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1 CA, United States Review updated:

Bill Melton & his partner/wife Kyrstie have stolen deposits totalling over $4, 000. from victims in the San Diego area.
They claim to either sell pool tables and or move your pool table. They take deposits and then disappear. I am in the process of building a case against them with the Fraud Bureau of the DA's and City Attorney's Departments.

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  • Je
      24th of Oct, 2008
    -1 Votes

    I am also having problems with ADS. I consigned my pool table though this business, and I have yet to see any money months later. They have stopped answering my emails, and their phone service disconnects for long periods of time.

  • Ge
      20th of Nov, 2008
    -1 Votes

    I too had a problem with ADS that lasted for months...but although it took forever and lots of talking and understanding the situation the ex-girlfriend and ex-partner, Kyrstie resolved this issue for me.

  • Am
      18th of Dec, 2008
    -1 Votes

    Hello I too have been ripped off by this man !! He has been using my name ABS to steal my business by creating the company ADS along with his female partner who plays innocent. These people are not nor have ever worked with me near me or around me or my company ABS. I just want to be clear American Billiard Service or ABS which has been in business for nearly 8 years now, has never employed Lee M. or Bill or "Chili" as he now calls himself !! Beware of these people ! When you call ABS be sure to ask for Paul Hart. Thank you ! Happy Holidays Everyone !!!

  • Mt
      5th of Oct, 2009
    0 Votes

    Warning, ADS Pool Table Tech has changed their name to Billiard Pros. on craigslist.com

  • Je
      19th of Jan, 2010
    +1 Votes

    This is Jeremy again.

    Bill has contacted me and is currently paying off the money owed to me.

  • Ky
      20th of Jan, 2010
    0 Votes

    Thank You Jeremy for the follow up It's very cool to see that other people will be able to see the right about face we have made in trying to do the right thing rather than filing bankruptcy and never paying these folks a penny we owed them..

    The truth is we went under in 2008 and are trying to clean up all the wreckage one payment at a time to the folks we owed money too.

    ADS came from our children's initials not as some sleazy rip off of that other company that's so vocal in telling people how we ripped him off and in my opinion used this as a platform to kick Kyrstie and I while we down...THANKS FOR THE KICKING US... It'S MADE US STRONGER!!

    Although they haven't written any coments on here there are 2 other customers that Kyrstie and I are repaying also.. Again they are receiving payments and it's going good so far.
    We are doing business as Billiard Pros and will again do business under our Children's initials as soon as climate permit's us so to the guy saying we stole his name look out we will be using that name again.
    Thanks for taking your time to read this and have a great day.

    Kyrstie and Bill
    Ads Pool Table Tech
    Billiard Pros
    619-715-2591

  • Ri
      28th of Jan, 2010
    +1 Votes

    To whom it may concern:

    I had the pleasure of using the services of ADS/Billiard Pros this week to move and re-felt my pool table. The company performed beyond my expectations. From the first call to Kyrstie to my dealings with Lee and his workers at my home, the entire process was totally seamless. I am extremely pleased with the company's work product and ethics. The company has every legal right in my professional opinion to call themselves ADS and/or Billiard "Pros", as they truly are professionals. I would not hesitate to recommend this company to my friends and colleagues (as I have already done with my neighbors who also used this company to move and re-felt their pool table). Keep up the good work and whatever problems you may have had in the past will be a distant memory.

    Thanks Again Kyrstie and Lee,

    Richard S. Van Dyke, Esq.
    Van Dyke & Associates, Attorneys at Law
    San Diego, CA

    PS. Just let me know if you ever want to "drop the boom" on any of the Trade Libel perpetrators that frequent this site.

  • Bi
      7th of Feb, 2010
    0 Votes

    Right on Richard... We certainly appreciate the kind words about our services and want to thank you again for your patronage... We are doing our best to treat people with respect.

    Kyrstie and I... have been trying so hard to do the right things in our personal lives as well as our business affairs also. It's gratifying to see in black and white that we are prevailing in the face of some really tough circumstances.

    Also we would like to say a special thanks to Peter Pontell for his kind words in his last email thanking us and calling Me.."A man of your word." I am so grateful to have your refund complete and have you at-least satisfied..

    Although that applies to my lovely lady who has been more involved in any of my current decision making process than anyone will ever know... I am so grateful for you Kyrstie...YOU ARE AND WILL ALWAYS BE MY LOBSTER!!!

