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Wednesday, December 28 2016

Are you in the market for a new gift around the holiday season?  Maybe you want to buy a little something for yourself, or maybe you just want to browse to get a few ideas.  If so, it might be worth a stop inside Cash Express, Philadelphia’s hottest new pawn shop for buyers and sellers alike.  If you’ve never been inside a pawn shop, why not take a step inside Philadelphia’s Cash Express and find out why we’re rapidly becoming one of the best new stops for anyone interested in making a few pawn shop purchases for 2017 and beyond.

At Cash Express of Philadelphia, we carry a wide range of designer bags at a fraction of the cost that you would see in regular department stores.  Some of the bags we carry include Prada and Coach.  Every woman knows that these bags retail for hundreds of dollars on other stores.  At Cash Express, we can help you find a designer bag that makes you feel confident and stylish.  Our sales team is always ready to assist you with a recommendation or with a helpful tip.  Stop in today and find out why Cash Express is the new leader in pawn shops for Philadelphia and the surrounding area.

Maybe you’re on the hunt for a designer bag that you can gift to a friend, or maybe you need to find a bag to replace one of yours that is on the fritz.  Whatever your unique situation, we’ve got what it takes to leave you feeling like you’re ready to look your best.  At Cash Express, we have a wide range of incredibly priced items to choose from.  Maybe you’re already finished with holiday shopping.  If so, you can still stop in and browse for birthday gifts or for other special occasions. 

Our friendly staff is ready to help you choose the perfect designer bag for you or a loved one.  Stop in today and see why Cash Express is one of the best options in the Philadelphia area for fantastic pawn shop finds.  If you need something special in a hurry, we can help you unearth the perfect gift.  Quality pawn shops are diamonds in the rough.  At Cash Express, we offer you a safe and happy shopping experience that leaves you satisfied and stylish.  Stop in today and find out why we’re the perfect shop for all of your designer brand needs.


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Wednesday, December 21 2016

Have you come across some old jewelry in your house?  Maybe your great aunt left you some gold earrings years ago, but they just aren’t quite your style.  If you’re looking to get some gold off your hands, then Philadelphia’s own Cash Express is your one-stop pawn shop to make it happen.  We handle a wide range of gold inside our shop and we can help you lighten your load whole turning your trades in cold, hard cash.  What better way to ring in the new year than with a successful pawn experience?

At Cash Express we can help you get some of that unused gold off your hands and turn it into valuable cash.  Most people will tell you that only a certified jeweler can tell you the actual value of different items.  While this may be true, there are still some time-tested ways for you to make sure that you’re getting your money’s worth when you leave our pawn shop.  Gold is truly the best option for pawning, and at Cash Express you can rest assured that you’ll be paid out the going rate for your wares.  Most pawn ships pay a percentage of what’s known as “Scrap price: for gold.  It’s always a good idea to research your items before bringing them to the shop; however, because some items are worth more than others and you want to be sure that you receive a fair rate for your piece.

Since gold is based on karats, as well as weight, you’ll find that we measure in what are known as Troy ounces.  A Troy pounce is equivalent to 31 grams, so if you place your item on the scale and it reads in grams then divide by 31, you’ll be able to see exactly how much your item is worth in Troy ounces.  At Cash Express, each of our team members is experienced at buying and selling gold, so we can help you make sure that you leave with the amount of cash that you’re expecting. 

You’ll also want to look up the value of the particular type of gold that you bring in.  This is easy to accomplish with Google.  An example might be a 24-karat gold ring that is currently priced at $400 an ounce.  If your ring weighs a half-ounce, then it would essentially be worth almost $200.  Each pawn shop is different in terms of what percentage you’ll receive from the total, so give us a call to find out the specifics.

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Wednesday, December 14 2016

It’s no secret that pawn shops have a bad reputation.  In all the movies that we’ve seen growing up, pawn shops have always looked like dark, dingy places that attract only seedy looking patrons.  Nowadays, however, pawn shops are much different, and you can rest assured that none of the dark, dirty storefronts that you’ve seen are the norm when it comes to most pawn shops of the current era.

