Just about every day I get a phone call asking if we purchase used pool tables. Unfortunately we cannot take on any used pool tables right now, but I can point you in the right direction if you want to get rid of yours. We have sold many used tables in the past. Here are some tips and things to remember when selling your pool table.

1. It’s very difficult to get a lot of money for your pool table. Buyers are looking for a bargain when buying used.

2. Remember moving the table costs money. Either negotiate that in your price or keep it in mind when listing your final price. Take note of stairs, one piece slates and oversize tables. All cost more to move and none should be moved by an amateur.

3. Start by putting the word out to friends and family that you are looking to sell your table. If you don’t know anyone looking to buy then turn to online classifieds such as Craigslist. The lower your price, the faster you will sell.

4. Put your table in the best light possible. Literally. Take great photos. Try to get the entire pool table in one frame. List your accessories and take photos. Matching cue racks or pub furniture is always a bonus.

5. Read through our FAQ. Learn as much about your pool table as possible so that you can inform your potential buyers, why  your pool table is a great deal. Try and find out what your make and model is going for new (this may be much less than you paid as the market has become quite competitive).

6. Lastly (and probably most importantly), remember that the age of a pool table can trigger many costly things. Tables that are 20-35 years old generally need a lot of work. Often more work than what they are worth. So if your table is in this age range, has never been recushioned or repocketed it will be very difficult to sell. If you have done work to your table recently, be sure to bring that up to your buyer. An old table can play just like a new table if it has been properly cared for.

Don’t forget to read our article: The Cost of a Free Pool Table

About Pool Table King

The Pool Table King, aka David Kay, has been servicing pool/billiard tables for over 20 years. Since 2005, he and his wife have been selling pool tables from their Orange, CA showroom to clients all over Orange County and surrounding areas.

92 thoughts on “Selling Your Used Pool Table

  1. I am looking for information on a Fischer pool table dated back to the 60’s or 70″. The Model is a Regent #91E with the Serial # being 910950. I am trying to sell it as is and am wondering what it could be worth.

  2. Michael, if you would e-mail us some pics we may be able to put a value on your Fischer. Also what is the condition of felt and cushions. Also is the pool table located on the ground floor, upstairs or in a basement. All of these factors severely impact the value. We’re assuming it’s an eight foot, one piece slate, right?
    Thanks for your comment. dk
    E-mail pool table pics to:david@pooltableexperts.com

  3. Hi Rory,
    I am the president of the Billiards Club in Casta del Sol, a retirement community in Mission Viejo. The Association is looking into ways to sell or donate an older pool table as part of a renovation project. The table is a nine footer made by American Billiards of Los Angeles. I believes they are no longer in business. The base of the table is showing its age (30 years). The felt and cushions are like new since they are replaced every seven years. I do not know the number of slate pieces, but there are at least two. The table is at ground level. The final call on disposing of the table is up to our association Board of Directors. I am the liaison. HELP! I cannot figure out how to use gravator so I will try to send pix to your company’s regular email address in care of your name.

  4. like to sell 9 foot pool table with everything included 14 pool sticks and two pool racks with everything that goes with pool table,.every thing is in excellent shape.asking $750.00. call 1-269-445-5099.

  5. i have an amf grand prix 4 1/2×9 tournament grade,gold trim. paid 8,700 ten years ago, can u tell me what it is worth today .thanks john a lappas.

  6. Have an Imperial International (Sir Charles Edition) about 10 years old. 8 ‘Oak with all accessories. How much do you think I could sell it for?

  7. I’d say you could get $1000 for it, assuming the cushions have not gone bad. Imperial tables are hit and miss. I’ve seen seven year old tables with dead rails. Good luck.

  8. Unfortunately that is not the most sought after size for home use. Most folks prefer a 4×8 foot. You’d probably ask $2000 and maybe split the moving costs with the prospective buyer. Good luck.

  9. i want to sell my 5ft riley pool table but i do not know how much to sell it for do you think anyone would buy it for £85

  10. That’s a great idea Barbara! Have you checked with your local boys & girls club or church youth group? Thanks for your comment. Dave

  11. I am looking to buy an used 7ft newer used pool table (genuine sectional slates and good rail condition) –
    Any suggestion where is the best place to look?

  12. we occasionally sell used pool tables of different sizes. The best thing for you to do would be to come on down to our Orange County, CA pool table showroom. Thanks for your question, Dave.

