How We Value Items

We welcome your inquiries about any and all items you may think are of value. Upon your visit, we'll give you an honest assessment of the value of your goods.

Pawning General Merchandise

For general merchandise, Hat City Pawn will assess the value of your items based on their retail value. Our pawnbrokers will use their experience along with online auction sites if necessary in order to accurately value your goods. At Hat City Pawn, we try our best to give you the highest price possible for your goods. However, we are reselling used merchandise, therefore, it must be significantly discounted. Our customers come to a pawn shop looking for a bargain and will only pay reduced prices for goods. Therefore, we must adjust our prices according to what the market will bear.

Gold and Silver Jewelry

As you might expect, Gold and Silver are valued using a different method than with general merchandise. At Hat City Pawn, we perform a nondestructive acid test in order to accurately measure the purity of your precious metal jewelry. The purity goes by 10K, 14K, 18K and so on. We will then weigh the individual gold and silver item(s) and provide you with an offer based on the weight and purity of the item(s). Our guarantee at Hat City Pawn is to pay the highest price for gold and silver.

Hat City Pawn's prices will not be beat by another pawn shop or gold buyer!