Current pawn shops are now places that are both fun and safe to visit.  There are even television shows that people watch now to give you a better idea about how to go about your pawn ship visit.  At Cash express of Philadelphia, we pride ourselves on offering our customers a safe and satisfying pawn shop excursion.  We offer all kinds of incredibly priced items and each of our store associates is more than happy to assist you in finding the perfect item for your particular needs. 

Pawn shops are great places to find bargains and are also great places to get short-term loans that aren’t traditionally available from banks or other lenders. Modern day pawn shops, including Cash Express, are clean, well-lit businesses that love to provide customers with satisfying shopping experiences.  Some of the common misconceptions have finally been debunked, and include the following:

Myth One:  Pawn shops have only high interest rates.  This is one of the common myths.  Pawn shop interest rates are decided by city, municipality, or state that the pawn shop is located in. Pawn shops in the Philadelphia area are set at a specific percentage monthly while those in other areas have pawn rates are different amounts.  As a consumer, it’s up to you to do some research beforehand.  At Cash Express, we can always help you do the math and find out why the rates we have are competitive with other, more expensive options.

Myth Two:  Pawn shops require monthly payments.  This is simply not true.  Again, these agreements vary depending on location, but at Cash Express, we do what we can to make sure that you understand all of our rules and we work hard to ensure that you understand the fine print.  Nobody wants to see you leave our store dissatisfied, and we’ll do whatever we need to do to make sure that you feel confident as a customer inside our shop.

Myth Three:  Pawn Shops buy stolen merchandise.  This is simply untrue.  Pawn shops, including Cash Express, are required to report all of their transactions to the local law enforcement office.  This allows police the time to investigate if they feel the need to do so.  In general, pawn shops are asked to prove government provide identification and they must also take photographs of the items, as well as photographs of the person who supplied them. 

Myth Four:  Pawn shops cheat people.  Pawn shops do whatever they can to make sure that people who bring in items do not leave feeling cheated.  Cash Express, for example, does whatever it can to make sure that our clients get the money that they deserve for whatever items they bring in.  Keep in mind that the value of certain items increases, while the value of other items decreases.  A good pawn shop will always be happy to explain the reasoning behind its pricing.   

Myth Five: Pawn shops are dirty and unsafe.  At Cash Express, you can see why this myth can no longer be perpetuated.  We offer a safe, clean, well-lit shopping experience in a well-known section of Philadelphia.  All of our professional sales people work hard to make sure that you feel comfortable shopping here.  

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Wednesday, December 07 2016

Are you looking to get rid of some gold that you found in your house?  Maybe you have a watch from your grandfather that no longer works but that you’d like to have swapped for its gold value.  At Cash Express, we’re here to help you get the most value out of your gold pieces.  We know that you need to find a reputable pawn shop and that sometimes this can be a length process.  We pride ourselves on offering the highest in customer satisfaction and we do whatever we can to ensure that you walk out feeling like you got your money’s worth.

If you’re getting ready to sell your gold, there are a few tips that can help you get it ready.  For one, make sure that you don’t clean or polish it.  Although this might seem counterintuitive, it really makes a difference when it comes to the appearance of your piece.  It’s fine if you want to wipe off some of the dust with a paper towel, but it’s important for you to make sure that you do not polish it.  Sometimes polishing can actually take away some of the gold and this results in a lower gold weight as well as a lower overall value.  There’s no point in decreasing the value of your piece, so make sure that you take the necessary steps to preserve it. 

Another tip is to do your research on both the type of piece that you have as well as the kind of gold that it is made of.  You want to make sure that when you come into our shop you are aware of what the item is worth and that you have a good understanding of what other pawn shops might offer in terms of competition.  You obviously want to get the best offer possible, and at Cash Express, we want to do what we can to make that happen. 

Another helpful tip to get your gold ready to sell is to check out any sort of specific markings that it might have on it.  This lets you know if your piece might be worth more or less than the going rate.  If you have a significant weight loss in the gold area that is missing, then you can expect to receive less than the going rate.  At Cash Express, we will do whatever we can to try and give you the best price available.

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