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    Pawning a Toy Collection

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Before you take out a loan or rack up high-interest credit card debt, take a look around your home. You may be surprised to learn that some of your old, unused items can fetch serious cash as a pawn shop. In this clip from the hit TV show Pawn Stars, you’ll see how some of the most unlikely items can be worth the most money. Even though some of the offers were refused, this video showcases how unsuspecting items like toys and arcade games can help with your financial problems.

    Whether you have a pristine toy collection or an old black and white TV, we buy everything here at N.Y. Pawnbrokers, Inc. To see what your item is worth, visit one of our three pawn shops in NYC. For additional information about our pawn shop policies, visit our website or call us at (718) 292-4686.  

    Benefits of Learning to Play the Guitar

    Last updated 10 days ago

    If you’re looking for a new hobby, you might consider picking up a musical instrument at your local pawnshop. Millions of Americans have found that learning the guitar is a rich and fulfilling enterprise. The guitar is a relatively simple instrument, and once you begin, you’ll start improving almost immediately. Here are a few of the benefits you can enjoy.    

    Explore Your Own Creativity

    Looking at the world in a cold, logical way can get tiresome very quickly. If you’re looking to experience a new side of yourself, you’ll find that learning the guitar can help you do just that. As you learn new cords and songs, you’ll slowly discover creative skills you didn’t know you had.

    Relieve Stress

    Life in NYC can be extremely stressful. If excessive stress is making it difficult for you to get to sleep, or is otherwise putting your health at risk, consider taking up the guitar. You’ll find that picking up a guitar and playing a few of your favorite tunes can help you forget the day’s troubles and relax.  

    Increase Your Confidence

    Again, the guitar is a relatively simple instrument that’s easy for most people to learn. You’ll feel a real sense of accomplishment when you strum your first clean chord, then again when you play your first song. Learning to play the guitar is full of great milestones that will help boost your confidence upon completion.

    Impress Your Friends

    Once people learn that you can play the guitar, they’re bound to look at you in a different way. Not everyone can make beautiful sounds come out of a guitar—if you learn this skill, your friends will likely see you as a creative artistic type. Knowing how to play the guitar is also a useful skill for when you find yourself around a campfire.

    NY Pawnbrokers, Inc. sells all sorts of guitars for New Yorkers who are interested in taking up an instrument. Call us at (718) 292-4686 or visit our website to find out how much money you can save by purchasing a guitar at one of our three NYC pawnshops.

    Essential Power Tools Everyone Should Own

    Last updated 16 days ago

    Power tools were designed to make jobs easier. If you’ve been struggling with manual tools for a long time, you’ll find that a set of power tools can open up whole new doors. With the right tools, you might get around to building that bookshelf, or perhaps sanding down an old chair.  Here are a few power tools you should consider picking up from your local pawnshop.

    Power Drill

    A power drill is perhaps the single most important tool you can own. You can use a drill to bore holes into surfaces and insert or remove screws. Even if you live in a tiny apartment, you’ll find that a battery-powered cordless drill can help you hang up paintings, repair furniture, and perform numerous other tasks. If you have a little more space, you might use a power drill for more complex projects, such as building your own furniture.

    Power Sander

    If you’re an avid woodworker, or are interested in becoming one in the near future, you should invest in a power sander. Sanding down a wood project is important for creating a smooth surface and protecting people from splinters. For the best results, try to find a random orbital power sander, which can help make wood feel smooth no matter how you touch it. 

    Reciprocating Saw

    A reciprocating saw is another important power tool that all woodworkers should have. If you need to cut through something—whether it’s wood or metal—a reciprocating saw is the tool for the job. Once you get into more complex woodworking projects, you might opt for a circular saw or a miter saw; if you’re just starting out, however, a good reciprocating saw will suit your needs just fine.

    Instead of going to the hardware store for power tools, consider stopping by NY Pawnbrokers, Inc. You can call us at (718) 292-4686 to find out exactly what kind of power tools we have and ask any other questions. We have three locations in NYC. 

    Tips for Pricing Your Items at a Pawnshop

    Last updated 23 days ago

    If you’re temporarily short on money, you can sell or pawn your goods at your local NYC pawnshop. However, you shouldn’t expect a visit to the pawnshop to solve all your financial problems. Before you walk in the door, it’s important to have a realistic idea of how much you will get for any given item.

    If you own a rare, mint condition guitar that’s valued at $30,000, don’t expect to get $30,000 for it. Pawnshops need to make a profit to stay afloat, and usually offer to pay about 70% of a particular item’s market value. When visiting a pawnshop, expect to haggle with the proprietor before settling on a good price. Though you may not get the full market price at a pawnshop, at least you’ll get some money in your pocket.

    To learn more about how a pawnshop works, call NY Pawnbrokers, Inc. at (718) 292-4686. We have 3 pawnshops in NYC, each of which will offer you fair prices for your goods. Visit our website to see some of our items.   

    How to Upgrade Your New Bike

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Biking is a fun, healthy, and efficient way to get around. However, if you’re uncomfortable on your bike, or if you struggle to make it move properly, it’s less likely that you’ll actually ride it around town. 

    In this video, a bike expert describes simple ways to upgrade your bike. He says there are two basic ways you can upgrade your bicycle: for comfort or for performance. Adjusting the saddle and the handle bars are great for boosting comfort, while brakes, shifters, and tires can help improve your bike’s performance.

    If you’re looking for inexpensive bike parts to help improve your biking experience, don’t hesitate to contact NY Pawnbrokers, Inc. Our pawnshops have been connecting NYC residents with unique goods for over 30 years. Call (718) 292-4686 if you have any questions.


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