  13. interested in selling my pool table..its a imperial international if interested call/txt me at 951-710-7964 thanks

  14. Thanks for sharing the pic of your pool table Vanessa. It looks a lot like our cl bailey Addison. If someone is interested they should contact you directly for a viewing and/or a price. We sell our new Addisons for $1799. Delivered and installed. Maybe someone can score a deal on your Imperial Black Widow. Good luck, Dave.

  15. These are great tips! I’m trying to sell a couple old pool tables in Calgary but haven’t listed them yet because I can’t settle on a price. I never considered having the moving cost included in the price. Lots to think about here. Thanks again!

  16. I just purchased a home and it came with a pool table. It is an Irving Kaye and has a serial number of KS-15810. Can you help find out what kind of table it is and the value for sale please?

  17. Irving Kaye is a great home pool table. There is not much resale value though, the mechanical function is not the greatest design compared to a Valley, Dynamo, Global or even a Murrey coin op pool table. If you don’t need the table now consider disassembling it and storing it until a time in the future when you’ll be able to put it to good use. But if you just want it gone, I’m sure you could get $500 for it. Thanks for your question and good luck, Dave.

  18. Hello,
    I own a Brunswick-Balke-Collender 4 slate table from the 1880’s. It’s been in my basement since my father bought it for me back in 1965. The wood is all there and needs to be refinished, but the guy that replaced the cloth said don’t touch it and let the someday new owner do it. I have looked on a lot of antique pool table sites and have not found another one like it. I know the story about this table from the turn of the last century. I am thinking about putting this table up for sale but have no idea what I should ask – any ideas where I should start?

  19. Hey Pool King,
    I have a 4×8 World of Leisure pool table. It’s a 3-piece slate with real oak wood finish. The felt and rails are in good shape. (Red) Leather drop pockets and approximately 12 cues plus bridge and 2-piece wall mounted cue rack with a table cover. Also additional minor accessories. What do you think it all would be worth?

  20. Hi Frank, it sounds like an interesting antique pool table. I don’t have much resale dealings with pieces like yours. You may want to speak to Steve Roeder of Blatt Billiards in NYC, this is right up their alley.
    Regards, Dave.

  21. Hey Greg thanks for your question. The value of your used World of Leisure pool table really depends on which model you have. If it’s one of their older models built here in California then it really comes down to the thickness of the cabinet and whether or not it’s solid wood or plywood veneer. If it’s a 1.5 inch thick solid wood cabinet and the slates are one inch thick backed with either poplar or particle wood, then I’d say you could ask $1000 or higher depending on exactly which model you have and assuming the cushion rubber and leather pockets are not on their way to needing replacement. On the other hand if you’ve got one of World of Leisure’s economy models with .75 inch veneer or solid wood cabinet with a .75 inch thick un-backed slates and assuming the cushion rubber and leather pockets still have five years of life or better, I’d put a value of $500 on it. We’re also assuming that the buyer will be paying for all disassembly, moving and re-installation work, which can cost anywhere between $375-575 depending on unforeseen problems, distances and/or difficult exit and entry in both origin and destination locations.
    Hope this helps, Dave.

  22. I have a 5 year old American Heritage pool table for sale. It is in good shape the bummper are like new. I has been taken apart and ready to shp. I am looking for $2000.00 or best offer. this 4×8 pool table has what I call tiger legs and nice oak. Please contact me it you would like more info. 805-279-7063


  24. I have a 1960’s Fischer Express 101 pool table that I purchased 20 years ago. I had the bumpers and felt redone 11 years ago and have had it in storage for the last 10 years. It was originally coin operated but that was removed. I know it is a 1 piece marble slate and it 8×4 in size. Any idea’s on how much it would be worth today? Any help is greatly appreciated.

  25. Hello Brenda, you’ve got an oldie but a goodie. Assuming the cushion rubber is still in good working condition I’d say your old Fischer pool table is worth between $500-700. Good luck and thanks for your comment, Dave.

  26. Hi Pool Table King,

    I am looking to sell a Authentic Brunswick, 8×4 in size, and in good shape just may need re-felting just looking to sell ASAP!! Thank You!!

  27. Hey Danielle, tough to sell antique pool tables these days. Finding the right buyer whom is willing to pay what it it actually worth is tough. Maybe try ebay for a larger audience.

  28. Hi ~ I have an 8′ Olhausen Dona Marie table that I bought about 8 years ago (for $7000). It’s been in storage for about 7 years now, and I’m wanting to sell it. I’m wondering how much I might be able to get for it, and where the best place to try to sell it might be. Thanks!

