The Most Popular Electronics to Pawn

Electronics are among some of the most popular items to sell at a pawn shop. If you are looking for an easy pawn, newer technologies created by reliable, trusted brands are a great way to make some extra cash. However, before you try to sell, trade, or loan your used electronics, there are a few questions you should ask yourself in order to get the most bang for your buck.

Does it work? – While some defunct electronics, such as new laptops, can be scrapped for sellable parts, pawnbrokers typically prefer to buy items that are still in working order and which appear to be in good condition.

Do I have everything that came in the box? – Electronics usually come with extra items such as power cords, cables, remotes, and instruction manuals. It is best to sell the item with the full package to ensure a successful pawn.

Would someone actually want to buy this? – People are always looking for the best deals on up-to-date technology. Demand is much higher for items that are still relevant in today’s digital age. For example, a 2-year-old computer is likely to sell quickly, but a 10-year-old computer is basically nothing more than a glorified paperweight.

Say you have working electronics in good condition that have been manufactured in recent years. The next question to think about would be, “Which types of electronics are the most (and least) popular?” Let’s take a look!

Popular Items:

  • Laptops
  • Gaming Consoles
  • Unlocked Smartphones
  • Digital Cameras
  • Tablets
  • Flat Screen TVs

Unpopular Items:

  • Video Games
  • Blu-Rays/DVDs
  • Locked Smartphones
  • Printers
  • CRT (or “Tube”) TVs
  • GPS Navigation Systems

If you have used electronics in working order you would like to pawn, give GEM Pawnbrokers a call today at (718) 596-5626

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