When people think about what it is they MIGHT take in, one of the first things that they will often consider are musical instruments.
The truth of the matter is that most of the time pawn shops will accept musical instruments such as guitars, flutes, clarinets, saxophones, and trumpets.
That having been said, are drums and drum sets on the list of things that pawn shops will take in?
The truth of the matter is that it will almost always depend on the pawn shop itself. You have to understand that pawn shops are not like Walmart or Home Depot in that they don’t have to obey the same set of rules.
Each individual pawn shop is owned by an independent small business owner that has his or her idea of what types of items that they would like to accept for a loan or to buy outright. Because of that, it is hard to give one answer that fits all possible scenarios.
However, that doesn’t mean that there is no way to know.
How To Find Pawn Shops That Take In Drum Sets
If you want to pawn or sell your drum sets then a pawn shop may be a solution for you. However, the trick will be finding a pawn shop that accepts them.
The easiest way to do this is to go to Google.com and search the phrase “local pawn shops.”
Google will then return a list of pawn shops in your area along with their phone numbers and addresses.
You will want to go through that list and call each pawn shop one by one to ask them if they accept drums or drum sets. While you have them on the phone, it is also a good idea to ask them what you may need in order to make a loan or sell something at their pawn shop.
Why Don’t All Pawn Shops Take In Drums
The reason that not all pawn shops take in drums is because, typically speaking, drums and drum sets are large and very hard to store.
In addition to that, drum sets will typically have many pieces and it is easy to have one that is missing a piece and for the pawn shop owner to not realize it.
As with all things pawn shops want to make sure that they have all of the parts and pieces that go to an item before they take it in on loan or offer to buy it.
Lastly, it can be difficult to attempt to sell a drum set unless you have a very specific customer looking for one.
How To Get The Most For Your Drum Set At A Pawn Shop
There are really only a few simple rules that you should follow if you’re going to attempt to get the most money possible for your drum set at a pawn shop.
The first thing you should do is make sure that the drum set is clean and is as presentable as possible.
The second thing you should do is to make sure that you have all of the parts and pieces that go with your drum set. Missing things like connectors or clamps can cause the pawn shop to not want to loan as much against the drum set as if you had all of the parts that went with it.
The last thing you should do is to be able to document exactly what make and model the drum set is. If you have made any upgrades to the drums that are not stock, you will also want to be able to document those upgrades. That way, the pawn shop will know exactly what they are so they can take those into consideration when determining the value of your item.
Following these three simple rules should help you when negotiating a price for your drums.