Pawnshops have gotten a bad rap in movies and television over the years. There are a lot of misconceptions about the pawn industry. As with anything in life, there are some that are better than others. Choosing a well-established well-respected store is a good idea when deciding to deal with a pawnbroker.

It’s interesting to note that before the banking industry started, pawnshops were a source of money exchange in communities. the banks.

At First Pawn Jewelry and Loan, we are committed to providing the best possible experience for our customers. From the moment you walk in the door, throughout the purchase or sale process, to making sure you go home happy with your transaction. Our goal is to grow our customer base and keep you coming back time and time again.

Choosing to actively shop at pawnshops rather than ordering from Amazon or going big box retail stores can be a great way to save money on major purchases. Whether it’s jewelry for your next wedding or a watch for your anniversary, the items we showcase are those that we have hand-chosen and are most in high demand.

One of the first things to get a handle on is to have a knowledgeable guestimate on the value of the item you are searching for or selling. Having a good understanding of the price that the pawnshop is charging or offering will allow you to make an informed decision.

What to look for to help you decide if you are in a trustworthy establishment

GREAT REVIEWS
A reputable local pawnshop should have plenty of reviews to help customers make an informed decision. Having positive reviews is very important and adds to a business’s legitimacy

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THEY ARE LICENCED
A legitimate pawn shop is licensed by the state. This is a major red flag if the store doesn’t have a license for what it sells. You can check it out by searching the license link in the store’s entry.

The Pawn Shop Offers Prices First
A good pawn shop should offer a price first. This is a sign that the store is trying to get you to agree to a price before making an offer. It’s also a red flag that the broker might be trying to upsell you.

THEY ARE WILLING TO NEGOTIATE
A good pawnshop should always be open to negotiation. Allowing for negotiations means that they genuinely want to make sure that you have a good experience and that they are interested in your business. If the broker doesn’t want to negotiate, then they are in the wrong business.

YOUR NEEDS ARE MET
A pawnshop worth its salt should always make an effort to put the customer first. They should be able to meet the needs of their potential customers.

THEY ARE AWARE OF AND ARE GUIDED BY MARKET STANDARDS
Pawnshops should be guided by market standards of value. For instance, if you’re looking for jewelry, then a market standard for purchasing is often used. This ensures that the store and its brokers are able to make a profit.

First Pawn Jewelry and Loan of Naples and Lehigh Acres, Florida are a family-owned and run business in Southwest Florida. They are well established and have become a cornerstone of the community.

Take a look at the Google reviews and you can see how well they rank and that customers are happy and satisfied and return time after time, year after year.

If you are in the Southwest Florida area and looking to buy, sell, trade, or pawn We would love the opportunity to meet you, get to know you, and earn your business.

Visit www.firstpawn.com to learn more or come on into one of our locations.
First Pawn 889 Airport Road South, Naples, FL 34104 | 239-434-7296
First Pawn 1331 Homestead Rd N, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 | 239-369-2274

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