There are tons of misconceptions in the media about how pawn shops really work because it’s easy for movies and tv shows to use pawn shops in stories to depict shady business deals or as being contributors to an ongoing crime crisis. However, that’s just not true. Pawn shops, like any other business, operate under a strict set of ethics and are picky about what they bring in because whatever they buy, they’re stuck with until they can sell. We buy jewelry for top dollar at Gems & Loans because it allows us to have the best selection of pieces that we can, and it allows us to better serve our customers by giving them potentially life saving access to funds in short periods of time.
Many people opt to sell their things in pawn shops because it gives them quick access to money that they probably wouldn’t be able to get as quickly, or at all, anywhere else. In these cases the access to money that we provide is often life saving because it can mean that someone needs to pay their rent or bills but doesn’t have the means to do so at that moment. When they come to us wanting to sell their things, like jewelry, we understand that they may not have the time to look around for the best rate or find the pawn shop that will buy their items for the highest price.
Because we know this, we buy jewelry for top dollar to assure that our clients are getting the best rate and can spend their time doing other things. Looking for a reliable pawn shop should never be time consuming, and we understand that offering the best rates will also give us the best selection of items for our customers to choose from when they come and shop at our locations. This gives us an industry advantage because customers know that our items are of good value, and clients can trust that they’re getting the best rate for their items when they pawn or sell.
What pawn shops take will vary based on location, as well as what they have in stock at that moment (if they already have six of the same item you’re looking to sell, they may not take it at that point in time). In general, you can be assured that a shop like Gems & Loans will take anything from your best jewelry to old tools that are still in working condition, electronics that are still in working condition, or anything of value that you have sitting around and want to rid yourself of for some extra cash.