Pawn shop listing sites like PawnFynder.com provide an easy and convenient way to find local pawn shops. Enter a zip code or the city and state to find all close pawn shops. PawnFynder.com is provided by the National Pawnbrokers Association, making it a valuable resource. Search results can be filtered based on their proximity in miles to an address or ZIP code entered.
Some pawn shops are national chains featuring hundreds of stores around the country. EZPawn is one of them, with more than 400 stores in the country. Its website is good for finding the nearest EZPawn shop. Just enter a ZIP code or city and state to view nearby locations.
When selling an item to a pawn shop, know the difference between selling it directly or getting a loan. When an item is sold, there is no way to get it back unless it is purchased back before someone else buys it. If a seller gets a loan, the pawn shop holds onto the item for a certain period of time, then returns it when the loan is paid back. If the loan is not paid back by the due date, the pawn shop maintains ownership of the item.