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Sunday, September 18 2022
The Best Items to Sell to Pawn Shops for Quick Cash

Selling your items to a pawn shop is a fast way to get the cash you need when the unexpected happens (or you find yourself strapped for cash at the end of the month). Knowing what to sell and how to negotiate a good price is important if you want to make the most of your valuables. Let’s look at the best items you can bring to our pawn shop to earn quick cash. 

High-Demand Pawn Items

Some items are always in demand for gifts and special occasions, so you can feel confident being able to sell them to a pawn shop at a good price. These include, 

  • Jewelry
  • Precious metals
  • Watches
  • Electronics, smartphones, & game consoles
  • Power tools
  • Firearms (registered to you)
  • Musical instruments
  • Sporting goods (especially bikes)
  • Antiques

Gauging What You Can Get for Items

In addition to knowing what items are in demand, it’s good to know what kind of price you can get for certain types of items. What a pawn shop will offer for items will vary depending on the condition of the item and the demand in the area (i.e., how much the shop thinks the item will sell for). 

Lower-priced items include, 

  • Designer Sunglasses
  • Designer belts
  • Laptops
  • Leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and similar yard equipment
  • KitchenAid brand equipment
  • High-demand electronics accessories such as Beats by Dre

Mid-priced items include, 

  • Tablets
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Apple watches
  • Bose speakers
  • Firearms
  • Game consoles
  • Appliances
  • Power tools

High-value items pawn shops will buy include, 

  • Gold, diamond, and platinum jewelry
  • High-end electronics, especially TVs
  • Rare collectibles and coins
  • High-end firearms
  • Vintage tech items

How to Get a Good Price for Your Items at a Pawn Shop

Knowing what to sell gets you halfway to your goal; now you want to ensure you get a good price for your items. Before you bring your in to sell, 

  • Clean items carefully and thoroughly
  • Ensure electronics work and that item aren’t broken
  • If something needs a minor repair that you can take care of at home, fix it
  • Include instruction books, certificates of authenticity, registration information (for firearms), and other important documentation
  • Research prices online for the items you hope to sell
  • Research the demand for items in your area

Additional Considerations

While we talked about the good things to bring into a pawn shop, it’s equally important to talk about what you should leave at home. Not every item, no matter how important it is to you, can be sold. Some examples include, 

  • Broken items
  • Fake luxury or knock-off items
  • Medical equipment
  • Clothing
  • Books
  • Illegal items (items stolen or suspected of being stolen, illegal weapons, or otherwise legal items that have been given illegal modifications – for example, a sawed-off shotgun)

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