7 Most In-Demand Items at Pawn Stores

February 15, 2020 - Pawn Resources

Looking to get some extra cash?

Thinking about pawning or selling some items at a pawn shop?

While you can usually sell almost anything at a pawn shop, some items are in higher demand than others. If you want to know whether your items are likely to sell for a good price, you’ll want to find out what the most in-demand items are.

Below we’ll look at the top items that pawn stores would love to have and which are sure to get you a great offer.

1. Jewelry

One of the top items you can pawn or sell at pawn shops is jewelry. This may include necklaces, bracelets, rings, or other common jewelry items. Jewelry is particularly a good item to sell if the materials are of actual value.

Other forms of precious metals, jewels, and gems can also be great for taking to pawn shops.

2. Watches

While most watches won’t come attached with precious jewels, they’re another piece of jewelry that pawn shops would love to have.

High-quality watches from popular luxury watch brands, such as Rolex, are always sought after, but you’ll likely have luck pawning other types of watches as well.

3. Power Tools

Power tools and other types of equipment are a great seller at pawn shops. Power tools such as saws and drills tend to go for a good price. The more a shop can sell an item for, the more money they’re willing to give you.

Tools and equipment are always needed. As long as they are in demand, pawn shops will be happy to buy them from you.

4. Mobile Devices and Electronics

Mobile devices and electronics such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops are great sellers. Keep in mind that the newer your device is, the better chance you’ll have of getting good money for it. Older electronic devices decrease in value fast.

Bring any peripherals or the original packaging to get the most for your device.

5. Video Game Consoles

Great video game consoles are also easy to sell or pawn at pawn shops. Video game consoles are simple and easy for pawnbrokers to sell.

Since there are a limited number of types of video game consoles out there, a pawn store worker will be able to evaluate your console and tell if it works as it should.

6. Musical Instruments

Musical instruments such as guitars, bass guitars, keyboards, and trumpets are great for taking to a pawn shop. Pawn shops often have musical instruments on hand and most pawnbrokers know how to assess an instrument to ensure that it’s a good purchase for them.

If you have any instruments that are collecting dust in your home, you may want to take it to a pawn shop.

7. Firearms

Pawning guns is more complicated than pawning other items and not every pawn store deals in firearms. However, those that do are happy to pay a reasonable price for what you have to offer them.

Some pawn shops will specialize in buying guns and other weapons, so it’s a good idea to go to one of these shops if you want to get the most money for your item.

Selling Your Items to Pawn Stores

If you’re looking to make extra cash, pawn stores can be a lifesaver, especially in a pinch. While you won’t always get the highest amount for your sale, you have a good chance of getting a reasonable offer that can help you if you’re strapped for cash.

David Stiebel
David Stiebel

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.

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