#1
I need some extra cash fast and am considering pawning some of my stuff. Can you get good deals selling stuff in pawnshops?
#5
Don't pawn it, eBay it

And if you don't have the time/account/whatever, there are stores that will pay you like 80% of the price they sell the item for, for you.
Not bad if you want stuff gone ASAP
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Pawn Shops are only good when you're really really desperate, have something you never use, and don't have time to sell it properly. It's more akin to throwing it away than actually selling it.
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I haven't had much to do with them. Porn Shops however...
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#9
They have a book of what everything is worth, they will only give you a fraction of that. Its either: you take it, you leave with your stuff, or the mexican steals it from you and pawns it off for the original price once offered to you.
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#10
the only stuff you can sell at pawn shops for anything near what it's actually worth is gold, they'll buy that at about 80-90% of it's market value.
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craigslist is the way to go, you cant trust pawn shops
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#13
You are better off selling things through the local paper or ebay, but if its quick cash your after then here are a few tips.

1) Know how much you want to sell it for - Do research on it, find out how much something similar is going for, that way you go in with a general idea of whats a good deal and whats not. They are experienced at this, they know the value of most things and if you know as well you will get a better price, refer to point 3.

2) Haggle - If they offer you 15, then say, "i was hoping for 25". Theyll say, "right well the most i can probably pay is 18". Then you say, "make it 21 and we have a deal". If they think your weak then they'll say, "sorry, 18 is my final off", if you are a good poker player and can represent strength they'll say "ok, deal"

3) They don't want it - Remember that it is you who wants to sell not them who wants to buy. They know this and will try and pay you the least amount of money. So what you need to do is make them want it. Don't say, "How much is this worth?" or "How much will you pay for this?". Say, "I have an i-pod and im after $60". I.e. If you make the deal then you switch the power away from them, this is important because it will ensure a higher price every time.

Here is 2 possibilites of what could happen

A) You dont know how much your Nintendo 64 is worth and decide to sell it. "Hi, how much will you pay for a Nintendo 64?", "We don't have a need for it right now, how bout $20?" "I thought it would be a bit better than that?" "Sorry, Best i can do" "Ok deal"

Or obtion B)
You know that Nintendo 64's are going for $30 on ebay, $50 in the local game shop. "Hi, I have this 64 here, its in good condition and i notice that your shop does not have one, will you pay $60 for it?", "Bit high don't you think? tell you what, best i can do is $30" "I can get better than that on ebay, Tell you want, how bout i sell it for $50?" "How much can you get it for on ebay?" "Saw one sell for $45" "Ok, Ill give you $45 for it?" "Deal"

Ive done this sort of thing a few times now and ive always found that being direct with them and telling them what you want is the best way to get a good price. Some of them are full of themselves and hate when people take that approach and won't buy anything off you, but if that's the case your better going on ebay anyway.
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#14
Ving Rhames had a Pawnshop experience in Pulp Fiction if you wanna be raped by the owner and a man named Zed pretending to be a cop go right ahead.
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You are better off selling things through the local paper or ebay, but if its quick cash your after then here are a few tips.

1) Know how much you want to sell it for - Do research on it, find out how much something similar is going for, that way you go in with a general idea of whats a good deal and whats not. They are experienced at this, they know the value of most things and if you know as well you will get a better price, refer to point 3.

2) Haggle - If they offer you 15, then say, "i was hoping for 25". Theyll say, "right well the most i can probably pay is 18". Then you say, "make it 21 and we have a deal". If they think your weak then they'll say, "sorry, 18 is my final off", if you are a good poker player and can represent strength they'll say "ok, deal"

3) They don't want it - Remember that it is you who wants to sell not them who wants to buy. They know this and will try and pay you the least amount of money. So what you need to do is make them want it. Don't say, "How much is this worth?" or "How much will you pay for this?". Say, "I have an i-pod and im after $60". I.e. If you make the deal then you switch the power away from them, this is important because it will ensure a higher price every time.

Here is 2 possibilites of what could happen

A) You dont know how much your Nintendo 64 is worth and decide to sell it. "Hi, how much will you pay for a Nintendo 64?", "We don't have a need for it right now, how bout $20?" "I thought it would be a bit better than that?" "Sorry, Best i can do" "Ok deal"

Or obtion B)
You know that Nintendo 64's are going for $30 on ebay, $50 in the local game shop. "Hi, I have this 64 here, its in good condition and i notice that your shop does not have one, will you pay $60 for it?", "Bit high don't you think? tell you what, best i can do is $30" "I can get better than that on ebay, Tell you want, how bout i sell it for $50?" "How much can you get it for on ebay?" "Saw one sell for $45" "Ok, Ill give you $45 for it?" "Deal"

Ive done this sort of thing a few times now and ive always found that being direct with them and telling them what you want is the best way to get a good price. Some of them are full of themselves and hate when people take that approach and won't buy anything off you, but if that's the case your better going on ebay anyway.



Man, you have a lot cooler pawnshops there. Here in the states I've never been in a Pawnshop where the 'buyers' actually have any control over how much they want to buy it for, out of the 6-7 I've been to they always do the same thing: Look at what you have, put it into their computer to find what they can buy it for, then tell you what they will pay for it, at which point you can sell it for whatever damn-near-nothing price they offer, or go to the next pawnshop (Who will almost always offer about the same price). And they never care which you actually do.
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