If you have an interest in purchasing or selling at a pawn shop however are unsure where to start or are feeling frightened by the idea of bargaining and negotiating, we can help.
How to negotiate when selling
Understand the difference in between selling and pawning items at a pawn store. To pawn an object is essentially to get a short-term loan against the worth of that product. When your pawnbroker makes an offer on your item, you have actually a set number of days to repay and reclaim your item. If you do not pay, the shop can sell your item. There is usually not much room for negotiation when it comes to loans, or getting a cash advance for my car.
On the other hand, offering to a pawn store is simply that-- you get cash for your item without any arrangement that you will recover your product, and without requiring to pay back anything. There is lots of space for negotiation.
Before you visit the shop, do the following:
Prepare your product-- prior to you go to the store, ensure that whatever you're offering is in the best condition possible. Clean it up, connect and adjust any devices or strings and gather any documentation that goes with your item.
Do your research-- understand the value of your item. Even if you think you have a good concept, take a look at completed sales on online auctions, and see what people are asking (and getting) for comparable products on Craigslist. You might be surprised.
When you visit your local pawn shop, you can begin settlements with the following in mind:
Have sensible expectations
Do not get upset if your pawnbroker can just provide around 50% of the value of your item. A pawn shop can not acquire products at full value since they will require to make a profit on everything they have on hand. They can not take into account any product's emotional worth, history, collectability.
Listen more than you speak
Unless they ask straight, your pawnbroker does not need (or want) to know where you discovered your item, the length of time you've had it, or just how much you originally spent for it. In fact, revealing too much details like this may only harm you. What you're actually saying by sharing information like this is either that the item does not mean much to you which you aren't actually purchased just how much you get for it, or that you are emotionally connected to it and are expecting to get an impractical cost.
In addition, although you've done your research in advance and have an excellent idea of your item's worth, do not disclose it to your pawnbroker. It is up to them to determine that for themselves, as they need to consider the probability that it will offer.
Let the pawn store make the very first offer. Even if they begin by asking you how much you want for it, firmly insist on them going. After the store makes a deal, it's appropriate and expected to request for a higher price. However, do not overdo it or you might end negotiations prior to they truly start. At most, you may get closer to 60% of the worth of your item. If your pawnbroker can get close to that number, take the offer. But, if they are dead set on 50%, that may be the maximum. It's all right to be confident and assertive however understand when to pull back. You can constantly decide to walk away and attempt once again at another pawn store.