If you are thinking about taking your crossbow to a pawn shop to sell it but are concerned with how much they will offer you, then you need to read this article!
There’s all sorts of questions that you get when you work at a pawn shop. One of the more frequently asked questions is: How much do pawn shops pay for crossbows?
Well, unfortunately, because there are so many different crossbows out there, it’s hard to state one price that would cover the entire range.
It’s like cars. Imagine someone asking “How much do cars cost?”
Well, the answer depends on what kind of car it is. How old it is, etc..
Crossbows are really no different in that regard.
There’s really great crossbows out there that almost every hunter would love to have, and then there are off-brand cheap crossbows that you can find on eBay for $39.95.
That having been said, anything thing that you have to keep in mind is that not all pawn shops take crossbows.
Pawn shops are owned by individual, small business owners and as such, they all have their own idea of what makes something good to loan on versus what doesn’t.
Some pawnbrokers just aren’t comfortable handling or taking in hunting equipment like crossbows, but if you ask me, they are a great item for pawn shops to loan on.
With that in mind, let’s get down to what really matters here.
Most pawn shops will take your crossbow in on loan or offer to buy it outright from you should you want to sell it. Typically speaking, pawn shops pay very fair prices for used crossbows and are worth your time to investigate.
How To Get The Most Money For Your Crossbow
If you are thinking about taking your crossbow to a pawn shop to either sell it or make a loan against it, then you are probably concerned about how to get the most money out of it as well.
Fortunately, with crossbows this is all pretty straight forward.
The most important thing about your crossbow will be what brand and model it is, in addition to what condition it is in.
Clean It Up
In order to get the most money for your crossbow, you should spend at least a few minutes and make sure that it is as clean as possible.
When you are out hunting, you are probably going to get some dirt and mud on it. That’s normal.
That having been said, if you don’t clean it first, then a pawnbroker will have to and that will only work against you when you are trying to negotiate a price for it with them.
So take a few minutes and make sure that it looks as good as possible before you walk in the door.
Know What Model It Is
Sometimes, crossbows aren’t well marked with what model they are, or what their speed rating is.
That can make evaluating your crossbow pretty difficult for the pawn shop, so if you want to make life easier for everyone, know what you have before you head in.
By showing the pawn shop what model it is and what speed it is, they will more quickly be able to evaluate it and come up with an offer for you.
On the other hand, if you don’t do this and they are forced to guess what it is that you have, then you will probably be offered the bare minimum price for it since they are just taking a chance on it.
So How Much Will You Get For Your Crossbow At A Pawn Shop
With these things in mind, most pawn shops offer between $25-$75 on crossbows, and maybe even a little more depending on what it is exactly.
Special models that have much higher asking prices will of course be worth a little more to the pawn shop, so they will offer you a little more for them.
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.