I'm playing with a predator Sneaky Pete. I retired my Richard Black because it was getting to valuable.
It hits decent, It useable, it's not a black.
I wanted some modern tools, Cue extensions, adjustable weights, etc.
Something that is a production cue and not worried about getting damaged a black is one of a kind.
You might need to add a few X for me to consider.
I paid $850 for my cue and i have $1000 in carbon fiber shafts.
Three x's isn't cutting it
Absolutely. The pool player who could never part w/ his cue is a romantic image, but I'm no world-beater & if I can pick up something at least as good & worth more (both assumptions I'm using for your hypothetical), it's not a tough choice.
Do you mean swap it without knowing how it played if someone paid me? Or just changing it once I found out it was as good? I am using a full custom cue that a local cuemaker and friend built for me, so to swap from that and never be able to use it again, even for something with same shaft, I'd say $5,000 ore more. Enough where I can actually do some good with it. I have given up things for a couple of hundred that I wish I did not do very soon after. Several boxes of comics that I sold very cheap where many single issues are worth what I sold the full set for, a Joss Limited cue with a great shaft I sold for like $250, etc.. I'd want something well over what I feel the even trade is for me to do something similar again.
I'm almost ready to sell my Rick Howard simply because my 1990 E series McDermott plays as well, or so I think.
Maybe I think it does because I only play at bars now, and I'm leery about putting a ding, dent, or smudge on my Rick Howard!
I'd have to say minimum $2k. I play with a production cue, a Viking with a CF shaft. If I'm giving it up, I need something that I could sell instantly for over a grand. I'd probably get another Viking but maybe something a little fancier. I don't see the point in trading if I'm not coming out well ahead.
I screwed up this question midstream. Initially my thought was if someone offered a trade of a sight unseen cue for your primary playing cue or your most Prized possession cue what would the cue you are trading have to legitimately valued at. I lost my train of thought I started asking how much cash would it take to sell the said playing or most prized cue. Honestly I’d like to know either. Dumb question probably but hoping people get a kick out of contemplating.
Maybe I can make a better example. Let’s say your sitting with your cue laying on the table and someone walks by and says “wow, I gotta have that cue, is it for sale.” You obviously respond everything has a price or say no. if Everything has a price you say “whats it worth to ya.” Said response is ”what you looking to get?”. the obligatory make me a offer pursues. you determine in your head your cue is probably worth 1k but you once beat your idle in a game playing with it and they signed it. This is for dramatic purposes only. Said buyer offers a mystery cue appraised for 3k, actual value, do you trade? If no, what if next offer was 5k in hundreds?