What to look for when buying a used pool table?

What to look for when buying a used pool table?

Post by mat.. » Fri, 09 May 1997 04:00:00


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.

 
 
 

What to look for when buying a used pool table?

Post by jimb.. » Fri, 09 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> 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?

There's a page at: http://www.bcg.net/homenet/entertainment/pool.htm
That has a little bit of info on buying a used table.

Jim Barr
The Billiard Search Engine
http://www.sound.net/~jimbarr/docs/websearch/

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What to look for when buying a used pool table?

Post by Sherm Adamso » Fri, 09 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> 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
slate table.
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.  
Sherm
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What to look for when buying a used pool table?

Post by Sam Costan » Sat, 10 May 1997 04:00:00

Take a look at the FAQs and Consumer Guide in www.gandys.com.

Quote:

>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.


 
 
 

What to look for when buying a used pool table?

Post by BOBW » Sat, 10 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>(snip)  are there any web pages that anyone knows of that tell
> what to look for in buying a used pool table?

The web site www.gandys.com has pretty good information on what to look
for in a new or used table.

Bob Whipple
Decatur, Georgia