Celebrating 28 years | Why Choose Queen of Pawns?
Today, March 25th, we get to celebrate 28 years in the pawn industry, but more importantly, almost 40 years of giving back to our communities in Florida by providing high quality, affordable merchandise for bargain seekers and savvy shoppers, and, by giving those who need quick cash an easy, fast way to get it.
We opened the doors to our first pawn shop in Lake Worth in 1995 and have since followed our family’s passion, opening 15 more locations all around the state.
This year we are celebrating and inviting all of our friends, customers, and families to visit any one of our shops. Come join in on the fun and experience why we are loved by our communities!
Until then, we’ll share a bit more about how pawn shops work and what makes ours so unique.
How pawn shops work vs. how Queen of Pawns shops work
Generally speaking, almost every pawn shop follows the same guidelines, rules, and regulations. A customer brings in a valuable item, that item is evaluated to determine its current market value, and then the customer chooses to pawn, sell, or keep the item.
Here’s where you’ll find a difference between us and other pawn shops in Florida.
If the customer sells the item: We like to focus on giving you the most money for your item, rather than the item itself. We pay you the most we can – no ifs, ands, or buts.
If the customer pawns the item: At this point, you’ve chosen to hand over your valuable item as collateral, received payment (or a no credit check loan), and have been given a window of time to redeem your items, and receive your collateral in return.
Your collateral will not find its way to a shelf one day after your must-be-redeemed-by date. We give you 60 days (double the time than most pawn shops) to redeem your items or request an extension! Are you running into a situation and can't make it? Just give us a call, we are here to help in any way we can.
A common question we get asked is, “is it better to pawn or sell?” and the answer is… it depends on your goal! Neither is necessarily better than the other.
- Do you need the money, but want to keep ownership of the item in the future? Pawn!
- Do you just need fast cash or want to get rid of the item? Sell!
- Do you need an alternative to a loan? Pawn!
Risks vs. benefits of pawn shops
We can guarantee pawning with us is safe, beneficial, and has ZERO risk. You are free to walk out of our loans at no cost and no harm to your credit ever.
Plus, our pawn shop loans have flexible terms and the best pawn rates in Florida!
To learn more about pawn shop loans and their pros and cons, visit our blog ‘Pawn Shop Loans in 2023: Pros and Cons’.
Are pawn shops worth it?
Most definitely, and for more reasons than just pawning! We have a killer line up of brand name and luxury items for sale.
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It’s us! We have 15 pawn shops in Florida with the best luxury watches, gold jewelry, electronics, power tools, musical instruments, sporting equipment, and more.
Are pawn shops open on Sunday? Almost all of ours are open on Sundays! Check out our hours of operation at the location closest to you.
Are pawn shops cheap? You will definitely find low-priced items at our store when comparing them to their original retail price.
What will pawn shops not buy? We take most everything we can that we can and give you a chance no matter the product. However, we do not pawn, buy or sell lab-grown diamonds as we only accept and sell REAL diamonds. All of the products we pawn, buy, and sell are ORIGINAL, meaning we do not accept fakes or replicas of anything including watches, electronics, designer items ..
Are pawn shops rip offs? No chance at Queen of Pawns pawn shops - we pride ourselves on being honest, transparent, and fair business. Pawn shops are highly regulated and we are required by law to report each and every one of our transactions to law enforcement.
We think what sets Queen of Pawns apart from other pawn shops is our willingness to do things in the customer’s favor. We WANT to provide you with an easy alternative to your financial needs, find awesome luxury items, and benefit the community while you’re at it.
Now that you know a little more about us, we hope you’ll consider visiting one of our pawn shops in Florida.