Your Guide on How to Sell a Microwave

January 20, 2020 - Equipment and Tools

Did you know that the retail sales for a microwave were around $344 million dollars in the U.S. last year?

Want to sell a microwave but not sure where? Not to worry!

In this article, we’re going to explain why selling at pawn shops are a great place for your used items.

Want to learn more? Keep reading to find out!

Sell a Microwave to a Pawn Shop

Most pawn shops will look at microwaves. If they are newer and higher end, you’ll have an even better chance.

It’s an item that most people use in their daily life. Thus, the shop will have a decent chance of selling it.

Let’s look at what to do to prepare your microwave.

How to Get the Best Deal

If you no longer need your old microwave, consider selling it. This appliance won’t be worth much when you sell it used.

You may be able to get anywhere from 5 dollars to 75 dollars. If you have a microwave that is a decent brand, you may be able to sell it for more money.

The value depends on the model and year you bought it. You’ll see variations of price for specific brands.

It’s important to prepare your microwave before bringing it to the pawn shop to sell. Make sure it’s as clean as possible.

Don’t forget the plate inside the microwave! Scrub out the interior and the rotating plate. Wipe it down with a damp cloth on the inside.

You want it to look in the best shape possible. This way, when you bring it to the pawn shop, they won’t worry about selling it in the future!

Do You Have a Broken Microwave?

If you’re trying to sell a broken microwave, it’s more complicated than you think.

Most pawn shops won’t buy a broken microwave. If you repair the microwave beforehand, you could sell it, but it may not be worth it. Check with a friend who is handy at repairing things.

The money invested in the repair may exceed what the pawn shop pays for the microwave.

Selling Appliances for Extra Money

Another thing to consider is buying items and then reselling them. If you can get older appliances or a friend’s old microwave that they were going to donate, you could sell this.

Make sure the item is in decent shape, so when you bring it to the pawn shop, it’s more desirable.

This is a great side hustle for people who want to make a little more money. If you’re handy at repairs, even better!

Want to Learn More?

We hope you found this article helpful when deciding if you should sell a microwave to your local pawn shop. Getting it in the best condition possible before selling is essential.

Want to learn more about things you can sell at pawn shops? Read this article we wrote about how to sell diamonds.


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