The economy is in rough shape these days, with more and more Tacoma families struggling to make ends meet. And with a potential recession on the horizon, it’s possible things could get worse before they get better.
If you’re looking to earn some extra cash, you may be considering selling valuables you own. Whether that’s jewelry, a watch, gold, or even collectibles, selling valuables can be a good way to generate some extra money — but it’s very important to sell in the right way.
This article will explore how to sell valuables in Tacoma — and whether or not you should trust Tacoma pawn shops.
Selling valuables in Tacoma doesn’t have to be complicated. But to get the most money for your items (and to ensure your own safety), it’s wise to work with a trusted business.
Bellevue Rare Coins is a coin shop, gold buyer and bullion dealer that has been serving the greater Seattle community for over 40 years. We now have a downtown Tacoma location at 2302 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Bellevue Rare Coins – Tacoma is the best place to sell valuables in Tacoma. We pay more than Tacoma pawn shops and gold buyers, and we are proud to have built a reputation based on trust and transparency with our community.
Bellevue Rare Coins buys the following items in Tacoma:
Our friendly staff will examine your items and determine their fair market value based on precious metal content, condition, and current market conditions. We’ll then prepare a cash offer for you. If you accept, you can get cash for valuables in just a few minutes!
We welcome walk-ins during normal business hours (Mon-Sat 10 am – 6 pm), or you can schedule an appointment online.
Pawn shops are another popular option — but are they worthwhile?
If you’re looking to sell items for their fair value, the simple answer is NO: Pawn shops are not worth it.
Tacoma pawn shops will buy valuable items, but they typically only pay 25% to 60% of an item’s fair resale value. That means if you sell an item that is worth $100, you might only get $25 to $60 from a pawn shop!
Of course, Tacoma pawn shops do offer a unique service: Pawn loans. Here’s how pawn shops typically work:
So, if you are temporarily short on cash and need a short-term loan, pawn shops could be an option. The interest rates they charge are very high, and if you fail to repay you’ll lose your items. That said, if you have poor credit, this could still be a decent option.
On the other hand, if your express goal is to sell items for cash in Tacoma, there’s no reason to go to a pawn shop. As stated, Tacoma pawn shops pay a fraction of the item’s resale value, so they’re typically only worth using as a last resort.
To sell electronics, furniture, and other items in Tacoma, you have another option: Finding a buyer directly.
To do this, most Tacoma residents turn to apps like OfferUp, Facebook Marketplace, and Craigslist. These platforms typically allow you to list items to sell (for free), and meet up with local buyers to make the sale.
There are a few things to keep in mind if you go this route:
Ultimately, if you’re selling something that Bellevue Rare Coins buys, that’s your best option. If you’re selling something we don’t buy, opting for a direct sale to another business (or an individual off Craigslist/OfferUp) could work too.