Question: How Much Should I Ask For At A Pawn Shop?

What percentage does a pawn shop give you?

In return, the pawnbroker typically lends you approximately 25% to 60% of the item’s resale value.

The average amount of a pawn shop loan is about $75–$100.

You’re given a short time, typically a few months, to repay the loan and are charged interest, often at a very high rate.

Do you get more if you pawn or sell?

Getting the Most Money when Selling or Pawning Your Items

Decide if you’re pawning or selling. Often, you can get more money for your item by selling it. However, with a pawn loan, you can get the money you need, and you still get to keep your item.

Can you negotiate prices at a pawn shop?

Do: haggle

Not only is it perfectly acceptable to negotiate a lower price on pawn shop items, most pawn shops actively expect you to do so. Typically, pawn shops will stick their merchandise with a price tag that’s a little higher than what they need you to pay for it to make a profit.

What are good items to pawn?

Best Things to Pawn at a Pawnshop

  • Precious Metals. Jewelry is one of the biggest moneymakers in pawnshops.
  • Tablets. When you already have a computer and a smartphone, your tablet is an easy target for pawnbroker fodder.
  • Power Tools.
  • Gems.
  • Firearms.
  • Collectible Coins and Currency.
  • Sporting Goods.
  • Smartphones.