Best Pawn Shop Near Me – Questions To Ask

Port City Coin and Jewelry serving Hampton and Dover NH

How To Find the Best Pawn Dealers Near Me.

How To Get the Most Cash For Your Valuables.

Finding the best pawn shop can save you money. Sometimes the best pawn shop is not just a pawn shop but may also be a coin and/or jewelry store.

In order to find the best pawn shop near you consider the following questions:

  • Does the pawn shop have the necessary in-house expertise to properly value your items?
  • Look for membership in professional coin associations like the Professional Coin Graders Service (PCGS), the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) or the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and jewelry associations like the Gemological Institute of America Inc.(GIA). A knowledgeable pawn shop staff can correctly assess the value of your property and give you a fair estimate of its loan value.

  • What types of reviews and testimonials does the business have?
  • Check Google, Yelp and other services that provide reviews and ratings of pawn shops.

    Click here to read Port City Coin & Jewelry testimonials on Google and Yelp.

  • Does the business maintain a Better Business Bureau (BBB) account? What is its BBB rating?
  • A pawn shop with a better business profile and good rating certifies that the pawn shop is willing to submit disputes and its reputation to a trusted third party like the BBB.

    Check the pawn shop’s BBB rating, any complaints and the nature of the complaints. If you see a persistent pattern of alleged bad behavior, tread lightly in your dealings.

  • How long has the shop been in business?
  • While a new business may indeed be a fine business, pawn shops that have track records measured in years, have generally proven their ability to satisfy and delight customers over the long term.

  • Is the shop located in a well lighted, heavily trafficked area?
  • Since you will be bringing valuables to the shop and possibly leaving with large amounts of cash, check that the location is in a safe area.

  • Does the shop maintain regularly scheduled and posted hours?
  • Companies that maintain daily hours provide comfort that they will be available to conduct business when you are ready, including collecting your valuables at the end of the loan period.

Next steps

Prior to visiting the pawn shop, call. Does the person who answers respond in a respectful courteous manner? Visit the pawn shop and examine the surroundings and site. Ask where your valuables will be stored. Request information on their fees and services.

Ultimately having done your due diligence, finding the best pawn shop near you will come down to which one you fell most comfortably doing business with.

Visit Port City Coin & Jewelry

If you are in the New Hampshire Seacoast area, visit Port City Coin & Jewelry and ask about our services and specials. Or call 603-373-6185.

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Port City Coin & Jewelry is located at 599 Lafayette Rd | Portsmouth, NH (next to Bowl O Rama)
Call: (603) 373-6185

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