E-bay table buyers review

Tables to buy or sell / Table upgrades / Table parts, specifications etc.
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E-bay table buyers review

Post by Boris » Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:30 pm

http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/Football-Tabl ... 0000104407

Please vote for it as useful and get it up their 'charts'.

Open to suggestions as to how it could be improved.

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Post by fool_on_the_hill » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:05 pm

Good idea!

I didn't even know eBay had a guides section like that. Hopefully plenty of people buying tables will see it.

One minor suggestion: "round-feet (preferably with through rods) will be newer and can be worth up to £50 more than the square-foot equivalent"

That might be completely accurate, but if I was reading that guide as a new buyer and looking for a Garlando i'd make a mental note "right, do not pay any more than £50 for rounded feet and through rods". I'd suggest something like "and go for around £50 more..." or "can be worth up to £[some higher number - 70 or 90 maybe] more"

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Post by Boris » Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:26 pm

It would help if a link came up automatically when someone searches the section, but thanks for voting folks, it has now got on to page 1 of sporting goods reviews.

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Post by Brian Harms » Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:37 pm

Who is  Boz459?

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Post by El Capitan » Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:56 pm

Brian Harms wrote:Who is  Boz459?
Is that a joke? It's Boris...

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Post by Boris » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:20 pm

I've added a brief version of the rules, but currently no-one can see them as 'air hockey' rules have more votes.  Click on my 'top 1000 reviewer' icon and find it, please vote early and vote often.

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Post by Bushy » Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:17 am

Ive recently put an offer in for a galando table still waiting for what model but does this look like an old or new model with round or square feet. the landlord who is selling it online is finding it difficult to figure out its age and feet shape  :?
http://i24.ebayimg.com/05/i/08/f8/60/b1_1.JPG
its the best image ive got of it so i cant tell but maby some anarac here could look at that and think yea thats a so so with this and that  :roll:

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Post by Mogwai » Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:27 am

RWB edition Copperto deluxe.

Definitely Block feet, almost certainly long springs, squared off goals, decent handles. Estimate between 5-10 years old. (older versions have rounded goals).

In good condition these play really nicely with decent balls. The main thing to check for is bent rods. If they are bent try and get money off (especially if you are buying a conversion kit anyway). Also if its been in a pub check for drinks stains under the glass surface.

Garlando Anorak :P

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Post by Naked Snake » Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:50 am

From the small patch of damage above the lock, it looks like someone may have tried to pry it open to get to the cashbox. This may have resulted in some other slight damage e.g. hinges may be a bit bent. Shouldn't be too much of an issue.

Geoff Brice knows all about this type of damage - where is he when you need him...
Just Cup Them

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Post by Bushy » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:57 pm

Mogwai you scare me sometimes with your uncanny knowlage ha ha, thanks for the feedback from yourself and snake.Looks like some damage on the ouside but hopefully not to bad. Im used to playing on tables with square feet so sound be a treat. Just trying to find 10 magic balls for the damb thing but nearly impossable to get hold of. found a german site thatr sells them but is charging 51 EURO for 10 balls inc pp!?!?
What would be a good price for a table like this?

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Post by PADDY. » Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:31 pm

perfectneon wrote: Just trying to find 10 magic balls for the damb thing but nearly impossable to get hold of. found a german site thatr sells them but is charging 51 EURO for 10 balls inc pp!?!?
Hi,

I have just bought ten from Excel,
Not sure if this is a good deal or not.

Paddy

Excel Leisure - Unit 7, OL6 6UZ
Tel - 0161 331 9888

10 magic Balls £17.70
Delivery £2
VAT £3.40
Total = £22.90

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Post by Boris » Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:23 pm

Aah, they're finally sending them by post instead of courier!

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