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General Chat / Re: Is this a Tornado Sport?
« Last post by CoolBreeze999 on Today at 02:51:20 AM »
I don’t think it’s a sport but I’ve been trying to find the Model #.  Need to make room in garage for a Harley. This Table has been amazing. We have a sign over it that reads FoosPolice OverView
 -Slop Fine= $1.00 & No Point
 -Sticky Hands on Rods= $5.00 & Rod Cleaner the rest of the night 
 -Spinning Fine= $10.00 & minus 1 point
 -Beer/Ashtray Spills on Table= $15.00 & Name added on the ((Im a BeeTray)) list up on the Wall.
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General Chat / Rene Pierre question
« Last post by waterhaven on June 27, 2022, 08:24:47 AM »
I've had this table many years and sadly need to move it on to another home.

Is anyone able to estimate the value?  Is there a market for these older tables?




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General Chat / Re: 1960's French Table????
« Last post by jonzini on June 21, 2022, 10:38:40 PM »
Finale.  It's French and probably 1950's.  The newly lowered price seems high but is actually decent for one in good condition.  I know a guy who buys old tables like this one but in lesser condition, refurbs then sells them for up to 5 figures.  I asked him how he does it and he told me you don't sell table like this to foosball players but instead to people who collect cars, motorcycles, old guitars, ...etc.  People with more money than brains looking to outfit the "man cave".
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General Chat / 1960ís Footbal table vintage
« Last post by Tonner on June 21, 2022, 05:24:55 PM »
Hi everyone
I have a 1960ís football table thats been reconditioned. It was made by mini soccer LTD WITLEY WORKS SOUTHALL MIDDLESEX. Any one knows what itís worth. Iíve tried looking on the internet but canít find anything like it for sale. Please help 💙🙏🏻💙
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General Chat / Re: 1960's French Table????
« Last post by alaskan thunder on May 31, 2022, 10:04:55 PM »
60's looks about right IMO but I'm not an expert on that era. There are some Facebook groups that have a bunch of knowledge on vintage tables (foosball in the 1970's is one). Might be worth posting there. I'll be honest, that is a beautiful table but they won't find a buyer for $450 much less $4500....
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General Chat / Re: Is this a Tornado Sport?
« Last post by alaskan thunder on May 31, 2022, 09:44:46 PM »
They have called that table different names over the years. Sport, Whirlwind, etc. It's a base model with thin sidewalls, snap in bearings, no ball return, and no adjustable feet. Still beats the heck out of pretty much any other brand of table. Max price for that table should be $200-$300 depending on location. People tend to overvalue those particular tables as they see Tornado tables that go for $2k plus, but there is a big difference between the best and worst tables.
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General Chat / Re: Used Table Worth It?
« Last post by alaskan thunder on May 31, 2022, 09:39:57 PM »
Looks to be in decent shape and has no apparent warping or blowout near goal mouths. I wouldn't pay $800 personally but prices have gone up a bunch in the last year or 2 so it's probably not too far off market price. Prices are also dependent on area (SE and Texas tend to be cheaper) If you can get it for $500 it's a great deal. Closer to $800 may not be a horrible deal depending on location and how bad you want a table. Once you start getting near that $1k price, you can get a much newer coin-op so for that reason alone, it's about the ceiling for that kind of table. I usually just shoot the seller a message and tell them "if you drop the price to ~$600, let me know as I'm interested". About 1/2 the time, they send me a message a few days later and say I can do $600. Then I go take a look at it, assuming they are close, and if it's pristine, I'll pay asking price. If not, I pull up the cost of parts and let them look at it. I usually can get another hundred bucks or so knocked off the price. That's how I've bought most of my used tables over the last 15-20 years.
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General Chat / Re: Used Table Worth It?
« Last post by bolt115 on May 30, 2022, 10:08:24 PM »
I think that is way too much for a 30+ year old table.  The parts are up-gradable to newest versions but that is expensive probably $250 ish  ?    I think $400 would be high side though if you paid a premium of $500 for immediate gratification that's not the end of the world. At $800 you can get a decades newer table that has current style men/parts but you may have to wait until one pops up.

Nothing to alarming in pics but you would need to inspect table thoroughly for any structural issues with cabinet, I would wonder about glue for sidewalls and laminate.  I have seen tables where adhesive has dried out causing walls to be "dead"  i.e. not much bounce. They can certainly last if not abused or stored in poor conditions.
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General Chat / Used Table Worth It?
« Last post by endo on May 29, 2022, 07:32:14 PM »
This Tornado coin-op table is being sold for $800.

Appreciate your thoughts if it is a good deal.

https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-R5Hp6B/
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Any Pic's you could share?
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