Buying or selling a snooker table on eBay is all about getting it right. Don’t get me wrong, there are some bargains to be had but one persons description of “mint condition”, may not be yours.
It is important to include the transporting/delivery cost in with your budget. This will avoid any extra costing which was not realised at time of the purchase. Customers that think they can do the job themselves soon come to realise they have bitten off more than they can chew. Dismantling, transporting and re-assembling a snooker table is a specialist field and the right technique, lifting/ transportation equipment is a must. Slates on a full size snooker table weigh approximately 1000kg in total and even more on older tables with welsh blue slates which are thicker and the stone is more dense. Add to this the snooker table frame, cushions ( which could be steel block) and accessories, you could be looking at 1400kg.
Check what comes with the snooker table, especially the condition of the cloth. If you can, it is always a good idea to have a look at the table before purchasing it on eBay but this is not always possible due to distance.
After you have worked out fitters fees for the relocation here are a few questions you should ask before purchasing your table.
Ask the vendor the age of the table and when was the cloth last recovered.
If the table is over twenty years old, ask the vendor when was it last re-rubbered.
Ask about the condition of the nets, leathers and pocket rails.
Ask what accessories come with the snooker table… How many cues? Balls… How old are they and what make? Triangle? Marker board? Cue rack? Brush? Iron (if your lucky)? All these little things mount up. The more information you get at the enquiry stage with the vendor will be to your advantage.
When Simply pool and snooker quote for a snooker table removals we will always give prices for new cloth to be fitted to cushions and slate as an optional extra. We can also re-rubber and fit new nets, leathers and pocket rails as well as source any accessories required.
Simply pool and snooker are professional, Riley trained snooker table fitters. All our vans have a payload to cater for the weight of a full size snooker table. We also have liability insurance with 5 million pounds sterling cover. Your table will be loaded and wrapped, ensuring all polished parts are protected during transportation.
If you have any questions please give simply pool and snooker a call on 07956861068 and we will be happy to help.