Selling or Pawning Amplifiers and Speakers

January 21, 2020 - Electronics

So you’ve had these amplifiers and speakers in your car for some time.

You want to sell them quick and buy new ones quick at a discounted price. You’re in luck – because you can sell or pawn your amp and speakers at a pawn shop for some quick cash, or buy a new set at a discounted price.

If you have an amplifier or speakers you would like to sell or pawn, I’d recommend trying PawnGuru first. We’ll bring you multiple offers from pawn shops near you, so you can get the most cash for your audio equipment. Take note of a few tips so you can get top dollar for it.

Description & Condition

Don’t just copy and paste the product description from the manufacturer’s site into your post. Make sure to also include the condition of your amplifier and/or speakers, so that the pawn shop can get a good idea as to how close to new your amplifier and speakers are. If you have a model year, that will help get you an accurate offer.

Fix what may be damaged

Most pawn shops aren’t going to take the time and money to fix amplifiers or speakers that do not work. The only exceptions: if you can prove, with documentation, that it used to belong to someone famous, or if the amplifier is an antique.

Paperwork & Packaging

If you bring the paperwork and packaging with you to the pawnshop, they will be more inclined to offer you a great offer on your item because it’s a complete and authentic product. Pawn shops love complete packages because they’re easier to profit from. Also, if your amplifier and speakers are still under warranty, that can raise your offer even higher.

Buying a speaker or amplifier

If you’re interested in buying a speaker or amplifier, buying them from a pawn shop is a great idea. You can find the latest speakers or amplifiers at a discounted price. You’re also guaranteed that the used amplifier and speaker works, because pawn shops would not buy them if they didn’t. It’s a safer bet than Craigslist, and a much swifter option than eBay.

If you have any questions, please send us an email at We’re eager to help!
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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