How Pawn Shops Work – Complete Tutorial

Pawning something at a pawn shop isn’t difficult. In fact, it’s probably one of the easiest things that you can do to come up with cash quickly that won’t cost you and arm and a leg down the road. Pawn shops work by making people loans against their merchandise and holding onto it for a … Read more

How To Pawn Something

When it comes to the daily operations of pawn shops there tends to be a lot of confusion about what it is that they do exactly but hopefully I will be able to eliminate at least part of that confusion in this article.

What Does A Pawn Shop Do Exactly?

*IMPORTANT NOTE* This was the very first post on, published July 6th, 2013. There has been a ton of information added since this was created. Be sure to take a look around the site for more detailed information. Thanks as always, Brian! So you want to know what a pawn shop does – great! … Read more

Do Pawn Shops Buy Board Games

Years ago, it wouldn’t be uncommon for families to have “Game night” where everyone would gather around a table a play some kind of board or card game together. Obviously, with parents working more and children being home much less frequently than they once were, these game nights are quickly becoming a thing of the … Read more

How Much Do Pawn Shops Pay For iPads

When you need to come up with cash quickly, pawn shops are almost there to help. But when it comes to pawning or selling your iPad to a pawn shop, how much will they pay you? Let’s dig into that answer here!

ANSWERED: Can You Pawn A Broken PS3

Every so often I will have someone ask me if they can pawn or sell a broken PS3 at our pawn shop. I understand the scenario that these people are in, but I will tell you that in most cases, pawn shops can’t take in broken playstation 3s any longer. At one point in time, … Read more

Do Pawn Shops Buy Luggage – ANSWERED

Of all of the things that pawn shops take in on a regular bases, what about luggage? Is luggage something that a pawn shop will buy or offer to make you a loan on if you don’t want to sell it outright? Great questions and here are the answers that you are looking for.

ANSWERED: Do Pawn Shops Buy Snow Globes

So here are one of those unique items that to be honest with you, I love to see come through the pawn shop doors. Snow globes! (Yes, yes, many of you probably think that I’m weird now… that’s okay.) I think they are great, but what about other pawnbrokers? Do they typically get excited about … Read more

SOLVED: Can You Pawn A Broken Tablet

Electronics is one of those items that most pawn shops out there just can’t get enough of. To be honest with you, almost every pawn shop that I have ever worked with will do just about anything they can to get their hands on good electronics. On the list of electronics that pawn shops typically … Read more

ANSWERED: Do Pawn Shops Buy Vacuums

Okay, now here is one that isn’t the most common question that I get, but it is important one the less. What I’ve been asked is pretty straight forward – Do pawn shops take vacuums, meaning vacuum cleaners to the best I can determine. Now, if you’ve been read this site (or have even come … Read more

How Do You Pawn Something & Get The Most

Let’s just face some facts; most people don’t use pawn shops regularly or never have. Learning how to pawn something is pretty straight forward, but learning how to get the most out of it – that’s the trick it would seem. Let’s just be completely factual about the matter – most people feel that pawn … Read more

Do Pawn Shops Buy Micrometers – Answered!

If you have ever wondered if pawn shops would buy micrometers, let me just tell you that you are not alone. Not by a long shot. Many people have asked me if pawn shops buy micrometers and the answer to that question may surprise you, but I don’t think it should. Find out what I have to say about it in this post.

Do Pawn Shops Buy Microscopes – Answered!

Pawn shops buy a lot of different things, but what about microscopes? Will a pawn shop buy your microscope? It’s a fair question and honestly, not one that I’m asked all that often. So with that having been said, let’s dig in and find out what the answer is to this unique question.

Can You Pawn A Broken TV – Answered!

Will pawn shops take broken TVs? To be fair, it’s a question that I get asked all of the time. Seriously, there’s a lot of broken TVs out there! That having been said, is a broken TV something that a pawn shop would really want to deal with? Do pawn shops buy broken TVs? Find out in this article!

Can You Pawn A Broken iPhone – Answered!

Of all of the various questions I get, some are really good. Today we are going to look at the question of if a pawn shop would buy or pawn a broken iPhone for you or not. The truth of the matter is that some pawn shops deal with broken goods more than you might think, but when it comes to iPhones, where to they draw the line?

