Consumer Tips: Buying Tools at a Pawn Shop

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For some people, owning the right tools is about saving money by being able to complete jobs around the house without having to pay a professional. For others owning and using tools is a hobby.

Many people are in a trade in which tools are required for work. Whatever the reason, a pawn shop is one of the best places to build your tool collection and get everything you need. Pawn shops buy a variety of tools and a variety of brands.

You’ll frequently find quality brands such as DeWalt, BOSCH and RIGID in your local pawnshop as a good pawnbroker recognizes the better brands are more durable and will be easier to sell secondhand. Whether you are in the market for simple hand tools or you want top of the line power tools a pawnbroker is going to have what you need.

When shopping for tools at a pawnshop make sure you do your due diligence. Know what the tools you are shopping for are worth, not just retail but also secondhand. If it’s a power tool, ask to plug it in and make sure it works. Look for brands you know and trust to be quality made and durable.

There are some things to consider when shopping for tools in a pawn shop. You never know what is going to be in stock. The trick, however, is to check in with a favorite pawn shop close to home regularly. The inventory in a pawn shop is constantly changing so you’ll see something different every time you go in.

For many, it can be fun to check in regularly to see what’s new, especially if tool collecting is a hobby for you.  While the drill you’re lacking may not be in today you may just find it the following week.  This is also a good way to get to know your pawnbroker well and get the inside scoop on what’s coming and going.


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I purchased a guitar amplifier from Best Collateral. I walked out of the store with an amp in perfect condition for nearly half the price listed online and a new found respect for my local pawn shop!

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