Do you have an urge to travel but don’t know how to save enough money to get where you want to go?
If you’ve been dying to see all the classic art in Europe or saving every extra penny for that glamorous vacation anywhere else in the world, I have incredible news for you. You can make a mint simply cleaning out your closet. A lot of what you have laying around just may be worth enough money to take you away.
If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, keep reading. In this article, I’m discussing the best things to sell at a pawn shop so you can finally take that vacation you’ve always dreamed of.
The Top 8 Best Things to Sell at a Pawn Shop for Fast Cash
Your first question is probably what can you pawn at a pawn shop? The answer is almost anything. There is a trick to making money selling things at pawn shops, however. You must have something of significant value if you want to walk away with some cash.
So, let’s get started.
Guns hold their retail value and in some cases appreciate over time. If you have a few hunting rifles that you no longer use, you could fetch upwards of $300 a piece at the pawn shop. Of course, you’ll need all of the required paperwork proving ownership of the firearm. And, you should never carry a loaded weapon; unload it before you take it in.
It’s a good idea to contact your local pawn shops ahead of walking in to ensure that they are licensed to purchase guns.
Some of the most pawnable items include gems, diamonds, watches, and other fine jewelry. You can learn more in this blog about how to sell your jewelry to a pawn shop.
Basically, start with your jewelry chest and sort through the items you no longer wear and don’t intend to pass down. If you have receipts for your jewelry, gather those as well. Receipts will guarantee you get the most for each piece.
The cheapest way to travel is to sell the most expensive items at the pawn shop. iPhones, iPads, other smartphones, computers, and tablets all fetch excellent payouts. Make sure to bring all chargers and other accessories you have for these items as they can get you a few more bucks.
Always clear your devices of personal information and turn off GPS features to find your device.
iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Samsung Galaxy products, and Nexus products are the most popular items to sell.
Some items worth money at a pawn shop are those that you may not think of at first, like power tools. You might be surprised at the number of extra tools that you have laying around. Why not bring them into the pawn shop and earn a few bucks toward spending cash for your next vacation?
Newer power tools will fetch you more money and the better shape they’re in, the better. If you have packaging for the tools, you may even earn a few more dollars.
Although you may not yield as high a payout on electronics as you will with technology, it’s still worth a shot if you’re cleaning things out anyway. TVs, DVD and Blu Ray players, and DVDs and CDs themselves will all be worth something at the local pawn shop.
Especially this day in age when everything is a streaming service, you probably have plenty to get rid of. The more you have, the more you’ll make.
Some collectibles in your home may actually be worth money! The obvious items like coins and currency are at least worth their face value. Consider silver dimes, however, that can fetch up to $180 for a $10 roll if they were minted prior to 1964.
Other rare currency like silver dollars, proof sets, American coins, federal reserve notes, silver certificates, and other unique paper money only earns value over time. The older it is, the more it’s probably worth.
Other good items to pawn include sporting goods that you no longer need. We’ve all had our ‘hay day’ when we were involved in softball and basketball and tennis until we had kids and careers and otherwise. Put that old gear to good use and allow it to help you get closer to that dream vacation.
You can pawn or sell anything from golf clubs to surfboards. And, don’t forget about old gym equipment, too.
Antiques and other collectibles can vary in value but it’s worth having some items appraised to see what kind of face value it has. Sports memorabilia like baseball cards are always popular. And, who knows what you might find in your attic that the pawn shops are just dying to get their hands on.
If you’re wondering how to pawn stuff, all you have to do is bring it to your local pawn shop and allow them to make an assessment. It might be a good idea to do your research before you go to the pawn shop so that you may have a rough estimate of the value of your item. This will give you negotiating power as well.
Overall, the best things to sell at a pawn shop are those items that you no longer use. The items listed here are most favored by pawn shops nationwide and yield the highest payouts so you can finally enjoy your exotic vacation.
If you found this post helpful, and I hope you did, here’s another post about how to save money on last-minute flights. After all, you don’t want to spend all of your hard earned cash from the pawn shop in one place.