Buying a pool table for use at home is a great move for enthusiastic pool players or those looking to teach the children to play the game. But with so many different sizes of pool table available, it can be difficult for buyers to choose the correct size to fit both their budget and their home.
By shopping online on websites such as eBay, it is easy to find the perfect pool table no matter what the available budget or desired size. Both used and new pool tables can be found for a reasonable price compared to buying from a specialist retailer, whether you are looking for a 7ft table or a larger 9ft table.
Think About Your Available Space
When shopping for a pool table, it is important to think about where it will go in the home and how much available space there is. There is no point in buying an 8ft table to find that the room it is intended for is too small. Remember that playing pool itself takes up a lot of space and so there needs to be adequate space around the table for shots to be taken. It is recommended that a minimum of 5ft clearance is left around the table. Thinking about the available space will help buyers to choose the right size of pool table when shopping on eBay.
The below table shows the different sizes available and the dimensions of each table:
Size of Table
39” x 78”
44” x 88”
50” x 100”
Where Will the Pool Table be Kept?
Think about where the pool table will be kept – will it be in a games room specifically set aside for the pool table, a garage or outbuilding or will it be in the corner of a bedroom or other room. Thinking about the room the table will be kept in will help the buyer to decide on the most appropriate size. For example, a 9ft table which uses full size 57” cues would not be ideal in a living room as it would take up too much space, and there would probably not be enough room for shots to be taken.
It is possible to find tables with folding legs which are ideal for use in a room such as the living room or bedroom as these can be folded away when not in use to save space. eBay has a selection of pool tables with folding legs to choose from.
Who Will Use the Pool Table?
eBay has a wide range of different sizes of pool table to choose from and buyers need to consider whom they are purchasing the table for. If children will be playing pool, a smaller 7ft table is usually the best option.
For those who are keen pool players and spend a lot of time playing, an 8ft or 9ft table is ideal, with an 8ft table being perfect for those who do not have a lot of space in their room. Always measure the room in question and check the item description on eBay, where the dimensions of the table will be listed.
How to Choose the Right Size of Pool Cue
It is a good idea to purchase pool cues at the same time as shopping for a pool table, and bear in mind that a full size 57” cue will be far too large for some players. It is easy to find cues of all sizes on eBay, and the below explains the sizes available and which size of table they are best suited to as well as the recommended room size for each type of cue – this allows the player space to take shots:
Size of Table
Recommended Room Size
10’9” x 14’
11’9” x 15’
12’5” x 15’8”
13’3” x 16’6”
11’2” x 14’10”
12’2” x 15’10”
12’10” x 16’6”
13’8” x 17’4”
11’8” x 15’10”
12’8” x 16’10”
13’4” x 17’6”
14’2” x 18’4”
There is no point in purchasing a cue which is too large for the table in question – children will normally need to use a 36” cue. Cues of all sizes can be found on eBay, and whilst the prices vary from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars, it is usually possible to find full size cues in used condition for an affordable price on eBay.
Should You Buy a New or Used Pool Table
Whether to buy a new or used pool table is a personal decision. If the buyer has a strict budget to stick to but needs a full size 9ft pool table, it is often best for them to browse through the wide range of used tables available on websites such as eBay. It is possible to find a great deal on used pool tables compared to buying in new condition. For those investing in a first pool table to teach their children the game, it may also be wise to buy a used table, to keep costs down. Buyers should always read the item description carefully when shopping on eBay, as if the table is damaged in any way, this will be detailed here.
If budget is not a consideration, investing in a new pool table ensures that buyers will have a wider range of pool tables to choose from and can often customize specific aspects of the table to suit their needs.
How to Choose the Correct Size of Pool Table for Your Room
Having considered who will use the pool table and worked out how much available space there is, buyers can search for the size of pool table they would like on eBay. It is easy to type in a specific size and be presented with the available options. Bear in mind that it can often be cheaper to purchase an 8ft or 9ft table in used condition, and eBay has a wide range of pool tables in used condition to choose from. This is a great way for professional players to afford a full size table. Remember to consider the below points when searching for the right size of pool table:
- Who is the table for and what level of player are they?
- Which room will the table be kept in and how much available space is there?
- Is a new or used table preferred?
- What is the available budget?
By considering the above points, it should be easy for buyers to find the right size of pool table for any room.
How Buy a Pool Table on eBay
It is easy to find a wide range of pool tables online at competitive prices – eBay has a huge selection to choose from. Just click on the drop-down menu ‘Shop by Category’ at the top left of the page. From here, simply click on Sports & Recreation – this will bring up a list of available categories. Then, scroll down to Sporting Goods and click on ‘more’. From here select Snooker, Pool. Billiards. On the left-hand menu, click on Tables and the available pool, snooker and billiard tables will be displayed.
There are many different sizes of table to choose from, but it is easy to narrow a search if looking for a specific item. Just type the words related to the search, such as ‘8 Ft Pool Table’ into the search bar, and a list of available items will appear.
Whilst a pool table can take up a great deal of space in a home, there are many different sizes of table to choose from, so it should be easy for everyone to find the right size of table for their available space. It is even possible to find tables with folding legs which can be stowed away to save space. With such a wide range of pool tables available at competitive prices online, it has never been easier to find a great deal on pool tables and other sports equipment on eBay.
eBay has a huge selection of pool tables and cues to choose from, no matter what the level of player or their requirements. Whether looking for a 9ft pool table or a smaller 7ft table, there is something to suit everyone on eBay.