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Monstermash
06-03-2011, 11:01 AM
Ok, so now that I have your attention....

I really didn't win the lottery. Sorry, but no free cues! :p

The reason I'm posting this is to see what people would really buy if they had the opportunity to buy one cue. This is a value excerise and there is a lot you can buy for $4K so please take a minute to think about what maker's cue you would buy and why would you choose that maker over all the others. Keep in mind this is a hypothetical situation so the normal rules don't apply. What I mean by that is any cue you could want IS available for sale at current secondary market value. For example, you could by a plain cue from one of the current "in demand" makers or you could buy a loaded cue from a very good maker.

Here's the criteria:

You can only buy one cue.

You can never sell it.

The value of the cue you are buying is directly related to todays market. So no, you can't buy a Gus for what they sold for when he was alive. ;)

You have to play with it for at least the next year so yes, playability is a factor as well as how the cue looks.

If you don't spend the whole $4K, you don't get the difference in cash. ;)

So post it up. What would you buy if you had the chance?

Vahmurka
06-03-2011, 11:10 AM
Andy Gilbert and Dennis Dieckman. And yes, Ed Young.

brandoncook26
06-03-2011, 11:13 AM
First, that is a really mean joke. I was ready to send you my paypal address :(

As far as the cue goes, I would get $4k worth of Tascarella. Should be enough to get a steel joint with a couple of inlays.

I kind of feel like I just lost a few thousand.

Monstermash
06-03-2011, 11:17 AM
First, that is a really mean joke. I was ready to send you my paypal address :(

As far as the cue goes, I would get $4k worth of Tascarella. Should be enough to get a steel joint with a couple of inlays.

I kind of feel like I just lost a few thousand.

LOL. Good choice on a cue.

I will say that if I did win the lottery I would have no hesitation sending you $4K to buy a cue. I always enjoy your posts/good attitude. :thumbup:

rossaroni
06-03-2011, 11:19 AM
I would have to get this. I know it could be had for less, but I would just give him the appraised value of the cue, just to make sure nobody bought it out from under me.:D

http://cgi.ebay.com/JOSS-CUSTOM-POOL-CUE-/180673276131?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a10f768e3

Jim Baxter
06-03-2011, 11:20 AM
Couple of years ago I started a thread , " Free Joint Protectors , tommarro . I really got a lot of Hate Mail . I think there are people that still hate me . Some never figured it out . Now its your turn .

My cue would be Richard Black . That was not a easy decition , there are so many Great cue builders . Thanks Jim

Celtic
06-03-2011, 11:20 AM
A fancy butterfly point Fanelli.

rementis
06-03-2011, 11:21 AM
I would buy a Dufferin for $100 and invest the rest in gold bullion. LOL

bobalouiecda
06-03-2011, 11:25 AM
To avoid a lawsuit for false advertising and avoid an AZ class action suit, court costs, and lawyer fees, I will settle for my $4000 cue. Every one else is on their own. I want my Mike Cochran back.

Monstermash
06-03-2011, 11:28 AM
Couple of years ago I started a thread , " Free Joint Protectors , tommarro . I really got a lot of Hate Mail . I think there are people that still hate me . Some never figured it out . Now its your turn .

My cue would be Richard Black . That was not a easy decition , there are so many Great cue builders . Thanks Jim

I remember that thread Jim. I thought it was kinda funny. I do remember some folks getting a little upset though.

Nice choice in a cue though.

cuesblues
06-03-2011, 11:29 AM
Could you bump it up to 60K so I can buy the Meucci Gambler prototype on Ebay?
I need a $60,000 Meucci for my collection....:banghead:

sfleinen
06-03-2011, 11:35 AM
A fancy butterfly point Fanelli.

I second this!

Jeff G. Martin
06-03-2011, 11:41 AM
Could I have someone convert a Davis blank loaded with ivory for $3,000, and spend a $1,000 on a Justis case??

bullshooter69
06-03-2011, 11:42 AM
A real pool player would get a buddy to sell him a cue send you the bill for 4000.00 and then split 4000.00 with his buddy.:wink:

Really though i guess a Tascarella.

Woof Biscuit
06-03-2011, 11:44 AM
I hate you!

I would take a nice Tascarella hoppe.

SpinDoctor
06-03-2011, 11:48 AM
There was a pic of an Ebony bumperless/wrapless Hoppe with blue veneers made by Tascarella, not sure what it would be worth but if it was 4k or less I'd grab it in a heartbeat. That cue was just drop dead gorgeous!

