Thank you so much for your help!
Without it, I wouldn't have been brave enough to have done a craig's list purchase! The photo and the manual were both very helpful.
I didn't do the installation myself (no way could I have done what these fellows did). You got a better deal... But, I did come in on budget! THANK YOU! Before actually looking, my budget was 2k. When I went to a local vendor, then one in New York, I thought I'd never meet my budget. Your forum helped me get brave...
The table I got was a Brunswick Heritage 8' pro built in 1974. The bumpers were in absolutely mint condition... actually, except the cloth having moth balls (so I had them install a commercial grade cloth) the whole thing was in "never been fully set up or played on" condition. It had been a display model, that the owner never set up (he passed away before he could). His widow decided after over 30 years, maybe it was time to part with it... (She was a very nice lady...)
The installers "oo'd and awe'd" over the condition - first time wax seal had ever been put on, first time pockets had been stapled on. They didn't need the manual - as they had each been installing tables over a decade a piece - they mentioned they set up the exact Brunswick Heritage table for a filming of an episode of the showtime series "Brotherhood", filmed in Rhode Island somewhere. But, the condition of this table was amazing to them.
So, this is how I made my budget:
- $850 - cost of table
- $550 - moving, installation, set-up, sealing, leveling, new commercial cloth
- $300 - 4 cues, balls, racks, cue mounts, bridge, chalk, cover. (okay, so I splurged on this...)
So, I'm pretty darn pleased with this - and I thank you both very much!