One of the easiest ways to make money is to simply sell your item to us. Capital Pawn’s experts will take a look at what you bring in, assess the value, and offer you cash for your item on the spot — it takes less than five minutes!! See a list of items we buy at the end. A list of what to expect follows.
Here’s another fail-safe way to make money — shop online but go to ebates first: Ebates
Any time you shop online, go to Ebates, search to see if your store is available, and then simply click, and buy. Every three months you’ll get a check (no joke!).
What does it mean to pawn something?
A ‘pawn’ is just another word for a collateral loan. Pawnbrokers lend you money for an item of value. These items can range from diamond jewelry, musical instruments, firearms, outdoor gear, video game consoles, and everything in between. Once the pawn is repaid, the item is returned to the customer.
How long do I have to pay back my loan?
Though many pawn shops may differ, here at Capital Pawn, our time period lasts for 60 days. If customers cannot redeem their item within the time period allotted, they may renew their loan for an additional 60 days!
How much should I expect for my item?
Every item is assessed accordingly. The current market value and condition are taken into account. It also depends on whether the item is going to be placed on loan or sold.
How do you determine the value of an item?
While shows like Pawn Stars or Hardcore Pawn may have experts in each and every field imaginable, we here at Capital Pawn ARE the experts! Our experts use various tools to help determine the value of the items up for sale or pawn. We have resources available online and invaluable resources in books regarding hallmarks and coins.
Do most customers lose their items?
NOPE! On average over 85% of people redeem their items. We don’t want you to lose your items, so what you see in our shop is mostly from us purchasing items straight from the public (hellooooo recycling!).
What happens if a customer is past due?
Usually they will lose their item, but that does not mean they can not get their belongings back. If their item has made it out onto the showroom floor, we can offer it back to them at a discounted price.
Are pawn rates/interests excessive?
No, they are highly regulated and differ depending on the amount loaned.
How can I be sure items at a pawn shop are not stolen?
Here in Oregon it is highly unlikely because we report to the police each evening at closing, and we collect serial numbers, model numbers, photos, and a detailed description of the item. Additionally, those pawning are photographed, video taped, and fingerprinted; they have to show valid photo ID that is scanned into our system.
What we most often buy: gold, silver, platinum (old, ugly, broken, or beautiful), diamonds (any size in a setting, 1/2 carat or larger if loose), firearms, high end purses (LV, Dooney & Bourke, Coach, Chanel, etc.), tools, gaming consoles and games, TVs, Apple products, collectible shoes, and more!