Mitchxout
06-03-2011, 11:49 AM
A real pool player would get a buddy to sell him a cue send you the bill for 4000.00 and then split 4000.00 with his buddy.:wink:

Really though i guess a Tascarella.

Good one. Made me laugh.


Also, I'd like to decline the 4k cue offer but thanks for offering.

Apocalypse2017
06-03-2011, 11:52 AM
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTvP52TVAkXHPfJBVpKDCjPH9hlgU-ITllkO5zqBo_cM9kzLf5H&t=1

Spantiznik
06-03-2011, 12:01 PM
Could I use the 4k as a down payment towards this ?
http://www.mcdermottcue.com/intimidatorswordstory.php

I would use it all those times on guys that get mad when you run the table and just storm away thinking that you are a cheater. :thumbup:


But, what I would get is the Dufferin 18 oz Green leaf Snooker Cue. The same kind that I use to borrow from my father when he wasn't looking, to help with getting lunch money during College.

FAST_N_LOOSE
06-03-2011, 12:16 PM
I'D "BUY" MY TASCARELLA PLAYING CUE FOR A SECOND TIME. I'M NOT SURE 4k COULD GET THIS CUE OUT OF MY HANDS, BUT IT'S IN THE BALLPARK. IT'S THE BEST PLAYING CUE I'VE EVER HAD.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a124/FAST_N_LOOSE/TAS%20ROSE%20PLAIN/DSC01648.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a124/FAST_N_LOOSE/TAS%20ROSE%20PLAIN/DSC01654.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a124/FAST_N_LOOSE/TAS%20ROSE%20PLAIN/DSC01653.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a124/FAST_N_LOOSE/TAS%20ROSE%20PLAIN/DSC01651.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a124/FAST_N_LOOSE/TAS%20ROSE%20PLAIN/DSC01652.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a124/FAST_N_LOOSE/TAS%20ROSE%20PLAIN/DSC01647.jpg

Marcus

jrackman
06-03-2011, 12:19 PM
I would get a High end Mike Bender cue without a doubt! and if there's enough left over a really nice Dakota cue case to match it.

cbi1000
06-03-2011, 12:19 PM
This is a simple one for me:

MIKE BENDER

Best hitting, playing cue i've ever picked up,

AND,

for 4k you can get a whole lotta cue,

AND,

Mike will make it just the way you asked for it (the first time). Lot's of cue makers drop the ball here. :)

~me

gatorjoe
06-03-2011, 12:20 PM
I would have to get this. I know it could be had for less, but I would just give him the appraised value of the cue, just to make sure nobody bought it out from under me.:D

http://cgi.ebay.com/JOSS-CUSTOM-POOL-CUE-/180673276131?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a10f768e3

That's got to be a scam because I have played with that cue and I don't live in va. The thing that got me was the shinny leather wrap. It played good but I don't think its worth any thing close to the asking price.

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M HOUSE
06-03-2011, 12:30 PM
I don't really need a new cue. Can I just get 4K worth of Kamui chalk. I'm not very good at math, can someone tell me how many cubes that will be. If it's a lot, I may share.

Sam Waltz
06-03-2011, 12:34 PM
I'd get a sweet ol' school David Kersenbrock as soon as I could get my happy little hands on one. Best hittin' wood I've ever owned and still wanna kick my own a$$ everytime I think of why I had to sell it. Ahhhh the memories...

Luck1st
06-03-2011, 12:36 PM
I wouldn't mind owning this cue.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PFD-Paul-Drexler-Custom-Pool-Cue-2-Shafts-Ebony-Titlist-/350433918577?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51977d3e71

JUSTABANGER 2
06-03-2011, 12:43 PM
I don't really need a new cue. Can I just get 4K worth of Kamui chalk. I'm not very good at math, can someone tell me how many cubes that will be. If it's a lot, I may share.

I THINK IT COMES TO 160 CUBES. AT THAT THEY WOULD SURELY GIVE YOU A DISCOUNT. LIKE MAYBE A FREE TIP:grin:

Qjunkie
06-03-2011, 12:45 PM
I get a PFD studios. Just kidding Monstermash since I know you are a PFD guy. In all seriousness 4k will get me a housecue conversion or PJ from Searing or a nice traditional Tascarella or Showman with little or no inlays.

