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Pawn Shop Rings – How I Saved Thousands

A wedding ring and engagement ring lying on the pages of a book.

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.

We understand that engagement rings and wedding rings can be quite expensive, especially if you’re really looking to impress your true love. Here at Sportsmans Pawn, we value our customers and seek to provide you with the best matrimonial items at a fair price. We can help you save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on rings that normally cost much much more at a jeweler’s store.

How I Saved Thousands of Dollars on a Wedding Ring

For me personally, when I began looking for a beautiful wedding ring for my future wife, I realized that I wouldn’t be able to afford anything outside of my budget, (which would drastically narrow the options down at any local jewelry store). I knew that my best option for purchasing a high-quality ring was to go to our local pawn shop.

The in-store availability of rings was impressive! There in the glass casing was a wide collection of engagement rings, wedding rings, necklaces, bracelets, and other matrimonial jewelry. I was surprised with all the styles of rings available. Gold, diamond, pearl, ruby, emerald, it was all there.

After about an hour of trying to decide on “The One” ring for my soon-to-be wife, I finally narrowed it down to a beautiful diamond ring similar to the one shown in the image above. I felt good about buying it. I now had a beautiful diamond ring that didn’t cost an arm and a leg to buy.

My Dad and I decided to bring the ring to a jewelry store to see what its worth is. We wanted to see whether it was a good investment compared to what I bought it for. We went to a jewelry and upon inspecting the ring, he stated that it appeared to be worth a fair amount. He took it into the back office upon further inspection while we waited at the front desk. After he came back out, he told us how he determined the value of the ring. He talked about the quality of the cuts of the diamonds and what their individual worth was (one main diamond in the middle, with smaller ones on either side). He also discussed the quality of the band material and the overall price he would esteem it to be worth. He stated that it’s probably worth $2000 to $3000. I was shocked. It had cost me only about a quarter of the price to buy. In my mind, I had struck gold.

I presented the ring to my soon-to-be wife and she absolutely loved it! I later showed her pictures of all the different rings that were available to choose from at the pawn shop. She said that the one I got her was the most beautiful of them all 🙂

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Looking to buy an engagement ring or wedding ring at an affordable price? Stop by Sportsmans Pawn in Utah where you can find a wide collection of beautiful rings at amazing prices.

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Where Can I Sell Used Golf Clubs For Cash?

Collection of golf clubs in a golf club bag - Dunlop Brand

Here at Sportsmans Pawn, we buy and sell a variety of sporting goods and equipment. Among the typical sporting items like basketballs, baseballs, tennis rackets, skateboards, fishing poles, fly rods, and reels, we have a collection of high quality golf clubs.

Golf clubs can be quite expensive, meaning they are also worth a lot of money. Typical high-end golf clubs alone often cost hundreds of dollars. And yet, despite being an expensive sport, it’s one of the most popular, not just among old gentlemen folk but among the young as well. Many schools and colleges have set up golfing teams, groups, and competitions. With golf courses spread throughout the state, it’s no wonder thousands of people love this recreational sport.

Sell Used Golf Clubs for Cash

Bring in any of your old golf clubs to Sportsmans Pawn and we can give you a decent amount of cash depending on the quality and condition of the clubs. The more expensive the brand, the more we can give you. While some golf clubs can bring in a fair amount of cash, brands like Titleist, Callaway, Wilson, and Nike have the most negotiating power.

To get the most for your golf clubs, know the information regarding the brand, quality and value of the club as you meet with pawn shop owners. Having documentation with you or having your purchasing receipt from where you bought the clubs previously will further establish their value.

We understand that there will be scratches and dents among the wear and tear of used golf clubs. Pawnshop owners will typically overlook these kinds of marks. It’s a good idea to clean your golf clubs in order to remove any dirt, grass, or oils on the head and shaft.

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Winter Sports Gear & Equipment

Picture of two people carrying snow shoes as they walk on a snowy road.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!

Here at Sportsmans Pawn Shop in Salt Lake City, we buy and sell all kinds of sports gear and equipment perfect for the Winter season. We’re talking snowboards, skis, hiking packs, mountain gear, tents, snowshoes, helmets, gloves, and more!

Come look at our selection before you go and pay full price at a store. Give us a call to ask if we have any specific items at our store, or be put on a waiting list to be notified when an item does come in.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for here that doesn’t mean that we don’t have or accept it. Call us to check to see if we have a certain item or if we can accept your pawn item.

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Things You Can Pawn

Picture of several icons that show what we buy and sell at Sportsmans Pawn in Utah

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.

Sportsmans Pawn offers an immense collection of products throughout our locations. Below is a list of common items that we buy and sell.

