Pawn vs. Sell

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What is a Pawn Loan?

A pawn is another term for a collateral loan. If you need money for any reason, a collateral loan could be the answer you’re looking for. There is no credit check and no legal repercussions if not paid back. With this type of loan, you bring in an item of value as collateral in exchange for cash on the spot. Here at the Shawano Pawn Shop, we have a team of knowledgeable and friendly appraisers ready to assess your property and provide a fair and honest value with no obligation to you. If you accept, you walk out with cash in hand and we hold onto your property as collateral for the 30 day loan. When the loan and finance charge is paid in full by the end of term, your property is returned. Or, you can choose to surrender your property and the loan will be considered paid in full. Yes, it’s that easy!

How do I Sell My Stuff?

If you are looking to get rid of your items and sell them outright, we can help you too! See our FAQs below for a general list of items we typically buy. Turn your extra belongings into instant cash today! Items must be clean and fully functional; we reserve the right to deny/reject anything that comes in. Call, see or email us for complete details!



What if I can’t pay off my pawn loan by the end of the 30 day term?

If you are not able to pay off your loan by the 30 day term and am not ready to surrender your property, all you have to do is pay off the interest amount by the end of the term and we can extend your pawn loan an additional 30 days.

What if I pay off my pawn loan before the 30 day term?

If you pay off your pawn before the end of the term, your interest will be pro-rated and you are not responsible for the full 30 day finance charge. However, there is a $5 minimum on each pawn loan.

What is the interest on my pawn loan?

Our interest rate is 20% every 30 days of the original pawn loan amount.

What types of items do you accept?

Whether you are pawning or selling, we consider and accept a wide variety of different items as long as it’s clean and fully-functional (if applicable). Typical items that come through are gold/silver coins, bars and jewelry (we do not accept plated jewelry, costume jewelry, etc). Tools (power, air and hand), sporting goods (crossbows, compound bows, deer stands, trail cameras, binoculars, black powder, fishing equipment, trolling motors, boat motors, 4-wheelers, snowmobiles, canoes, kayaks, etc), general electronics (TVs, stereos, car/audio, digital cameras, computers/laptops, tablets/iPads, MP3 players/iPods, game systems (PS4s, Xbox, PS Vita), DVDs/Blurays, games), some appliances and household items, tool chests, air compressors, and so much more! If you’re unsure, please call the shop (715-524-4505) or bring it on in! We have a knowledgeable and friendly staff on hand ready to provide you a fair and honest quote. We reserve the right to pass on any item.

How long does it take?

Depending on the number of items you have and what it is, it can vary. However, general pawn/sell transactions are 5-10 minutes!

Do I have to be 18 to pawn/sell?

Yes. You will also need valid government issued identification.

Can I make payments over the phone?

Yes. We accept over the phone payments, however, you will need to bring in the credit card and sign the receipt when retrieving the item before it is released.

Can I still get my item back if my pawn loan was defaulted on?

If you’ve defaulted on your pawn loan, you can get your item back if it’s still in inventory and hasn’t already sold. We will work with you to avoid property forfeiture. Our goal is to help you as a customer and build meaningful relationships.

What are your hours?

We are open M-F 9am to 6pm and Saturdays 9am to 3pm. Closed Sundays and New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Can I get a quote for an item online or over the phone?

Please keep in mind online/phone quotes cannot be given since we need to see/inspect the actual item before offering a final price. If you are looking for a general ballpark figure, please fill out the form below and be as complete as possible to get the most accurate pricing. This includes photos, the specific model number (if applicable) and condition. If these fields are left blank, no quote will be provided. We reserve the right to reject any item once brought into the store.

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How Does the Pawn Process Work?

Here is the process for selling or pawning an item at Shawano Pawn Shop.