> I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what to look for in
> buying a new pool table? About the only thing I know is that a slate
> table is the best to buy. I'm considering buying a used pool table
> and just wanted any info that anyone could give so I don't get ripped
> off. Also, are there any web pages that anyone knows of that tell
> what to look for in buying a used pool table?
> Thanks for the help.
Stay away from any tables that use particle board in the structural
parts of the table or in the rails. It's moderately acceptable in the
blinds and stretchers. If possible, find an old commercial table. I
personally wouldn't want a table that didn't have "framed slate". If the
table has to be moved up or down steps, do not even consider a one piece
I used to charge $275 to tear down, move locally, and set-up a table
using the old cloth, if it was worth reusing. About $400 with new cloth.
This needs to be factored in when you shop for tables.
The summer time is definately the best time to buy pool tables. You can
deal on new tables with a little more of an advantage when the market is
slow and there are many more used tables available due to the fact that
most people move in the summer time and are sometimes looking to get rid
of excess baggage.
I've got an old Brunswick 8 footer with leather bucket pockets for sale
for $1500 as is, where is (it's in Cincinnati, delivery and set-up
available elsewhere for an additional charge). It would make a fine
ba***t table as it is or a great minimum effort restoration table. If
this would fit your bill, let me know.
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