Gold & Jewelry

Types of gold and jewelry that we buy and sell include wedding rings, engagement rings, gold necklaces, diamond necklaces, pearl necklaces, gold earrings, diamond earrings, rubies, emeralds, cuff links, watches, and more!

Guns & Ammo

Types of guns and ammo that we buy and sell include rifles, pistols, revolvers, shotguns, military, antique, black powder, Christensen, Colt, Winchester, Barrett, Benelli, Browning, and more!

Vehicles

Types of cars that we buy and sell include used cars, Chevy, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Scion, Subaru, Toyota, Dodge, Saturn and more!

Recreational Vehicles

Types of watercraft and recreational vehicles that we buy and sell include 4-wheeler, ATV, UTV, RV, Watercraft, Wave Runner, Jet Ski, Boats, Snowmobile, Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, Sea-Doo, and more!

Sporting Goods

Types of sporting goods that we buy and sell include basketballs, soccer balls, baseballs, footballs, volleyballs, softballs, tennis rackets, golf clubs, baseball bats, softball bats, skateboards, longboards, fishing poles, fly rod & reel, and more!

Electronics

Types of electronics we buy and sell include iPhone, Android, Motorola, Samsung, Galaxy, video games, flip phones, cameras, speakers, flat screen TVs, Blu-ray player, DVD players, computers, printers, and more!

Instruments

Types of instruments that we buy and sell include guitar, banjo, drums, violin, viola, tuba, trumpet, accordion, saxophone, woodwind, amps, vintage, acoustic, microphone, mixing board, effect pedal, piano, bass, and more!

Power Tools

Types of power tools that we buy and sell include drill, chainsaw, circular saw, disk sander, hammer drill, impact driver, impact wrench, miter saw, nail gun, chop saw, wood router, Sawzall, air compressor, hedger, and more!

Movies & Games

Types of movies and games that we buy and sell include any DVDs or Video games on disks.

Optics

Types of optics that we buy and sell include binoculars, scopes, spotting scopes, range finders, telescopes, Leica, Leupold, Swarovski, EO tech and more!

Housewares

Types of housewares that we buy and sell include sewing machines, sewing sergers, embroidery machines, grills, and more!

Heavy Machinery

Types of heavy machinery that we buy and sell include backhoe, front loader, bulldozer, tractor, dump truck, crane, forklift, loader, roller, and more!

Stop in today to see what we have for you!

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Find The Perfect Engagement Ring at a Pawn Shop

Picture of a man and woman wearing engagement rings on their hands

The solution? Shopping at your local pawn shop makes finding engagement rings incredibly easier and turns out to be a lot less expensive.

Find an assortment of unique styles

Engagement rings come in many shapes and sizes at local pawn shops so finding one that is unique is relatively easy. Some rings have an assortment of diamonds in elegant patterns, while others have a single, large diamond at the center. Many types of jewelry are often used for engagement rings including diamonds, gold, silver, rubies, sapphire, and more. These often come in different colors, but the most common engagement ring colors include silver and gold.

Know what kind of ring you want

If you do your homework ahead of time in terms of the carat, size, shape, and style, of the ring you are searching for, it can help you save a lot of time as you narrow down your options from the collection of engagement rings available. A pawn shop employee can even present to you the rings that fit your criteria.

Get your engagement ring appraised

You can find a third-party appraiser to determine the true value of the engagement ring. This can relieve you of any worries you might have about negotiating the price of the ring or even show you how great of a deal you got!

When you come to Sportsmans Pawn Shops in Salt Lake City, you will find a great selection of engagement rings and wedding rings. If you can’t find the item you are looking for, let us know, cause most likely we have it or accept it! Call us if you have any questions or message us on Facebook!

Gear Up For 10 Awesome Hiking Trips in Utah!

Picture of two female hikers hiking in Utah - Awesome Hiking trips in Utah

Utah is world-famous for its fascinating mountain ranges, towering slopes, and rugged terrain. It’s no wonder tourists have come to Utah from across the world to hike some of the most popular landscapes around. In this article, we’ll be presenting 10 awesome hiking trips you can take here in Utah! Remember to gear up at Sportsmans Pawn for hiking equipment, packs, tools, and other gear for the best outdoor adventure!

