How to Pawn Sneakers Florida
More and more people are developing a growing fondness for interesting and unique footwear which has resulted in a trend for pawning sneakers. Although selling your sneakers may not be the very first thing that comes to your mind when you’re in need of quick cash, a lot of people are already doing this and making a good amount of cash over it too.
From Air Jordans to Adidas, designer sneakers are highly sought after by a lot of collectors because of their style and value. If you currently have a collection of sneakers that are just collecting dust in your closet or you have inherited a pair that you will never wear, you can actually earn a substantial amount of cash by pawning them.
There is a huge culture behind sneakers as they are seen by so many as an expression of style. When it comes to design, there has been a revival of the classic and these tend to be the ones that are highly sought after by collectors. While some people are only interested in buying these sneakers for wearing, others are only wanting to purchase them to add to their collection and even display them.
You might be wondering if there is a chance that you can sell your used shoes and get something out of them, you are not alone. The truth is, you can sell them as long as there are people willing to buy them.
After all, you wouldn’t buy sneakers from a pawn shop inflated five times from their original retail value if you could just pick up the same pair from a mall, right? Pawnshops are aware of this and that is why there are particular things they will be looking for in your pair.
Primarily, the condition of your sneakers will play a major role. Aside from that, it needs to have a unique design that is currently in demand on the market. If you currently own a pair of limited editions, pawnshops will be willing to buy them from you.
Why sell sneakers?
It is common for a lot of people to keep a closet full of clothes and shoes that they no longer wear or even like. If you are in need of cash and you need it fast, your collection of footwear will come in handy as you can raise a substantial amount of money from it.
Selling your sneakers on your own can be very meticulous because you have to take numerous photographs, list them on online and offline shopping platforms, handle inquiries and haggle the final price when there is a potential bidder for them. After finding a buyer, you have to arrange the collection or shipment which usually include various fees.
All these efforts may not be worth it. That is why a lot of people are turning to pawn shops when it comes to pawning their valuable items.
Selling your one-of-a-kind sneakers can be very fast and simple when you decide to sell them with Florida Pawn. We will take the hassle of finding a buyer for your pair, offer you a price that is fair and purchase them from you straight away!
Which sneakers do you buy?
You can’t just pawn any sneaker that you own. They have to fit a specific set of requirements. They need to be exclusive, designer and extremely rare. Without a market demand, your pair is like every other pair in the market. Not all pawn shops accept sneakers but Florida Pawn does. Show us your pair and we’ll exchange it for cash!
Before you bring them over to us, you have to make sure they are presentable. No matter how rare or exclusive your designer sneakers are, they are worthless to us if they are dirty and in poor condition.
Take the time to clean them up. Most designer shoes are made up of leather, satin or suede and if you do wear them and they are exposed to the elements and a lot of strain through wear and tear.
- Clean your sneakers well. This is the very first thing you need to do before bringing your pair to our pawn shop. Inspect your sneakers carefully. Try to look for any signs of discolourations or scuffs. If there is a bit of dirt that can be addressed, look around for cleaning agents that can help you remove them. Go and grab a toothbrush with soft bristles or damp cloth and add a little cleaning agent. Lightly scrub or brush the affected area then go through the entire shoe as gentle as possible. If it has been stored for a while in your closet, there might be a light coating of dirt or dust on it so a little scrubbing won’t hurt. Always remember, dirty sneakers won’t give you the amount that you probably expect.
- Make them presentable. A slightly worn pair of sneakers might need a little more love than a pair that are unused. If some areas of the sneakers are torn or discoloured, try to find a matching set of laces. Take a closer look at the soles too. Make sure to check for any rips, holes or discolourations.
These are just some of the things that you can do to increase your chances of selling your sneakers and making good quick cash out of them but if you want to make sure that you are not decreasing the value of your pair, you can always consult with our pawnbrokers whenever you want.
You will typically get about 40 to 60 percent of your sneakers’ original price when you pawn them to us. If you want to get the most money out of your pair, they would need to be unused or look like new.
Florida Pawn accepts a wide variety of designer footwear but we are particularly interested in sneakers that are one-of-a-kind and released in limited quantities. We also love a pair that come with very desirable designs or iconic pieces from known brands. The rarity and desirability of your sneakers will determine the value that will be given to you.
We accept a wide variety of sneaker brands but we are particularly interested in:
- Dolce & Gabbana
- Nike Air Jordans
- Under Armour
If you want to find out if your pair of sneakers are worth selling, you just need to get in touch with us on 954-353-7296 (Hollywood Location) or 754-999-5626 (Margate Location) or you can visit one of our stores and talk to our friendly pawnbrokers.
How does selling my sneakers work?
We are proud to say that our pawnbrokers are very experienced and they handle a wide variety of items with value by using them as collateral for a loan or purchasing them outright from you. Whether you want to sell or pawn your pair of designer footwear is completely up to you.
When you visit any of our branches in Florida, we will inspect your sneakers, do our research, appraise them and give you a fair offer. While we appraise your item, we will closely examine its condition, making sure that their perceived value and saleability is intact. Our research will also involve knowing what type of sneakers are currently in high demand in the market and we will base its market value on several factors including the brand, age, design, the number of pairs produced and overall condition. After carefully checking your item and doing our research, we will give you an offer that is based on the current market value of your sneakers.
If you need quick cash and you are solely relying on your sneakers to do the deed for you, do not get your hopes up too high. Always remember that what you are hoping to get and the amount you get may not always be the same. That is something important that you need to keep in mind.
Aside from sneakers, there are other items in your home that will help you earn money fast. Check out our list of items that we can buy from you.
If you are sure that your designer sneaker will help give you what you want and need, bring them over to us and we’ll offer a free valuation. Our pawnbrokers are ready to answer any inquiries from Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 7 PM (until 5 PM on Saturdays). If you want to get the best estimate on your valuable pair of footwear, look no further than Florida Pawn!