertainty , too many Job losses , and it has not finished with us for a while yet , but I am sure we will come through it and say we beat it in the end .
And only then can we start the questions why it came to be where it came to be and what caused it , and learn from it so it never happens again .
or at least be ready for it next time .
Wishing all my clients past and present , good health and happiness .
Please get in touch after the 23rd of March to book work in for April
We are away from all computers and the phones during our two week holiday in Lanzerote .
I just like to switch off from work and do not take phones or have access to the internet during our holidays .
to save me looking through hundreds of Emails when I get back which is normally the case and can take me days to answer them all , please start to leave messages around the 23rd of March if you wish to get quotes or book in work .
I am working right up to the 7th of March so cannot fit anything in before I go away .and we are booked out until April 20th week but 21st has already gone .
thank you for your inquiry or return work bookings from existing clients .
See you all when we get back from this much deserved break .
GEOFF & CAROL ….GCL Billiards .