Angels Landing Trail in Zion’s National Park

Angel's Landind in Zion National Park Utah - 10 Awesome hiking trips in Utah

Delicate Arch Trail in Arches National Park

Delicate Arch Arches National Park Utah - 10 Awesome hiking trips in utah

Navajo Loop and Queen’s Garden Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park

Navajo Loop and Queen's Garden Trail Utah - 10 Awesome Hiking trips in Utah

Donut Falls Trail in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Donut Falls Utah - 10 Awesome Hiking Trips in Utah

Lake Blanche Trail in Twin Peaks Wilderness

Lake Blanche in the Twin Peaks Wilderness Utah - 10 Awesome Hiking Trips in Utah

Horseshoe Bend Trail in Glen Canyon National Rec Area

Horseshoe Bend Utah - 10 Awesome Hiking Trips in Utah

Timpanogos Cave Trail in Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah - 10 Awesome hiking trips in Utah

Mesa Arch Trail in Canyonlands National Park

Mesa Arch Canyonlands National Park Utah - 10 Awesome Hiking Trips in Utah

Stewart Falls Trail in Mount

Stewart Falls Utah - 10 Awesome Hiking Trips in Utah

Kanarra Creek Falls

Kanarra Creek Falls Utah - 10 Awesome Hiking Trips in Utah

Remember to gear up at Sportsmans Pawn for hiking equipment, packs, tools, and other gear for the best outdoor adventure!

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5 Useful Items You Can Find at a Pawn Shop

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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.

Pawn Shop Power Tools

Power tools are useful items that typically last a long time. While brand new power tools can be quite expensive, buying them from a pawn shop can save you a lot of money while still getting the full functionality of the tool. Popular power tools range from drills and chainsaws to air compressors and nail guns.

Pawn Shop Jewelry

You can often save nearly 50% in jewelry costs by purchasing from a pawn shop. Whether you’re buying a wedding or engagement ring, or a beautiful valentine piece for your loved one, purchasing from a pawn shop can save you quite a bit of money.

Pawn Shop Guns & Ammunition

Guns are one of the most popular items purchased from any pawn shop. This is because guns can be incredibly valuable despite its age and can last for decades. Purchasing from a pawn shop is one of the best ways to buy and sell guns legally in the country. Pawn shops are federally registered firearm dealers and are required to comply with all federal gun regulations. This ensures that all guns bought and sold within the store are licensed, registered, and legal to sell and own.

Pawn Shop Bikes

Bikes can be quite expensive if purchased brand new. This is especially the case for lightweight, high-end bikes suitable for travelling long distances or covering rough mountain terrain. Pawn shops are usually packed with high-quality bikes that are reasonably priced. And if you’re hesitant about buying from a pawn shop, you can always stop by to test and inspect the bike for full functionality assurance.

Pawn Shop Landscaping Equipment

Lawnmowers, weed-whackers, and other lawn care equipment and tools can be purchased for a decent price at your local pawn shop. These items are perfect for the summer season and can save you a lot of money.

Stop by Sportsman’s Pawn Shop in the Salt Lake City area today and see what we have available.

Things Around The House You Can Pawn

Things around the house that you can pawn - Sportsman's 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. Here’s a list of some of the most popular.

Pawn Furniture

Furniture is often underestimated for its value. As with most items, the older an item is, the more money it’s potentially worth. Furniture can also take up a lot of space in your garage or attic. Pawning any unwanted furniture can free up extra space and bring in extra cash.

Pawn Jewelry

Jewelry is one of the most popular collections that are pawned, and usually one of the most valuable. If you have any jewellery that you’ve lost interest in, or if you have more than what you think you’ll wear, this can be a great opportunity to bring in a good amount of money. To get the full value of your jewellery, you can get it appraised before stopping by.

Pawn Electronics

The electronics industry is a billion dollar industry with consumers clamouring for the latest and greatest equipment. From Gameboys to home theatre equipment, pawn shops will pay big bucks for new and used electronics across the country.

Pawn Movies and Games

Do you have a collection of movies and games that likely won’t be used anytime soon? With entertainment technology advances over the last 20 years, movies and games in physical packaging have decreased over the years, and more and more cloud-based systems have been incorporated. Save space by bringing in any unwanted DVDs, video games, or entertainment systems in for some quick cash.

Pawn Books

Books can take up a lot of extra shelf space. If you’ve lost interest in your mix of reading material, you can pawn these items to free up some shelf space and bring in some cash. The older the books, the more they’re typically worth.

Pawn Housewares

Housewares typically last a long time and most homes probably have a few lying around that can bring in some good cash. Whether it’s an old sewing machine, coffee maker, grill, or other common houseware, these items a popular item at pawn shops.

Pawn Instruments

Do you have any instruments gathering dust in the attic or garage? If you have no plans of using them again, you can pawn these items for some fast cash. Popular instruments to pawn include guitars, drums, pianos, microphones, and more.

These and many other items lying around the house can be pawned for a good amount of value. Stop by Sportsman’s Pawn shop in the Salt Lake City area today and see what we have to offer!