Many considerations need to be thought about when looking at pool tables for sale. The first thought would be whether to buy a coin operated table or free-play. The coin operated tabled table is mainly bought for financial gain and the free-play pool table for home use. Some people prefer the coin operated version for home use because it feels more authentic.
You also need to decide whether to buy new or buy a second hand pool table which is more cost effective to begin with but can come at a price if the customer hasn’t done his or her homework properly. any saving on the table may have to be offset against the cost of pool table maintenance, rubber pockets may need changing, cushions may need to be replaced and the biggest cost that customers never consider when buying on such websites as eBay is the cost of pool table removal.
Also available are pool dining tables (pool diners). These pool tables are ideal in the home where space is at a premium.
Before purchasing a pool table, bear in mind that in addition for the space required for the table itself you will also need enough room around the pool table to accommodate a cue. The minimum space required for a 6ft pool table is fourteen foot by eleven foot and for a 7ft pool table fifteen foot by eleven foot six inches. Ideally you should have more room than this but this will allow for a four foot cue to be used at least when tight up against the cushion. You need to try to avoid the cue having to climb up the wall when taking a shot.