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Well, about 6 years ago, I got DH a very nice Foosball & 9 game table from Harvard (the brand for this kind of thing) for Christmas. Since we've been in the new house, it doesn't get much use. It did before DS came, but not in say the last 3 years. It is, in fact, buried under some stuff in the basement.<br><br>
It retails for close to $300. And of course, in a few years (DS is 3) it will probably be a popular item. It is definately well made, unlike some of the cheaper versions. so it will keep for the kids to be older.<br><br>
My question is, should I sell it (probably could get around $100) or keep it for future use? It's a tuffy, because it is a fun table, and it is something we would use again in the future. But is the $100 now worth more than possibly spending $300 in a few years down the line?<br><br>
It's a headscratcher. Advise me oh wise frugal women! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">:
 

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Honestly, if it's buried under stuff now, I don't think it will be the kind of thing you will miss, even as your son gets older. He'll want the next generation of Wii or some faster computer for online gaming or some tiny i-pod gaming thing. I just don't see a pre-teen or tween going - Man, I wish we still had that foosball table from when I was 3.<br><br>
But it was a gift to hubby - how will he feel?
 

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Honestly, depending on the results of our ultrasound tomorrow, he may be looking to sell anything that's not nailed down, including our son! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Sell the fooseball and hope for a singleton! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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Your son will like it in the future. Keep it.
 

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I am pretty confident that MMNN can sell hers for $100, and find another for $20 in a few years. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Ha - so funny that you ask. I was rooting around in our attic this week and found of all things, a foozball table up there - wrapped in plastic. Left by some former owner apparently, and in perfect condtion. I dragged it down and put it together. It is so 70's! But apparently never used (the ball was still in the plastic parts bag.<br><br>
So - apparently it is quite common to have tables go unused. If you've had in for a while and never use it, I'd sell it. It probably takes up a lot of space and you don't have to buy one in the future just because your kids *might* like it. I'd never buy one and even the one I found folds up (legs fold) for storage and it is still occupying a big chunk of real estate in the living room.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sell the fooseball and hope for a singleton! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"></div>
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Ah! C - did you see my post in pregnancy? I'm slightly terrified to say the least, Mary thought she heard two heartbeats today! Thank the gods the ultrasound place could take me right away, you know, being thirty freaking weeks and all! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Yikes! You don't look any wider than me, you will be just fine. One baby, two hearts, no problem at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yikes! You don't look any wider than me, you will be just fine. One baby, two hearts, no problem at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Well, one BIG baby measuring a full month ahead! 35 weeks. New due date: December 28! Or a 12 lber in January! Yikes!
 

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Whew!<br><br>
I was worried I would have to remove my tasteless joke<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 
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