There is a reason why pawn shops are widely known as a good place to purchase jewelry. When you’re looking for valuable, top of the line items at bargain prices, there is no better place to start your search. If you are unsure about buying jewelry from a pawn shop for your loved one on Valentine’s Day or some other special occasion, here are three great reasons you will want to seriously look at what a pawn shop has to offer before you purchase anything.
Wide selection of fine jewelry
Buying jewelry is not an average, everyday experience. Many people purchase jewelry only for significant milestones like an anniversary, birthday, first communion/confirmation, or graduation. Or they are buying gifts for a holiday such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanza. Just because you’re celebrating a big moment doesn’t mean you have to break the bank at jewelry stores. Pawn shops routinely have a wide selection of beautiful (or handsome) jewelry pieces available and the selection is always changing as the shop takes in new items daily.
At pawn shops, you can routinely find the same quality jewelry for both men and women at a fraction of what the items would cost at retail stores. Plus pawn shops are a great place to find one-of-a-kind items, old or new. They are the best place for purchasing vintage jewelry pieces. You will be surprised by the selection.
Shop with confidence
Some people may not want to buy from pawn shops because of misconceptions surrounding their reputation. You may be surprised to find that the way pawn shops do business now has evolved. They are no longer only found down back alleys. Today’s modern pawn shop is like every other retail business. Bright, clean, friendly and most importantly, trustworthy.
You can shop with confidence knowing that pawn shops perform jewelry evaluations and inspections on each piece to determine the authenticity and true value of all pieces they buy, sell, or accept as collateral against a loan. More importantly, pawn brokers work with the law enforcement community to stop people from being able to sell stolen items to their shops. Items coming into a pawn shop are constantly being checked against lists of items reported as stolen. The shops are regulated by laws in the United States—federal, state, county and city can all place regulations on a pawn shop functioning in their jurisdiction. Overall, pawn shops are law abiding businesses.
Get more value for your dollar
Pawn shop prices are much closer to wholesale prices than retail prices. Most retail jewelry stores mark jewelry up an average of 100% to 400%, sometimes even as high as 1000%, in order to cover the expenses of running their store. It is very easy to get more value for your dollar when you purchase the same or similar jewelry pieces at a pawn shop. Pawn shops take in used items but they must be in excellent condition so they will cost less but should still be perfect for your purposes. Pawn shops must cover their overhead of running a store but they have more resources to help cover that cost than a retail jewelry store because they sell items other than jewelry.
So, to answer the question “should I buy jewelry from a pawn shop near me?” The resounding answer is “YES!”. Not only do you save money and get the same or higher quality items, you can also shop with confidence in a warm, brightly lit, friendly environment of a pawn shop.
At Arizona Jewelry and Loan in Scottsdale you will find that our staff are well versed in fine jewelry. We specialize in high-end jewelry and other fine collectables. Our staff will gladly help with picking out the best item for your loved one. If you have a specific item you are looking for let our staff know. We can contact you when it, or something like it, comes into our shop inventory. We want you to be a happy, content customer who is very pleased with their purchase.