You never know how much money you may be able to make off of your old possessions. Chances are they are things just lying around that you never use anyways. Maybe you need quick cash or you just want to take the item off your hands. There may not be a surefire way to know if your item will sell, however there are common things that people pawn or sell to Pawnshops all over the map.
Jewelry: This is a no-brainer. If you have genuine jewelry made from real gold or silver; pawn shops owners are going to want it in their store. Chances are you have some old earrings, an old necklace or a ring (perhaps from a divorce or broken engagement) you no longer care to wear. Need quick cash? Jewelry is the way to go!
Musical Instruments: It doesn’t take a lot of researching to figure out pawn shops love having guitars, drums, etc., in their shops—heck, all you have to do is turn on a TV to see somebody selling an instrument on one of the multiple pawn shop shows on cable. The price you can get it for will obviously skyrocket if it is autographed by a famous musician. Which leads me to my next point…
Autographed Memorabilia: If you can prove your item is authentic (perhaps with a document of authenticity) then get ready to potentially “break the bank.” Athletes, actors, musicians, politicians—any person of prominence should do the trick. Obviously an authentic autograph from Babe Ruth is going to get you a lot more money than one from Prince Fielder, but hey it’s worth a try.
Motor Vehicles: Most shops love to add classic cars or motorcycles. Again, the price will vary, but you could expect to make a pretty penny on this as well. Selling your old car to a pawn shop can be tough for a couple reasons. First, it will most likely be difficult to get rid of something you cherish, second it may be hard to agree on a price. Either way, cars and pawn shops go hand and hand.
Coins: The attractive thing about coins to pawn shop owners is that there will always be a collector audience for them. This is another item that will have to have its authenticity proved because of all the counterfeiters out there, but a rare mint condition coin can go for a whole lot of dough. Just do your best take care of your coins before you bring them in!
These are just a few suggestions and in no particular order. And you just never know what the shop may accept and what price you’ll get for it!