Carry on gentlemen

hunger strike
06-03-2011, 12:50 PM
.... so I actually believed you but just for a moment.

I would have someone make the butterfly that Fanelli had agreed to make me for $1500 one week before he passed away. He told me that he would do it just to try a new splicing technique. No, I am not lying, $1500 for what should have been a $3500 cue. That's some bad luck right there, but he was very nice to me so I am more upset at his passing.

DogsPlayingPool
06-03-2011, 12:50 PM
If I won the lottery I would put my name on the list for a 50th anniversary Gina. The only two problems with this plan is that I'm not sure there are any spots available on the list and I'm pretty sure that for $4K there would be a balance due on delivery.

KCRack'em
06-03-2011, 12:53 PM
Ok, so now that I have your attention....

I really didn't win the lottery. Sorry, but no free cues! :p

The reason I'm posting this is to see what people would really buy if they had the opportunity to buy one cue. This is a value excerise and there is a lot you can buy for $4K so please take a minute to think about what maker's cue you would buy and why would you choose that maker over all the others. Keep in mind this is a hypothetical situation so the normal rules don't apply. What I mean by that is any cue you could want IS available for sale at current secondary market value. For example, you could by a plain cue from one of the current "in demand" makers or you could buy a loaded cue from a very good maker.

Here's the criteria:

You can only buy one cue.

You can never sell it.

The value of the cue you are buying is directly related to todays market. So no, you can't buy a Gus for what they sold for when he was alive. ;)

You have to play with it for at least the next year so yes, playability is a factor as well as how the cue looks.

If you don't spend the whole $4K, you don't get the difference in cash. ;)

So post it up. What would you buy if you had the chance?

Well, you had me there.
:angry:
I'm not sure what I would buy. When I win the lottery I'll let you know, although I may just share it with everyone else.
:p
Okay, I'll cut you in as well.
I suppose I would buy a South West, but can't say for sure.
My first cue was a one-piece Dufferin from Kmart. I was in the Navy attending A school at Mare Island. It served me well, and I miss it! Price was less than 20 clams!

itsfroze
06-03-2011, 01:02 PM
I would buy a Black Boar if 4 thousand is enough.

Peanutbutr
06-03-2011, 01:23 PM
black boar or cong. would be my choice

Peanutbutr
06-03-2011, 01:23 PM
You could get a nice Keith Josey for 4k and he makes an excellent cue

lukemindish
06-03-2011, 01:24 PM
I would want a Paul Mottey Ebony/Ambonya Burl loaded with Ivory

Tony_in_MD
06-03-2011, 01:43 PM
Mike Cochran or Black Boar.

cueaddicts
06-03-2011, 01:49 PM
I would think you could make a real good, strategic buy on a fairly high-end Mottey or Scruggs/Cochran and be sitting pretty, even in this crazy market.

gunzby
06-03-2011, 01:52 PM
I think I would go with either a Tascarella, or a Tadd. I think I would lean more towards a Tadd since I really admire how he dresses up the butt end of a cue.

KCRack'em
06-03-2011, 01:55 PM
How much would a nice Dave Sutton cue cost? Would $4k be enough?
Karl

alstl
06-03-2011, 02:05 PM
I'd buy Irving Crane's Balabushka from the famous 1966 video, a steal at $4,000 dollars.

just kick'n
06-03-2011, 02:44 PM
I would have to say it would be a Lambros, because I know how it hits. and it is the best hit I have experienced to date. So I would get the fancy, up to 4k.

TX Poolnut
06-03-2011, 02:46 PM
I'd buy another Shurtz cue.

peteypooldude
06-03-2011, 02:53 PM
If a bullfrog had wings he wouldnt bump his a$$ when he hopped

whammo57
06-03-2011, 02:58 PM
I would spend it on women, gambling, drugs and alcohol........

The rest I would waste....

Kim

wagdad
06-03-2011, 03:13 PM
No doubt, a cruel joke, I was gonna ask if I could just have the PFD and u keep the rest of the 4000! But I would go with either a PFD, Gina, or Hercek. Can u get a Hercek for 4K??

BobTfromIL
06-03-2011, 06:00 PM
If you don't mind, I'd spend the $4k on a Diamond table, seriously doubt that a $4k cue would make any difference in my game.

SirNoobs
06-03-2011, 06:09 PM
I haven't played with many cues in my life so to me a cue is still a tapered piece of wood with leather at the end. I'd probably throw down $500 maximum on a cue, maybe a Mezz with a WD700.

justadub
06-03-2011, 06:15 PM
I'd have Marshall Piercey make me a matched set, player, breaker and jump cue.

