For hunters, bird-watchers, star-gazers, or researchers, binoculars can represent a significant investment. While not all binoculars are created equal, they may be the perfect item to take to the pawnshop if you're looking for a little extra cash.
There are two ways to get cash for your valuable items in a pawnshop. The first way is an outright sale, the other is a short-term pawn loan. If you don't use your binoculars and you need to sell them today, bring them into a pawnshop and receive an all-cash offer today. You walk away with the money you need, and a little extra space in your storage closet. If you aren't quite ready to part with your binoculars, you can use them as collateral for a short-term pawn loan. The pawnshop will offer you a set value for your binoculars as a loan. Once you pay back the loan (with interest), you can retrieve your binoculars.
Before pawning or selling your binoculars, it is important to ensure the pawnshop is currently accepting binoculars. While pawnshops are happy to buy or pawn a variety of valuable items, not every pawnshop will accept every item. Pawnshops are owned individually, and they may have limited shelf space, or they may have too many binoculars at a particular time and will not accept any more.
However, if one pawnshop is not accepting binoculars, another one probably will and most shops will at least look at your binoculars and make an offer, but you may have to shop around to find an offer you are happy with.
It is also important to understand what you are selling. A basic pair of everyday binoculars from a big box sporting food store will not sell very well at a pawn shop, and they may not even be accepted.
When you take your binoculars to the pawnshop, be sure they are clean and complete. First, remove any heavy dirt or debris from the surface and using a soft cloth to clean the inside, outside, crevices, and lenses if possible. You want to make sure the binoculars look as new as possible to increase resale potential. Next, be sure you have the lens cap, case, lanyard, or accessories together. If the binoculars have night vision or special features, be sure they have fresh batteries and are in working order so they work just as they should when you show them to the pawnshop owner.
Generally, you can expect to get between 40 and 60 percent of the resale value from a pawnshop owner. Before going to the pawnshop, look through eBay listings or other online listings for binoculars similar to yours. This will give you a good idea of resale value, but understand that a pawnshop has to resale your item, so they will only give you about half of resale value. If you live in an area where hunting is particularly popular or if you have a rare model with special features you may get a little more for your item.
If you don't find what you're looking for here that doesn't mean that we don't have or accept it.
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