Sportsman's Pawn Shops Blog

How to Start a Band

If you are reading this right now, you probably have a famous band in mind that has inspired you to start yours. And it’s probably a band that started in a small basement and is now playing for large arenas.

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How to Tell if Gold is Real

Oftentimes, fake gold can resemble genuine gold at a high level, making it difficult to separate the two. If you don't know how to tell if a necklace is real gold or how to tell if a gold coin is real or fake, here are a few tips you can use to determine how genuine your gold is.

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Get Cash For Your Old Baseball or Softball Bats

Sportsman’s Pawn Shop allows you to pawn any type or brand of bat as long as it is in good condition. Most pawn shops aren’t willing to take broken or damaged bats unless they were owned by someone famous. If you want to get more for your bat make sure to clean it up before you bring it into the shop. Remember, your bats condition and brand will determine how much your bat is worth. 

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8 of the Best Summer Adventurous Activities

Finding activities to do during the summer is easier than you think. With this amazing list of 8 summer activities, you have to try! From camping and sports, we have it all.

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The Top 4 Reasons to do your Shopping at a Pawnshop

The best thing about shopping at a pawn shop is there’s a huge variety of every item. You pick through lots of items rather than having a limit to your options. Let’s go over the top 4 reasons to do your shopping at a Pawnshop. 

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Where to Sell or Buy Old Video Games

Interested in selling or buying old video games? Check out our stock by visiting Sportsman's Pawnshop. Find out what video games are the most popular and sell for the most when you read our article. Check out our chart that tells you prices of video games for new or used highest to lowest amounts.

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Things to Do When Your Camping

Here are the best activities to do with the family when you are camping. Let us help you make this camping experience perfect! We have plenty of games that are sure to excite the whole family!! Let's get started

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What is a Pawnshop

A pawn shop is a store for previously used equipment and products. They are also used to get loans or sell unwanted items. Unlike regular shops, pawn shops let you negotiate on prices so you can find the item you want at a more affordable price. Learn more

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Where is Gold Found

The first documented gold finding was in 1799 by a small 12-year-old boy named Conrad Reed, the son of a farmer. Not knowing what it was, the family set the giant rock as a doorstop. Find out more about where gold has been found throughout the years.

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Where to Sell Guitars

The best part about selling your guitar to a pawn shop is they also have a huge variety of guitars in stock. So if you're looking to get a better guitar and want to advance your music guitar skill, they have plenty of options to choose from, and at a lower price than you'd find somewhere else. Plus, who knows, maybe the guitar you buy next could have been owned and played by someone famous.

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Why is Gold Valuable

Gold, for years, has always been a precious valuable. But why? What makes this metal so unique and expensive? While no one knows the exact time and place gold was discovered, or when it became valuable, we do know that it was used in ancient times as a source of money and riches. Even back in biblical times was gold seen as expensive and unique. But even though it’s hard to say when it started to become valuable, there are a few things that show us why. Keep reading to find out what they are.

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How to Start Hunting

If you want to start hunting this year you've come to the right place. Read a list of the top equipment you should use when you hunt and some tips that will help you get started.

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Where to Find Used Garden Tools

Some of the tools you can find in a pawnshop include a step on edger, edging shears, electric edger, gas edger, lawn mover, leaf blower, string trimmer, mulcher, sprinkler, hose, rake, bulb planter, hand weeder, hand seeder, seeder row planter, tiller, twist tiller, soil scoop, backpack sprayer, and more.

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How Much Do Pawn Shops Pay for Power Tools

Wouldn’t it be nice to know which power tools pawn shops pay the most for? Alternatively, even have an idea of what they are going to pay you? Just like when you exchange an item, many factors will apply when you're selling your power tool. The tools brand, condition, and model will all determine how much cash you can receive.

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What Do I Need for my Dorm Room?

Getting ready for college is a tough process. Here is a list of things you will need for your dorm room so your life college life is easier and has less stress.

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Where to Buy Used Bikes

Sportsman's pawn shop is the best place to buy your favorite bikes at a better price. Come into our shop to find the bike that best suits you!

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How to Get into Photography

Here are some great tips for when you are wondering how to get into photography. Pawn shops are a great choice for those just starting in photography or those with a tight budget.

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How Much is My TV Worth?

If you are looking to get a great deal on a TV, or if you are trying to sell a TV, pawn shops are a great option. You can get a fantastic deal on great brands of TVs. Read more to see how much you can get when selling you TV.

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Pawn Your Old Power Drill

If you have a power drill that you no longer use or need, or even if someone gifted you one and you simply don't want it, chances are we do! Bring your tools and accessories in and we will tell you what we can pay for it.

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Pawn Shop Basics - Everything You Need to Know

It's not always clear on how to get and pay for loans, especially at pawnshops. Find out what to expect when shopping or pawning items at your local pawnshop.

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Can You Give a Quote on an Item Over the Phone?

