Treasures In Your Closet – Louis Vuitton Designer Handbags and Luxury Items


It’s now after Christmas, and spring fever is setting in. Do your find yourself feeling restless, super couch potatoish, or having an urge to clean closets, drawers, dressers, and garages? Before you know it, the warm days will be back, and you will be looking forward to summer picnics and family get-togethers. Spring and summer can be great to plan things with the money you got selling your unused valuable items.

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As you go through your closets, maybe you discover some gold jewelry you don’t wear, or a Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and other luxury purses you haven’t worn for quite some time. Maybe you have an excellent musical instrument you had purchased for your child, and now that child is off in the big world, and the instrument is just collecting dust. Do you have a virtual keyboard? You are still new in the box, and you won’t need it. The virtual keyboard, along with the luxury watch you have still in the box, will bring you some quick cash.

Wondering what you can do with them?

Maybe you purchased a couple of Chanel luxury handbags that you thought were risky color combinations based on what you usually wear. Now you see them neatly packed away and realized that you probably won’ use them again. You know you don’t want to throw them away; that would be silly. You know you don’t want to give them away. You wish you could get some money back from them; they are designer handbags.

There are pawn shops that buy designer handbags and other luxury things. They will buy these things along with your designer bags outright or use them as collateral for a short-term loan and quick cash.

You may not want to lose your things. If you’re going to pawn your designer handbags, you can d. After you pay back the loan, you will get your bag back. It’s a win-win arrangement for you and the pawnshop. You get the money you need and want, and the pawnshop makes some money off of the interest for loaning you the quick cash you need.

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A designer handbag was an investment when you purchased it.

You knew you would use the designer bag only on special occasions, and now it sets in tissue paper to protect its’ craftmanship. It was an investment in style, sophistication, and statement when you bought it a few years ago. Now you know the bag won’t be used again, and because it was one of the sought-after designer handbags, it has maintained its value.

It may be one of the classic bags that many people are looking to buy. Pawnshops buy luxury handbags like Chanel, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton because pawnshops can sell designer bags in-store or online for a reasonable price. Having just the right designer handbags for customers helps bring customers back, and word of mouth travels that the pawnshop is a great place to visit often if a customer decides they want to purchase a luxury handbag that represents beauty yet is still affordable.

Maybe you decide you don’t want to pawn your designer handbags for cash but want to sell the bags outright. This is also an option at pawnshops. Either by pawning or selling, you can get easy money.

Because most shops want to have a variety of luxury handbags like Louis Vuitton bags to look through so customers can find the perfect bag, a local pawn shop is willing to look at them, appraise them, and buy them for quick cash.

Many pawn shops have shopped online with a quick and easy user interface, meaning customers won’t have a problem finding what designer handbags the shop has for sale. A pawn shop wants to keep its online inventory full and exciting. Your slightly used bag may be just what they are looking for, so take it in!


A pawn shop will authenticate

A designer purse is only as good as its authenticity, which is why pawn shops are willing to authenticate them. Authentication services at a pawn shop help the customer buy items with confidence.

With Facebook Market Place and Craiglist, many bags are listed for sale with comments about designer brands, but there is no guarantee that they are real. With the amount of money designer handbags cost, you want to ensure your bag is not a fake or replica.

Nothing would be worse than purchasing a designer handbag, taking it home, deciding to have it authenticated, and finding out it is a counterfeit.

Designer purse inventory often changes, so make sure you check back often.

Some pawn shops also have a form or a way to get a quick quote right on their website. After you fill out the web form, you can provide clear pictures and know if the pawnshop will take the designer purse. This will save you from driving into the shop and finding out that they won’t loan or buy the bag.

When you fill out an online form or quote request, you will need to provide as much information as you have, and it helps if you have original receipts. The pawn shop will give you a quote based on the purse’s initial valuation. A final offer is made after the designer handbag is taken into the shop, and seeing the bag in person will assist the broker in authenticating it. Having original receipts and certificates in hand when you visit the store may help you get a higher offer.

The process used by a pawnshop is to protect you as the seller and the pawn shop as the buyer. It also helps future customers know that they are real if they find designer handbags at the pawn shop.

Most pawnshops use an authenticity tool like Entrupy. The broker will go over the process to authenticate each designer handbag.

Remember authentication has as few limitations as possible, but there is still nothing that is one hundred percent when you pawn designer handbags.

