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Christmas is coming: Need your advice

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

There are 6 replies, with the last one on 11/29/2014 at 09:37:44 AM by Zeke

Hello everyone!

Premise:
My father-in-law has been dreaming of having a pool table, but never got one since his house never had the space AND his wife never kind of liked the idea of it.

Now, they sold their house three weeks ago (YAY!) and found where they will move. This particular house has an unfinished basement. It’s basically one huge room with stairs in the middle so it creates a “U” shape basement. I don’t have pictures since I only visited it with them once, but I’m pretty sure space won’t be a problem for the table.

They’re moving after christmas, which is perfect, and I was trying to consolidate a good amount of money from friends & family to help him buy one.

The situation:
I know it costs a lot so I’m trying to outweight it by having as many people contribute as possible.
The problem is I don’t know ANYTHING about pool tables and that’s where I need help. I know him and a couple of his friends play casually at a bar near our town.

I was trying to buy locally to encourage our businesses, so I took a look at the cheapest tables around to sort of have a benchmark. Even though they are the “cheapest”, it’s still a hefty price.
Here are the models I looked over:
I found a Montcalme for 1599$.

Either that or I also thought about going used, but is it a safe bargain? I went on Kijiji and found one at 500$ who seems pretty solid.

What are the advantages/disadvantages? what should I look for ? Budget was around 700, but if I pitch my idea to my father-in-law, maybe he could split the price and get something better.

PS: I considered sticking to buying local, but if you guys have a very good idea, I’ll just buy it somewhere else if they don’t have that option locally.

Soussol,

Christmas is coming: Need your advice.

Valley 78 Coin Op Pool Table, Need Info

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

There are 2 replies, with the last one on 11/26/2014 at 2:47:19 PM by Zeke

I have re-furbished a Valley “78″ probably from about 1965. Please see the before and after pictures (I got the table for free and the guy before me had taken most of the laminate off of it).


Question: The actual coin mech works (put quarter in and it moves the “U” bar up and down. I would like to install the “ball drop chute” (I think that is what it is called) but cannot seem to find the right one, or right pieces, or what (I am not sure of).

I purchased the “universal” ball drop chute from Valley that will fit “all of their models”….except the “78″ (that’s what the guy at Valley eventually told me). As seen in the photos…it fits in the area and could be made to swivel on the ends…however, from the back of the chute to the “U” bar I am definitely missing pieces (not even close to reaching).

Does anyone out there have a Valley “78″? The type where the entire “drawer” comes out (ball return and coin mech all in one)? All I need are some pictures of what this unit looks like when it is working. I can fabricate what I need (there are absolutely no pieces made by Valley for the “78″…other than the corner pockets and wrong gulley’s).


Any pictures, schematics (don’t bother sending the Valley ones—they are wrong), or other info would be great. Table looks great, plays “fun”, and fits in the area I had. I’m sure it’s not the greatest table ever made, but my 14 year old son is having a blast learning pool….



Please help.

Valley 78 Coin Op Pool Table, Need Info.

Fat Cat 7-Foot Reno II Billiard Table

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

$800.00 (0 Bids)End Date: Friday Nov-07-2014 9:12:28 PSTBuy It Now for only: US $1,050.00Bid now  |  Buy it now  |  Add to watch list

Brunswick-Balke-Collender Kling circa 1916 “Walnut”

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

$9,950.00End Date: Tuesday Dec-02-2014 8:25:57 PSTBuy It Now for only: US $9,950.00Buy it now  |  Add to watch list

pool table

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

$800.00End Date: Wednesday Nov-05-2014 6:57:46 PSTBuy It Now for only: US $800.00Buy it now  |  Add to watch list

VINTAGE WOODEN ANTIQUE M. GINZBURG & SONS POOL TABLE WITH PING PONG COVER NO RES

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

$899.99End Date: Saturday Nov-08-2014 20:56:36 PSTBuy It Now for only: US $899.99Buy it now  |  Add to watch list

Pool Table, Leather Drop Pocket 8 Foot (Imperial International)

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

$1,800.00End Date: Saturday Nov-08-2014 19:30:24 PSTBuy It Now for only: US $1,800.00Buy it now  |  Add to watch list

8′x4′ United Billiards Pool Table

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

$1,000.00 (0 Bids)End Date: Saturday Nov-08-2014 17:36:51 PSTBuy It Now for only: US $1,300.00Bid now  |  Buy it now  |  Add to watch list

8′ Pool Table

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

$950.00End Date: Monday Dec-01-2014 17:29:13 PSTBuy It Now for only: US $950.00Buy it now  |  Add to watch list

yankee pool table,8 footer

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

$850.00End Date: Monday Dec-01-2014 17:06:12 PSTBuy It Now for only: US $850.00Buy it now  |  Add to watch list

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