It’s really hard to get a quote on items when you have to go drive out to find out how much money an object is worth, especially if you are constantly wanting quotes on lots of different items.

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What is a Loan Extension?

With a loan extension you will be required to pay a part of the interest that you owe, this varies by the state. Then this gives you the chance to extend your pawn loan for how ever many days is allowed by the state.

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Do Pawnshops Sell Stolen Merchandise?

Let's play out a scenario: All right, so you have some "dubiously acquired" goods and you need to make some quick cash off of them. Now where can a person like you go to "pawn" his goods and get away with it? Ah, of course! The pawn shop.

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What Are The Most Commonly Sold Items To Pawn Shops?

Pawn shops are well known for their large variety of items available. However, there tend to be certain items that a pawn shop prefers to buy, over other items. We’ve created a list of items for you to quickly get an idea of some of the more commonly sold items.

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Do I Need Identification?

Due to state law, most pawn shops will ask you to provide some form of identification when you wish to get a loan or sell an item. This is because pawn shops are required to follow policies and procedures regarding transactions and reporting processes in compliance with the law. Different states have different requirements when providing identification, so it's important to check the laws for your area.

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How Do Pawnshops Determine An Item’s Worth?

There are tons of ways a pawnshop will determine an item's worth but the sole reason is through experience. Pawnbrokers gain a lot of experience dealing with buyers and sellers over the years. Highly trained and knowledgeable pawnbrokers can often gauge the value of an item upon close inspection based solely on previous experience with similar products.

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Are Pawn Shops Regulated?

Pawn shops are regulated by the federal government and are required by law to follow all standards and regulations set in place by state and federal agencies. This means pawn shops operate according to all state and major federal laws when pawning and selling merchandise to, and buying merchandise from, customers.

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Can A Pawn Shop Sell My Pawned Item?

If you pawn an item at the Sportsman’s Pawn Shop, you still own it. While the item is in our care, it is our responsibility to make sure it remains safe and sound. We ensure all provided accessories including cords, remotes, and adaptors stay together.

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What is a Loan Renewal?

Pawn loans allow you to get quick and easy cash without the hassle of credit checks and ratings. This means with a valid photo ID, you can walk into a pawnshop with almost anything of value and receive cash in exchange for a short-term loan. Items typically traded in for a pawn shop loan include gold & jewelry, guns & ammo, instruments, electronics, movies & games, etc. Loan terms typically last 30 days but are subject to individual state laws.

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What Kinds of Items Can I Pawn?

You can certainly pawn regular items like guns and ammunition, gold and jewelry, sportings goods, equipment, and even cars. However, what you won't be able to pawn is anything illegal, any identified stolen goods, hazardous material, or anything else that would be unlawful to sell or buy.

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Is My Collateral Safe While in Pawn?

If you receive a loan for pawning an item at the Sportsman's Pawn Shop, you still own it. While the item is in our care, it is our responsibility to make sure it remains safe and sound. Many people worry that their item will get lost, bought, or damaged while it's left at a pawn shop. It's important to note that while the loan for the pawned item is still in effect, we will not be selling your item.

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Pawn Shop Rings - How I Saved Thousands

Go to one of our pawn shops and buy or pawn your rings. With Spring arriving in the next few months, we figured this would be a good time to talk about the quality and assurance of buying beautiful wedding and engagement rings at our local pawn shop.

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Where Can I Sell Used Golf Clubs For Cash?

Pawnshops are some of the best places to buy and sell old golf clubs. You'd be surprised at how popular a golf club is for a pawnshop. They will also take other sporting goods like baseball and softball bats, skis, volleyball nets, and more. Sportsman's Pawnshop is the fastest and easiest way to make money from your old golf clubs. Come into our shop today.

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Winter Sports Gear & Equipment

Utah is world famous for its mountains, ski resorts, and powdered trails. With Winter upon us, it's time to pull out the winter gear and hit the slopes!

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Things You Can Pawn

Sportsmans Pawn acts as a "Buy and Sell" business where customers can either bring items of value to the store to sell for quick cash or browse any available products for purchasing. While pawn shops typically buy almost anything of value, it's important to know that some items are worth a lot more than others. A VCR for playing VHS tapes compared to a flat screen tv for example.

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Find The Perfect Engagement Ring at a Pawn Shop

Shopping for an engagement ring can be very expensive, especially if you're looking to impress your true love with high-priced jewelry. Finding the perfect engagement ring is a must when it comes to saying "I do" to forever.

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5 Useful Items You Can Find at a Pawn Shop

Here's a list of 5 useful items that you can find at a pawn shop near you. Pawn shops are everywhere, and most are loaded with awesome products that have unbeatable prices.

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Things Around The House You Can Pawn

Finding things you can pawn in the house can be very easy. You may not realize it, but your home could have hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of items laying around the house that you can pawn. Pawn shops accept a wide range of house items, including furniture, movies, games, electronics, and housewares.

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