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Tuesday, March 14 2023
5 Items Pawn Shops Always Buy

You look around the house for items you can sell quickly and easily. Perhaps you need to pay a bill or just looking to get rid of excess clutter. That’s where pawn shops like Cash Express come into the picture. You have friendly, knowledgeable people who can offer a fair price for your objects. But what exactly do pawn shops buy regularly?

5 Items and Things Pawn Shops Always Buy

At Cash Express of Philadelphia, we keep our eye out for items of value. Certainly, stock changes all the time. But, when we speak of value, we are not talking about knock-off brands. You can see the quality right away when you walk into our gallery. So, if you want to trade, you can do it confidently.


Here are five of the top items pawn shops buy regularly.

  1.  Antiques

Small items like statues, coins, candle holders, and silverware are easy buys because they don’t take up space. However, furniture gets a little tricky. There’s only so much space on the floor, so it’s worth calling our store at (215) 922-1560) to see if we want to see your piece.


With antiques, the value goes up if you have provenance. Basically, provenance details the ownership timeline and locations of the item in question. Signatures of the makers or a maker’s mark that can be verified also increase the value.

  1.  From the Runway

Go through your wardrobe. Look for names like


  • Armani
  • Pierre Cardin
  • Chanel
  • Christian Dior
  • Prada
  • Ralph Lauren


These are among the classics in designers, and pawn stores look for them. There’s also well-tended clothing from eras like the 1920s and the 1940s for which you can sometimes get cash. So, yes, there may be some minor wear, but that doesn’t make it unsellable.

  1.  All that Glitters is not Gold

You may have some gemstones that fell out of jewelry. Or, you could have a diamond ring you never wear. Either way, you can pawn them. Unlike electronics, gemstones are durable goods. When taken care of, they can last for a very long time. Examples of precious stones include


  • Alexandrite
  • Amethyst
  • Black Opal
  • Emeralds
  • Larimar
  • Opal
  • Sapphire
  • Tanzanite
  • Topaz
  • Tourmaline
  • Ruby


Various factors add to the selling price of your stone, including clarity and cut.

  1.  That’s Entertainment

We live in a world of electronic games. Versions upon versions come into the market. When an older version breaks, the owner wants to replace it. Consider the Xbox, PlayStation, or Wii for pawning. What other things are good choices for pawning? At Cash Express, we watch for things like electric guitars, flat-screen TVs, amplifiers, and acoustic guitars are fine samples.

  1.  Good Things Come in Small Packages

If you have proof of purchase, Jewelry is a popular item pawn shop personnel look for daily.  This ensures our resale items are not stolen property.


Gold, even pieces of it, fetches more money than silver. If the gold or jewelry has gems in it, they can be removed and evaluated separately. We consider high-quality designer costume jewelry, too.


Under the heading of jewelry, we come to watches. As with other pieces, we need proof of authenticity. Watch names we buy regularly are Rolex, Chanel, Cartier, and Piaget. You may have a treasure and not even know it.

Cash Express: A Name You Can Trust

Our store hasn’t become #1 in Philadelphia without a strong culture and belief in fairness. When you have something to bring to us, give it a good cleaning (if necessary). Bring any sort of ownership or authenticity proof. So doing this helps us judge your item effectively.

We are happy to answer your questions. Reach out to us


By phone (215) 922-1560.

By Email,

or fill out our online contact form.


Our team of experts is happy to provide you with all the information you need in making your choices as to what to sell..


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