Selling My Husband's Pool Table, So I Can Tutor and Do a Kinder Prep Program...

Updated on January 13, 2012
S.F. asks from Frisco, TX
12 answers

Does anyone know of a place to sell my husbands very nice Brunswick pool table? I have put it on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. It was over $5000 when we bought it four years or so ago. We are asking $2000 OBO. Does that seem reasonable and does anyone have any knowledge of the cost of moving a pool table?

What can I do next?

  • Add your own comment
  • Ask your own question
  • Join the Mamapedia community
  • as inappropriate
  • this with your friends

Featured Answers

More Answers

A.R.

answers from Houston on

My father is a serious pool player. Tables are a narrow market at best. Also they are not intended to be moved so moving them is a big deal. To move the table (releveling and refelting) will probably run in the neighborhood of $500 - $1000 depending on the grade of felt put on the table and where you are. Your buyer will need to hire a professional to do the work if the buyer wants the table set up properly. Honestly this is probably one of those items that just doesn't hold its resale value. I would contact billard companies as some will buy back tables. Good luck.

2 moms found this helpful

D.C.

answers from Dallas on

I would love to buy it if I could. But $2000 on craigslist is a bit pricy (do you have all the accessories for it or just the table?). If you sell it for $700 then you might get a buyer. What you have to look at is when you purchased it, how often you've used it and compare the price you want to what someone could get from the stores for a brand new one. That will let you know if what you are asking is a fair price or if it's more of an emotional price. The cost of moving it would probably cost a few hundred dollars if someone hires a professional team to come and get it and then set it up at their home. Is it located on the first floor or second floor? What I would suggest is finding a pool table store or dealer and see if they will purchase it from you. They may give you more than someone from craigslist. There's a billards store in Frisco by Stonebriar that I am aware of. Good luck.

2 moms found this helpful

L.L.

answers from Rochester on

In my experience, used is used. $2000 seems like way to much to ask if you're serious about selling. I agree with the $700. Sorry! :)

1 mom found this helpful

T.K.

answers from Dallas on

I would call the billiard supply store and see if they buy back or if they know anyone that buys used pool tables

1 mom found this helpful

M.L.

answers from Houston on

We sold our very, very nice, almost new $5000 pool table for only $1000. We also had it priced around $2000 and not a single person would pay it. We had advertised it in the paper and craigslist at the time.The one who bought it was a family friend, and he already knew a lot about pool tables, so no need to hire movers for it, but the average person would likely need to pay to move it.

1 mom found this helpful
Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

S.S.

answers from Chicago on

good luck selling. but i wanted to suggest if your not able to sell it that you get a large plywood pc and throw a plastic tablecloth over it and use it for your tutoring.

1 mom found this helpful

D.B.

answers from Dallas on

My husband and I are long time pool players and table owners. (25+ yrs) If your table is a "nine-foot Gold Crown", $2000 is a fair asking price. However, if your table is a 8 ft home style table than $500-$1000 would be more reasonable. You can check out www.AZbilliards.com for advertising your table for sale. Take notice of other ads in the "for sale" section for pricing ideas. They are very descriptive as everyone wants details considering the multitude of styles.
You can also search APA (American Poolplayer Assoc) leagues in your area and call their League Operator to see if they have a newsletter or way you can advertise your table to poolplayers in your area. We play for Denton County league and Robert Santana is our League operator. I am not sure who the league operator is for Frisco area.
My husband is currently looking to buy a used/new "Diamond" pro table which runs in the $5000-$6000 range.
There is a huge range of pricing depending on the make and model, size, as well as age and condition.
We don't know much about moving tables but we have had several experiences moving our tables state to state as we moved residences every few years. Our relocation company always locates our Billiard movers.
Hope this helps and Good luck on your sale!

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

C.B.

answers from Dallas on

Craigslist is still the best way to go. I just think you're learing that the resale market for pool tables is cut-throat.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

M.H.

answers from Dallas on

We bought our pool table previously-owned from a Billiard Company ( I think it was called Billiards and Barstools) and then when we moved we had them come out and move it and re-level it. Call and check with them on the charge. It depends on how far to move & if there are stairs on either end. - We bought a pingpong topper for ours and use it mostly for ping pong. And now it also makes a great table for srapbooking. So, I agree with the comment about maybe using it in your tutoring endeavor. (except the sharp corners might cause a problem with kinderprep heads)

C.O.

answers from Washington DC on

S.:

I wouldn't pay $2K for a used pool table. I looked on ebay and Brunswick pool tables are currently selling for $510...according to the advanced search - one cherry one sold for $900 and a 1928 sold for $1000. A greenbriar classic II sold for $2500.

That's the problem with things - YOU may think it's worth $2K - but the market says otherwise....for example - I have a woman who **thinks** her Burberry jacket/overcoat that is used is worth $500 - sorry - your size (14) and market says $245....so try going lower or donate it to charity and take the tax write off

I would find go back to the place you bought it and see if they do buy backs.

Smallavatar-fefd015f3e6a23a79637b7ec8e9ddaa6

V.T.

answers from Dallas on

We are currently moving and the moving companies are going to charge $400 to disassemble, plus the weight of the table and another $400 to set it up. We probably sold it to a friend for $600 and they have to move it. We paid $1700 for ours 3 1/2 years ago. Ours is not a Brunswick, but it's in excellent condition as my husband never used it. Also for the $600 we sold the ping pong table that goes on top of the pool table. You may get a better moving rate through a billards company. In our Clipper magazine that we get in the mail there was a coupon for 25% off moving from the Billard Factory. We are giving the buy the coupon as well since he doesn't have it. It came in the Clipper last week in the mail, you may still have it. I assuming you get the same Coupon Clipper magazine in Frisco that we get in Allen.

Next question: Air Hockey Table