    Thanks again,
    Bill Lee Melton
    Billiard Pros
    ADS Pool Table Tech
    619-408-0986

    ( happy, joyous, and free)

  • Bi
      13th of Feb, 2010
    0 Votes

    Kyrstie and Bill again,

    To Peter and Loraine Pontell,

    Paying off your debt completely was and is one of the most satisfying things we have done in our entire Lives... We are so happy to have you all paid off It's a great feeling knowing that on our end we have really made progress.It's great knowing that we have done the right thing.

    We wish nothing but for great things to come to the both of you.I hope life is treating you as well as it is us.We are truly blessed today and we want you all to get the same blessings that we are being Blessed with..All glory goes to GOD...Thank you Lord!

    Bill and Kyrstie,
    Billiard Pros / ADS Pool Table Tech
    619-408-0986

  • Ba
      14th of Feb, 2010
    0 Votes
    Ads Pool Table Tech - Withdrawing Complaint
    ADS Pool Table Tech
    United States

    I am withdrawing a complaint against ADS Pool Table Tech. They have repaid my deposit in full and are hoestly trying to clear up any other outstanding debts.

  • Mj
      6th of Feb, 2012
    0 Votes

    I am writing hoping the owners will see my post and call me back. I contracted Billiard Pros November of 2010. I paid to have my pool table moved from a private house to a school where it was donated. I was pleased with the service except that it was NOT completed. They set up the pool table and never finished the job. In fact, the table top was taken with a deposit to fix it. I was reluctant but agreed. Now it has been an entire year without any help. I have called and called and even drove out looking for the company. I would love to get the pool table up and running. It is currently leaning against a wall at the school with constant complaints to me about moving it. It's frustrating because I appreciate the company and have tried to work things out. I'm STILL WILLING to work things out. I'm stuck with a pool table without it's top, so even if I contracted some other company to put it back together, I couldn't do it! Please get back to me.
    -M. Juergens

  • Ld
      16th of May, 2014
    0 Votes

    I have nothing but good things to say for Krystie as she has made sure that I have been repaid for the money that Bill stole from me. It took her quite some time as she is a single parent trying to make up for what he was doing behind her back but she did it. When the table actually arrived it needed some work and she did the repairs herself (on top of setting up the table as she only had her son to help her lift) but as it didn't cost as much as I had paid she actually said she would reimburse me the difference...AND SHE DID.


    I would use her again but she advised that she has to care for her children during the day and at night her back injuries often keep her from doing much work at all but did offer to help me find someone when the time came that I needed her. I kept her number and did call again but she couldn't move around but found a friend that did it for me...at HER expense.


    That leaves me being a very satisfied customer as far as she goes but as for Bill, he can never make up for the theft of the money and the time it took to have all this done.
    lds

  • Cp
      28th of May, 2014
    0 Votes

    Does anyone know if Billiard Pros is still in operation?

  • Pa
      26th of Apr, 2015
    +1 Votes

    Well, needless to say Bill Melton has once again taken advantage of others. This time, by ripping me off $200 and barely finishing the work he was paid to do, having to reschedule and continue work 3 separate days. All I heard was sob story after sob story about family, living situation, car troubles and most recently needing to go into drug/alcohol rehab. He even tried to make me pay for a mistake he made while trying to re felt my table. Now he's doing work with his girlfriend Heather Reynolds, but running the same bs that causes people like myself to reach out to a public speaking board and share what I would call a nightmare of an experience. Again one plays innocent, while both continue to lie to me. He's now working out of Lakeland, FL or was recently. It continues to get better. I write them a check...then no call no show...I cancel check...they get a hold of me and tell me the phone died...and so did their car. But...they already cashed check and we're paid but refuse to return the money to the Amscott (check cashing) so now they are hounding me for the money. For a job they were already paid to do twice since they were able to cash the first check without my knowledge. Needless to say, I won't be surprised to see a bs reply so I'm waiting for it. If anyone has any suggestions as to where else I can share this story please let me know. Thanks in advance

  • Da
      20th of Feb, 2016
    +1 Votes

    Bill Melton or Lee Melton as he goes by on Craigslist and Billiard Pros is a con artist and a thief. He took my beautiful pool and ping pong table on consignment as agreed upon in writing and never paid me a dime. He says he sold it but has no money to pay me.

    Lots and lots of excuses about family members dying and that he had only a few weeks left to live. This guys is an outright con artist and should be in jail.
    I am hoping he is dying because he has a special spot in hell awaiting him.
    DO NOT do any business with this guy!

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