There may be many pawn shops in your area, ever wondered what they usually buy? If you want to know about that, then it is best to either visit or call them to find out. It is not uncommon for them as there are many people who usually call them everyday to find out what they buy.
In general, most of the pawn shops usually prefer to buy following things.
Old electronic items
Among your electronic goods, you can sell your old electronics items to most of the pawnshops. However, they will only prefer to pick one that they can sell too. For instance, if you want to sell your old computers, laptops or printer they may be interested to buy them. However, you have to make sure that they are in working and useable condition. If they contain outdated or obsolete software or hardware then they may refuse to buy. You can only sell other electronic items if they are re-useable and their spare parts are still available in the market.
Regarding DVDs, nowadays people hardly use this appliance. Also, there are few dedicated shops who only specialize in buying such item. A pawnshop will not be ready to buy them as they usually consume lots of space in their store and it is also very difficult for them to find any interested buyers for such item.
Old cell phones are also not very attractive to them due to a number of reasons. Most often people try to bring any stolen item, which no pawn shop will like to take risk to buy them. Also, such item needs special tools to unlock and resell them. Few pawnshops may be ready to take it if it is in good condition.
As far as old TV is concerned, they will buy any 2 to 3 years old TV but will not accept a model older than 4 years.
Jewelry and tools
Most of the pawn shops will like to buy jewelry or tools however before buying they will inspect it and buy it only if it meets their criteria. Usually, they prefer to buy gold or platinum jewelry. Few will also be ready to take silver jewelry. However, gold jewelry is always more preferable than silver.
As far as tools are concerned, they will be ready to buy any kind of professional tool. Particularly if the tools are from a well-known brand then they will buy it. They will prefer to buy such tools which is easier to store and display.