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11-21-2003, 12:00 PM
I have a Mcdermott 17 oz pool cue that is around 7 years old. I have only used it around 4 times. I am trying to find out how much it is worth. I paid around $175 for it new. Also, is there any place to sell the cue, other than ebay? Please let me know. I appreciate your help.
11-21-2003, 12:04 PM
I have the exact same cue in the blue model. Mine however is beat to hell, chips galore. Got alot of use and didn't care at the time. I wouldn't think it to be any more than that, and probably worth less since it is used. I think that style cues were a dime a dozen.
11-21-2003, 12:09 PM
Post up some pics and I can get it out of my bluebook to give you a ballpark figure. I would say it will not be worth big money seeing its not a high-end cue. Get the pics up if you can and I will try to help.
11-21-2003, 12:36 PM
Just copy and paste the stuff under his message to your address bar between the images, it will take you to a pic.
11-21-2003, 12:49 PM
http://www.tiffeanijames.com/pc/pc1.jpg http://www.tiffeanijames.com/pc/pc2.jpg http://www.tiffeanijames.com/pc/pc4.jpg http://www.tiffeanijames.com/pc/pc5.jpg
11-21-2003, 12:59 PM
Thanks Spetty. I don't know why it didn't show the pics originally.
11-21-2003, 01:00 PM
you should be able to get $100 to $125 for it if it is Straight. Good luck
11-21-2003, 01:07 PM
I just sold my predator. I paid $300 or so for it and sold for $165. I played with it a little over a year and it was in good shape.
Even though the pred costs a lot, if it is used, a thing is only worth what you can get for it. It also depends on whether you want to sell quickly or want to hold onto it hoping for more money. I would guess $100 or so on yours.
Unless it is a collector's item made by a famous cue maker, I think people buying a used item in good shape generally expect to pay half of its initial cost.
JMO without seeing it.
11-21-2003, 01:26 PM
Carlton's numbers are in reason for approximate value. While McDermott is a great cue<have owned some and still have one myself>, high end quality customs and very rare productions are about the only cues that really appreciate or increase in value.
11-21-2003, 01:31 PM
Does anyone know a forum where I could sell the cue? Thanks,I appreciate all of the help.
11-21-2003, 01:34 PM
They have a marketplace to sell cues, etc., at poolmag.com. IMO, you'll be lucky to get $100, and should be happy with it. You can also post a picture at your local poolhall, or college poolroom. That might sell it quicker.
11-21-2003, 02:05 PM
post it under /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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11-21-2003, 02:25 PM
11-21-2003, 02:49 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Samuribass:</font><hr> I have a Mcdermott 17 oz pool cue that is around 7 years old. I have only used it around 4 times. I am trying to find out how much it is worth. I paid around $175 for it new. Also, is there any place to sell the cue, other than ebay? Please let me know. I appreciate your help.
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If you truly only used it 4 times... not much higher than ~ $130.
Fred <~~~ with BB in hand
11-21-2003, 03:47 PM
Thanks Fred, I was thinking around $125. That is what I am going to try to get out of it.
11-21-2003, 11:27 PM
AzB has a "Wanted/For Sale" forum at http://www.azbilliards.com/vbulletin/upload/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=30&forumid=5&x=21&y= 9 but I agree with Scott Lee, you may have better luck just letting the counter man at your local PH know you're looking to sell it.
Walt in VA
11-22-2003, 03:19 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Samuribass:</font><hr> Does anyone know a forum where I could sell the cue? Thanks,I appreciate all of the help.
Chris <hr /></blockquote>
Both az and billiards-pool (though it does not have much traffic yet since it is new), both have forums for selling. it seems like there is more movement on ebay. I have two cues I have been trying to sell forever for almost nothing, but there are so many cues being sold that it is lots of competition.
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