A good rule of thumb when it comes to pawn shop and pawnbrokers is that they have to know how much they are able to sell something for before they know how much they can buy it for or loan against it. Pawnbroking is one of the oldest businesses in existence today. It’s been around for centuries and in all of that time, while the items pawned may have changed, the basics have pretty much stayed the same.
One of the next major things that pawn shops will do when determining how much they can pay someone for an item is when they bring it into their stores is look to see what similar used items are selling for on Amazon. Regardless, shopping at Gems N' Loans in Oceanside has been known to offer many bargains and a wide selection on Gold coins.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
Journey Along the Coast for Deals!There are a variety of items you can find good deals on at pawn shops, including antiques and vintage valuables. Pawn shops in Oceanside sell deeply discounted electronics, fine jewelry, musical instruments and an array of collectibles or antiques that can net high prices in their respective niche markets.
This kind of diverse inventory has everything to do with a pawn shop’s business model. At Gems N’ Loans, their jewelry prices are normally about half of what you would pay retail and the quality is just as good. Some people may have an issue with buying “used” jewelry, but isn’t almost all jewelry “used” in some way, shape, or form? Diamonds are removed from one diamond ring and placed on another, where gold is melted and re-formed into new jewelry all the time.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Pawn Shop or Jeweler for Your Engagement DiamondPeople often ask the question about whether shopping for a diamond at a pawn shop in Oceanside or with a jeweler is better. We have decided to write an answer to most of the questions often asked.
People might ask about buying a possible engagement ring in a pawn shop but don’t know what to look for. For example, they might ask how can I tell if its a good diamond and whether I can fix it up to look like its brand new, so my girlfriends won’t know I bought it in a pawn shop.
You will want to come prepared, so I recommend buying your own loupe if you are going to purchase from pawn shops. It also provides the added benefit of making you look more experienced, which may deter the broker from trying to take advantage of you. However, at Gems N’ Loans Oceanside, the staff are friendly and have 25 plus years assisting in the very task and questions being presented in this story.
Most couples, when going to pawn shops, are looking for a ring that is either very simple or has beautiful old interlaced details. I encourage couples to look at the un-attractive rings for their diamonds. We have seen some horrendous old rings with nice diamonds in them.
Whatever you do, don’t ignore rings that aren’t so appealing, because they often have some of the best diamonds that can easily be incorporated into new design by the master jeweler, again being again more cost effective.
We were able to custom design a light airy ring to show it off. The whole family will be surprised at how pretty you ring will be after re-purposing the older ring that might have been in safety deposit box for years.