Some pawn shops have experts who have received training on the stitching quality and patterns of the designer bags, the material and hardware used in its craftsmanship, the stamping, including the size, shape, font used, and the date code examples.

When you are purchasing a designer handbag, ensure that you understand the process that the bag went through to authenticate it. This information will help you make a better decision about your purchase.

Did you know that the counterfeit industry is worth billions globally? The designer brands with the most knockoffs were Louis Vuitton, which led to apparel and luxury handbag makers investing in anti-counterfeit technologies.

With the growth of luxury resale through pawnshops and consignment stores, authentication is more important than ever when buying, selling, and pawning designer brands.

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The designer bag resale industry creates opportunities for women to find a bag they want without breaking the bank. Listed on Tradesy, a Chanel Double Flap Rare Classic Cc Gold Medium Black Alligator Skin Leather Shoulder Bag costs $45,012.80. Similar bags will sell at a fraction of the cost in a pawn shop. Pawnshops are a great place to shop for designer handbags and other designer brands because you can rest assured they authenticate, the price is affordable, and the ever-changing and broad inventory.

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At our family-owned and operated pawn shop since 1978, we have built our reputation on personalized services and our extensive jewelry selection in a variety of price ranges. We strive to set ourselves apart from other pawn shops by offering real money for personal items and designer brands. Fair and reasonable offers are how we do business. You can rest assured that when you request a quote online or bring us your designer handbags, we will work with you transparently, so you understand the details of the offer we make. This goes for any of the designer brands you bring into our store.

There are pawn shops that buy purses and designer brands of merchandise, and R&J Jewelry and Loan is the place you want to be! We have brokers who are not only knowledgeable about designer handbags; they pride themselves in authenticating them correctly so that customers know what they are buying when they are buying designer handbags.

They take the time to know and understand the characteristics of designer brands.

When customers came into the store to pawn designer handbags, they invested money in their designer bags, and now the new owner can smile knowing how much was saved. They can carry it with confidence and secretively know they saved money.

Did you know that Chanel designer handbags have the signature double cc lock that first appeared in 1980? The cc lock gets its name because Coco Chanel never married.

At R&J Jewelry and Loan, the pawn shop has experts who go through authenticating each designer bag. They understand that sometimes people need a little extra money to get by, and quick cash comes from us, R&J Jewelry and Loan.

The pawnbrokers will confidentially discuss with you if you want to sell your designer handbag outright or use it to secure a short-term collateral loan for quick cash. Either way, R&J Jewelry and Loan are available to help.

If you are looking to buy a designer bag, remember that a pawn shop has to make a profit to stay in business. Loaning or purchasing something fake isn’t good business. A pawn shop would have to quickly close their doors if they didn’t have a process to make sure that those bags were genuine if someone wanted to pawn designer handbags.

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We offer pawn loans in San Jose, CA, that allow you to borrow against your luxury things and receive a low-interest cash loan with a four-month repayment plan. The best part? You’ll retain ownership of your valuables, and you won’t have to sell them. Instead, we’ll keep the item safe at our facility as collateral until the loan is repaid in full. Then, you’ll get your item back. If you have any questions about our loan process, please feel free to give us a call or stop by with your items today and let one of our brokers take a look.

Spring fever, get up and lean those closets. You find you have too many designer handbags, and it would be best if you had quick cash to purchase a new designer handbag or other desired item. You need quick cash to pay an unexpected bill.

Spring Into Action

Spring into action and get together any gold jewelry you don’t wear, designer handbags just sitting in their original wrappers, coins, Rolex, and other designer brands of luxury products and bring them into the brokers. They will go through your items and give you a quote.

A His and Her Kind Of Day for Valentine’s Day

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preowned jewelry

Tom and I walk into the R & J Jewelry and Loan in San Jose, CA. We had decided to get up early and head into the shop to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for each other. Watching the different ads on Facebook and hearing them on the radio, I was dead set on finding the ideal luxury watch for Tom. I knew that I knew that R & J Jewelry and Loan was the place to shop.

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R & J Jewelry and Loan a Family-Owned Store

I did a little research on the web and looked through their webpage. It said that R&J Jewelry and Loan has been in business since 1978 and that the pawnshop was family-owned. I liked that, family-owned. Something about knowing the family was able to work together to make R & J Jewelry and Loan a success said something about the honesty, integrity, and fortitudinous that owners must have. While looking through their site, I was excited that they have a reputation for personalized services and featured an extensive jewelry selection. How could I go wrong, I thought.

