CLoth question revisited

CLoth question revisited

Post by Eddie » Wed, 29 Jun 2005 05:51:10


Let me start off by saying that when I bought the table I did some bartering
and got what I feel is a really good price for an Olhausen table.  I was
given the "upgraded" accessory pack of 4 cue sticks (don't recall which ones
but was told they are better than the standard ones), wooden ball racks, cue
stick rack etc, etc.  that "retails" for $250.  (Does anyone REALY buy them
for $250?)  When I called about the Simonis cloth and supplying it myself I
was told that the price we agreed on includes the labor of the cloth, and
Simonis requires more labor than Mali.  I was given the store owners name
and before I call him I wanted to ask what is the normal charge for 9'
Simonis 760 WITH installation.

Second, is it worth the hassle to have it changed if the store owner would
allow it, or should I just stick with the Mali and get the Simonis in 3-4
years when the Mali wears out?

Thanks,

Eddie G

 
 
 

CLoth question revisited

Post by Deno J. Andrew » Wed, 29 Jun 2005 11:46:01

It is an absolute lie that Simonis takes more labor than Mali.  Unless of
course they were planning on using glue to fasten the cloth...which is only
advisable for a bar table.  The rails are what takes the most time and the
labor is exactly the same for Simonis and Mali to install.  The bed will
take about 15 minutes with glue and about 20 minutes for staples...not much
difference in time at all.

Deno


Quote:
> Let me start off by saying that when I bought the table I did some
bartering
> and got what I feel is a really good price for an Olhausen table.  I was
> given the "upgraded" accessory pack of 4 cue sticks (don't recall which
ones
> but was told they are better than the standard ones), wooden ball racks,
cue
> stick rack etc, etc.  that "retails" for $250.  (Does anyone REALY buy
them
> for $250?)  When I called about the Simonis cloth and supplying it myself
I
> was told that the price we agreed on includes the labor of the cloth, and
> Simonis requires more labor than Mali.  I was given the store owners name
> and before I call him I wanted to ask what is the normal charge for 9'
> Simonis 760 WITH installation.

> Second, is it worth the hassle to have it changed if the store owner would
> allow it, or should I just stick with the Mali and get the Simonis in 3-4
> years when the Mali wears out?

> Thanks,

> Eddie G


 
 
 

CLoth question revisited

Post by Bong Soo » Wed, 29 Jun 2005 12:01:25

Deno, you have yet to figure out, the guy is dealing with used car
dealers or former carneys with good teeth.  If he can't figure this out
by now, he is hopeless and a waste of our time. You can save a few, but
you can't save em all.  confuscious said that.

 
 
 

CLoth question revisited

Post by David Malo » Wed, 29 Jun 2005 23:09:10

On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 16:51:10 -0400, "Eddie G"

Quote:

>Second, is it worth the hassle to have it changed if the store owner would
>allow it, or should I just stick with the Mali and get the Simonis in 3-4
>years when the Mali wears out?

Yes. It's worth the hassle to get it changed.

My home table originally came with Mali because I didn't know any
better at the time.  And I paid more than I should have to have it
recovered with Granito Basalt 6 months later. But it was still the
best thing I ever did with regard to the pool table...

David "The Hamster" Malone

 
 
 

CLoth question revisited

Post by HopsNBarle » Wed, 29 Jun 2005 23:12:39

...not much

Quote:
> difference in time at all.

I've only installed Simonis and I am not sure how it could be any different
than any other cloth.  I guess my question to the installer/owner would be
to explain how the installation differs between the two clothes, if he
can't, there shouldn't be a price difference, then I would be wondering
about what else he could be ripping you off.

Glenn