When it comes to MP3 players it can be a sticky subject at times. After all, you have everything from the well known iPod down to off-brand and unknown mp3 players from eBay. Buy do pawn shops buy them?
The answer is that is really depends on what the MP3 player is that you are talking about.
Chances are that if it is a better known brand or a better known MP3 player that a pawn shop will be happy to buy it from you or make you a loan on it so that you can get it back at a later point in time.
After all, pawn shops are in the business of dealing with all sorts of merchandise and the things that they see every day might surprise you – but an MP3 player will hardly be anything shocking or out of the ordinary to them.
When it boils right down to it, pawn shops are largely buy and sell type retail shops and as such they depend on the variety of merchandise that comes in through their doors every day.
It almost doesn’t matter what you have, they will often times be interested, but when it comes to electronics like an MP3 player, they are probably going to be much more interested because of how well those types of things can typically sell.
How Much Do Pawn Shops Pay For MP3 Players
Pawn shops will often be happy to look at and buy your mp3 player.
How much a pawn shop will offer you for your MP3 player is going to depend on a variety of factors such as what brand it is, what condition it is in and how much storage space it has.
Just like anything else, if a pawn shop buys something they have to be able to turn around and sell it for a small profit.
Because of that, they most often only want to deal with the kind of merchandise that they know that they will be able to sell easily and without much trouble.
If your MP3 player if a good brand and a well liked or even highly sought after style then yes, you are going to be in luck and will probably get a decent amount of money for your item.
Typically speaking you can expect this to be anywhere from 40-70% of whatever a similar MP3 sells for used on eBay or Amazon.
Tips For Selling Your MP3 Player
There are some things that you might want to do before taking your MP3 player down to your local pawn shop.
For instance, if it is an iPod, make sure that any kind of activation lock of icloud protection is turned off before you take it to your pawn broker. They will probably check for this and if either one of these things re on, they may not be able to help you at all with your item.
If it’s not an iPod, then make sure that you have all of the cords, a set of headphones (or earbuds) with you, that it is at least partially charged and has at least one song on it so that the pawn shop can test the item out before making you an offer.
After all, they are going to want to make sure that you MP3 player works before they decide to try to buy it so doing this little bit extra up front can save everyone a lot of hassle down the road.
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.