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How to get fast cash from pawn shops

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Selling or pawning items of value is the quickest way to get cash.  If you have anything of value, you can get cash from a pawn shops within minutes!

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Pawn shops will either buy your item for cash, or they will give you a secured cash loan and hold your item as collateral until you pay off the loan.

The pawn shop only cares about how much they can re-sell the item for, so they don’t care about how good or bad your credit is.  There is almost no paperwork and no background check required at all.  (They will most likely take your contact info and run the item through a stolen item database to make sure it’s legal merchandise, but otherwise it’s a very quick transaction!)

The benefits of using a pawn shop

  • It’s fast
  • Local
  • No shipping (vs. Ebay)
  • Legitimate stores and shop-keepers (ie. no meeting strangers in weird places like Craigslist)
  • If you just need cash, but don’t want to get rid of your item, only pawn shops can offer a quick cash loan for your stuff

The downsides to using a pawn shop

  • Not necessarily maximizing your cash
  • If you take a loan, you risk losing your item if you don’t pay off the loan within a few months
    • Note: About 85% of pawned items are successfully paid back and redeemed
  • Sometimes located in bad neighborhoods

Follow our Pawn Guru blog for more tips on how to get the best deal for your stuff from local pawn shops.

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  1. You have to remember that pawn shops are only going to take things that they feel they can turn around and sell for a greater profit. A lot of people forget this when they are trying to pawn off their vehicle. Because they don’t really want to deal with repairs, they won’t give you a lot of money if your car is broken or has problems with it. If you want to get rid of your car, you have to make sure that there is nothing wrong with it to make sure that you can at least get what the car is actually worth.

    1. Thanks for sharing Zach! It’s true, a Pawn Shop’s interest in your item will vary depending on the local consumer demand and the market. While some Pawnbrokers have specialists on site that can polish or tweak a product, such as old jewelry or a hunting rifle, other shops may not.

      With PawnGuru, customers can communicate with multiple Pawnbrokers in their local area to help determine which is the best shop for their item. On the other side, Pawnbrokers can use PawnGuru to communicate and discover new local customers who have a particular item they may want or feel they can work with.

      Best,
      PawnGuru Team

      Feel free to send us questions: “Ask @ PawnGuru .com”

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