Will pawn shops accept toolboxes.
So, do pawn shops buy toolboxes? That’s a really interesting question.
I guess there are several different ways that you can look at this question when attempting to come up with an answer that makes some kind of sense.
The first thing that we have to take into consideration is that not all pawn shops operate the exact same way.
Pawn shops aren’t like Walmart, or the Home Depot. Pawn shops are typically owned by small business owners that each have their own idea of how it is that they would like their business to run.
What that really comes down to is the fact that each individual pawn shop owner will have their own idea about what is good taken on a loan versus what is not. This also extends to what is good for a pawn shop to buy versus what is not.
So when looking at your toolbox the first thing that you really need to do is figure out if your local pawn shop takes any tools.
I will tell you this, most of the time every pawn shop takes tools. There are very few pawn shops that I know of that do not take any tools.
People often ask if pawn shops will take in toolboxes and to be honest, it depends on the pawn shop in question. Most pawn shops will take in toolboxes as long as they aren’t too large and are in good condition.
What Type Of Toolbox Do You Have
The next major concern is determining what type of toolbox you have exactly.
Typically speaking there are two main types of toolboxes. There are the at-home drawer kind, as well as the type of toolbox that goes into the bed of the truck.
While some pawn shops may be willing to deal with the smaller at-home kind of toolbox, they may not want to deal with the truck toolboxes.
On the other hand, you could have a situation that was the exact opposite and the pawn shop will deal with truck toolboxes but won’t take in the at-home drawer kind.
Ultimately what this means for you is that you’re going to have to do some investigation and talk to your local pawn shops to determine what it is that they will take it.
If you’re looking for a pawn shop that will take in toolboxes than your best bet is to go to Google.com and search the phrase local pawn shops.
Google will return a result list of shops in your area as well as their addresses and phone numbers.
You’re going to want to go down that list, call them one by one and check to see if they take the type of toolbox that you have.
In addition to checking to see if they take those types of toolboxes, you will also want to ask them what you need to have with you in order to make a loan, or sell something to them. Lastly, you can also ask them what they think they might be willing to pay you for your toolbox.
I will tell you this though, it will be hard to get a pawn shop to give you a quote over the phone for something like a toolbox.
Toolboxes come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes and can be in all sorts of different levels of condition.
Because of that it is extremely difficult for a pawn shop to attempt to give you a quote over the phone for your toolbox.
How To Get The Most For Your Toolbox At Pawn Shops
If you want to get the most money possible for your toolbox at pawn shops, then there are really only two simple rules that you need to follow.
The first rule is to make sure that you have the keys with you. A lot of people seem to forget the keys when they bring a toolbox into a pawn shop and that is a huge mistake.
If a pawn shop has to resell your toolbox, they will expect to have keys so that they can do that. If you do not have the keys with your toolbox, don’t be surprised if the pawn shop does not take it in.
The second thing that you should do is to be sure that you clean the toolbox carefully. What this comes down to is basically wiping it down and making it look as presentable as possible.
Just like the scenario above, if a pawn shop resells your toolbox, they will want to to resell a toolbox that is in good condition and looks as neat and clean as possible.
Doing these two things will help ensure that you get the most money possible out of your toolbox when you visit a local pawn shop.
Mandy Dormain started working for Pawn Nerd in 2020. Mandy grew up in a small town in northern Tennessee. But moved to New York for university. Before joining Pawn Nerd, Mandy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for several radio stations. She covers politics and economy stories.