Things in Every Home that have Pawn Value – Part 1 – Gold
Parlour Pawn buys and sells a lot of things and even more, we buy and sell a lot of different things. That variety is, in essence, why people regularly visit a pawn shop. By adding the economic climate to the mix, you can begin to see why now more than ever pawn shops are becoming destinations for those that seek rare or unique treasures, or for people that just need some assistance to help get them over a hump.
Beginning today a throughout the rest of this series, we’d like to cover a few of the more popular items that we buy and pawn and also what you should be looking for in your own product before making any inquiries. So what are some of the things in your household that could be of value?
Our first and by far most popular item that comes into the store for pawning or selling is gold. That includes any and all gold, as long as it’s not plated or fake. Even here in Moncton, New Brunswick there are fakes. A good rule of thumb for determining phony gold really is the old cliche – if the deal seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Just because something has a gold karat stamp, that does not necessarily mean it is legitimate. If your curious then we encourage you to bring the item in for a look over. Our very experienced staff can at least help you identify if the product is authentic or not.
Gold has historically been a valued commodity and in our present day, that has not changed much. Our prices are based on current industry valuation.
One of the things we pride ourselves on when it comes to gold is that we always test every piece of gold that comes through the door. Putting your gold through the gamut of examinations, magnetic and rub tests are our way of ensuring that the piece is genuine and that we can offer you the best value for that gold. Another key resource for Parlour Pawn is Kim, the head of our jewellery department. Her years of experience and knowledge make sure that we can examine everything from the condition of the piece to the markings on the gold to tell us if what you have is real or not.
Be sure to come back next week as we continue going through everyday items that have pawn value and if you have any question as to the value of what you’ve got laying around bring it in to Parlour Pawn and find out. You never know the hidden gems you might have laying around.