February 02, 2020 - Jewelry & Luxury Items
There are a couple different ways to answer this question. One is to answer if it is the right decision for you to part ways with your wedding ring, and the other is to answer if it is better to pawn your wedding ring or to sell it.
While we can’t answer that first question for you in this post, we can guide your thinking by asking you some questions that will help you make the decision. We will also tell you what to expect from pawning versus selling, and what might be the better route for you based on your priorities.
Read on to learn if you should pawn or sell your wedding ring.
If you’re unsure if you should pawn or sell your wedding ring versus keeping it, we recommend you ask yourself the following questions.
These questions are the best ones to ask yourself if you’re still unsure if you should pawn or sell your wedding ring. If you’ve answered these questions and still feel okay about pawning or selling your ring, read on and learn more about pawning versus selling.
If you’re ready to take your wedding ring to a pawn shop but aren’t sure if you’re going to pawn it or sell it, we’ll help you decide.
If you pawn your wedding ring, you are using it as collateral for a cash loan.
The pawnbroker will evaluate your ring and make you an offer. You will then get cash for the ring once you hand it over. However, you will be required to pay back the principal balance of the loan, including any interest and any fees agreed upon.
This all needs to take place within a timeframe specified by the pawn shop. Otherwise, the pawn shop has the right to keep your ring and resell it.
If you sell your wedding ring to a pawn shop, they will keep the ring for good and offer you cash for it. It’s pretty simple!
If you pawn your ring, you might end up getting a better cash offer for it. This is because the pawn shop considers pawn transactions less risky than ones in which they buy an item outright.
The pawn shop needs to resell an item if you sell it to them. And because they aren’t making any money in interest and fees from you when you sell it, it’s a bit riskier for them than if you had pawned the ring.
However, if the market price of gold, platinum, silver (or whatever the metal in the ring is) is at a low point when you pawn it, at least you’ll be able to get the ring back and sell it when the metal is being traded at a higher price down the road.
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Here is the step-by-step process (it’s easy!):
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