  29. Hi Terry, that’s a great looking, well built American pool table. Unfortunately you’ve got two negatives stacked against you. First it’s not assembled for someone to look at or play on and test out. Second, it’s a used pool table and in today’s used table market means it’s probably worth less than half of what you paid for it. What most people don’t understand are the intricate differences between Chinese pool tables (which have flooded the market) and quality American made pool tables, all they see is a pool table, and in your case they won’t even see that. If you find trusting buyer, a fair price would be between $1500-2000 with all the accessories that accompany the pool table. Good luck and let me know if I can be of further assistance, Dave.

  30. Hello Mr. King:
    In the antique pool table business ourselves here in FL. Sssslllllooowwww-going. How about in CA??? I hear that you are getting more money for the same table out there. Any truth to that??
    From one business owner trying to stay afloat to another, Cheers!

  31. I have a 9ft custom original renaissance table hand carved by Charles a porter. What is a good selling price? I have found other originals online going for 20k and up

  32. It is hard to say without knowing the condition and your location. We can only give you an idea of selling price based on the Orange County, CA market.

  33. Hi we have a custom original 8′ professional solid oak renaissance 3 piece 1″ slate. style is La Paz in excellent condition also comes with matching cue rack with 8 custom cue sticks.
    Pool Light included
    What price can we ask?
    all frames and components made of solid hardwoods
    slate is italian, diamond honed
    pockets are genuine leather
    Thanks for you input

  34. Hi Pool Table King, I am looking for a quality pre-owned 9 foot pool table for my home. Have you seen any nice ones available lately? If so, please refer me.

  35. Hello Jeff. No nine footers at this time, they’re kind of rare because of the additional space needed to have one comfortably installed in a typical home. I can build you a new one if you aren’t able to find one in the used pool table market. Dave.

  36. I have an Olhausen 8 foot table with green felt that I bought about 8 years ago. It is in almost perfect condition. I would guess it hasn’t been played on more than 30 times. I have a leather cover, balls, racks, cues, and wall rack for the cues. It has been indoors and covered the entire time. Any suggestions on price, or where I can sell it. Somewhere besides craigslist would be great. Thanx. :)

  37. It depends on the model of Olhausen. Here in Orange County, people generally ask around 40% of purchase price of table. The used pool table market is inundated with sellers right now. It may help to include the cost of the move into your asking price. This makes it easier for the buyer.

  38. Hello- i am looking for an 8 by 4 more rustic looking table. I saw one that American Herritage sells that they made for Pottery Barn that I like. Of coarse want to by used. Looking for a quick purchase.

  39. Hi Tia, unfortunately the Pottery Barn/American Heritage pool table is pretty new to the pool table market and thus there aren’t many if any at all used for sale. I represent Connelly Billiards, if you’d like a truly “American” made pool table i can work with you on that. We do have a model called the del mar that we could make out of distressed, knotty pine.
    Cheers, Dave.

  40. Hello pool table king i have a custom original 8′ professional solid oak renaissance 3 piece 1″ slate. style is La Paz in excellent condition also comes with matching cue rack with 8 custom cue sticks.
    Pool Light included
    What price can we ask?
    all frames and components made of solid hardwoods
    slate is italian, diamond honed
    pockets are genuine leather
    Thanks for you input

  41. hello boss, you know this brunswick model pool table looks a lot like one i’ve worked on before. not this one but one around here in so cal. but i seem to remember that is was not a slate table. brunswick had a line of lower priced, entry level pool tables with playing fields that were made from “honeycomb”. which is a fancy name for non-slate. just be careful, check the table out yourself. crawl underneath and feel the bottom of the “slate” if it feels cold or cool to the touch then it’s slate. good luck, dave.

  42. hello theresa you can bet the farm that this pool table is better than anything on the open used pool table market today. unfortunately used pool table buyers don’t understand the difference between quality and crap. if we were selling this pool table from our showroom we’d probably offer it for $1800. which would also include us delivering it to client’s home and re-installing it. hope this helps, dave.

  43. Either of these is what I am after. Could either of these work for a dining table as well? I was thinking of getting a conversion ping pong top ( unclip the net) so I could through a table cloth over it so we can eat there as well. Or have a table top made for it if
    On a side note these are out of my price range. :( but I am a serious buyer. But have to buy used to keep price down. Any other thought where I can look.

  44. sorry tia we don’t have any used del sol or del mar pool tables at this time. best wishes, dave.

  45. yes they could act as a dining table with the additional ping pong conversion tops. best, dave.

  46. We have a 7 year old pool table. Purchased it at Costco . Its in really great condition 4 X 7 feet. We will sell for an awesome price. Located in Orange County California. Can you help us. Thank you

  47. Hello and thank you for reading my blog. At this time we’re not looking for any more used pool tables. Your best bet is to contact boys and girls clubs in your area or church youth groups. A lot of great times could be had by tons of kids playing on your donated pool table.
    Best wishes, dave.

