November 24, 2005
BJ's Beer Pong Table Review
BJ's Beer Pong Tables
Folding portable beer pong table
Prices start at $69; Buy One Now
There's no excuse for how long it has taken us to post this review. Well, actually, there's a great excuse - we were busy playing beer pong. We've had our BJ's portable beer pong table for a couple weeks now, and if you've noticed a drop-off in our posts lately, it's because we've been having trouble tearing ourselves away.
BJ's makes tables in two sizes - "Dorm Room" which starts at $69, and "Classic House Party" which starts at $139. The Dorm Room model is 2'x7', and folds up into a 2'x3.5' briefcase that weighs about 25lbs. The Classic House Party is considerably beefier, starting out as a 1.5'x4' briefcase that weighs 45lbs, and folding out into a 3'x8' table. Both tables feature a cool, glossy finish, and they have raised foam-rubber skid plates to keep your cups from sliding around.
The thing we really liked about this table, however, was the customization option. You can replace the BJ's logo in the center of the table with whatever image you want. It obviously costs more for a customized table, but we figure it's short money for the chance to have yourself immortalized on your very own beer pong table. If your picture is on your beer pong table, people are going to know whose it is, and they'll give you the respect you deserve (and maybe give you a phone number? We haven't tested that yet). Or, if you're on a team and you put your team's logo right on the table, you'll put the fear of Jeebus into your competitors.
Learn more about BJ's beer pong tables, and pick up a stock or customized table of your own, at BJsBeerPong.com.
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Posted by Jake at November 24, 2005 8:32 AM
As of a couple of weeks ago (April, 2012), we're the new owners of BJ's Beer Pong, and we realize we've got some work to do to rebuild our reputation.
Back in 2006, BJ's was a fantastic idea - a great concept with amazing creativity in the designs and solid engineering in the tables. It was also a little too hot to handle. Started by a couple of bright college kids, rapid growth and competing demands - final exams, girlfriends, medical school (not kidding) - all of this meant that attention was often diverted from running the company. Sales came rolling in, but there were not enough hands on deck to support the growth with the kind of attention to detail that this business needs.
We hope to combine the great assets we find in BJ's - the over-engineered tables, great designs, and easy customization - with a compulsive attention to detail and super service. We know that our customers demand it, and they will reward us if we earn it.
We're building up our stock now, strengthening the business processes that link customers with designers, staffing email and phone lines, and generally upgrading our infrastructure. If we can marry our ability to execute to the energy and creativity that the founders instilled in the company, I think you'll find we're "worth another look."
I ordered a "King of Pong" table and ended up getting the wrong table. My first call to Jesse got through and we worked through sending the table back to him in exchange for the correct table. I was supposed to get an email confirmation with a tracking number. After two weeks and no confirmation email I called Jesse to find out what was going on and left a message to call me back. I ended up calling three times over seven days and never got a response. Finally a beer pong table showed up at my door, it was the WRONG ONE AGAIN!!! I tried to call Jesse again to fix this AGAIN and AGAIN got no response. I am afraid to send this table back and then never see another table (let alone the right table) then I would be out my $150.
Jesse and BJ's Beerpong needs to learn how to deal with their mistakes and make things right. I will never buy from them again and I suggest those who read this don't either.
This is perhaps the WORST company I have ever had the misfortune to order from. I placed an order for a custom table in October 2009 and, as of March 31, 2010, I STILL do not have my table. Originally, I was told 10-12 weeks. Now it will be at least 6 months.
Of course, the company did not respond to my first 4 emails asking for updates on my table… then, when they finally responded, it was one excuse after another, with each leading to a long email with yet another excuse.
I have seen their tables in bars and they seem good enough, but not worth a 6 month wait.
They are great at making excuses, just not at delivering orders.
Disgruntled and Disgusted.
My table broke within having it a year. About 8months in to my ownership the aluminum piece (essential for folding it by the way) disconnected from the actual table and now its impossible to fold without at least three people. On top of that, the extra money I spent on my stick surface for the triangles and water cup spaces still doesnt stick when its wet, and its a beer pong table so essentially a waste of money.
The only good part was the central logo looked good, as did the custom text but you are required to put a BJ's beer pong logo in the corner, and it looks like shit
A waste of money, get a piece of plywood and cut it in half and then you can do whatever you want to it for 20 bucks.
i ordered a custom beer pong table from bj's in june of 2008.
it JUST arrived about 3 weeks ago... about 30 weeks after ordering and paying (considerably longer than the 8 weeks quoted)
i was SO EXCITED to get this table and was SO DISAPPOINTED by the results. the table itself has decent construction and is pretty sturdy, although it is scratched all over the place and looks a little shoddy.
what really disappointed me is the "custom work" that they did. my design was not as pictured, despite recieving several pictures from them with what it was supposed to look like... and the design is basically a large sticker placed over the surface of the table. and you can see through the sticker to the stock table underneath. basically it looks like crap.
and for over $300 and 30 weeks of waiting, i expected better.
the worst part is that now the company has stopped returning my emails and did not credit me as they promised for the delay in shipping.
i would not suggest dealing with this company and hope i can save others the time and money i wasted in dealing with them.