It’s inevitable that you’re going to need some quick funds at some point in your life. Life has a way of placing that need on all of us. Whether it’s a doctor bill, dead car battery, or even home emergency; we all need an easy way to make money fast. It may sting a little to get rid of a loved possession, but we all have some things we can part with. Most towns have an abundance of pawn shops, just like you probably have an abundance of things to pawn.
There are some items you can find at any pawn shop. Musical instruments, firearms, jewelry, video game systems, used DVDs, and CDs are always on display. A quick survey of your games or CDs may net you some good cash. Some people like to collect things, and have a hard time getting rid of them. Unless you have to have them; bag those suckers up and take them to the shop. If it’s a short-term cash emergency, you can always buy your things back anyway.
Big ticket items like guitars, guns, and jewelry is pretty much a sure thing. Any pawn shop owner is happy to see those items walk in the front door. There is some room to haggle when dealing with a pawn shop, just don’t expect too much when you start the process. Remember, you need the cash worse than they need the items. Chances are someone else will bring the same thing in and accept the offer.