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    I'll be looking to purchase a table in the next 6/8 months.

    I would like to know what the difference is between a £2000 or a £6000 or a £12000+ table. I would be open to new or used, i like a more traditional look as opposed to some of these silver tables kicking about!


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    Like all furniture, the difference is in the quality of the wood, the build, in the case of a snooker table, the slate (thickness and smoothness) and with a used table, the condition of the table. Also, take into account the cost and laying of a new cloth on a table that has been properly assembled by craftsmen, not donkeys.

    Personally, I would look for a good, used "name" table such as a Riley 'Aristocrat'. Nicks and gnaw marks on the legs from kids and dogs can take thousands off of the price and a few trips to goggle can teach one to DIY the cosmetic repairs.

    When push comes to shove, the real value is in the slate, the cloth and the pockets. Bearing in mind the cloth and pockets are replaced occasionally, one should then know on what to focus.