Are Pawn Brokers Safe To Buy From?

Are Pawn Brokers Safe To Buy From?

Pawnbrokers are great places to access loans or sell items as they offer a quick way to access cash without the red tape and credit checks, but did you know they are also an excellent place to grab a bargain too?

Pawnbrokers don’t just buy items, we sell them too. As a pawnbroker, we specialise in second-hand goods and items, and are a great alternative to purchasing them from elsewhere. 

This article explores why pawnbrokers are a good choice and why it is safe to buy from us.

Are you looking for a reliable pawn shop to transact with? Visit us at one of our many locations at Fla Pawnbrokers for more information about how we can create a safe, reliable, and amazing pawning experience with us today. 

Give us a call in advance for more information about pawning off expensive items. 

Are pawnbrokers safe to buy from? 

The short and simple answer: yes. 

Why? The long answer is coming up.  

Pawn shops are one of the safest places you can approach for second-hand merchandise. Not only are you usually able to save money, but you are also being assured of authentic, good quality items. 

There are actually a lot of misconceptions and myths about pawn shops and how we work, making our clients sceptical about transactions with us. Let's debunk some common misconceptions about pawnshops! 

Myth: Pawnshops are untrustworthy

Many have the misconception that pawnshops are untrustworthy because of how they look. Until recently, many pawn shops were shown on TV grimy and run by sketchy individuals. 

They could not be more wrong! 

Pawnshops, especially Fla-Pawn, ensure our stores are clean, comfortable, and we even ensure your safety by providing secure rooms if you have expensive, precious or rate items to sell on. 

More than that, our brokers are friendly, attentive, and most of all, they have decades of experience appraising items of various ages, types, and everything else you can think of. 

Myth: Pawn shops aren't safe

Another concern clients have with pawn shops is how safe their items will be if they ‘pawn’ them for weeks or months. We understand that your items are precious and mean a lot to you - so we treat them that way as well. 

All the items we acquire as collateral are kept in a highly secure safe and/or location and our stores are kept locked and secured each night. 

Myth: Pawn shops sell fake items

Clients are often put off by the possibility of purchasing fake items. 

This could not be more untrue!  Pawn Shops actually put value in purchasing authentic items to sell. 

How can you be assured of this? 

Pawn Shops get their supply from individuals who either put their items up for collateral but cannot pay the interest, or those that sell off their items. Before even offering a loan or an appraisal, we make sure that the items are authentic through papers and a team of authenticators who know their stuff. 

And because we need to re-sell the item, we have to make sure that they are of good quality and are authentic to be bought by another client. 

And even if the item wasn’t authentic, we would definitely indicate that and the price would reflect it! 

How do you know the item is safe to buy?

Buying second-hand items can be a minefield as you don’t necessarily know much about the item or its provenance. As second-hand specialists, pawnbrokers can take away a lot of that worry about buying a used item as we have a lot of experience and knowledge so we can support you with your purchase.

You can have peace of mind as we check all items before we purchase them to ensure they are working correctly and are safe to use. This is essential to us to ensure we handle items correctly for our reputation and so we can recoup the cost of the item.

In particular, we will check all electrical items to see that they are operating and safe to use. All devices that hold preferences or personal data are be checked, wiped and restored to factory settings to protect everyone and so the item is ready to use straight away. Where possible we will include any instructions and paperwork for the item to assist you with it, however, it is easy to get copies of the instructions online these days.

We know that it is important to our customers as well as us to ensure that goods purchased are not stolen, which is why we check their origin and ownership as much as feasibly possible. As a business, we would never knowingly handle stolen goods and we work with the police to ensure all suspicious individuals and stolen items are not sold through our stores.

So why is it a good idea to buy from a pawnbroker?

There are many reasons why it is such a good idea to buy from a pawnbroker compared to buying the same item from a sales site or advertisement, this includes:

  • Complete peace of mind as all items are checked by our trained staff.
  • The ability to browse the items in our stores without feeling obligated to buy them.
  • Our stores are open six days a week and open late most days.
  • Your safety is important and by buying through us you won’t have met up with a private seller or trust them to post the item safely to you.
  • We are trustworthy and helpful.
  • We will be honest with you about the item and its condition.
  • We can demonstrate that the item is in good working condition.

For all these reasons, you should head to a pawn shop nearest to you! 

Visit one of our locations today for a great pawning experience! 

If you are looking for a reliable and trustworthy pawnshop, visit Fla-Pawn for more information about how we can help create an amazing pawning experience today. 

For any expensive items that need more security, you can call ahead to schedule a private appraisal with us too. 

We'll see you soon!