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Is it better to buy a new foosball table vs used one?

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Is it better to buy a new foosball table vs used one?
« on: February 05, 2020, 09:35:15 AM »
Hey guys,

I am quite curious to see what people here in the forum think about the never-ending debate between people advising to buy used premium models vs buying new mid-tier models

Keep in mind, that both these tables would cost same amount of money so it is not a matter of budget here.

vote for what you think is best in your experience?

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looking forward to see the results  8)
« Last Edit: December 26, 2020, 03:30:55 PM by JimWaterman »

Re: Is it better to buy a new foosball table vs used one?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 09:50:07 AM »
There's a never-ending debate about this? Interesting. I've never heard anyone recommend a lower-quality table over a high-quality table, simply because it's new.

Re: Is it better to buy a new foosball table vs used one?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 04:13:58 PM »
Dont get a Tornado thats not a split bearing design

Re: Is it better to buy a new foosball table vs used one?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2020, 07:21:02 AM »
I have mixed feelings when it comes to used, even if we're talking about a product that would be too expensive upfront. Better get yourself a new one that isn't as renowned as the second-hand one that has a reputation as it has already seen some mileage from previous users, and you never know how much you're actually gonna get to use it yourself before it becomes garbage.

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Re: Is it better to buy a new foosball table vs used one?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2020, 09:21:02 AM »
If you are going to compete in tournaments, get a Tornado (used is good) or a table of the same brand in which you plan to compete (Warrior, Bonzini, &c.).  There are no off-brand tables that are comparable.  Plus, the resale value will hold.  My 20+ year old brown marble Tornado would still sell for about $500 - as though I'd ever sell it.

Re: Is it better to buy a new foosball table vs used one?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2021, 10:25:30 AM »
I think new one will be good.

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Re: Is it better to buy a new foosball table vs used one?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2021, 02:00:18 PM »
I am quite pleased with the Tornado split bearing design.  Makes it easy to service the table.  If you find one used and the rods aren't warped/bent... then new bearings would bring it back to like-new playing condition..