Excited that I had found the perfect place both Tom and I could shop together for each other, I decided to see what type of watch brands they might have. I looked on the service page and noticed that they specialize in fine watch brands. See, Tom is a watch collector, and his collection is enormous. He lives to find the perfect Rolex, the ideal Hublot or IWC watch. He knows them and is very selective in spending his money on them. From the looks of the webpage, I decided that a Rolex would be the best option for me to purchase for him.

A Large Selection of Luxury Watch Brands

Having decided what I wanted to get him, I needed to know what and how to do this. I called ahead, and the pawnbroker told me that they carry a large selection of name brands and that I should come in and look at all of them. He said they have a Breitling, a beautiful Patek Philippe, a few Marc Jacobs, a couple Richard Mille, and a good selection of pre-owned Rolex watches at a reasonable price in their store.

I knew I wouldn’t go wrong by going by and seeing what they had for Tom. I was so excited I made a little “pre-shopping” trip to the shop before going on our shopping spree together.

I wanted to see firsthand how the service was and what they had that was the new trend, and what they sold in the way of a different brand other than a Rolex, just in case I changed my mind. I didn’t want to seem wishy-washy when Tom and I went shopping together. I tried to present as if I was willing to create the perfect Valentine’s Day shopping experience and help him rest assured that I knew what I was doing. I wanted him to feel confident shopping at R&J Jewelry and Loan.

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Greeted By A Friendly and Knowledge Watch Expert

On my “pre-shopping” visit, a friendly and knowledgeable pawnbroker greeted me. The store was immaculately clean, and there was a timepiece for everyone with luxury watch brands in several cases. I talked with the pawnbroker about my game plan for the shopping trip with Tom and shared an example of all his watches. I told him Tom had beautiful luxury watches, and he owned luxury watches for a specific purpose, like an IWC Portugieser.

IWC Portugieser luxury watch

I shared that all I knew is it the IWC Portugieser was one of the oldest and best-known watches from IWC and that Tom would wear it occasionally, mainly when he wanted to show off his style, like a status symbol. For me, each of his watches seemed to be a complicated watch, but for him, they each represented history, fashion, and style.

Rolex Yacht-Master

Rolex Yacht-Master

The pawnbroker let me know that one particular timepiece he just got in was a Rolex Yacht-Master. I had no idea what this was other than a Rolex watch, and I recognized the name as one of the brands Tom adores. The pawnbroker explained that a Yacht-Master is a luxury wristwatch with unprecedented mechanical functions such as a countdown that can be programmed from 1 to 10 minutes and allows skippers to precisely time and follow each race’s official starting procedure. I asked if it was waterproof.

He said that the Yacht-Master’s water resistance is “only” 100 meters, unlike the Rolex Submariner. It isn’t designed to be a professional dive watch that requires at least 200 meters of water resistance, and the Yacht-Master’s bidirectional bezel also keeps it from being a dive watch.

Rolex Sea Dweller Watch

Rolex Sky-Dweller

I wasn’t sold on the Rolex Yacht-Master and would need to see Tom’s reaction when we visited the store together. The wonderful pawnbroker then showed me a Rolex Sky-Dweller. Being a luxury watch made for pilots and travelers, it was exquisite. It appeared to have a steel case base a bezel in white gold. This watch would be perfect for Tom’s collection. A new a Rolex watch would undoubtedly add value to his watch case full of luxury watch brands and add to his style. I was almost scared to ask the price but was pleasantly surprised.

The pawnbroker explained that their watches are purchased outright or placed on the sales floor if someone defaults on their collateral loan. He explained that each watch is closely examined and appraised because the company can’t afford to take in fakes or replicas when dealing with large amounts of money. Because they are a trusted pawnshop, they can work with several different customers, which allows them to buy luxury watch brands at reasonable prices and then pass the savings on to the buying customers.

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R&J Jewelry and Loan - One Classy Place

As I searched for the perfect luxury watch, I began to look around the store closer. The layout was well thought out, and it displayed all the mechanical, automatic wind, and Rolex watches conveniently. All the watches were together in a display that highlighted their value. The watch accessories were easy to locate, and the cases created a feeling of “I want to be here and see that.”

What is Opt-In?

I noticed a sign that said “opt-in.” The pawnbroker said they have niche lists that customers can become a part of, so they are informed of current sales or when a particular product or brand hits the floor. I thought, why not. Maybe between today and the day, Tom and I visit the store together, there will be other watches I can check out.

