For people all over, pawnshops present a great way to earn quick cash. These places will buy your valuables at a reduced price and then sell them to the public to earn a profit. When you are in a pinch and need some cash fast, you can sell something to get you out of it. With all of the clutter that accumulates within a house over the years, you would be surprised how many items you have that you can actually sell for some cash. Some commonly sold items can include the following.

1. Jewellery

This is one of the top things that you can purchase at any pawnshop; regardless of which one, this specific industry is well known for selling and buying unwanted jewellery. Shoppers can find much better prices at stores like these for their jewels as opposed to going to large department companies. These stores also tend to give you a higher money offer than typical “gold buyers” that you see advertised. 

Obviously, the amount you fetch depends on the type of jewellery you are selling and how much there is of it. There is not usually a set price in this area of merchandise, but you can make your jewellery more sellable. Cleaning up your jewellery before taking it in to sell it can help you earn more money, especially since many gems are graded on their respective colours.

2. Tools

Brand name professional and at-home use power tools are another good item to sell. While some shops may accept off brand items, a safer bet is on brand ones such as Craftsman, Dewalt, and Kobalt. These places have less luck selling off brand ones to customers, so they are usually only looking to buy the big brands.

Many residential homeowners have hand tools lying about such as circular saws, drills, impact drivers, and reciprocating saws. These are compact and easy to store, so it is easy to buy and sell them without them being too imposing. It is less common to see pawnshops selling concrete hammers and other large tools, but it isn’t impossible. 

3. Used Cars and Car Parts

Used cars are often resold, so it is easy to sell them off to shops – especially after they become too much to maintain. At some point in any vehicle’s life, it reaches a point that makes you question whether or not it is worth the expenses to repair it.

If the vehicle is completely broken down, you can actually sell its parts for a significant amount of cash. Calling a place and getting a free quote never hurts, and someone will help you evaluate your situation. Finding a car wrecking business, such as Car Wreckers that takes all makes and models of cars in any kind of condition is ideal for a lot of people.

4. Electronics

While not all stores will accept electronics, most do. Similar to tools, you want to sell higher end brand name electronics if you want a decent amount of cash for your troubles. Here are some of the most common electronics to sell:

- Laptops

If the laptop is more than 2 years old, you probably won’t be able to get much for it. The condition and hardware specifications will also play a role in the amount of money that you can get.

- Gaming Systems

Think PS4 and Xbox One. The PS3 and Xbox 360 are already declining in their prices significantly. The same thing goes for video games themselves – their intended console, age, and popularity all play large roles.


GPS systems are stolen from cars quite frequently so many shops will actually avoid buying these as they do not want to chance accidentally purchasing stolen items. However some stores still do buy these, and if you no longer need yours then it could be a good time to sell it.