If you are considering purchasing a used pool table, there are some key features that you need to recognize. The most common mistake that consumers make is that they don’t seem to do the research. Consumers simply look at the cosmetic view and not the construction. The key features of a great pool table include 1” slate, solid hardwood frame or cabinet and quality playing cushions. Always make sure to test out the used pool table before even thinking about buying it.
As a consumer you should have plenty of questions for the seller. Your first question for the seller should be, “How old is the table?” The table may have a bargain price, but some unforeseen problems could be present. Dead cushions are the most common problem in cases with older tables. Pool table grade slate is what you need to look for, but a lot of the time on used items, patio grade slate is used and can crack very easily.
The last thing to consider is how you will be able get the table moved to your home. Moving a pool table can be a very large task when it comes to correctly disassembling and reassembling the table. Another aspect of moving the table is hiring a professional to move it, which is generally more costly.
So what we can take from this is that you need to do your research before even considering buying a used pool table. A used table can become a headache and will most likely cost you more in the long run than a new table would.
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