  48. My wife and I are looking to purchase a home and the seller is also looking to sell his pool table along with some other items. Althoug I’d play if we had one, the only reason we are thinking of buyin git is because it is already at the house. He said it is an American Heritage, nice, only used about 10 times and about 20 years old. We are waiting to receive some pictures to see if we want to purchase it, but he is selling it for $2000. Looking at the resale values here, it seems to be a bit high for a resale. With the info provided, can you give us a value range? I’ll send the pictures when I get them for a more accurate appraisal. Thanks!

  49. Hello Michael, your instincts are correct. For a Malaysian or Chinese made pool table, (not sure where they’re making them these days), it’s a ridiculously high price. Not to mention the fact that most every American Heritage pool table that I’ve ever worked on has had a couple of “dead” cushions. This is mostly due to the fact that the  manufacturer uses some of the poorest quality cushion rubber in the billiard industry. Offer him $500 or tell him to get it out of there. For two grand you can buy a used, well made, American pool table such as a Connelly, Golden West or Olhausen.

    Good luck and thanks for your question, Dave.

  50. SELLING Connelly billiards tables. we have 4′ x 8′ and 4.5′ x 9′ tables.
    so keep that in mind.
    PRICE is negotiable but starts at $400

    If interested or want more information, please call 626.386.8323

  51. Looking to sell a 10 yr old Wentworth (I think) Olhausen 8 ft. pool table in very good condition. It has already been moved to the location, just trying to work out a fair price. Has a few stains on the felt, but otherwise is in great condition. Over $7000 new with all the extras. This is just the table and light.

  52. Hi Pool table king. I was hoping you can help with a table that I want to buy used. The table was bought in 1996 played on for 2 years and than professionally carted up and sat in a garage for 17 years. It is a Olhausen kinda plain. 7 ft he wants 700.00.. What do you think? will it have the Accu-fast cushions ? will it be warped because sitting in a hot garage for 17 years?

    Thanks for you time!

  53. hi paul, olhausen pool tables are good but being disassembled for that many years may cause some problems for the cushions, depending on the climate it was stored in. i still think you can do ok buying it but the price is a bit too high especially because it’s disassembled and you can’t test out the play. i’d offer $400 and call it a day. best wishes, dave.

  54. Looking to sell my 9 foot Imperial International pool table with all of its accessories: triangle, balls, sticks, stand for sticks, etc. Great condition. Email me your best offer at belbaz@sbcglobal.net.

  55. Hey, my name is chris. I am trying to sell my pool table to someone who is interested. I’m moving out of Georgia and just have no bring it. It’s a standard green 4×8, 3piece slate. Buppers in great condition also. I’m not trying to get rich i just want to get a Little something for it if its possible, Just make me an offer or If you have any suggestions I would be so grateful.

  56. Hey there King,

    I have a 8 foot Goldenwest Innsbrook table in maple wood. Good condition, maybe 10 years old, always covered with matching rack and house cues (all in great shape). What do you think it would go for nowadays?

  57. happy new year clay, unfortunately used pool tables are a dime a dozen right now and therefore i would strongly recommend that you disassemble and store it until you’re ready to reclaim your mancave again. goldenwest is a very well made pool table and unfortunately people who are scouring craigslist for the cheapest thing they can find would only willing to pay the median price of a used pool table. another route you can you can take is donating your pool table to the boys and girls clubs or church youth/teen center near your home. we can assist in either the moving of the pool table or disassembling it and storing it inside your garage. best wishes, dave.

  58. Pool Table King, My name is Lyle I have a old 1950’s or early 1960’s Fisher Pool Table. How can I tell what year it is and is it worth more because it’s old ? It’s the old quarter slot table chrome trim & gold sides, retro. Thanks so much, Lyle

  59. hello lyle, the older fischer pool table are great tables to play on, unfortunately that doesn’t make them more valuable. a used pool table like this one could be worth anywhere between $300-1000 depending on the physical location and condition of the pool table. best wishes, dave.

  60. Thanks so much, My buddy ” Tiger B.” that use to shoot tournaments in Las Vegas said my old Fischer Table had some of the best action he had ever seen. God rest his soul. Is there anyway that I can tell what year it was made ? Will the serial # give me a clue ? The guy I got it from back in 1985 said he bought it in early 1960’s and it was used then. Thanks Lyle

  61. hey lyle thanks for sharing that info about tiger b. unfortunately there is no way that i can tell by the serial number and the company that manufactured the pool table is no longer in business. happy cueing, dave.

