Here’s a useful tip for all the record collectors out there: pawn shops are an often untapped source of amazing finds. Keep reading to learn more about how to buy and sell your records at your local pawn shop.
Is a Pawn Shop a Good Place To Buy and Sell Vintage Records?
The answer is yes, pawn shops in general are a good place to buy and sell LPs. However, keep in mind that not all pawn shops are the same, so if you want to be absolutely sure, call your local pawn shop and ask them if they take records.
As for us at AJ’s Pawn Shop, we buy and sell vintage records. You can check some of them on our online store (the current selection includes Aerosmith’s “Get a Grip,” the Jackson Five’s Greatest Hits, and the second studio album by the New Kids on the Block, “Hangin’ Tough”) or just come visit us in person!
How To Pawn or Sell Vintage Records?
Whether you are an experienced collector or just want to turn an old record into cash, there are a few things everyone should do before selling or pawning their records at a pawn shop.
- Know the value of your record. Do a quick internet search to get a sense of how much your record is worth. This is just to give you a frame of reference; remember that no pawn shop will give you the exact market value of your record.
- Clean your record. As with anything else, you want to put your best foot forward when pawning your LPs. Remove any stains from the cover and clean the vinyl record using a microfiber cloth and distilled water.
- Determine if you want to pawn or sell. If you choose to pawn your record, you will get it back when you repay your loan. If you sell it, you cannot get it back, but the pawn shop may be able to offer you more money. The choice is yours!
To learn more about other items you can pawn or sell at a pawn shop, check out our previous blogs, “What Household Items Can I Pawn?” and “What Items a Pawn Shop Will NOT Buy?”
AJ’s Super Pawn: Pawn Shops in Pomona and Chino, California
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!