So of all of the things that pawn shop take in on a regular basis where do DVD players fall on that list? Will pawn shops buy DVD players anymore?
Well, the answer to that question isn’t as easy as one might hope that it would be. You see, it depends on the pawn shop.
Pawn shops aren’t like Walmart where all of them operate by the same rules. Pawn shops are all owned by smaller individual business owners each with their own ideas about what is good to take in versus what isn’t.
Because of that you are going to have a great degree of variance among pawn shops and what they will or will not take in on a case by case basis.
Sucks huh? Well, not so fast because there is some good news here for you.
That is that most pawn shops will take in DVD players if they know what they are doing and how to sell them. Sadly not all pawn shops do, but most will have a good idea of where to begin when it comes to accepting DVD players and flipping them to sell them.
How Much Will Pawn Shops Pay For DVD Players
Well, this is a good question and one that unfortunately you probably won’t like the answer to.
When DVD players first came out, they were hundreds of dollars and almost nobody had one. Now you can go out and buy a new DVD player for as little as $15 or less in some cases.
Because of that, pawn shops aren’t going to pay you a whole lot for your used DVD player, no matter how good of condition it might be in or how little you used it.
It’s just too easy to go out there and pay next to nothing for a brand new DVD player, with a warranty and that oh-so-great new electronics smell.
Typically speaking, expect to get about $5 for your DVD player unless it’s something really special or unique.
The exception to this rule would be if it is a combo DVD player/VCR player. Those units can bring a little bit of a premium, around $20 or more in some cases.
How To Get The Most For Your DVD Player At A Pawn Shop
If you want to get the most money possible for your DVD player when you take it to a pawn shop, here are a few simple rules that you can follow to help you out.
First of all, make sure that you have all of the parts and pieces. This typically means the remote control, power cable, and HDMI cable.
Also be sure that you take a DVD with you so that the pawn shop can test your unit out and make sure that it works properly. Check the batteries in the remote control to make sure they are good and the remote control works. If it looks like the remote doesn’t work, that will hurt your value in the pawn shop’s eyes.
The second thing that you should consider doing is just cleaning the unit off real quick before you go.
The idea here is just to make it look as new or as good as possible. So spend a few minutes and clean off any finger prints, smudges, marks, etc.
You don’t have to go crazy, but getting big debris and stuff off your DVD player will go a long way to helping you try to get the maximum value possible out of your DVD player. You have to remember that the only reason a pawn shop would buy your DVD player is if they think that they might be able to resell it at a profit, so the more sell-able you make your DVD player look, the more likely they are to take it.
Follow these two simple rules and you should have a good experience when you head down to your local pawn shop with your DVD player in hand.