Wanted: Looking to buy a good used pool table

Wanted: Looking to buy a good used pool table

Post by Bryan Kron » Sun, 09 Dec 2001 03:13:42


I'm new at this. I'm looking for a good used pool table in the
Chicagoland area if I have to pick it up.  From elsewhere if I can have
it delivered for a reasonable price. It was recommended to me to place a
wanted-to-buy add here. I apologize if this is not the right place to do
it. Is there any recommendation for type and size? I have a 15x19ft
space and two young kids that want to learn how to play.

Thanks.

 
 
 

Wanted: Looking to buy a good used pool table

Post by Bill » Sun, 09 Dec 2001 03:52:12

You could just fit a regulation 4 1/2 by 9 ft. table.  (Wish I had that
space.)  Pool tables are heavy and expensive to move and because of that the
market for them is limited. My preference is for the Brunswick Gold Crown,
but there are other manufacturers who make good tables. I would look in the
local papers for someone selling one privately. IMHO you will pay a lower
price.  The money you save will be spent to pay someone to put a new cloth
on and level it.  If you are looking for "new" and full size then go for a
Brunswick.



Quote:
> I'm new at this. I'm looking for a good used pool table in the
> Chicagoland area if I have to pick it up.  From elsewhere if I can have
> it delivered for a reasonable price. It was recommended to me to place a
> wanted-to-buy add here. I apologize if this is not the right place to do
> it. Is there any recommendation for type and size? I have a 15x19ft
> space and two young kids that want to learn how to play.

> Thanks.


 
 
 

Wanted: Looking to buy a good used pool table

Post by Gideon Forres » Sun, 09 Dec 2001 04:05:27


Quote:

>I'm new at this. I'm looking for a good used pool table in the
>Chicagoland area if I have to pick it up.  From elsewhere if I can have
>it delivered for a reasonable price. It was recommended to me to place a
>wanted-to-buy add here. I apologize if this is not the right place to do
>it. Is there any recommendation for type and size? I have a 15x19ft
>space and two young kids that want to learn how to play.

Bryan,

Several people from the group are from Chicago, and may be able to give you
leads.  As for the rest, 15x19 is big enough for a 9' table, but not if you are
putting in chairs and tables and stuff.  For two young kids, I would recommend
that you look for a used "bar" table, like a Valley.  The commercial tables are
built to withstand the abuse drunks give them, so they should hold up better
than a furniture style table.  

I wonder whether kids would also find a 7' bar table better to learn on that a
9' table (less shots requiring the bridge).  Anyone with kids have any insight?

Gideon

 
 
 

Wanted: Looking to buy a good used pool table

Post by Ed Mercie » Sun, 09 Dec 2001 04:07:33

This is definitely not the place to put a wanted to buy ad.  For a lot of
reasons.  You can place a wanted to buy ad in many of the free billiards
classifieds available on the internet, like at playpool.com and
billiards.com

Sincerely,  Ed

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Quote:
> I'm new at this. I'm looking for a good used pool table in the
> Chicagoland area if I have to pick it up.  From elsewhere if I can have
> it delivered for a reasonable price. It was recommended to me to place a
> wanted-to-buy add here. I apologize if this is not the right place to do
> it. Is there any recommendation for type and size? I have a 15x19ft
> space and two young kids that want to learn how to play.

> Thanks.

 
 
 

Wanted: Looking to buy a good used pool table

Post by ric » Sun, 09 Dec 2001 04:08:21

I alleviated the kid's height (lack thereof) problem on my 9' Gold
Crown by having it lowered a couple of inches. They are going to have
somewhat of a height problem anyway until they get to be 10-11 years
old unless they're unusually tall for their age.  

If memory serves me, regulation height is supposed to 33" from ground
to slate level, but that was even too high for me.  I had mine reset
to 31" and now everybody is happy.  That's also the same height as the
Gold Crowns in my favorite billiard parlor.

Bob, anybody, am I right on the table height...?

On Fri, 07 Dec 2001 19:05:27 GMT, Gideon Forrest

Quote:


>>I'm new at this. I'm looking for a good used pool table in the
>>Chicagoland area if I have to pick it up.  From elsewhere if I can have
>>it delivered for a reasonable price. It was recommended to me to place a
>>wanted-to-buy add here. I apologize if this is not the right place to do
>>it. Is there any recommendation for type and size? I have a 15x19ft
>>space and two young kids that want to learn how to play.

>Bryan,

>Several people from the group are from Chicago, and may be able to give you
>leads.  As for the rest, 15x19 is big enough for a 9' table, but not if you are
>putting in chairs and tables and stuff.  For two young kids, I would recommend
>that you look for a used "bar" table, like a Valley.  The commercial tables are
>built to withstand the abuse drunks give them, so they should hold up better
>than a furniture style table.  

>I wonder whether kids would also find a 7' bar table better to learn on that a
>9' table (less shots requiring the bridge).  Anyone with kids have any insight?

>Gideon

 
 
 

Wanted: Looking to buy a good used pool table

Post by Gideon Forres » Sun, 09 Dec 2001 05:02:51


Quote:

>If memory serves me, regulation height is supposed to 33" from ground
>to slate level, but that was even too high for me.  I had mine reset
>to 31" and now everybody is happy.  That's also the same height as the
>Gold Crowns in my favorite billiard parlor.