  62. PT King,
    My father has a Olhausen St. Leone 9′ pool table in great shape. I found it retailes for $18,400 online. He is moving and needs to sell it. We are in South El Monte, CA. What would be a good asking price for it?

  63. Hi Jason, that’s a beautiful pool table but unfortunately most folks wouldn’t necessarily be in the market for such an exquisite piece. Unfortunately you’re going to see only a fraction of the price of the table. If I were you I’d consider having the pool table professionally disassembled so that you may store it with the hopes of someday reinstalling it again. Best thoughts, Dave.

  64. Hi Pool Table King,
    Do you have any experience/opinion on a World of Leisure King David pool table. I found one on craigs list for $1000. Unsure of year of mfg.. Opinions on this brand are all over the place. CL posting # 4846093060. Thank You

  65. I have a beautiful brunswick slatetable. Like new. Have Glaucoma. Canno play. Wish to sell tble. Please call me at: 248) 6423626. Thank you.

  66. Have a black gold crown IV. Located in DC. $2,500
    needs new felt and cushions only. No ball return.
    Private owner – very good condition

  67. Black Gold Crown 4 in DC, needs felt and cushions.
    No ball return. Like new. $2,500 take it away
    (202) 415-7800

  68. I have a 9ft American hertiage it’s beautiful 5years old how much do you think o could resale it for?

  69. Hey PT King,
    We have an Olhausen Drake 2 8′ pool table in almost mint condition (rarely used) purchased in 2000. We are moving to a much smaller condo in the city and it is time to eliminate the “pool room” and the table in it. What would be a good starting asking price (moving down of course) on Craigslist? Many, many thanks!

  70. hello, the king david is an awesome pool table, both looks and structurally. price is fair. best wishes, david.

  71. Hey pool table king,

    I recently purchased an older fisher pool table thinking late 60’s. Pool table is in great shape I was wondering if I got a good deal I paid 400$
    My pool table is very similar to this table springfield.craigslist.org/tag/3203535677.html
    My pool table is same color and size with ball return can you give me any info
    Serial #68294


  72. Craigslist. The lower the price, the faster it will sell. Your table is worth what someone will pay for it. You’ll have to find the right price for your city.

  73. Rare doesn’t necessarily mean valuable. It has a mid century modern look, which is popular right now. It is well built. But, it likely won’t be a money maker when re-selling. Enjoy the table.

  74. Hello King Pool Table… I have an 8ft Pro Connelly Oak Billiard Table like brand new. I am now a single woman and would like to recover some of the funds … What would you suggest? I am in the Chicago area.

  75. Ask friends and family first. Most people in SoCal use craigslist to sell to a private party. Do some research in your area to determine the market value. Find a trusted billiard mechanic to help you find a price and for the new owner to have it removed safely from your property. A pro8 Connelly is nothing to mess around with. They are heavy beasts!

  76. you can sell it on craigslist, but if you aren’t getting much response, your price is too high. Camelot tables aren’t particularly valuable. A few hundred is likely what you’ll get. The new owner will have to pay to have it moved, setup and likely recushioned.

  77. Hello Pool King – I have a custom Olhausen 9foot pool table with a three piece slate light blue felt and maple wood (light) it’s beautiful, but it’s not practical for our life so we are looking to sell. It’s hardly ever been used. Any idea of what we could sell for in a metro area?

  78. You’ll have to research your area for a better idea. Light maple isn’t super popular in our area at this time. That, combined with the fact that it is a 9′ would make it a difficult sale. You paid a good chunk of money for this table, surely. But you likely won’t get half of that selling at this time. Most people don’t have the space for a 9′ tournament sized table in their home. Good luck. Remember, you can always disassemble the table and store it.

  79. Hi Pool table King! Thanks fot this great blog!
    Could you tell me about how much my Beach Manufacturing, BBS Special, 8 foot pool table is worth? It is is good shape with great bumpers still.
    I am not sure of the date it was made. Is there somewhere on the table to look for a manufacture date?
    Thanks for any info you can give!


  80. looking to sell 8ft Blatts custom. Mint condition in the metro NYC area. ANY IDEAS

  81. Hi, I have an 4×8 pool table I need to sell. I live in S.Florida. I have photos of it and can send them to you. It’s a Beach Made in U.S.A. and I’ve had it in my home for less than 10 years. After the newness of owning my own table ended, it sat there covered in a controlled environment. I’m not asking a lot for it because the expense of move it. Thinking around $1,770.00.

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