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What types of places buy used pool tables?

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Billiard stores and pool tournament sponsors often buy used pool tables. Additionally, game centers and shops, sporting goods stores, bars and pubs buy them. Contact all these places to learn their policies on buying used pool tables.

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Usually, billiard shops want pool tables in excellent condition, which means minimal scratches to the table and good cushion rubber. They also look for pool tables that fall between 7 feet and 9 feet long. Older pool tables tend to require more repairs, so many billiard stores only offer to buy newer models. Often, they buy all brands and styles of pool tables as long as they have three slates.

If you cannot find a business to buy your pool table, list it on Craigslist. Include lots of pictures to allow potential buyers to thoroughly assess the table's worth before they arrange a meeting or make an offer. Add very specific details about your pool table, including its size, style, age, condition and brand.

Before meeting with potential buyers, educate yourself on your pool table. This allows you to use your knowledge during price negotiations. Remember to include moving costs when estimating your asking price; moving a heavy piece of expensive furniture may deter many buyers.

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