7532 W Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53219
You can either sell an item to us, or you can get a loan on it.
Pawn America is like a retail-bank where you can bring in a valuable item you own and get a loan on its current value, then get it back when you pay back the loan. You can also choose to sell it out-right at any time in the process.
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I had seen advertisements on TV for pawn America so I decided to go in and much to my dismay the lines were extremely long the employees were rude and the store was very dirty I understand its just the pawn store but there are two be some class. I would personally shut the place down. Their prices are nauseous
Absurd prices. You can buy a majority of the same exact products for the same price or even cheaper NEW! Everything is dirty and nasty. Thought I could get a deal on some used power tools. I looked up prices on certain brands and models and most of the stuff there could be purchased at Menards and Home Depot brand new for the same price or less with a warranty. Absolutely laughable. $24.99 for a used Iron Man 3 blueray!? A 3 disc set of Iron Man 1,2 and 3 on blueray is $24.99 at Best Buy. Brand New! Grundgy used Wii controllers that looked like they were used buy someone who was working on a car while using them for $14.95. You can buy a brand new OEM controller with sleeve and nunchuck for the same price online with free shipping. If your gonna ask over the top prices, you think maybe someone could at least wipe the stuff off? Do they even have internet and people who know how to google to set prices? What a dump.
One of the sales associates I like a bit, he is very nice every time I go it. Prices are a little high, but maybe negotiable. I went in to see what they would pay for some silver and a benchmade knife.
The girl said she thought I was trying to sell the plastic container that had a silver coin in it, which is just a ridiculous idea and I see no possible train of thought that lead her to believe this. They offered me $5.00 for my 1 ounce silver coin, which is a bit insulting. I can't believe anyone would accept that price. Any other coin dealer or pawn shop pays silver price for them, which would be $23.00 at the time, or at least they pay close to it.
My friend came in with me and wanted to see what they would pay for some silver dimes. I heard the guy at the counter say "We don't buy dimes. They will give you 10 cents for them at the register."
I asked, a different day, if they bought nice knives because I saw they had some cheap generic ones for sale, and they said they would buy them. The girl said they don't buy them, that is fine, but she made me seem like "I should know better", when I was told they bought them.
I'm sure the staff working there are only there because it's a job, but I would hope the staff of a pawn shop would be more knowledgeable, or the prices more fair. Exclude the one gentlemen in the front that is extremely nice, intelligent, and even remembers me when I come in.
I looked at some gemstones, and earrings also. They were overpriced because they were generally cloudy, chipped, and scratched.
After doing business with Moline's for years, being able to go to PawnAmerica was a blessing! For the amount I was gonna need to hold me over until payday, I was really dreading going in after the amounts I was paying with Moline's, I would have had to pay double the amount loaned ($600 for $300)... with PawnAmerica, I only had to pay 20% of the amount ($60 for $300) for 30 days! With the option of a grace period for another 30 days, for the same amount... this was the blessing I needed... thank you PawnAmerica! Kym