In one of those fantastic woodstyles he has.

pwd72s
06-03-2011, 06:21 PM
You could get a nice Keith Josey for 4k and he makes an excellent cue

Agreed...but I'm prejudiced. Love my Josey cue! :grin:

bookmd
06-03-2011, 06:25 PM
How much would a nice Dave Sutton cue cost? Would $4k be enough?
Karl

for shipping insurance maybe

DunnM1
06-03-2011, 06:39 PM
I would buy a Richard Chudy "Dancing Wings" in ebony and ivory, with an ivory joint, ivory butt cap. Then I would send you a big thank you note, here azbilliards.

Monstermash
06-04-2011, 08:17 AM
Wow! Lots of great replies. Thank you for your input!

Most of you have confirmed my suspicions and restored my faith that were not all sheep. :p

CocoboloCowboy
06-04-2011, 08:20 AM
If you had won the lottery, and would have like to give my 4K, I would go to Big 5 Sporting Good, and Buy TENNIS SHOES, and take them to US VETS to pass out to the Homeless Vets who need shoes.

Because I do not need a Cue! JMHO.

Fatboy
06-04-2011, 09:56 AM
SouthWest:)

taimedowne
06-04-2011, 02:35 PM
No doubt I would have Dennis Searing cue on order!

FLYINGSNAIL
06-04-2011, 03:30 PM
I have most of the cues in my collection that I want except I don't have a Dennis Searing cue yet. But I did get a chance to play with one when I was replacing a linen wrap to Elephant ear wrap for "thediamond" Simon. Well balance, piloted SS joint fit very nice and play great. I think I would go for Dennis Searing cue for my $4,000 Lottery money.

tattoo
06-04-2011, 05:22 PM
i would have kenny murrell make me a thuya burl on ebony cue loaded with ivory.......hopie style with crazy ring work with some small gold starburst in the rings....

danutz
06-04-2011, 05:37 PM
I'd get a Boti/Black styled Anderson:thumbup:

Nick B
06-04-2011, 05:53 PM
Anything this man would be willing to make me...

http://www.blackboarcustomcues.com/images/pickup/3701.jpg

CMD
06-04-2011, 08:02 PM
Anything this man would be willing to make me...

http://www.blackboarcustomcues.com/images/pickup/3701.jpg

For $4,000 you might get 2 shafts with simple joint protectors... That's about it. Considering his "simple" player cues start around $6,000, you would be a little short. They do play perfectly though....


I would search high and low to find a cue by Dennis Searing similar to mine. Considering playability, customer service and most importantly resale value - he is the one.


Doesn't it suck to spend $4,000 on a cue and realize it's only worth $2,500 when you try to sell it?



Very good thread because it's enough money to get a high quality cue but not going overboard.

Nick B
06-04-2011, 11:38 PM
I assumed so thus I am willing to pay the delta after the 4K spot.

Nick

For $4,000 you might get 2 shafts with simple joint protectors... That's about it. Considering his "simple" player cues start around $6,000, you would be a little short. They do play perfectly though....


I would search high and low to find a cue by Dennis Searing similar to mine. Considering playability, customer service and most importantly resale value - he is the one.


Doesn't it suck to spend $4,000 on a cue and realize it's only worth $2,500 when you try to sell it?



Very good thread because it's enough money to get a high quality cue but not going overboard.

Drew
06-05-2011, 12:14 AM
If you had won the lottery, and would have like to give my 4K, I would go to Big 5 Sporting Good, and Buy TENNIS SHOES, and take them to US VETS to pass out to the Homeless Vets who need shoes.

Because I do not need a Cue! JMHO.

I suppose you don't need a cue if you don't play pool.

Drew
06-05-2011, 12:16 AM
This thread is enlightening.
I'd buy a lathe and sell cues for $4000.

bobroberts
06-05-2011, 07:50 AM
This thread is enlightening.
I'd buy a lathe and sell cues for $4000.

Yeah right, you think its that easy? Look at how many CMs that can't hardly give away a cue. Drew you should keep to the NPR section.

Drew
06-05-2011, 07:54 AM
Yeah right, you think its that easy? Look at how many CMs that can't hardly give away a cue. Drew you should keep to the NPR section.

You should probably leave NPR every once in awhile...it's killed your sense of humor.