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kiwini
08-02-2006, 07:33 AM
I've been looking at these tables from pool tables direct:
http://pooltables-direct.com/

They give alot of details of its construction and it looks to be very sound.

I'm basically looking for a solid wood table that looks very nice. I'm really only a casual pool player. I'm looking to spend $2500 including install/delivery. Do you guys think this table is okay? I've looked at the more traditional brands, but the price range is to high. I'm still scared about buying used since I don't know much about what to look for as far as damage and defects.

wannabeplayer
08-02-2006, 09:14 AM
pass on those internet tables...from all that i have seen and read they are a nightmare. and what you see isnt exactly what you get. They are a chinese inport that will not last.

bsmutz
08-02-2006, 09:15 AM
It looks okay to me. I recommend upgrading the rubber. Most places cut corners here using the cheapest rail rubber they can find. Other than that, make sure that what they are saying is hardwood in the ad, actually is. No particle board.

kiwini
08-02-2006, 02:11 PM
thanks for the replys. I'm thinking of going with Olhausen instead: 8 ft Eclipse or Americana. Both are under $2500 delivered and installed. I also saw a Connelley Pueblo. How are these tables?

jjinfla
08-02-2006, 06:30 PM
There is an outside chance that our club here will be getting 6 Connelly Ultimas. Two inch slate.

With a cheap table made of pine, or heaven forbid, particle board, after replacing the cloth a few times the wood splits and you can't fasten the cloth. At least that is what the installer was telling me. Our tables are 10 years old and the cloth has been replaced each year. But with little use at home the cloth may last for several years.

Jake

wannabeplayer
08-03-2006, 03:42 AM
i would go with the Eclipse...Acuufast cushions are the best in my opinion. The americana doesnt have Accufast. I firmly believe that Olahusen is a great table for the money.

DSAPOLIS
08-03-2006, 07:42 AM
You can get a Brunswick or an Olhausen for the same price, plus you get a warranty. Go through an authorized dealer and get a quality table. You won't regret doing that. The resale value on the internet tables may or may not be in your favor IF you aren't happy with it. It will be extremely difficult to get rid of it if it doesnt meet your standards. Shop around and get expert advice prior to buying anything.

http://www.brunswickbilliards.com/
http://www.olhausenbilliards.com/
http://www.connellybilliards.com/
http://www.amfbilliards.com/
http://www.kassonpooltables.com/
http://www.diamondbilliard.com/

The above listed companies are the companies I would look at first, prior to tossing out $3000 (with accessories/light/ warranty/ installation - it will come to about $3K).

kiwini
08-03-2006, 02:03 PM
I got a quote for a veneer 8 ft. Eclipse delivered/installed for $2450. This is in Austin/San Antonio. Is this a decent price?

wannabeplayer
08-04-2006, 06:11 AM
i would tell you to jump on it...that is a great deal.

Dahl
11-08-2006, 08:10 PM
I've got a Brunswick Gold Crown and extras for sale for $1200. Good shape, they just don't get old. Give me a shout at mkingmarietta@hotmail.com or 740-373-2631. The table is in Marietta, OH. Mike

mantis
11-08-2006, 09:41 PM
definately stay away from the internet companies. Brunswick, olhausen, and Connely all have nice tables in that price range, and all are quality tables. I do not think you will go wrong with any table from one of these companies. Just find the one you like the most in your price range.