Why you should buy used instruments from Pawn Shops?
Do you have any musical talent? Do you want to learn to have musical talent? Well, either way, you are going to need an instrument. Experienced musicians know for good instrument you want the top of the line brand, or at least something close. In most cases, you get what you pay for in musical instruments. So why risk it buying it from an unauthorized reseller like a pawn shop?
Finding Hidden Gems
Well, as you may already know, there are quitters out there. Those quitters, from time to time, have no idea what they are getting into and end up buying gear that is unnecessary for a beginner. What I’m trying to say is, there are tons of top shelf, virtually new instruments out there that end up at pawn shops. Pawn shops are completely aware of this fact and look for the best brands to display at the store. The main disadvantage is that pawn shops do not have repeatable inventory, meaning there are miscellaneous items that constantly fill the store. This is both a good and bad thing. Good for you because it helps you get the best deal but potentially bad if the shop doesn’t have the item you are looking for.
Another positive, you can’t exactly go into a place like “Guitar Center” and negotiate for a lower price but you sure can in a pawn shop. Pawn shops also have the option to trade in your old instrument for a new one, or at least drive the price down. You don’t even need to come in with an instrument either, you could have some old tools that could give you some credit for the store. Pawn Shops are extremely careful when they buy items also, meaning the odds of buying a fake item from one is very low. Next time you are looking for a new instrument, consider seeing what your local pawn shop has in store for you.