There are more people discovering how great having a local pawn shop Freehold, they can go to for selling unwanted items, taking out small loans, and buying an eclectic range of interesting and useful items and gifts. Here is a look at how to go about negotiating at a pawn shop to get the best price, whatever you are there for.

Know the real value of the item

Sometimes we think something we have is worth more than it is. We overvalue out of sentimentally or just incorrect or biased information. To not be completely put off when starting negotiations at a pawn shop is to go in having done some homework. If it is not new, then it is not worth what you bought it for. You need to get an idea of its value at its age and in the condition, it is in.

It is easy enough to find the new retail price of something but a good place for used pricing is eBay or some other such similar site. If the same item is not there look at ones that are comparable. Some things hold their value better than others, for example, precious metals have a certain value when it comes to jewelry.

Pawn shops are willing to negotiate

When you have an idea of the real value you can decide how much of an offer you would accept for that. Remember they are not going to offer the full value as they need to make a profit when they resell. Do not be afraid to haggle whether you are selling or looking for a loan, Freehold there is wiggle room. You have the value you think it is worth, and then under that where you are willing to compromise to. The pawn shop will offer their valuation and then make their offer somewhere under that. Then you both need to make suggestions and counter suggestions until you both reach a price you agree on, or until you walk away taking your item with you, or if you were trying to buy, leaving it there!

Three tips to using a pawn shop, Freehold

Three handy tips to remember are;

  1. Paying with cash tends to get you a better deal.
  2. Stay cordial and be nice, you will get a better response and have a better chance of negotiating if they do not hate you! Even if you do not reach a deal, be respectful, there is a good chance you will return for a different sale, purchase or loan, so do not get a bad name for yourself.
  3. Always read the small print so you know the policies, interest, return rules, whether there are guarantees on authenticity and so on. Policies between pawn shops do vary quite widely.


Whether you are purchasing from a pawn shop or looking for a loan Freehold, you can get yourself a better deal if you think about the above factors and keep them in mind.

Author's Bio: 

This article is penned by Lora Davis