Friday, April 27, 2018

A to Z Pawns – Honest and Quick Help for Your Jewelry

It can be a challenge to find a good pawn shop, let alone one that stands for quality and service. If you’re looking for excellent customer service and fair appraisals, A to Z Pawns may just be the perfect place for you. It’s a family-owned and operated business, so we have a personal connection to it and thus will provide personalized service to our customers.

What is Your Jewelry Worth?

The entire piece has to be considered. We will check the metal/s used, the stones, and in some cases, they piece’s designer is also considered. After appraisal, compare the valuation with current trends so you can get a better idea of the price tag that can go with your earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and other types of jewelry. Some online calculators are available. For online computing, prepare these details:
  • Kind of metal
  • Weight
  • Karat
  • Units – the number of stones/gems/metals used
  • Metal purity percentage

How is Jewelry Appraised?

Jewelry appraisal is a process conducted by a certified professional. An appraiser will examine your piece and state a dollar value for it. Both metals and gems are taken into consideration. For customers with multiple items, we will analyze each piece individually and provide you with a cash offer for each piece and as a whole for all the pieces. We use equipment for appraisals such as a polariscope, refractometer, and UV light source.

Ask about the following:

  • The proper process that matches your appraisal purpose
  • The grading process and the measurements used
  • The statement of value with a seal
  • The statement of appraisal purpose written on a certificate
  • Open discussion where your questions will be entertained

What are the Appraisals Used For?

Our appraisals are used to sell the jewelry to our store. Typical jewelry appraisals can be used for any of these:
  • Insurance
  • Tax payments
  • Reselling
  • Pawning
  • Loans

How A to Z Pawns Can Help With Appraisals

An in-house expert will inspect any legally acquired jewelry brought before us. The genuineness and the usability of your items will be assessed. Then we will give you a quote on what it’s worth and what we are willing to pay for the piece if you want to sell it to us. You are not required to sell it to us, but we do try to pay top dollar for gold and jewelry brought to us.  

Buy Jewelry

A to Z Pawns buys jewelry as explained above. If you agree with the quotation, then you can proceed to signing some papers that we will prepare. We will give the cash equivalent to you on the spot.  

Sell Jewelry

A to Z Pawns has customers that bring in all kinds of designer jewelry to our pawn shop. Some of have pawned it to us and some have sold it to us. We have a large selection of high quality fine jewelry for you to choose from. If you are looking for diamond rings, engagement rings, wedding rings or even diamond earrings, come see A to Z Pawns today.  

Trade Jewelry

You may trade your jewelry at A to Z Pawns. If you have existing jewelry that you no longer want or need, bring it in to us. We trade jewelry all the time with our customers.  

Jewelry Loans

A to Z Pawns provides quick cash loans. Just bring any collateral item in exchange for the cash. You will be given 90 days to give back the money with a small amount of interest. After appraisal, fill out the required paperwork and leave the store with your much-needed cash.

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A to Z Pawns

1818 W Bell Rd #105

Phoenix, AZ 85023

(602) 866-0980

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Pawn Shops vs. Garage Sale: Which is the Better Way to Sell Your Items?

De-cluttering your home may be tiring and time-consuming, but it could also be rewarding. As you go through different rooms, you’ll find plenty of items that you can resell. These days, many choose to do their reselling online. However, if you prefer to only dispose of your items locally, setting up a garage sale and visiting pawn shops like A to Z Pawns are your ideal options. But between the two, which is the better way to sell your items?

Garage Sale Pros and Cons

One of the best things about putting up a garage sale is its simplicity. It's so easy to execute that even grade school kids understand the concept. You display items in your garage or yard, make an announcement about your garage sale, let buyers shop around, and then collect payment when they do find something they like. A garage sale may not also cost you some bucks, unless you have to pay for some permits or signs. If you have loved ones who can help you move bulky items, and if you have extra tables, chairs, boxes and baskets at home, there’s no need to buy anything and hire anyone for your short-term fundraiser. Another good thing about garage sale is that you have control over the price. It’s wise to start with a high (but justifiable) price. Shoppers are likely to negotiate for a discount based on such. However, this type of disposal requires much time and effort. Moving furniture, appliances, bulky items and boxes containing various knickknacks is no joke. If you want to ensure that you get the most of your garage sale, you need to make an inventory, reach out to more potential shoppers, answer queries, and guard your items well. It’s also possible that you won’t be able to sell many of your items. Pros:
  • Simple
  • Little to no expenses
  • Price control
  • Time-consuming
  • Labor-intensive
  • Limited number of customers

