You probably already know that pawn shops are great places to get cash for your tools, jewelry, and musical instruments. But what about other items? For example, do pawn shops take purses? In today’s blog, we offer some answers.
Do Pawn Shops Take Purses?
Yes, pawn shops do take purses. Keep in mind, however, that whether it’s a handbag or a power tool, the same general guidelines apply: you should make sure your item is in working condition and bring with you any certificate of paperwork that came with the item when you originally purchased it.
Also, as with any other item, the more expensive or rare your purse, the more money you can get for it.
Here are some general tips for those interested in pawning a purse:
- If it’s a luxury handbag, make sure it’s original
- Clean your purse thoroughly and remove any personal belongings before pawning it
- Check all the inner compartments for loose scraps of paper that may contain personal information
To take an in-depth dive into the process of pawning a purse, check out our previous blog, “Pawning Your Louis Vuitton Handbag: What You Need To Know.”
Pawning or Selling Your Purse?
Pawn shops will usually give you two options: pawning or selling your purse.
Pawning is the best alternative if the purse has some sentimental value to you or, more in general, if you want to get your purse back after repaying your pawn shop loan.
And even if you are not able to pay off the loan by its due date, you still have alternatives.
For example, at AJ’s Super Pawn, you may be able to get an extension on your loan if you can’t pay back your loan on time.
With an extension, you only pay the interest owed and get a replacement loan, giving you even more time to pay off the amount you borrowed and retrieve your item.
If you are not particularly attached to a purse, you can consider selling it to a pawnshop. This way, you get more money than if you pawned it, with the only drawback being that the handbag becomes property of the pawn shop so you can’t retrieve it.
AJ’s Super Pawn: Pawn Shops in Chino and Pomona
If what you need is 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 our team!