>Bob, anybody, am I right on the table height...?

BCA maximum is 31", which is too low, IMO, for a maximum.  Then again, Canadian
tables are usually set higher than BCA regs, so I may be biased.

Gideon<----Wants to raise his Gandy

 
 
 

Wanted: Looking to buy a good used pool table

Post by Licking County Sli » Sun, 09 Dec 2001 05:10:14


he never uses his any more
--
Hugh(LCS)

--
****General**** RH "Hughie" Arnold

Quote:
> I'm new at this. I'm looking for a good used pool table in the
> Chicagoland area if I have to pick it up.  From elsewhere if I can have
> it delivered for a reasonable price. It was recommended to me to place a
> wanted-to-buy add here. I apologize if this is not the right place to do
> it. Is there any recommendation for type and size? I have a 15x19ft
> space and two young kids that want to learn how to play.

> Thanks.

 
 
 

Wanted: Looking to buy a good used pool table

Post by Otto » Sun, 09 Dec 2001 05:23:32


Quote:
> This is definitely not the place to put a wanted to buy ad.

Where should he put it?

Quote:
>  For a lot of
> reasons.

What are they?

Quote:
>You can place a wanted to buy ad in many of the free billiards
> classifieds available on the internet, like at playpool.com and
> billiards.com

Any other reasons?

I've never gone to any of those classifieds. Perhaps he has a viable seller
at RSB in the same boat?

Quote:
> Ed Mercier             Please           Playpool.com
> President               Mail            P.O. Box 716
> http://playpool.com     Your            Milwaukee, WI 53201-0716

> ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Is this stuff any different?     ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^  the stuff up there ^ ^ ^

I realize this has been hashed over ad nauseum, but there are plenty here
who benefit on a commercial basis simply through a simple Sig line. Now we
have an individual that comes along and is trying to find a decent table for
him and his two kids and we tell him we don't want him soliciting our
participants to see if perhaps someone knows of a table somewhere that may
be suitable for his needs.

Bryan---as far as I am concerned--good luck--you are welcome--I hope you
find your table.

Come back later to learn/participate/contribute/have fun. Good luck getting
you children involved in the game.

Otto--donning his double thick, water cooled, asbestos suit

Quote:



> > I'm new at this. I'm looking for a good used pool table in the
> > Chicagoland area if I have to pick it up.  From elsewhere if I can have
> > it delivered for a reasonable price. It was recommended to me to place a
> > wanted-to-buy add here. I apologize if this is not the right place to do
> > it. Is there any recommendation for type and size? I have a 15x19ft
> > space and two young kids that want to learn how to play.

 
 
 

Wanted: Looking to buy a good used pool table

Post by Otto » Sun, 09 Dec 2001 05:26:29

Next time you have it recovered have the mechanic raise it.

It's your table.

Otto


Quote:
> Gideon<----Wants to raise his Gandy

 
 
 

Wanted: Looking to buy a good used pool table

Post by loui » Sun, 09 Dec 2001 05:43:15

Quote:
> Chicagoland area

Is that near StoryBook Land?

Things that make you go, Hmmmm....

-louis

 
 
 

Wanted: Looking to buy a good used pool table

Post by Mark » Sun, 09 Dec 2001 10:48:40

Don't put it on for me (the asbestos suit), Ot.  I agree with you at least
110%.

Mark0


Quote:



> > This is definitely not the place to put a wanted to buy ad.

> Where should he put it?

> >  For a lot of
> > reasons.

> What are they?

> >You can place a wanted to buy ad in many of the free billiards
> > classifieds available on the internet, like at playpool.com and
> > billiards.com

> Any other reasons?

> I've never gone to any of those classifieds. Perhaps he has a viable
seller
> at RSB in the same boat?

> > Ed Mercier             Please           Playpool.com
> > President               Mail            P.O. Box 716
> > http://playpool.com     Your            Milwaukee, WI 53201-0716

> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------

> Is this stuff any different?     ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^  the stuff up there ^ ^ ^

> I realize this has been hashed over ad nauseum, but there are plenty here
> who benefit on a commercial basis simply through a simple Sig line. Now we
> have an individual that comes along and is trying to find a decent table
for
> him and his two kids and we tell him we don't want him soliciting our
> participants to see if perhaps someone knows of a table somewhere that may
> be suitable for his needs.

> Bryan---as far as I am concerned--good luck--you are welcome--I hope you
> find your table.

> Come back later to learn/participate/contribute/have fun. Good luck
getting
> you children involved in the game.

> Otto--donning his double thick, water cooled, asbestos suit



> > > I'm new at this. I'm looking for a good used pool table in the
> > > Chicagoland area if I have to pick it up.  From elsewhere if I can
have
> > > it delivered for a reasonable price. It was recommended to me to place
a
> > > wanted-to-buy add here. I apologize if this is not the right place to
do
> > > it. Is there any recommendation for type and size? I have a 15x19ft
> > > space and two young kids that want to learn how to play.