Lots of clients come through the doors of our Naples and Lehigh pawn shops every year. Many coming in may be first timers just needing cash more than the items they currently own.


We want our customers to have the best experience possible, so we are offering up the most common mistakes we see so that you can avoid them and have a smooth quick transaction.


Believing That Everything That We Buy Gets Sold Immediately

While we would love nothing more than to stick amazing items we buy in our showroom cases immediately, Federal and Florida law requires that we hold onto everything we receive in for 30 days before we can put it up for sale. If you change your mind and want to buy the item back within that 30 days, that is something we can accommodate.

Wrongly Believing that Pawnshops carry “hot” (stolen) items.

This old notion is completely FALSE. The law has no wiggle room in this regard. A pawnshop can lose their license of they receive in stolen merchandise knowingly. We are well connected with the Collier and Lee County Police Departments and received reports of stolen items from them to make sure that every item we take in has a proper provenance.

Check on the price THAT DAY for your precious metals

Much like the stock market. Precious metals such as Platinum, Gold, and Silver vary from day to day. The price that is offered is often one based upon the estimated future value of the metal. Not every pawn shop in Southwest, Florida deals in both precious metals and jewelry. Going with a multifaceted store like First Pawn Jewelry and Loan gives you an edge.

Know When to Stop Haggling

Some items may have some wiggle room for bargaining, but other times the price offered is simply the price we can give you. While you can get some great bargains when buying or selling at First Pawn of Naples or Lehigh Acres, Florida, that doesn’t mean you can walk away with a heck of a deal.

Not Every Item is Not Valuable to a Pawn Shop

We fully understand items may hold sentimental value but that doesn’t always translate into cash value.


For a pawn shop to make a loan offer on an item, it is based on the current market value of the item and our ability to resell that item should you choose not to repay the loan.

First Pawn Jewelry and Loan is the most recognized pawn shop in Southwest Florida because of our reputation for top-tier service and the quality of stock. We invite you to drop in and take a look around whenever it fits into your schedule. We will be happy to answer any questions and help you make the best pawn decision possible.


If you are in the Southwest Florida area, we have two locations in Naples and Lehigh Acres, Florida and we would love to work with you to get you the cash you need.

889 Airport Road South, Naples, Fl 34104 | 239-434-7296

1331 Homestead Rd N, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 | 239-369-2274

We look forward to meeting you!


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