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Dollarbill
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The guy is just trying to help. You cant handle 24lbs.? like mentioned earlier, "its part of the job" . Suck it up. Somebody call the Waam-bulance! Boom!
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Ok, I am finally going to ring in on this post because I have some free time.

24Lbs, yeah that is going to be heavy. On a cart, maybe not so bad but going up and down stairs would suck. Why not just bring a head chopper out with you.
Also if you look at how it folds, it looks like major issues, it won't fit on a cart well with legs at those angles when it is folded. Then you have to see the drawers, it looks like they are all sides, so they are bound to come open in travelling.

Now since I live in a town that supports drinking, it would be nice to have a drink holder for myself or any one of my spectators. #Dillydilly
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Dillydilly!

24#'s just doesn't seem that bad to me. $.02
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Hi $Bill! My entire 45 minute school show, which I often did 3-4 times a day, in different schools, making jumps of "x" number of miles, between schools, didn't weigh 25 lbs! (The prop case AND, table (a waiter's tray stand) was about 22 lbs. I conserved ENERGY! (The skills that you carry in your head, weigh much less than the props you carry in your hand!! (heehee) I could move in, and, be ready to start, in two minutes, or less. When I finished, I could walk out in less than a minute.
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I own a PA speaker that weighs 24 lbs. You can carry it in one hand..... for a while.
There's not a chance in the world I'd be carting that to and from a busking venue even once, let alone every day.
It's do-able but completely unnecessary.

Be realistic...
The table is the wrong size, the wrong height, the wrong weight, etc.
It looks good on the website but it's not suitable for busking for a real worker.

It's very very easy to click around after googling "card table" and come up with lots of great looking options.
Some look promising but when it comes down to it, almost all are ill-suited for the job.

To me this looks like a great option for a table that you don't have to lug around, that you can fold up and put away when necessary, to use at home for practice.
That's about it.
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A year or two ago, WalMart had a little folding stool. It was/is 26" tall with a 13" diameter seat. The legs were like a waiter's tray stand. It was about $12. I estimated that it weighed about 5 or 6 lbs.

I didn't buy it. I was in a rush. --I figured that, "I'll stop by next week." I did. They were all gone. (@#$%)

About two months later, I stopped by my favorite thrift store, to check out the used books. (I look for fiction with "magic" in the plot.) John Dickson Carr, Paul Gallico, Sid Fleischmann, and, some more modern authors, are on my bookshelf. (At one time, I owned the largest private collection of "Too Many Ghosts" and, "The Man Who Was Magic" (Gallico). heehee!

Wow! There was one of those stools! ($3.00!!!) There was a very small tear in the material covering the seat. (gaffers tape would fix it!)

I'm retired and, do only a few club dates, occasionally. My 13" x 20" x 8" prop case, fits nicely on the seat, making the unit 34" tall. It's just right for me. (I'm a "tripe and keester act!)

In WalMarts, last week. (May 21, 2018) The stools were in stock again. ($12.00) --Oh! they're painted black.
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Here is a light weight option for $46.00 on Amazon:

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