Tools are some of the most popular items in a pawn shop, and for good reason: if you want to pawn them, you can usually get good money, and if you want to buy them, you always find great deals. With this in mind, we have created this guide where we tell you everything you need to know to pawn or buy tools from your local pawn shop.
Pawning Your Tools: a Quick Guide
Pawning is a simple way to get cash in exchange for your tools without having to part ways with them.
While you can pawn almost any type of tool, a list of the most commonly pawned tools include:
- Power saws
- Air compressors
- Circular saws
- Nail guns
- Wrench sets
The money you get for your tools when you pawn them will depend on a variety of factors, with the most important being:
- Brand. Some brands are considered more dependable than others, and this impacts the valuation of your tools. The brands that tend to deliver the highest quality include Milwaukee, Bosch, Makita, and DeWalt.
- Model. Even the most reputable brands have different lines of products. Entry-level tools will get you less money than advanced models with more professional features.
- Condition. As with any other object you intend to pawn, the condition of your tools will play a very important role in determining how much money you can get for them. Before visiting the pawn shop, take the time to make sure the tool is in working order. If possible, find the original case and all the manuals that came with the tool.
Selling Your Tools to a Pawn Shop
There are two key advantages to selling your tools to a pawn shop.
To begin with, you can usually get a little more money when you sell an item as opposed to pawning it. Tools are no exception to this rule.
Plus, when you sell your tools to a pawn shop you don’t have to go through the hassle of finding a buyer.
No placing ads on the internet, no posting on social media, and, above all — no waiting. You just walk into the pawn shop with your tools and walk out with the cash you need. It couldn’t be simpler!
The main downside of selling your tools is that you give up the possibility of retrieving them. But this might not be a problem if you purchased the tool for a specific DIY project and you don’t want to have it just gathering dust in your garage or tool shed.
Buying Tools From a Pawn Shop
Whether you simply love tools or need a tool to complete a project at home, a pawn shop is a great place to find amazing deals on high-quality tools.
We encourage you to visit your local pawn shop often. (If you live in Pomona, Chino, or anywhere in Southern California, choosing AJ’s Super Pawn is a no-brainer!) Good stuff comes in all the time and stopping by frequently is the best way to catch a good deal.
Here’s a quick checklist of things you should pay attention to when buying a tool from a pawn shop:
- Inspect all the moving parts.
- Take a good look at the plug and cord (there shouldn’t be any cuts or signs of fraying).
- Make sure safety equipment (such as blade guards) is on the tool.
- Try the tool yourself (applies especially to cordless tools).
Looking to Pawn or Buy Tools in Southern California? Contact AJ’s Super Pawn!
If you are looking for a dependable, trustworthy pawn shop in Southern California, look no further than AJ’s Super Pawn.
We have locations in Pomona and Chino California. Give us a call today (Pomona: (909) 622-0334 , Chino: (909) 465 5456) or fill out the contact form to get in touch with us.