The pawnbroker helped me use my phone to scan the QR code. It was so simple, and I was now going to know about any watch that came through the pawnshop’s door and was made available for purchase.

I asked if they also had an “opt-in” for luxury purses. I explained I wasn’t just interested in Louis Vuitton bags, but Chanel, Gucci, and Hermes spend dual time in my brain as bags I must eventually own. He laughed and said yes, they have a luxury bag niche list. I said, “show me the way, well, I mean QR code.”

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My eyes wandered as I searched the various cases in amazement. There were gold rings, a gold bracelet any lady would want. Popular brands like Tiffany, Alexander Sparks, Chanel, and Cartier jewelry lined the cases. Oh, my women would flock to this store if they only knew all that was available. I felt like a celebrity shopping in London and was certainly treated like one.

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Luxury Handbags

I stopped in my tracks. The purses that caught my eye were the luxury handbags made by Gaston Louis Vuitton in all of his wonder. There was no denying that the bags stand for durability, fashion, and style. I was a celebrity model looking for the right luxury handbag. Well, at least that’s what I imagined.

I hadn’t forgotten about Tom and his watches, but the luxury handbags took me over. Knowing the style and statement they make in the fashion world was undeniably drawing me into examining each bag, and I had to see them. The bags were exquisite. Gucci bags, Chanel Bags, several Louis Vuitton bags, all waiting for me. My life wouldn’t be the same if I left the store and didn’t at least look at them!

Each luxury handbag was a piece of art. Pre-owned and gently worn, they didn’t show any flaws or scratches because the bags were made with durability in mind. The craftsmanship in each bag was a stand-alone piece of art waiting for me to model. I thought of a dress at my house that would perfectly complement the Louis Vuitton bag I examined first.

I was in heaven. R&J Jewelry and Loan had to be the world’s best pawnshop ever. Ladies would be flocking to this shop if they only knew about all the beautiful authentic luxury handbags R & J Jewelry and Loan carried. There was the correct type of bag for everyone. But I had to find mine.

Louis Vuitton was my go-to brand, and I didn’t want to wear anything else. I wasn’t interested in collecting bags like my husband’s Rolex collection. Nope, I would use them. I used each bag I owned and wore it like I was walking down the runway in London, England, or Paris, France.

My Louis Vuitton handbags created for me a feeling of sophistication and style. Each bag spoke to me. I could imagine sporting my diamond and gold bracelet on my wrist while wearing my Louis Vuitton bag. I don’t think I could pass on shopping for the perfect dress to go with my dream fashion ensemble, but a dress would have to wait. Today it was all about the bags. I smiled, thinking about my outfit, complete with accessories, gold jewelry, and my Louis Vuitton purse.

The pawnbroker must have seen me smiling and came over to see if he could help. He took down bag after bag, and I looked at each of them. The quality was exemplary and able to stand alone concerning popular brands and craftsmanship.

I had my eye on a couple of the bags and only hoped they would be in the store when Tom and I visited for our His and Her Kind of Day shopping trip.

Rolex luxury timepiece

The Day Arrived

Tom and I woke up early and ate breakfast together. I didn’t let him know that I had “pre-visited” R & J Jewelry and Loan and was totally in love with the luxury watches and bags they had on their sales floor. I was excited to go with Tom to the store because I knew the pawnbroker could create a wonderful experience helping Tom and me with all of our questions. I knew that the pawnbroker I met was exemplary and never stopped helping me, even if he didn’t even know if I would return. He still treated me like I was Brad Pitt walking into his store. I knew Tom would be in his happy place, his world when he could see all of the luxury watch brands.

Oyster Perpetual Feature

As we walked into the store, Tom was taken back by the professionalism and how the pawnbroker could steer us right over to the line of watches he wanted to see. Between the time I had visited the store during my “pre-visit” and today, they had gotten in a few new Rolex watches.

Tom said he loves the Oyster Perpetual feature because it certifies that the look has a water-resistant screw-down case back and a self-winding movement powered by the wrist’s motion. I thought to myself, who knew?

I stood there with Tom, now knowing all about the oyster perpetual feature. Tom looked at the Sky-Dweller I had previously admired and the Rolex Yacht-Master, and he was equally impressed with the quality and the affordability of each watch.

