Pawnshops: 10 Things to Know »
Most people think of pawn stores as a way to make cash quickly or a place to buy an inexpensive ring. In reality, they're a lot more complex than simple buy-and-sell transactions…
Before pawning an item, take a minute to learn the ins and outs of how these stores operate.
This place sucks! It stinks and the man that works there is very unprofessional and it stinks in there. The owner is a joke
I use to work at this location but I'm now a customer. Not much of a selection of merchandise but I will tell you what is good about Sound Advice. They do Check cashing, Money orders, Bill payments. They now will give you good money for your jewelry or and kind of scrap Gold and Silver Precious metals. I go there to get my cell phone activated or traded for a different model. They will also purchase cell phones and other things at a very fair price. Every time I go there I find something interesting to buy. They had an old Ham Radio / Amateur in new condition that can not be found anywhere. Check this place out you never know what you will find. Bring something interesting to sell or trade.
I first asked a man if they sold computer speakers, and he said no. I then immediately spotted some Logitech ones, and after asking the price, he told me the price. Not one apology was given to me for the mistake. He could have at least admitted he was wrong.I then asked if they had any DVD recorders where the DVD players were, and he said no. Also, I immediately spotted a Panasonic DVD recorder. I asked how much it was and he said it was 40 dollars. Not one apology was given to me here either- not even an "I'm sorry."I ended up buying the DVD recorder and am very happy with my purchase. It was a great deal, works, in great condition, and for a recording capability, I told them you really can't beat the price- and that's a fact.However, what I didn't like nor understand was why on my receipt, items are sold "as is" with no returns allowed, and all sales being final. Why in the world would no returns be allowed if the items aren't even guaranteed to work and are sold "as is?" Maybe "as is" was supposed to mean simply all sales are final, but they could have been more clear.The receipt also said all sellers have the opportunity to inspect items before they purchase them, stating this was the reason no returns were allowed. NOT TRUE! Not one person told me I could inspect the item, and there was no TV I could actually test the DVD player with there.They had a decent selection compared to a lot of pawn shops and some good deals on laptops- very good deals on laptops, for that matter. They were charging about 100 bucks for a used (probably working) Toshiba laptop in good condition. But still, unless all the items in the store work (which I KNOW is not the case because they would have made this clear), you have to be very cautious when buying things like laptops.Still, friendly employees and a decent selection. Decent experience overall.
friendly place, will walk away happy. buy/sell/trade newer electronics (other side deals in jewelery/watches/coins etc.)
New owners.Huge difference. Good discounts and they will work with everyone. Extremely friendly and eager to help everyone. The store is clean and the staff is professional.
I discussed with the proprietor my items to sell before making the drive up to his store. I explained that I was a authorized dealer for a certain brand of watches. He said he would consider buying them. Once I got there however, he all but accused me of selling stolen property. As if it is ANY of his business why I have surplus inventory. He wanted proof and an explanation for why I had the items. Never have I been treated like this buy any broker.