February 18, 2020 - Equipment and Tools
Dishwashers are one of those appliances that we commonly want to upgrade to an even better model. After all, who wants to have to clean dishes before putting them in the dishwasher?
Even if you’re just looking to get rid of an old dishwasher that doesn’t fit in your new humble abode, we will tell you how to pawn or sell a used dishwasher in a way that will save you money and help you get top dollar for it.
If you want to avoid hauling your dishwasher in the bed of a truck from pawn shop to pawn shop to see which shop will take large, used kitchen appliances, you will be happy that you found us at PawnGuru.
Read on to learn a trick for easily finding pawn shops in your area that take dishwashers, as well as the simple preparation steps you should take if you want to get the most money possible for your used dishwasher at a pawn shop.
If you know that your used dishwasher doesn’t work or is faulty, we don’t recommend bringing it to a pawn shop. Why? The pawn shop will likely see no use in selling a broken dishwasher to one of their customers.
What’s more, it’s hard to tell if a dishwasher is completely irreparable if it’s not working, without hiring an appliance technician to check it out. The pawn shop needs to be able to turn a profit on what they resell to their customers, and repairing a dishwasher might leave little room for profit.
The other part of this is that the dishwasher needs to be hooked up to a water source in order to see if it fully functions.
If your dishwasher doesn’t work, try to have it picked up by a local waste management program instead.
Fully check the inside of your dishwasher. If you have any kitchenware such as plates and bowls or flatware inside, remove them. Ensure nothing fell through the bottom rack, too.
You don’t want to leave behind any of your items. This could make the dishwasher appear even more used, and you might end up down one plate.
We recommend you wipe down the exterior of the dishwasher. Use a disinfectant cloth to wipe down the control panel buttons and handle, and remove any dust and dirt that has accumulated on it. Check the top, sides and back, too. Clear off any finger prints, which especially show on used stainless steel appliances.
The interior is just as important to clean, if not more important. Who wants to buy a dishwasher that has particles or detergent residue in it? If your dishwasher is dirty inside and is still hooked up to a water source, you might benefit from running it one last time.
Include all hookups for the dishwasher and any removable trays that originally came with your dishwasher, such as the flatware holder. Find the manual if you still have it, and include that in the sale as well.
Including as many of the original parts as you can makes your dishwasher more desirable in a sale, and it might mean you get a few more bucks for it. It might even make or break a deal.
To find pawn shops that take used dishwashers near you, you can either go hauling your dishwasher around in a truck, stopping in and out of pawn shops to ask around—or—you can use PawnGuru.
At PawnGuru, we make it easy for you to pawn your dishwasher by allowing you to create a free listing that all pawn shops in your local area get alerted to. It’s as easy as taking a picture of your dishwasher and describing the make, model and working condition. Once you put the dishwasher up for bid, the interested pawn shops that take used dishwashers near you will send you an offer through PawnGuru.
This makes it easy for you to compare offers to get top dollar for your dishwasher and other appliances! No driving around involved.
You’ll see offers roll in from the comfort of your home, and the only time you’ll need to venture out to a pawn shop is to bring the appliance to the interested shop with the highest bid. They will assess it in person and finalize the cash offer.
Create a free listing at PawnGuru today to find pawn shops that take used dishwashers near you! You can also follow the step-by-step instructions, below.
Now that you know how to pawn or sell a used dishwasher for top dollar in your local area, you are likely interested in learning how to pawn or sell more items. Browse our related articles below!
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