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    Why You Old Electronics May Still be Worth Money

    Last updated 5 months ago

    From cell phones and DVD players to e-readers and video game systems, there are probably dozens of electronics all around your home—but you probably don’t use all of them. Instead of letting your old electronics sit around and collect dust, take them to a pawn shop and get cash instead! Even if you have old electronics that don’t work, check with the pawn shop before you throw them away or donate them. Here are a few of the reasons old electronics may still be worth money. 

    High Demand

    Just because an electronic device is a few years old doesn’t mean it is worthless. On the contrary, there is still a high demand for certain electronic devices years after they come out, especially if they are considered superior to newer models. A lot of people also can’t afford to buy the newest smartphones and Blu-Ray players, so they shop for good deals on used electronics at a pawn shop.

    Valuable Parts

    After a few years, it becomes increasingly harder to find replacement parts for certain electronic devices. This is bad news for individuals who love their old electronics. If you aren’t using your old electronics anymore, a pawn shop may offer you cash simply based on the fact that the parts inside are extremely hard to come by.


    In the last couple of years, there has been a resurgence of the past. In other words, people are fascinated with the clothing, artwork, furniture, and electronics of the past. If you have old electronics that look outdated, there may still be a market for them. Bring your items to a pawn shop to find out how much your old electronics can fetch.

    If you have old electronics to sell, visit N.Y. Pawnbrokers, Inc. We buy and sell everything, but we are always on the lookout for used electronics. Visit our website to learn more about our three pawn shops locations in NYC, or call us at (347) 523-8782 to learn how we work. 

    Dispelling Common Pawn Shop Myths

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Television shows such as Pawn Stars and Hardcore Pawn have improved the public opinion and even popularity of local pawn shops around the country. Unfortunately, pawn shops are still regularly subjected to the shady stigma created by Hollywood stereotypes. One of the most common myths regularly seen on TV crime dramas is that a majority of the items inside pawn shops are stolen. In fact, less than 1% of all items in pawn shops have been shown to be stolen. And while there may be pawn shops in the world that take advantage of their customers, there is more transparency than ever thanks to social media, online reviews, and the Better Business Bureau.

    N.Y. Pawnbrokers, Inc. is a member of the National Pawnbrokers Association. Whether you are looking to sell your old items for cash or find a great deal on used items, our three NYC pawn shops can help. Visit our website to learn more about our safe and secure pawn shop transactions, or call us at (347) 523-8782 to find the pawn shop nearest you

    Pawning a Toy Collection

    Last updated 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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. 


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