Can You Pawn A Broken Laptop – Answered!

Some people have wondered if you can pawn broken laptops. It’s not a bad question, and to be honest, I get asked about pawning broken items more often than you might initially think. But with that in mind, are broken electronics high on a pawn shops list of things to take in? Find out in this article.

Can You Pawn A Broken Phone – Answered!

This is one of those times that I’ve gotten a really good question and one that gets asked all of the time. People want to know if they can pawn broken phones, or just sell them outright to pawn shops. The answer unfortunately isn’t incredibly simple. Find out the whole story here.

Can You Pawn Broken Jewelry – ANSWERED!

Over the years that I’ve been in the pawn industry, one of the most frequently asked questions has always been “Can you pawn broken jewelry?” Well, I’m here to tell you that as long as the jewelry that you are talking about is made out of silver or gold, then yes, you absolutely can pawn … Read more

Do Pawn Shops Take Invicta Watches – Answered!

When it comes to the different types of collateral that pawn shops will accept or buy from people, there can be a huge amount of variety across the nation. Some pawn shops will only accept certain things, while there are other pawn shops out there that will buy just about anything that comes through their … Read more

Do Pawn Shops Buy Heaters – Answered!

During the colder months, indoor heaters are a popular thing. For that matter, outdoor heaters are also very popular. But that having been said, are heaters something that a pawn shop would seriously consider taking in on a loan or offer to buy from you? Good question, so now let’s get it answered once and for all. Do pawn shops take heaters?

Do Pawn Shops Accept Checks – Answered!

One of the questions that I’m always asked is whether or not pawn shops accept checks as a form of payment to get their items out of loan. I’m not sure why, but this answer seems to surprise a lot of people, so lets talk about it. Do pawn shops really accept checks?

Do Pawn Shops Buy Fitbits – Answered!

A lot of people have asked me many questions about the pawn industry over the years and as technology changes, the types of merchandise they ask about changes as well. One of the more popular forms of merchandise that people ask me about today are personal fitness trackers. The Fitbit is probably the most popular of all of those and in today’s post, I will answer the question on whether or not pawn shops buy Fitbits once and for all.

Do Pawn Shops Buy Watches Without Batteries – Solved!

Do you have a watch that isn’t running because the battery went dead on you? It happens all of the time. Some pawn shops will replace batteries for free, in the the event that you are taking your watch to a pawn shop that doesn’t offer that service, they still may buy your watch despite the fact it doesn’t run. However, I’ve got some tips in here that will help you get the most for it every time!

Do Pawn Shops Buy Metal Detectors – Answered!

If you are wondering if pawn shops buy metal detectors, let me just tell you that you are not alone – not by a long shot. This is a question that I get asked at least 3 or 4 times a week and to be honest with you, pawn shops love metal detectors normally. Find out why in this article!

Do Pawn Shops Buy Stainless Steel Watches – Answered!

If you have a stainless steel watch laying around the house and you are in need of a few extra bucks, you may ask yourself if that’s something that a pawn shop would buy. To tell you the truth, a lot of people ask the same thing. I probably get the question 4 or 5 times a week at minimum. So let’s dig in and answer it for you, once and for all.

Do Pawn Shops Buy Swords – Answered!

A lot of people ask if pawn shops buy swords. Like all things on this blog, I like to give the best and most detailed answer possible, so if you have ever wondered the same thing, then spend a few minutes with us and learn if pawn shops buy swords and what you should do to try to get the most money out of yours possible.

Do Pawn Shops Buy Microphones – Answered!

With all of the things that pawn shops take in on a regular basis, some people have asked if pawn shops buy microphones. Well, I decided that it was time to get to the bottom of that question and give you the answer that you are looking for!

Do Pawn Shops Buy Car Parts – Answered!

Some people have asked me if pawn shops would buy car parts or not and I’ve always found this question a little intriguing. Maybe it’s because I’ve worked on cars my whole life, but I think it’s about time that we answer this question once and for all! Let’s get to it… do pawn shops buy car parts?