How to Get the Most Money at a Pawn Shop

February 24, 2020 - Pawn Resources

Wondering how to get the most money at a pawn shop? We understand your curiosity.

If you’re going to part ways with an item or pawn it at the risk of not getting it back (in the case that you don’t pay back your pawn loan), you’re going to want to make sure you get the most money possible. On top of that, you’ll want to make sure you’re bringing in an item of significant value.

This is smart thinking, and you’re on the right track. In this post, we’ll show you how to get the most money at a pawn shop for your items. But first, we want to show you how smart you really are for asking this question.

Why it’s Important to get Offers from Multiple Pawn Shops

At PawnGuru, we set out to do a little experiment and actually found out how much variance there is in pawn shop offers.

In 2015, we brought various types of items to eight different pawn shops in the Detroit area, where we are based. Our goal was to see whether pawn shops offered similar prices for these items, or if there were huge disparities.

What we found was that there were large disparities in what pawn shops were willing to offer us. Some shops offered hundreds of dollars for an item that another shop offered less than $100 for. And what’s most surprising of all? Some didn’t even make an offer!

We realized that if we encountered this problem, that millions of other people were likely facing the same problem at pawn shops.

How We Help You get the Most Money at a Pawn Shop

To solve this problem, we created PawnGuru. With PawnGuru, you can connect online with multiple pawn shops in your area. All you need to do to receive bids online from multiple pawn shops is list a photo and brief description of your item. Pawn shops in your area will be immediately alerted that your item is up for bid, and they can immediately make offers on your item. You are notified online as soon as this happens.

Not only does this save you time researching which pawn shops will take your item, but it allows you to compare the cash offers in one place from the comfort of your home.

Watch the short video below to learn more about how PawnGuru has helped hundreds of thousands of people get the most money at a pawn shop for their items.

How to Get the Most Money at a Pawn Shop Near You Today

  1. Free of charge, put your item up for bid on PawnGuru
  2. Watch cash offers roll in from local pawn shops
  3. Compare the offers you receive
  4. Accept the highest bid on your item (at no obligation!)
  5. Bring your item into the pawn shop that gave you the highest bid
  6. Finalize the transaction
  7. Walk out with cash in hand today in exchange for giving the shop your item

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David Stiebel
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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October 5, 2017, 11:27 PM

It really helped when you mentioned how you should compare several pawn shops and compare their prices in order to find the best prices you can. I can understand that taking the time to do your research can help you find the best pawnshops to do business with and get the deals you want. A friend of mine was talking about how he needed to find good pawn shop he could sell to, so I’ll share your post with him.

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