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Published: Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

As the weather starts to turn colder, winter is the perfect time to declutter and make some extra cash by pawning(1) items you no longer use or need. From sports equipment to AC units, now is the time to go through your garage and closets and turn your unused stuff into quick cash!

Here are 10 things to consider pawning this winter:

1. Gold & Silver Jewelry

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If you have any old or unused pieces of jewelry, consider pawning them to make some extra cash. Gold and silver jewelry can fetch great prices at pawn shops, especially if it’s in good condition. Another factor to consider is the rarity of an item. The rarer an item, the more it’s usually worth. And feel free to bring in unset stones or broken gold jewelry as pawn shops take those too!

2. Electronics

An iPad, Airpods, iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac book sit on a black table.

From gaming consoles to smartphones, there is always a demand for the latest and greatest electronics. If you have any new, old, or unused devices, consider pawning them. Or perhaps you received a present during the holidays and can’t return it. Why not take it to a pawn shop near you to pay off holiday expenses?

Pawn shops take popular brands such as AppleTM, SamsungTM, PlayStationTM, XBOXTM, Nintendo SwitchTM, and much more! Visit an EZPAWN today to see how much you can get for your electronic devices! And don’t forget, pawn shops contribute to the reduction of e-waste by taking in the electronics you don’t want anymore.

3. Power Tools

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Power tools, such as drills, saws, sanders, and compressors are always in demand at pawn shops. If you have any power tools that you no longer use, or simply want to make some quick cash, take them to an EZPAWN!

Customers can safely pawn their summer tools during the winter for cash in hand while knowing their item is at a secure and insured location. Then when summer starts, and the tools are needed again, customers can pay off the existing pawn and get them back! Tools to think about storing at a pawn shop for the winter include paint sprayers, pressure washers, trimmers, weed eaters, lawnmowers, edgers, and more!

4. Musical Instruments

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If you’re a musician, you likely have a collection of instruments that you no longer use or need. Or if you have a kid who has stopped lessons or no longer needs musical instruments for the school band/orchestra, pawning or outright selling them at a pawn shop can be a great way to clear out some space in your home while getting some quick cash. Pay off the pawn and get it back whenever you’re feeling musical again!

5. Designer Handbags & Shoes

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Designer handbags and shoes are always in demand, and a pawn shop is the perfect place to pawn them for a good price. Not to mention pawning them is faster and easier than dealing with online marketplaces. Once you sell to an online marketplace, there’s no getting the items back. In addition, you may get less money with online marketplaces as there are many options and prices from which shoppers can choose. Whether you have a collection of vintage ChanelTM bags or a closet full of designer shoes, you can easily turn them into cash by pawning them at an EZPAWN.

6. Designer Sunglasses

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Designer sunglasses are a great item to pawn at a pawn shop! If you have any designer sunglasses that you no longer use, consider pawning them. To get a larger sum for your item, make sure they are lightly used and do not have any scratches, are a luxury brand, and come with a box or carrying case. This will help get you the most cash for your shades!

7. Collectibles

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From stamps and comic books, to action figures and sports memorabilia, there is always a market for collectibles. And don’t forget about coins - especially those that are rare or in good condition. These items can fetch a high price at pawn shops. If you have any collectibles that you’re ready to part with, consider pawning them for instant cash.

8. Designer Watches

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Luxury watch brands like RolexTM and OmegaTM are great items to pawn. The rarer or newer the item, the more you will get in return for your item. If you have any watches that you no longer wear, consider pawning them for quick cash.

EZPAWN has trained pawnbrokers who will evaluate your timepiece and make you a fair offer for your watch. And if you end up wanting the watch back, all you have to do is pay off your pawn. It’s really that easy!

9. AC Units

A family is sitting on a couch with an AC unit above them on the wall cooling the living room area.

Pawning your AC unit when temperatures are low in the wintertime is a great option - mainly because you don’t need it with the cooler temperatures. Then come summertime, when it gets hot again, you can pay off your pawn and get it back! Bring your AC unit to an EZPAWN this winter and pocket some extra cash!

10. Sporting equipment

A young couple, a man and women, are looking at sporting equipment in a retail store. The women is holding a yellow rain jacket.

From golf clubs to snowboards, sporting equipment can be expensive, which means you can get top dollar when you pawn it. If you have any unused equipment lying around collecting dust and rust, consider pawning it to make some extra money and free up some space in your home. More examples of these items include: bikes, kayaks, paddleboards, surfboards, boats, fishing rods, tents, backpacks, GPS systems, exercise equipment, and much more!

Winter Is One Of The Best Times To Pawn

Overall, winter is an ideal time to declutter and make some extra cash by pawning items you no longer use or need. Whether you have jewelry, electronics, or collectibles, a pawn shop is the perfect place to turn them into cash. So, if you have any of the above items that you no longer need or use, consider pawning them! Bring them to an EZPAWN to make some extra cash this winter season!

  1. Pawn transactions are based on the assessed value of the item presented. Item evaluation and the amount offered are determined at the sole discretion of the pawnbroker. Complete disclosure of APR, fees and payment terms are detailed on the pawn ticket. Terms and conditions apply and may vary by state and local jurisdiction.