He decided to buy the Sky-Dweller. I was elated, and it not only illustrated quality, but it was also a Rolex watch he could proudly add to his collection.

Rolex Daytona Watch

Rolex Daytona

There was another watch he had his eye on. It was a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. It hadn’t been in the store when I visited before, and Tom had been looking for one because of its mechanical chronograph watch design that meets the needs of racing drivers by measuring elapsed time. It also calculates average time as well.

I wasn’t sure this was the correct type of watch for him because I certainly didn’t want him racing our car through the streets of San Jose, but he knew better than anyone what luxury watch brands he wanted for his ever-growing collection.

Tom told the pawnbroker that he wasn’t sure if he had the cash to buy both watches today because he wanted to find a luxury bag for me. The pawnbroker explained that the watch might not be around long because the inventory changes daily.

Collateral Loan As An Option

He said that Tom could do a collateral loan against one of his other luxury watches if he wanted to go that route and purchase the watch while it was available. Tom explained that a collateral loan might work because he was scheduled to get a considerable bonus next month, and he could pay the loan balance off then.

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SOLD – One Rolex Yacht-Master and One Daytona

Now that Tom was satisfied with his Valentine’s Day gifts and pleased he had the Daytona as a bonus, it was my turn. I shared earlier over breakfast that I wanted a new luxury handbag and that I had some I was willing to try and sell because I didn’t use them anymore. He suggested I find a purse I wanted today, and we could decide to sell the other bags outright later.

We walked over to where the bags were. There was a beautiful Chanel that was calling my name. I had always been drawn to Louis Vuitton bags, but this Chanel was captivating. Some of the bags were leather, and others were Louis Vuitton coated canvas. All the bags were in pristine condition, and the prices were so affordable it was unreal. For luxury bags, the price was right!

As I looked at the new bags that had come in since my “pre-visit,” I kept thinking about who might have worn the bag. Was it a bag I would wear, and would it fit my lifestyle? A girl can’t have too many luxury bags was my perspective.

I saw a gold bracelet out of the corner of my eye. It was a gold tennis bracelet. I asked Tom if I could look at it. He said, “of course.” It was gorgeous. I could see myself wearing my new dress and sporting this bracelet. I just had to have a bag too. So I asked.



SOLD – A Louis Vuitton Bag and Gold and Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Tom was accommodating and so kind. “Of course, why not? I can pay off a collateral loan when I get that bonus. We can get both today.”

I selected a Louis Vuitton luxury bag and a gold diamond tennis bracelet, and I was delighted. The pawnbroker explains how all of the mechanized is tested for authenticity. He explained that they have to know if something is “real” because they are often loaning large amounts of money on a luxury item so they can’t make mistakes.

Setting Up A Collateral Loan with No Credit Check

Tom set up the collateral loan with the pawnbroker after running home to get one of his Rolex watches out of his collection to use as collateral. I was taken aback when I found out that the pawnbroker didn’t even want to know our credit history or employment record. All that was needed was a valid state ID. Tom assured the pawnbroker and the Rolex watch that “I’ll be back to retrieve it.” I was sure he would because he loves his watches.

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Driving home, I realized several takeaway points I had learned from our His and Her Kind Of Day.

1) A Pawnshop is a great place to buy, sell, and loan luxury items

2) R & J Jewelry and Loan has an exquisite selection of pre-owned luxury watch brands and luxury bags

3) The customer service I received from the pawnbroker during my pre and post-shopping visits built the connection I needed to choose R & J Jewelry and Loan as my go-to pawnshop

4) I didn’t know that Rolex made many luxury watches, and each wristwatch has its particular design

5) I had no idea that the gold items were always checked for purity, decreasing the risk of buying something fake

6) I was amazed that the model of the Rolex luxury watch always uses the oyster perpetual feature because it certifies that the watch has a screw-down case back that is water-resistant and a self-winding movement that is powered by the motion

7) Mechanical watches are a watch that uses a clockwork mechanism to measure the passage of time, as opposed to a quartz watch which functions electronically via a small battery, or a radio watch, which is a quartz watch synchronized to an atomic clock via radio waves

8) That pawnbrokers were such experts and willing to share their knowledge

Rolex watch luxury timepiece

9) R & J Pawnshop is an example of a company that cares about its customers

10) Shopping for a luxury watch doesn’t have to be a complicated watch adventure when you choose R&J Jewelry and Loan

11) No matter what reason you are shopping for a luxury watch, an iconic statement of sophistication, a luxury bag, a bracelet with diamonds, or something of value, you can rest assured that pawnshops are the place to visit

Once Home

Once Tom and I got home, we unpacked our gifts. We were so happy. Tom’s phone sounded with a text message, and it asked if his visit to R&J was what he had hoped for and if he would leave a review. Oh yes, he will leave a 5-star review.

