Selling a table or tables? Please read if you want to advertise free of charge on GCL Billiards web site

We are getting a few people leaving a message in the comments section in the for sale section of our blog and just phoning leaving a message for me to phone back.  We do allow you to sell your table free of charge, but please do it in the following manner:
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Email c.large@btinternet.com do not leave a message for me to contact in the message section as you are just asking me go around the roundabouts to read this when a direct email is the way to do this.

GCL Billiards do not buy tables.  We are not interested in buying any full sized snooker table.  We are 100% maintenance only. BUT WE DO offer a free service to advertise them on our web site.

When you email please describe the table and have your contact details for telephone number and email address and a postcode where the table is located.  Also state if any stairs or steps are involved in taking the table out.

Send an email to GCL Billiards attaching three to five photos of the table showing the whole table by using a digital camera.  Most iphone pics are not good enough so we cannot use them.  Photos to include the main table showing it in full, including legs, a close up of the leg, a close up of the pocket openings (centre and corner with a ball in the opening) plus any photos of scoreboards and accessories.  Please state what is in with the sale, an iron for example.

Just sending me a messsage with “we have 7 full size tables for sale at reasonabale price, please get in touch” is not the way to go about it.  It is you who is trying to sell, I am providing a FREE service, so please do not make my job hard by giving me the task of doing all the running around for you.  Just follow the procedure above, send photos, with contact details and asking price, plus list any stairs etc.  It is so simple that way, all I have to do is paste the photos and do a little description of the tables from the photos and list it.  This takes very little time for me to do.

We do offer this free advertising service in the hope that whoever buys will use GCL Billiards skilled fitting services to move and assemble the table.

Our sales section has worked for people and tables have been sold on.  Not everyone uses GCL Billiards to move the table, but some do and that is why we set up this free advertsing offer.  Please use us, we want you to use the for sale section, but please do it using the information set out above.

Again to make things more simple:

Photos and description plus asking price and contact details to c.large@btinternet.com .

If you are not sure about value, ask for Geoff to value it based on what tables are selling for in the current market.

*****any comments enquiries left in the for sale section under our advertisements will have to be removed *****

I’m afraid we are very busy and just do not have the time to chase them up, we only answer the email enquiries for items to be put  in the for sale section.

Pool table dismantle from loft 2 floors up to new games room in garden in Leicestershire

pool downstairs loft

Today I have been over to Leicestershire to help the owner bring down a 6ft pool table from the top attic floor of his large victorian house.  When I got there it was obvious that the table had been put up there before the bannisters had been put in.  I got my rubber mallet and gently tapped out the mortice joint to the top rail of the bannister and removed the rails.  The table could now be brought down the first section of stairs.  The next obstacle was a bend and another bannister rail to take out and mule post.
pool down 2nd railoff

Then there was still another staircase after this 2nd bannister and mule post removal.  Finally getting the table to ground floor, we then put the table on a set of piano wheels and took it around the house to an outbuilding which is the new Games Room.

I think we have demonstrated that GCL Billiards will do whatever it takes to get the job done.   Where other firms would refuse to do this, we accepted the challenge.  The bannisters went back together easily and now just require a rebated screw and a button to hide this to fix the top rail secure.  Then no one will ever know that it was removed in the first place.  The second mule post will have to be re-glued back in and the rails fixed back.  The owner of the house is doing this.

Below is a photo of the table after a re-cover in Strachan cloth in its new games room.
.pool table down in new room