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Used Pool Tables: Questions To Ask To Uncover The Best Deals

February 09, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 141

The biggest setback when looking for used pool tables is frequently not to find them on the market, but rather to know how to find one that suits our needs and preferences. Often, the only barriers between us and the pool table of our dreams are the questions we should ask, but are not aware of. Asking the right questions is the main thing to remember when shopping for used pool tables. The reason why shopping for a used table is so different than shopping for a brand new one is that one has to get all the information by a personal investigation. In the case of a new pool table, the information one needs to know and even more is available and easy to consult.

In the end, one has to consider used pool tables as they would just any other commercial product. When shopping for anything in life, a precipitated decision is hardly ever the best one. The best strategy is to gather information about the different given options and compare them by their analog characteristics. In order to do that, one has to be familiar with the questions to ask to uncover the best deals. A good investigation will allow anyone looking for used pool tables to realize that the large majority of them are still in tremendous condition. With the help of this list of aspects to enquire about during the research for the ideal deal, one will have no difficulty whatsoever making it happen.

Obviously, the first question that needs to be answered is "how much is the table offered for?" That is common sense, but plenty more information such as the age of the table is to be collected in order to be sure the deal is a good one. Those questions are divided into three main categories: history of the table, modifications, and transportation.

History of the Table

Before buying used pool tables, it's crucial to know what the table has been through. One should enquire about the number of owners and the type of players they were. One also wants to know if the table was ever moved before. The last facet of this category actually connects with the next one that is modifications; what modifications, if any, were applied to the table?


These modifications include changing the cloth, the pockets, the rail cushions, and any other alterations that could have been made to it. These improvements can form the basis of a cost difference between two similar used pool tables. Furthermore, when hesitating between a few tables, one should always favor the one with the latest modifications because even though it might be a little bit more expensive at the time, it will probably save a lot more than that in the future.


Most billiard tables have a slate playing surface and those are very heavy. That makes the issue of transportation very significant. Finding out if the cost includes it or if some arrangements can be made is vital.

Following these guidelines, the quest for the perfect pool table should be facilitated. For even more information about how to shop wisely for used pool tables, make sure to visit where you will find masses of information about it and a whole lot more topics related to the game of pool.

Craig Carter does not have a job related to billiards. He is working as a carpenter, building mostly staircases and ceilings. But, one day, about a decade ago, he decided to build his own pool table as a personal project and the result was that he absolutely fell in love with the game of pool. From then on he decided that he wanted to share that passion with other billiards fans and that the easiest way to achieve that was through the web. Carter writes articles about just any aspect of pool to help his fellow billiards fans to find reliable information as easily as possible.

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