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5 Things You Need to Do When Dealing With a Pawn Shop February 24, 2016

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5 Things You Need to Do When Dealing With a Pawn Shop, Brighton, New York

Before you begin your spring cleaning, make sure you also have a plan for the items you no longer wish to keep. One great way to get rid of unwanted items and make a bit of extra cash is to bring your belongings to a pawn shop. Gold 4 Cash, Rochester’s most trusted pawn shop, offers cash for a wide variety of used items, including jewelry and watches, consumer electronics, sports memorabilia, and much more. 

If you’re new to buying and selling, remember that dealing with a pawn shop requires research and negotiation skills. These five tips will help you make the most of your pawn shop experience.

  • Know Your Item: If you’re selling an item, gather as much information about it as possible so you can be sure you’re getting the best price. Familiarize yourself with important details that indicate the quality and value of your item. Similarly, buyers should know how to identify a high-quality item to make sure they’re getting the best value.
  • Research Before You Visit: Having your item appraised before you sell it can help you determine whether the pawn shop is offering you a fair price. If you bring in a written appraisal from a jeweler, Gold 4 Cash is prepared to beat that offer by up to 5%. Buyers should check other resellers, including auction websites, to get a sense of what they can expect to pay.
  • Pick Your Pawn Shop: Some pawn shops specialize in specific items in order to appeal to collectors. Gold 4 Cash is a true one-stop shop, carrying a wide range of items that are bound to appeal to anyone who walks through the door. This variety is also backed by expertise: All diamonds sold at Gold 4 Cash are certified by the Gemological Institute of America and the European Gemological Laboratory.
  • Ask Questions: If you visit a pawn shop that will loan you the value of your item, it is important that you understand the terms of that loan, including the repayment timespan and any applicable interest or fees. You may also want to ask about shop security and how items are stored before they are sold.

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  • Negotiate: If you’ve done your research, you have an idea of what your item is worth. Try to find a balance between the shop’s need to earn a profit and your own sense of fairness. Buyers should come prepared with cash in order to stay within their budget.

Gold 4 Cash believes in paying fair prices for the items they purchase. Whether you’re looking to sell diamonds or precious metal jewelry, you can count on receiving more than melt price for your designer pieces. Buyers and sellers alike count on Gold 4 Cash to help them keep more money in their pockets. In addition to offering fair prices for the items they buy, Gold 4 Cash also offers competitive prices on all in-stock items, including 25-75% off list price for jewelry and brand name watches.

To learn more about buying and selling with Gold 4 Cash, call (585) 415-1514 or visit the shop online today.

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