Logistical problem: need to move a piano and pool table 300 miles

I did. And I maintain that the recipient’s actions were his own, and did not reflect on the efficacy of their efforts.

Yes, a piano being moved should be re-tuned.

Had our piano moved by a piano tuner. He had a small truck, a trolly, and was used to moving pianos.

Took it out, reconditioned it (didn’t need much work, but had a string restrung and a couple of pads), brought it back to the new location tuned it, and ready to go.

Have you considered the cost of you, or one of your helpers, seriously injuring your backs? You won’t be the first person getting a disability that way.