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Tuesday, August 28 2018
How to Decorate on A Budget

Have you always loved to decorate your home? Maybe you enjoy decorating but have the impression that it is an expensive hobby. The truth is that decorating can be a fun and affordable hobby when done the right way. At Cash Express, we know that people value their hard-earned money, which is why we have a few tips to help you decorate your home on a budget.

  • Get a plan in place.

Pawn shops are great places to find home decorating materials. As the adage says, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” By giving yourself a few hours to explore various pawn shops in your area, you can browse from the wide selection of items that you might not find anywhere else.

Do you want to decorate your bedroom first? Do you have a new kitchen in mind? Whatever your preference, make sure you have some sort of plan in place before you start. Prioritize what you want to purchase so that you can stay within your budget. Make a list of any furniture that you are looking for and then place them in order from most important to least important.

  • Consider vintage finds.

Pawn shops always receive furniture that many people consider vintage or retro. These pieces are usually more durable than contemporary pieces. Some people like to repurpose vintage furniture finds by giving them new life with fresh paint jobs or chic embellishments. Since many vintage pieces are sought after, you can even think about selling whatever you buy for a profit further on down the road.

  • Have fun with unique décor.

Buying your budget furniture form a pawn shop also has advantages because it gives you the opportunity to add some flair to your space. Purchasing unique trinkets and decorations can make your home feel like a special retreat. Look for finds such as lamps, picture frames, vases and wall art to create a fresh and inviting look in your space. All of these items can be purchased for greatly reduced prices at a pawn shop like Cash Express.

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Tuesday, August 14 2018
Pawn Shop or Yard Sale?

Have you ever wondered if a pawn shop had better merchandise than a yard sale? At Cash Express, we take pride in bringing the best items to Philadelphia. With convenient hours and central location, Cash Express is the premier pawn shop in the entire downtown area. We take pride in offering only the highest quality goods to all of our customers and include jewelry, electronics and antiques in our inventory.

While it might seem that yard sales are the prime place to sell and purchase used items, you might want to consider a pawn shop, instead. Pawn shops don’t just broker pawn loans. They also offer an extensive collection of merchandise to browse from. The next time you have your mind set on a yard sale, you might want to consider a pawn shop instead.

  • No setup required

One of the primary benefits of using a pawn shop is that you don’t need to set anything up. Think about all of the work that goes into a yard sale. You have to wake up at the crack of dawn to set up tables, then you need to price and place your items. During the yard sale, you also have to make sure that you can answer your customers’ question and you probably need to watch for shoplifters, too.

At a pawn shop, you don’t need to worry about any of this. There’s no need to wake up in the wee hours of the morning, you don’t need to worry about displays and you also don’t need to worry about people stealing your valuables. A local pawn shop, such as Cash Express, will take al of the time and aggravation out of the entire process.

  • Easier money

You can spend all night preparing for a yard sale and then only reap about $50 in profit. If you paid a local newspaper to advertise, then you need to factor in this expense, as well. At a pawn shop, you benefit from receiving instant money as long as the pawn shop that you go to believes your item has value.

  • Understood value

Many people who own valuable items don’t know how much they are actually worth. At a yard sale, you might end up selling something of value for only a few dollars. When you take your belongings to a pawn shop, you stand a greater chance at gaining more profit because an industry professional’s opinion will help determine the value of whatever you’re selling.

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