When you think of what the pawn shop buys, you might think of jewelry, but those jewels won’t get you or the pawn broker the most money. There’s something else you can bring in that will get you lots more cash—power tools. Here’s everything you need to know before you sell.
The Most Popular Brands
Before you pack up that power tool, you should check to see how popular it is. Why? Because the popular tools sell faster, and that means more cash for you. If you have the following brands hiding out in your garage, you’re in luck:
- Snap On
All of the above brands are trusted by contractors, which will make it fast and easy for pawn shops to move them.
Brands That’ll Get You Less Cash
Other brands of power tools are less in demand, which means they might have to sit on the shelf for a bit. However, you can still get money for them. Some of these less popular names are:
Drills and saws are very popular items, and so are grinders and air compressors.
Ways to Get More for Your Tools
Even though some brands may be worth less, you can take advantage of a few loopholes that can get you more.
Shine ‘Em Up
Want to score a lot of points with the pawn shop? Make sure your tools are in as good condition as possible when you bring them in. At the very least, get that dirt and grease off. Think about how you’d want your tools to look if you were the one buying them.
Take a few minutes to check cords for twisting and separation. Chips missing from bits and blades are other things you should spot before the pawn broker does. Give your tools the royal treatment. Oil up chains and gears, charge the batteries, and do whatever else that needs to be done.
The Whole Package
You’ll get the most for your tools if you have everything that came with them. The box, the manual, and any components should all be there. Don’t have the manual? No problem; you can download and print one. For the local pawn shops, it’s all about making the product desirable. A big part of that is offering everything the customer will need in one easy-to-buy package.
Get Cash for Your Tools Today
GEM Pawnbrokers has over 70 years of experience in getting you the most cash. Visit any one of our 24 locations, and you’ll get the highest price for your stuff in the NYC area. Need a loan? We don’t ask for credit; just instant cash, and four months to repay. Our expert staff is JA- and GIA-certified, which gets you top dollar for your jewelry, too. You don’t ever have to wait to get cash when you go to GEM. Give us a call today: (718) 596-5626.