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Wednesday, August 17 2022
5 Tips for Buying a Wedding Ring from a Pawn Shop

Getting married is an exciting time. It is also an expensive time as you and your families must plan for large events and a honeymoon. You want to find ways to save money without sacrificing your perfect day. Most couples overlook one of the biggest ways they can save money on their big day: their wedding ring. While wedding rings can be expensive, buying your rings from a pawn shop can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. To get the best ring for your money, our jewelry experts here at Cash Express have five tips you should follow when buying your ring at a pawn shop. 


Discuss Your Ideal Type of Wedding Ring

Before you begin shopping for wedding rings, discuss with your partner what kind of rings you want. Are you looking for a perfect match between both of your rings? Do you prefer gold or silver? Are diamonds a must-have? Choosing the general characteristics that you want for your rings will help you choose the perfect wedding rings and avoid choice overload.


Research Rings and Prices

Before you begin shopping, do research on wedding rings and prices. Look at what wedding sets sell for in both jewelry stores and pawn shops in your area. This will give you an idea of what to expect in pricing. You should also research diamond cuts and karat weights for diamonds and gold to see how these affect pricing. This information will help you negotiate a good price later. 

Take Your Time and Be Flexible

Don’t rush into buying your jewelry. Take time to shop around and browse jewelry selections. Pawn shops have a wide selection of bridal jewelry, and they add to their selection on a regular basis. If you give yourself time to look, you will be able to find a piece you will fall in love with rather than feeling like you must settle for something. Remember to be flexible. You’ve discussed the kinds of jewelry you prefer but remember lots of styles can fit into those preferences. 


Be Ready to Negotiate

One of the best things about buying jewelry from a pawn shop is your ability to negotiate the price. Pawn shops have some room to come down on pricing with you. Some of the tips already discussed will help you in your negotiations, such as researching price and ring characteristics. Another way to gain negotiating leverage is to be willing and ready to pay cash for your wedding rings. Pawn shops are often willing to drop prices when you pay cash because they, in turn, avoid processing fees. 


Bring Pawnable Items

Once you settle on a price for your perfect wedding ring, you can further lower the price you have to pay by trading in other pawnable items. Jewelry is always best to bring in for trade, but that’s not the only thing pawn shops are ready to buy. If you have electronics, leather items, power tools, or fine collectibles, you can bring those in as well to help pay for your wedding rings. 


Are You Looking for a Wedding Ring in Philadelphia? 

Stop by or contact us today. We’re here, serving Philadelphia and surrounding areas.

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Tuesday, August 09 2022
How to Get the Best Cash Loan From a Pawn Shop

You need fast cash to cover an expense and don’t want to get a bank loan. Maybe you don’t have time to wait for a bank approval, or you don’t have the credit to secure a good rate. Pawn loans help people across the Philadelphia meet their short-term cash needs. However, when you come into a pawn shop for a loan, you want to make sure you get the best deal for your items. Let’s look at how to get the best deal from your Philadelphia pawn shops.

Choose Items That Will Fetch a Good Price

When you’re deciding what items to pawn, ask yourself, would you be able to sell it? Remember, pawn shops loan money to you, with the items you pawn as collateral. If you can’t repay the loan, their risk in lending is covered by being able to sell the item. Items in poor condition won’t get you a good price. Pawnshops typically look for items such as,

  • Jewelry and watches
  • Art pieces or antiques
  • Some leather goods
  • Power tools
  • Rare metals
  • Guns and other weapons`

Take a Moment to Clean Items

Before you bring your items into the pawn shop, be sure to carefully clean them. Remove any bits of dust and dirt. Polish is good for items, provided you have the appropriate polish for wood items, jewelry, or leather. The extra care will be worth it when your jewelry or collectable item gets you a better offer for your loan.

Don’t Forget the Package

If you still have the original cases, packaging, and boxes for your items, including any manuals or certificates of authenticity, bring them. This also includes any accessories for power tools that came in the original packaging, cords for electronics, and repair tools that sometimes come with watches and other designer pieces.

Price Your Items Ahead of Time

Take time to research the market value of the items you want to pawn. If you know what to reasonably ask for in a price, you’re more likely to get a better offer for your items. Remember, you may not get the full market value. The market value is an average of prices that will vary from area to area and based on the specific condition of your item. It is also based on what the pawn shop expects to sell the item for if you can’t repay your loan.

Once You’re at the Pawn Shop

Now that you know how to get a good price for your items, what happens when you get here? At Cash Express, we will make sure you have a good experience that will bring you back again, whether for a future loan, to sell items, or to buy something from our wonderful selection. When you come in we’ll,

  • Look at your item, discuss with you its market value and what we’re able to offer you for a loan
  • Discuss the terms of your loan, including interest, your repayment plan, and what happens if you can’t repay your loan balance
  • Ensure you understand the terms, are happy with your loan amount, and walk away with the cash you need

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Do you need cash for an unexpected expense? Cash Express is here serving the Philadelphia area. Stop by or contact us today.


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