Think You Can’t Afford Jewelry for Your Valentine? Think Again…

As we roll into February, there is love in the air. Don’t you just love this time of year? The one thing that you might not love so much is the need to buy your significant other an expensive gift for Valentine’s Day. Let’s face it, 2020 was tough. And if your budget this year isn’t as grand as you would like it to be, then think about buying jewelry for your significant other at a pawn shop. But don’t simply Google “pawn shops near me” – take the time to find the best.

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Before you head out to find the perfect piece of jewelry to make her heart sing, find a pawn shop that is both reputable and has a good inventory. Finding the right jewelry takes some looking around. And if you go to a pawn shop with limited inventory, you aren’t going to buy her what she wants; you are going to buy her what is available. If you do some investigation before you go, then you won’t have to go from place to place or settle for something that you are just buying to buy.

Find Out What Their Guarantee Is

If you are going to purchase jewelry, you want to make sure that you are getting what you pay for. After all, used jewelry might be less expensive than new, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still expensive. Pawn shops work by having their merchandise authenticated before they buy it from someone. But what if what you get isn’t what you thought it was? Will the pawn shop you buy it from stand behind their product and do what it takes to make the situation right?

Will They Exchange a Gift That Doesn’t Go Over Well?

Some jewelry stores will allow you to return merchandise or use a credit to find something else that your loved one wants. Pawn shops all operate differently. Make sure you know what they will do if you picked something that either doesn’t fit or that your mate doesn’t really like. Are they willing to take it back or exchange it? If you are shopping for someone you know is picky to begin with, that is an important question to ask.

What Kinds of Alterations Can They Do?

Some pawn shops have jewelry specialists who repair and size things. If you purchase a ring and it doesn’t fit, find out whether you can have it fixed at the pawn shop. If you have to take it to a jeweler, then they might charge you a whole lot of money to do so – which really negates all the savings you thought you were getting. Know what you can do and what you can’t in regards to changing or repairing at the pawn shop itself. Or call around if they can’t resize a piece to get an estimate and know ahead of time what it will cost and whether it is worth it.

Valentine’s Day is a day when you are supposed to show someone you love what they mean to you. Sure, it isn’t about gifts entirely, but they are nice. If you are struggling this year with a limited budget, don’t just Google “pawn shops near me” and choose the first one that appears. Come into Gene’s Pawn today and see all the options that we have available!