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Q. Why should I buy a four thousand dollar table when I can get one over the Internet for twelve hundred? A. Are you nuts? No, seriously, some Chinese tables are okay and great looking, and even some big name manufacturers sell them. But most are inferior because they are made of cheap woods, wavy slates, non-hardened bolts and screws, etc., and most dealers won't set them up or guarantee them to be level even if they do set them up. You're kind of on your own, but Pool Table Maintenance and Repair or Pool Table Assembly shows you how to assemble these tables if you're so inclined. Also see, Buying or Selling a Pool Table.
Q. What is the most important thing to look for when buying a pool table? A. This depends on why you're buying the table. If you're going to play on it then quality is the most important consideration. But, believe it or not, a lot of people don't buy a table to play on. They want it to fill a room, or they want to keep up with their friends or neighbors, they don't know how to play and never will. In this case, buy something that looks good and don't worry about durability, playability, or resale value. See, Buying or Selling a Pool Table.
Q. How can I determine the value of my used pool table? A. A rule of thumb I use is to halve the present cost of the table to get the low value. If a new table similar to yours cost $5000, its low used value would be around $2500, no matter what you paid for it, new or used. Of course it could be worth more depending on its condition, and the only way it would be worth less is if there are some serious defects - broken slate, scratches in the wood, etc. And, of course, an antique table is something entirely different; they're worth what a buyer is willing to pay. See, Buying or Selling a Pool Table.