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04-11-2002, 10:27 AM
Hi,
This is my first post here. I am really glad I found this site. Is it proper to ask for recommendations on pool table brands for the home? My budget is between $2000-$3000 and I can fit in a 4x8. Thanks

04-11-2002, 01:32 PM
Welcome to the forum!

I can't help you in the descion making process, becuase I too am looking for a new table. but you can do a search for "New Table" and you will find a couple threads that ask this same question and there are quite a few suggestions.

Fred Agnir
04-11-2002, 01:54 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: xfmrman:</font><hr> Hi,
This is my first post here. I am really glad I found this site. Is it proper to ask for recommendations on pool table brands for the home? My budget is between $2000-$3000 and I can fit in a 4x8. Thanks <hr></blockquote>

This may help you or anyone else looking. My Canadian friend, Gideon (who posted here all of one time) has this "table shopping report" in cyberspace when he bought his table, a Gandy Alexandria that fits nicely in his home.

<a target="_blank" href=http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&amp;selm=a8455357.0108080717.171c8f04%40p osting.google.com>http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&amp;selm=a8455357.0108080717.171c8f04%40p osting.google.com</a>

Fred

Ken
04-11-2002, 03:34 PM
I've seen a used Brunswick Gold Crown III for something like $2500 at a local dealer. I think it is the "oversize" eight foot and it depends on what size your room is whether you can fit this size. I mentioned it to someone who is in this area but he decided to get a nine foot table. The last time I was there I didn't see it.

I'd be very picky with new tables in that price range. There probably are some good ones but I don't know them well enough to give any advise. If you're stuck with getting something with 3/4" slate why not get a used one? Then if you want to upgrade to a better table you won't lose much.

Brunswick has several tables in your price range with 1" slate but I don't know anything about them.

http://www.brunswick-billiards.com/prices.html

Ken in CT

04-15-2002, 11:35 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Fred Agnir:</font><hr>
This may help you or anyone else looking. My Canadian friend, Gideon (who posted here all of one time) has this "table shopping report" in cyberspace when he bought his table, a Gandy Alexandria that fits nicely in his home.

<a target="_blank" href=http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&amp;selm=a8455357.0108080717.171c8f04%40p osting.google.com>http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&amp;selm=a8455357.0108080717.171c8f04%40p osting.google.com</a>

Fred <hr></blockquote>

Hey Fred, that's not true - I've posted here about 5 times, LOL. I recently posted I revised version of that post in this forum under the thread "Looking for Opinions on New Tables". Chad from Diamond then said his tables aren't that expensive, which may be the case.

Regards,

Gideon

04-16-2002, 12:00 PM
They are not that expensive. They are a little more than the avg. table, but look at what you get for a little more money? I would look at it like this. You have a chance to buy a Ford Taurus for [X] Dollars, or you can upgrade to a Mercedes or BMW for 1000.00 more. Now in the real world it will cost you 20,000+ more for the high-end ride, but in pool tables you can get top of the line for a small price in crease. I was looking at furniture tables that would cost me 2500-3000.00 when for little more, I can have a Diamond. To me it's a no brainier.

Ps. Thanks for your post Gideon!!

04-17-2002, 11:45 AM
Nevets - does the price you were quoted include set up, cloth, balls etc? When I got pricing from Diamond a few years ago it was without any of that, whereas everywhere else that sells tables gives you a price with all those things thrown in.

Don't get me wrong - I think the Diamond Pro is a lovely table and if you get one I'm sure you'll love it.

Regards,

Gideon

04-18-2002, 03:30 PM
The price was with the cloth, but you are right, no balls, no delivery and no set up. Set up is about 250.00 and delivery appears to be about 1.00 a mile from their location. 125.00 for good balls and maybe another 150 for some sticks and accessories. Yeah, there are some other costs. I mentally excluded the delivery because I will be picking up the table myself. So about another 500-1000 for all these depending on where you live. Now this was from the factory, from what I hear there are a few dealers across the country that may have a deal that includes the sticks, balls, delivery and setup. Sorry for the Oversight.