If you’re in the market to add a pool table to your home and have been doing some searching you may be asking yourself “Why should I pay so much for a brand new table when I can get a used pool table for half or less than the price of a new one?” A valid question indeed. I’d like to give you some food for thought on this decision.
Condition of the pool table in general and the slate specifically. Slate is usually 3 pieces (some have a 1 piece slate) and can be difficult to assess condition on a fully assembled table. The cost to replace slate on a pool table will typically be close to the cost of an entire table and they are not interchangeable for the most part. Other parts of the table may be replaceable but at what cost and what is the availability of the part(s)? Certain parts such as pockets, rubber bumpers and cloth are easy to find(on our website) and inexpensive but if you’re needing a leg or rail replaced your search may be lengthy especially if the manufacturer is no longer in business.
Moving a pool table is not something I’d suggest trying. I did once with the help of a friend…never again! The cost to have a pool table moved can range from $300 to $1000+ depending on size of the table, where and how far it’s going. If it’s a 1 piece slate it’s likely that no mover will move it for any price!
Once you have the table moved, replacing the rail cushions and cloth should also be considered. Mo’ money, mo’ money, mo’ money!
What’s included in that sweet deal on the pre-owned beauty that has caught your eye? Cues, covers, balls, racks etc… all cost money to replace. These little extra expenses can add up to a big expense if you’re not on top of it.
Now I’m not saying that there are no good deals to be had out there. There are if you have the time, patience and cash (individual sellers don’t take credit cards). Alternatively, you can just go to our website, find a table you like and click the add to cart button…Done! SWEEEET!!!
Ozone Pool Tables (Starting at Under $2,000)