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"Quickplay patented 10 minute setup" LOL WHAT A LIE!!!!!,
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I guess I was a fool to believe that this table could possibly be set up in 10 minutes as the description states. I always shop very carefully and am the kind of person who likes to by the best quality I can afford. After researching ping pong tables for hours on Amazon, I decided to spend $50 more than planned on this particular table due to the fact that it stated "quickplay patented 10 minute setup". I knew that my husband and father would be assembling this on Christmas Eve night and would be so relieved to know that I bought the one table that was quick to set up!
Well, I don't know how everyone figures this thing only weighs 200 and something pounds because the delivery company had it weighed at shipment and mine was nearly 400 lbs. Two large, muscular men could barely get it off the delivery truck. Then, my husband and dad who are also large men and not whimpy either, had a very difficult time getting it into our house. You can just imagine how heavy a huge table made of 1 imch particle board would be!
As they were taking one half out of the box, the main legs (which were already attached), leaned against our floor and before we knew it. . .the screws that held them in ripped out of the particle board. It took an hour for them to swap the hinge and reattach the legs in the exact same place they originally were. Then, when it finally came time to set each half of the table onto the frame that allows it to fold. . .they discovered that it didn't line up with the legs that were attached by (CHINA) the factory. The only way to solve the problem, was to remove the legs and attach them where they SHOULD have been to start with.
It took both men and me helping allign the pieces in order to set each half down onto the frame. We were barely capable of doing it! I would highly recommend having 3 strong men and preferably 4. My dad was serious when he said. . ."this table would kill someone if it fell on them". We have only folded it once and it seemed to fold just fine, but I told my kids to just leave it open because it does worry me that with kids you never know what can happen and each side weighs close to 200lbs.
The table itself looks nice and my kids love it. The net that came with it was a piece of junk. We bought a nicer net from Amazon for about $25. If I had it to do over again, I DEFINITELY would NOT buy this table. I honestly feared that my husband and dad were going to hurt themselves trying to lift it and move it around to assemble it. Even the delivery men asked me was I sure I didn't want to refuse the delivery? They said they couldn't imagine having to put a 400 lb table together. What REALLY ANNOYS me the most is that STIGA COMPLETELY LIED about the assembly in order to sell this product!!! I will be kind and subtract the 1 1/2 hours it took to fix where the leg pulled out of the particle board and when they had to redo both sets of legs to align it properly to the frame. . .even with that time deducted, it took 2 hours to finish putting it together. STIGA should be ashamed of themselves for misleading customers. That, after all, was the selling point for me (and they knew it WOULD be a selling point)! Honestly, I think it takes 10 minutes JUST to get the stupid thing out of the box!!
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Initial post: May 11, 2012 10:18:21 PM PDT
The legs of my table did the EXACT same thing. Stiga was really helpful and sent me a replacement table for free, and told me to donate the old table to someone that could fix it or was willing to use it as-is. I plan on fixing it myself (I just didn't want to bother since it was under warranty) and selling it on Craigslist for a deeply discounted price. I just hope whoever buys it doesn't expect me to load it for them.
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