Selecting a pool table, much like choosing a house or car, is largely driven by personal preferences and priorities. While some individuals revel in the excitement of acquiring something brand new, others are willing to embrace the potential risk involved in the pursuit of a great deal. Ultimately, it comes down to balancing your preferences for quality, longevity, and budget.
For those who prioritize affordability over longevity and performance, you could find a brand new pool table for as little as $500. However, these lower-cost options usually lack slate foundations and solid wood frames, which are integral to durability and exceptional gameplay. On the other hand, premium-quality pool tables, retailing for several thousand dollars, ensure a superior playing experience that lasts.
Generally, we advocate for buying used pool tables due to several reasons. Firstly, pool tables tend to depreciate significantly, and given the saturated second-hand market, sellers rarely recoup their initial investment, especially if they need to move, downsize or change their lifestyle. This circumstance turns into an advantage for buyers, who can acquire excellent tables at a fraction of their retail cost. Additionally, if you need to resell your table, you're likely to recoup most, if not all, of your initial investment, avoiding the brunt of depreciation.
The trick to buying a used pool table lies in knowing what to look for and how much to pay. This requires a certain degree of knowledge and experience with pool tables, which is where we come in. For a modest commission fee, we can assist you in identifying your needs, establishing a budget, and sourcing a table that aligns with your preferences. As a result, our clients typically spend between $1,500 - $1,750 for a professionally moved, set-up, and reconditioned table that would have otherwise cost them $4,000 - $6,000.
Combining the costs of moving and setting up a used table with any necessary updates (like cushion and felt replacement), you could end up owning a remarkable pool table for less than half of its original retail cost. If you're interested in this value-driven approach, we'd be delighted to guide you through the process. Just give us a call, and let us assist you in making the best choice.