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Cheap Bubble Hockey Table

Postby nocera on Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:47 pm

I'm in the market for a cheap ($300 or less) bubble hockey table. Besides the obvious outlets of Craigslist or eBay, any body have any ideas?

I'd have to go secondhand otherwise I'd be paying anywhere from $600 to $2,000.

I know it's a long shot, but I figured I'd reach out to the board. Thanks!
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Re: Cheap Bubble Hockey Table

Postby JS© on Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:52 pm

I can only recommend the obvious places that you listed, and even for one in good condition you're probably looking at closer to 600 than 300.
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Re: Cheap Bubble Hockey Table

Postby nocera on Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:19 pm

JS© wrote:I can only recommend the obvious places that you listed, and even for one in good condition you're probably looking at closer to 600 than 300.


Yeah. I found two on Craigslist that were listed below 300, and both of them were sold by the time I could email the seller. My only hope is for someone who is either A) desperate to get rid of it quickly or B) unaware of what they have.
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Re: Cheap Bubble Hockey Table

Postby Jim on Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:20 pm

I got mine off of CL for $50. Worked fine. Sold it about a year and a half later for $75.
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Re: Cheap Bubble Hockey Table

Postby nocera on Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:21 pm

Jim wrote:I got mine off of CL for $50. Worked fine. Sold it about a year and a half later for $75.



Did you just search "bubble hockey?" I've tried "bubble hockey," "dome hockey," "stick hockey table" and just "hockey table" (and I have to dig through a TON of air hockey tables for sale.
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Re: Cheap Bubble Hockey Table

Postby JS© on Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:23 pm

I was thinking more of dome hockey, which would explain why I thought the ticket price was higher.
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Re: Cheap Bubble Hockey Table

Postby nocera on Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:26 pm

JS© wrote:I was thinking more of dome hockey, which would explain why I thought the ticket price was higher.


Hmm, in my experience searching for these, the two are interchangeable. The prices vary SO much though. The cheapest new table I can find is 600.
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Re: Cheap Bubble Hockey Table

Postby mac5155 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:28 pm

Look up some vending companies in your area, maybe they have some sitting in a warehouse somewhere that they will unload.
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Re: Cheap Bubble Hockey Table

Postby nocera on Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:22 pm

mac5155 wrote:Look up some vending companies in your area, maybe they have some sitting in a warehouse somewhere that they will unload.


This is a great idea but how would I go about finding vending companies? (I'm in Pittsburgh)
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Re: Cheap Bubble Hockey Table

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:23 pm

perhaps the yellow pages
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Re: Cheap Bubble Hockey Table

Postby nocera on Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:27 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:perhaps the yellow pages


Okay new question: what kind of vendor? Are there really a vast amount of bubble hockey vendors?
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Re: Cheap Bubble Hockey Table

Postby mac5155 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:33 pm

pretty much a company that has the name vending in their name. i.e. there is one by my house called Zucco Vending. Also James Vending. they own all the poker machines in bars, claw machines, mytouchtunes jukeboxes, etc.
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Re: Cheap Bubble Hockey Table

Postby Jim on Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:54 am

nocera wrote:
Jim wrote:I got mine off of CL for $50. Worked fine. Sold it about a year and a half later for $75.



Did you just search "bubble hockey?" I've tried "bubble hockey," "dome hockey," "stick hockey table" and just "hockey table" (and I have to dig through a TON of air hockey tables for sale.


I ran all three of "dome hockey" "bubble hockey" and "rod hockey". I did not just look on the Pittsburgh page only. I also looked at a few surrounding areas. I actually got the table near Canton Ohio.

Dome hockey tables are NOT cheap. Even the ones without a dome still start around $300 retail for the low end ones at places like Dicks or such.
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