Pawn Shop Pros and Cons

Pawn shops are no longer just a place for cash-strapped individuals to get money in exchange for a watch or jewelry. Today, these establishments accept a wide array of used and unused items such as appliances, gadgets, power tools, musical instruments, firearms, precious metals, antiques and collectibles. It’s a great destination for when you are spring cleaning or cleaning out your garage. By going to a pawn shop, you don’t have to set up anything or tell as many people as possible about what you’re doing. You can get your money in less than an hour. You don’t have to wait for buyers to come to you. You might not even have to lift a finger as well if you hired a shipping company beforehand. The downside with going to a pawn shop is that you lack control over the price. The shop’s appraisal team will determine the price for each of your item. Another disadvantage is the shipping cost. But overall, spending for these services can significantly reduce the time and effort needed to move your items. Pros
  • Convenient
  • Time-saving
  • Cost-effective
  • Possible shipping expenses
  • Lack of price control

How Pawn Shops Help You

A pawn shop can help you in three ways: sell items, trade items and take loans. If you chance upon a valuable item in the shop, you may ask to trade your possession instead. In case you’re unsure whether or not you’ll need the item you’re selling, you can just take a loan and have the item as collateral. Once you realize that you want to keep the item, you can pay the loan and take it back. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay your loan and let the pawn shop resell your item to recoup their loss.  

Why Choose A to Z Pawns

Out of all the pawn shops in the city, A to Z Pawns stands out for its excellent services. Aside from the wide range of items it accepts, the pawn shop ensures a quick and easy transaction. Its interest rates are lower than that of many other lending institutions. You are also assured that you get the right price for your items, all thanks to their expert appraisal team.

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A to Z Pawns

1818 W Bell Rd #105

Phoenix, AZ 85023

(602) 866-0980

Thursday, April 5, 2018

After Your Spring Cleaning, Bring Your Unwanted Items to A to Z Pawns

It is spring time, and people have that urge to clean everything – including their jewelry. Once you’re done, it’s time to separate the still-good from the pieces that you can part with. Bring them over to A to Z Pawns for some cash. Here are some ideas we can help you out with.

Buy New Items From Us

A to Z Pawns is a family-owned business that operates by buying and selling items that people no longer need. Some of the items you can find in our store are: Earrings and rings, tools, power tools, musical instruments, firearms, paintings, old coins, collectibles, electronics, LCD and LED TV's, laptop's, Ipad's, touchpad's and anything of good value. Once in the store, present your items to our appraisal expert. We will examine your pieces. After a couple of minutes, we will give you back your items and give you a quote on what we will pay for your items. If the price appeals to you, we will quickly do the paperwork for you to examine and sign. You’ll get cash on the spot. That’s how easy the process is.  

Sell Your Old Items To Us

A to Z Pawns also sells items – second hand items, new items and slightly used items. These items come from other customers that have sold their unwanted items to us and in many cases these items are brand new, never used and still in the original packaging. The great thing about this is that these items have lower prices compared to their brand new counterparts and since they have been previously appraised by an expert, you can expect excellent quality, functionality and durability. We are open: Mon 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM Tue-Fri 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM Sat 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Sun - Closed  

Trade Items In For Better Items

A to Z Pawns also accepts trade-ins. This is the process where people bring their items to be appraised and exchange them for what’s on sale in the shop. It’s what we call an opportunity for us to give you something you need in exchange for something we can use. Spring cleaning season is the best time to take a look at what you no longer need and perhaps, think about getting a few things at a significantly lower price.  

If unsure about the item you will bring, call us.

Once ready, come to our store and have the item appraised. Once our appraisal expert has determined that the trade is fair, then you are free to go home with your new item. You can bring in two or three items in exchange for what you want to take home. Some paperwork needs to be signed in the deal. Come down and see A to Z Pawns today and check back with us on a frequent basis to find good deals on different items you want or need. We get new inventory in all the time. A to Z Pawns 1818 W Bell Rd #105 Phoenix AZ 85023 (602) 866-0980

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A to Z Pawns

1818 W Bell Rd #105

Phoenix, AZ 85023

(602) 866-0980

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