February 01, 2020 - Pawn Resources
Wondering how to find the very best pawn shop bargains?
If you’re looking for some great finds in Cincinnati, local pawn shops are the way to go. Pawn shops have long been a great avenue for finding wonderful bargains. And despite many shopping options in our modern world, pawn shops are still the go-to place to get great items at low prices.
Below we’ll list the top tips you need to follow if you’re on the hunt for deals at local pawn shops in Cincinnati.
Great items can catch us by surprise in pawn shops, so it’s worth taking a look. However, knowing a particular type of item very well, whether jewelry, electronics, or something else, can be helpful.
At the very least, do some research online before you go to the pawn shop. If you’re looking for a particular item, see how much they’re typically being sold for online.
While you may or may not be planning to become a professional flipper, this can still pay off. By having knowledge about the type of items you’re looking for a deal on, you may save yourself a lot of trouble.
One of the great things about buying from pawn shops is that haggling or bargaining is part of the process. It’s expected in most pawn shops that you will negotiate when making a purchase.
It’s always a good idea to respectfully ask a pawnbroker if they can come down on the price of an item.
It’s also important to know that pawn shops vary and some are more suited than others for haggling. However, while a local pawn shop will be more likely to negotiate, chain shops can usually adjust their prices as well.
While you should try negotiating with pawnbrokers for the best deals, nothing will annoy them more than going overboard. Too much bargaining will get tiring for both parties if it’s done for every single item.
Pawnbrokers don’t always get items as cheaply as you imagine and many factors go into determining the value of an item.
Be realistic with your negotiations. While you can get good deals at pawn shops, you need to pick your battles.
If you start bargaining with an unfriendly attitude, chances are that the pawnbroker won’t want to give you any special deals.
It’s important to always be friendly. Show that you’re respectful of the time the pawnbrokers are taking to speak with you. Always be kind but firm when haggling.
You’ll also probably find that they’re more willing to work with you if you smile. You don’t want to always be on guard. While at times you do need to be a tough negotiator, a smile can work wonders in the right moment.
Local pawn shops can be great places to find good deals. However, you need to remember the tips above if you want to have the best shot at getting exactly what you want.
Looking for more great pawn shop tips? Check out the Pawn Guru blog for more great advice for buying from pawn shops.
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