The Pool Table King’s Blog

Us vs. Them

2 Posted by Pool Table King on November 17, 2009

On the fence about buying a pool table from DK Billiards?┬áLet’s go over a few Pros and Cons about buying from the Pool Table Experts.

Pros

  1. Price. Our prices are lower than most other “big name” stores around. And our prices include local ground floor delivery, installation and more than just a “starter” accessory kit.
  2. Quality of Installation. We take the extra time to do it right. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, we’ll make sure your pool table set-up is done right the first time.
  3. Your pool table is built to order. By the owner himself!
  4. We have a showroom with an assortment of pool tables on display and regular operating hours. No need to make an appointment to visit. And, we offer after-hours/off day appointments, too.
  5. We specialize in pool tables only. No spas, no beer pong, no gym equipment. We stick to what we know best.
  6. We offer the same manufacturer’s lifetime guarantee as the “big names”.
  7. We may be small, but we are licensed and insured and backed by over 20 years of hands-on experience in the Billiards Industry.
  8. Your pool table is professionally installed by the Owner of our company.
  9. Our American made pool tables by Connelly Billiards offer uncompromised construction qualities, and are a better value than an Olhausen.
  10. Our Import pool tables by Fischer and C.L. Bailey are built with the same construction qualities as a Brunswick. Metal to metal construction, floating nut plates, high quality slate, cushions, etc. giving you and your family more bang for your buck.
  11. Spend less and get more. We made a name for ourselves as a pool table service company and run our store with the same mentality.
  12. No pressure. Come in and browse our selection of pool tables without feeling like you’re buying a used car. We pride ourselves on finding the right table for your budget and decor.

Cons

  1. Name recognition. Not everyone is as familiar with the brands we carry. The companies we have chosen to represent spend less for advertising.
  2. You might experience longer wait times. We only have one setup crew and schedule things accordingly. It is very difficult for us to accommodate a same day or next day delivery. When purchasing an Import pool table we require enough time to build your table properly and also service/deliver tables for other customers. All in-stock pool tables are usually delivered within 7-10 days.

So there you have it. We aren’t going to beat around the bush. We are straightforward, family owned and operated with over 20 years in the Billiards Industry. The pros of buying from DK Billiards far outweigh the cons. Stop in, you’ll see why we are different. Different is good and less is more. :)

2 Comments

  1. Al says:

    You have a very informative website. I’m in the St. Louis area and have been looking at pool tables. I finally came across the C. L Bailey line, which is in my price range. They look very good and are not like the $2000-$3000 tables offered by Brunswick that has a lot of MDF. The problem with Brunswick is that they have become so big they now have too much overhead and have to cheapen their tables to make a buck. If only more companies offered the information you do it would make shopping for a table much easier. I will be checking out my local C L Bailey dealer. Been wanting a table for more than 20 years. Finally doing it.

    Thanks

    AL

    February 4, 2013 at 8:58 am

  2. Pool Table King says:

    So true Al. Thanks very much for your comment! I’m glad you’re finally getting a good quality slate pool table. You can call my good buddy Curt Cook at The CL Bailey Co. if you need a good dealer to go through. 417-258-2300. Best wishes, Dave.

    February 4, 2013 at 9:25 am

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