February 20, 2020 - Antiques, Art and Collectibles
If you’ve inherited lots of old things from a parent or sibling, you surely have some valuables lying around. With so many things to pawn around the house, you might not know which are the most valuable.
Here are 4 kinds of items that you might find are surprisingly valuable.
Believe it or not, electronics that you’ve been keeping in your closet or your basement could be worth big bucks. Those old video game consoles and cartridges have racked up serious value in the last few decades. Just a quick search online and you might find that just one of your games is worth hundreds of dollars.
Instead of putting it up for sale on an online auction site, you could hand it all over to a pawn shop. Pawn shops are hip to what’s hot and will know exactly how much your system, cartridges, and accessories could sell for in Minneapolis. Call ahead and see if they have an overstock already.
Along with video games, you could pawn old turntables or tape decks that are in excellent condition. People are flocking to old media in this digital era and you could be ahead of the curve.
Whether or not you’re a Twins fan, if you have a collection of baseball cards, or even Pokemon cards, you could be sitting on a small fortune. A comprehensive set of baseball cards that’s more than 30 years old could be very valuable. A full set of Pokemon cards is worth hundreds of dollars to the right buyer.
People are still playing Magic the Gathering and most of the old cards are still in play. If you’ve got some rare ones, you could hand them over to your pawn shop for a nice little cash infusion.
Old working cameras are pretty rare. Many cameras were made to take a specific kind of photo. For photography buffs, these photos hold a special significant aesthetic than sometimes you can only get with the right camera.
Lots of great cameras landed in the Minneapolis era, only to be locked away in a closet for decades.
If you took care of some cameras from the pre-digital era, you should bring them to a pawn shop. You’ll be surprised as to how much you could get for one.
Collectible dolls like special edition Barbies or action figures are still worth money. If you have some original figures from the first release of Star Wars, you’ll bring in some serious bank. While not every pawn shop will take these kinds of items, the ones that do will pay out big time.
You won’t have to do very much digging to find some nice things to pawn around the house in Minneapolis. There will be some surprising finds that could end up paying for your next vacation or your next trip abroad.
If you’re looking for a better guide on how much you can get for your electronics, check out our breakdown.
David Stiebel is one of the cofounders of PawnGuru. David was educated at MIT, where he studied Math. He subsequently worked at Bain as a data scientist before starting PawnGuru in 2015. He started PawnGuru to build a better tool for pawn shops and consumers to connect.More Articles