Did you know that your old printer could be costing you more money than it’s actually worth?
Not only do older printers tend to use more ink than newer ones, but they also tend to waste more paper due to printing errors, thus, costing you more money in the long run. Newer printers tend to be more efficient with less maintenance, as well as provide multi-functional services such as faxing, scanning, or offering WIFI connectivity.
But, what are you going to do with your old printer once you get the shiny new one? It would be a shame to waste all of the time and money you’ve already put into this one.
This is where the pawn shop comes in. Pawn shops are a great option for anyone looking to upgrade their current gadgets and gizmos.
Read on to learn how to pawn a printer.
How to Pawn a Printer
Learning to pawn is easy, you just need to know the steps.
First, you need to know how much your printer is worth. Knowing how much you’re going to ask for your printer before you reach out to the pawn shop is crucial. This step guarantees that you will not be taken advantage of by any party involved.
Second, you’ll need to find the right pawn shop. Many pawn shops will severely under quote you on what your product is really worth — again, why it’s so important to know your values before stepping into the game.
Some pawn shops remain fair, while others will seek out opportunities to make a profit off of you.
Determine Its Value
How do you determine your printer’s value?
Locate the model number on your printer. There should be a small sticker –or printed label– on the side or bottom of your printer. Once you’ve found it, you can do a quick Google search to see how much this model is selling for at today’s price.
Keep in mind how long you’ve owned the printer and note any damages the printer may have. You will need to factor these things in when determining the printer’s value.
Find the Right Pawn Shop
Once you’ve decided how much you’re going to ask for your printer, it’s time to find the right pawn shop.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when looking for a pawn shop:
Do your research: Who owns this shop? Is it a chain or family owned?
Read reviews: Reading reviews gives you the opportunity to avoid scams and, frankly, avoid poor customer service.
Make sure it’s regulated: Pawn shops should be regulated by the NPA, National Pawnbrokers Association. If you find that a pawn shop is not regulated, you may be dealing with a scam.
Ask about the selling process: Finally, do a little internet searching or even give the shop a quick call to find out their process when you sell something to them. Some pawn shops take a long time while others require only a single signature.
Finding the right pawn shop only takes a few minutes of research and can truly make the difference in your pawning experience.
Looking to Pawn Your Other Household Items?
Now that you’ve been successful in learning to pawn a printer, you might want to turn in your other gadgets for new, shiny toys.