January 23, 2020 - Electronics
When they do, you need some extra cash fast especially if you do not have a rainy day savings fund to cover them. A great way to get money quickly is to pawn old cameras.
A pawnshop will extend an offer to you the very same day. That means no waiting around for potential buyers to call or place a bid. You walk in with the camera and walk out with cash.
Maybe your dog ate something they shouldn’t have, or your child fell off their bike and broken an arm. In either case, keep reading to learn how to pawn a camera to make quick cash.
Before you head to a pawnshop, be sure to ask yourself these 5 questions so you know what how much to ask for your old camera.
The first thing you need to consider is the type of camera you want to pawn. Most pawn shops prefer to buy and sell newer digital cameras rather than old film cameras. Depending on your area, they may still accept film cameras if there is a market for them.
Digital point-and-shoot cameras, as well as DSLRs (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, tend to fetch higher prices than others.
Including a memory card increases your asking price when you sell a digital camera to a pawnshop. Remember to delete all your pictures from the memory card before you pawn an old camera.
Even if you decide you do not want to sell your memory card, be sure to bring one with you to the pawnshop. They will need to double-check that the camera works and takes pictures. Most digital cameras require a memory card to do so.
The more accessories included in your digital camera bundle, the more cash you’ll get. Try to find all the original accessories like charging cables, USB cords, and the original box.
A complete bundle with a fully charged and working camera helps you get the highest offer possible.
Sometimes. A pawnshop may buy a broken camera that doesn’t need much fixing if they think they can get a better return on investment. A rare, name brand camera of high value is more intriguing than a cheap, knockoff version, especially when broken.
The price you get when you pawn old cameras varies greatly depending on your location and the demand for the product. Certain name brand cameras always get a higher price when pawned while you can guarantee others will go for less.
For a popular Canon brand camera, expect to get anywhere from $5 to $325 depending on the age and condition but usually close to $110. Other popular camera brands include Panasonic ($50), Sony ($3-1500 – average $206), and Nikon ($10-$1000 – average $135). You can even pawn action cameras like a GoPro for anywhere from $50 to $80 but expect around $64.
Shocked at how much easier it is to pawn old cameras rather than sell them through the classifieds or in an online auction? Many pawnshops allow you to pawn Fossil watches and many other personal items as well.
August 27, 2019, 2:34 PM
Thanks for explaining that digital cameras tend to sell for more than film cameras. My brother would really appreciate learning that because he has been growing his collection of film cameras since he took a photography class in high school. Since he doesn’t use his old digital camera anymore, I’ll suggest he sell it so he can have more funds for another film camera.