We were getting ready to go out for dinner with my new bag on my shoulder and my tennis bracelet sparkling for everyone to admire. I was a fashion statement and felt I could compete with any of the models out there. I was beautiful!

Tom decided to wear his new Rolex. He stood proud and sophisticated. My phone sounded. Ugh, it was a text message. What?! Next week, there is an exclusive sale to “opt-in” folks shopping for luxury bags? I smiled and winked at Tom when he asked who it was. “Oh nothing dear, just and insiders notice about Louis Vuitton.”

Are Pawn Shops a Good Place to Buy, Sell, and Get a Loan on Luxury Handbag?

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Pawnshops Then

Pawnshops date back to Ancient China. Over 3,000 years ago, Pawn brokering was viewed as a respectable profession, and local peasants would work with pawnshops and obtain short-term credit.

Around the 19th century, pawnshops were showing up in the United States due to industrial manufacturing. Workers who worked these jobs would find themselves short on cash to pay for their basic needs like housing, rent, and food. Manufacturing jobs didn’t pay well, and workers had to find a way to make ends meet between paydays.

Pawnshops became an intricate part of some communities as a financial institution and helped people secure cash through short term loans or buy selling valuable items to the shops.

During the Great Depression, communities found that pawnshops were the only place to secure cash for their valuable items, and pawnshops became a significant source of consumer credit. They fill a gap for many people.

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Pawnshops Today

Pawnshops have continued to find their place in communities. Most U.S. communities have a local pawn shop, and today it’s estimated there are 11,000 pawnshops dotted across America. Pawnshops are the general public’s go-to solution to get loans quickly. They are a place to sell items without waiting on payments or mail out valuable items, wondering if the item will bring the amount needed.

Pawn loans are loans known as collateral loans and are easier to obtain than loans from banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions that often require credit checks. Pawn shops aren’t concerned about poor credit, credit scores, or employment history. The valuable item a person brings to the shop is used to secure the loan.

If a pawn loan defaults on, the pawn shop uses the item used by the borrower to stock their inventories with luxury items, designer handbags, fine jewelry, gold, silver, and precious metals and gems. Pawn shops carry high-end luxury items such as designer hand bags at a fraction of the cost compared to big box stores.

Unlike consignment shops, pawn shops will offer to buy designer handbags for cash or set up a collateral loan using the designer bag as collateral, making it possible for the pawnshop to resell these items at a bargain price.

Pawnshops are Regulated

Pawnshops provide an alternative means to obtain a short-term loan and quick cash. Many people assume that pawnshops engage in illegal practices and sell stolen goods, and this is simply not true. Pawnshops are located across the United States and are regulated by strict laws.

First and foremost, pawn shops have to have a state license to conduct business according to the state they are located in. Interest rates are regulated by the state and must be disclosed upfront, so there is no surprise to the customer.

All pawnshops must have a copy of a customer’s state-issued ID when they do business with that customer. This regulation was put in place in 2001 under the Patriot Act, and this keeps criminals from stealing goods to bring into a pawnshop to sell for easy money.

Who Uses Pawnshops?

In today’s world, many different types of customers frequent pawn shops. Stereotypic ideas color the view of who uses pawnshops today. People assume that customers who use pawn shops are lower class, unable to plan financially, or hold jobs, which is simply not true.

Services Provided by Pawnshops

Pawnshops are often dual shops that provide loans and buying services while having an extensive retail inventory of name-brand items. Because of this, pawnshops serve collectors, people searching for bargain prices, and those wanting to sell unused items for quick cash. Pre-owned items made by top designers are highly admired, and customers can buy these at pawn shops that have in-store retail shops by going to the store or through shops that have an online service.

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Bridge Loans and Collateral Loans

Pawnshops also provide a service of writing bridge loans or collateral loans. These types of loans generate quick cash at reasonable interest rates. People who need to make up the difference in cash available for a significant purchase like a home or car can go to a pawn shop with their valuable items for a temporary “cash advance” through securing a collateral loan.

