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Pawning Vinyl Records

11 Sep Pawning Vinyl Records

Sometimes old things become cool again, and just like Betty White, beards, and bell-bottoms, vinyl records are back. In fact, for the past 10 years, the sale of vinyl records is up 28%! One argument for the rise in vinyl sales is that the sound quality of a record dominates pretty much any other form of listening available. Others argue...

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Sell electronics for cash through pawn

21 Aug How to Pawn or Sell your Used Electronics

If you need cash fast or are looking to declutter your home without the hassle of a garage sale, you should consider selling or pawning your used electronics. More than likely you have an old phone, tablet, gaming system, laptop or PC laying around your home that is no longer being used. Also more than likely, those same electronics have some...

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How to clean your gun before pawning or selling

24 Jul How to Clean your Gun Before Pawning or Selling

There is no question that when you want to pawn or sell an item, you should put your best foot forward. You should be prepared to answer questions about your item, have an idea of the current value of the item and be prepared to walk away from the deal. However, it is also important to remember that your item’s...

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Warning Signs of Bad Pawn Shop

12 Jun 4 Warning Signs of a Bad Pawn Shop

Contrary to a popular-but-outdated belief, pawn shops are not interested in buying your stolen goods. A pawn shop's long-term success relies on its repeat customers, which means its reputation can make or break its business. If you've read about the benefits of buying or selling through a pawn shop and want to be sure to choose a reputable pawn broker...

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Haggling at a Pawn Shop

29 May 5 Steps for Haggling at a Pawn Shop

Buying, selling or pawning an item all have 1 thing in common: everything is negotiable. Haggling seems to be a lost art these days, but we would be doing you a disservice if we didn’t encourage you to get the best possible deal at your local pawn shop. Negotiating may make some folks uncomfortable, but with these easy guidelines we...

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4 Cs of Diamond Shopping

24 Apr Diamonds are an April Birthday’s Best Friend

As April draws to a close, let’s shine a light on perhaps the most famous of all the monthly birthstones: the diamond. Most of us have or will be in the market to purchase a diamond at some point in our lives. The process of diamond shopping can feel overwhelming at first, but with some basic knowledge you can feel...

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27 Feb Why Consider Buying from a Pawn Shop

Consumers often overlook pawn shops as a retail merchant. Most who seem to are typically unfamiliar with the pawn industry and have a “Hollywood” view of pawn shops, thanks to their depictions of pawn shops as questionable establishments with crooked business dealings. In recent years, however, that stereotype continues to diminish, and an increasing number of folks are starting to...

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Is Pawn Broking a Bad Time Industry?

13 Feb Is Pawn Broking a Bad Times Industry?

Due to its portrayal in the movies and TV, some have a negative opinion of the pawn industry overall. However, the idea that pawn brokering is a “bad times” industry is simply untrue. While it may be the case that customers who are currently experiencing a personal hardship may choose to utilize the services of a pawn shop, the pawn...

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Pawnbroker-traditional-symbol

23 Jan The History of Pawn Broking

The history of pawn broking dates back further in history than you probably think. In fact, the business of pawn broking can be traced back to the Chinese during the 5th century. Over 3,000 years ago, Buddhist monasteries began what we know today as pawn broking, although the business was known to the Chinese as ‘changshengku’ (life-long treasures). The industry, of...

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