Designer handbags, brand name tools, electronics, musical instruments, diamonds, gold, and silver are all worth money and have a cash value. Pawnshops will appraise and buy these items or use them to write a loan against them with no questions asked. All that is needed is a valid state ID.

Pawnbrokers are experts in appraising and valuing designer items and distinguishing between authentic and fake ones. Some shops have authentication tools, such as an ED-XRF Analyzer used to determine the purity of precious metals or a Presidium Gem Tester to test diamonds and gems. Appraising and valuing items brought in to a pawn shop can give customers a free quote that gets them the money they need. Money isn’t easy to come by these days, and spending it wisely is essential. Working with a local pawnshop to get a price quote on valuable items opens up a financial avenue for people.

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Do Luxury Handbags Bring Value?

Luxury handbags are beautiful and hold their value, especially if they are taken care of and stored well. Bags like these are sought after, and pawnshops are buyers of these types of bags and sell these. Online consignment shops can offer to list these purses for a commission, but they cannot loan on these items and will not outright buy these items.

Pawnshops Have Bargains on Pre Owned Handbags

Pre-owned handbags like Louis Vuitton and Prada are sold in pawnshops without paying absorbent prices. It is a well-known fact that the average prices in pawn shops are lower than in big box stores. Some pawnshops have online store services where they sell various valuable items, providing designer purses at a discount price nationwide. Pawn shops are not the only place to buy and sell handbags, but it is the best place to sell handbags for several people.

Bargains On Pre-Owned Handbags

Can Pawnshops Pick Up My Things?

Some pawnshops will offer a free in-home pickup service and go to a customer’s home to pick up valuable items to process for collateral loans or buy outright. This is not a regular service offered by a consignment shop, so make sure to check if this is a service they provide.

Include the Details for Increased Value

When selling your valuable items like a Louis Vuitton luxury handbag or a designer purse, make sure you include as much detail as possible when you are selling the item. Including an original box and/or dust bag will bring added value. The right buyer will want to know whatever details are available regardless of whether they are purchasing the item in the online marketplace or person in the store. Pre-owned designer bags can bring top dollar if the special features, boxes, certifications, and details are provided.

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In today’s pawnshop industry, many shops offer free quotes online as an alternative to coming into the store. This service provides the customer with an avenue to determine if it is worth their time to sell their luxury handbag or other items. By providing a free online quote, the customers have a route for selling items without leaving their homes. Pawnbrokers provide price quotes with clear pictures, a serial number, and a detailed description. The pawnbroker compares the information to the current market value and checks other online stores like eBay. The broker provides the customer with a quote, and the customer can either decide to sell their valuable item or obtain a collateral loan. The process is easy.

Sometimes customers want to purchase a valuable item and can do so online/. The pawnbroker lists the items for sale in their store online and then explains the shipping process. Once all the details are disclosed, and the best price is determined, customer can purchase their item directly on the same business day. The upfront, honest approach assures customers that they got a good deal on their purses and spent their money wisely. Because pawn brokers are experts in appraising and validating the authenticity of valuable goods, buyers can rest assured that they are getting the “real” thing, not a fake.

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Considerations When Buying Used Designer Handbags

Designers like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, and Hermes will not reduce their prices on their exceptionally sophisticated bags. Some brick-and-mortar stores may have a sale, but the cost of a designer handbag is still steep. Classic tweed and metal Chanel handbag have a price tag of $9,100.

By buying a pre-owned designer bag at a discount price, you can get a beautiful piece of art and sophistication and save money.

Shopping at a pawnshop will provide you with a variety from which to choose. Pre-owned collections are often brought into the shop for sale or to use as a collateral loan, making it possible for you to choose from several bags that become available for purchase. Inventories in pawn shops change daily, so frequently checking back is essential.

Buying Used Designer Handbags

Consideration #1: Is a Pawn Shop a Reputable Place to Shop for a Designer Bag? Do Some Homework...

When shopping for a designer handbag, there are many places to shop for pre-owned collections. Auctions, eBay, online consignment shops, and Craigslist, are all choices. The issue is that you never honestly know what you are buying. Some of these “shops” sell counterfeits and often don’t have someone checking the authenticity of the purses, bags, wallets, and handbags being sold. The purpose of these shops is to sell, and you get what you get.

It isn’t easy to sort through what is real and not. Nothing is worse than being excited to have found and purchased a designer bag from eBay or through a listing on an online consignment store, and when you get it, you find out the designer bag you bought at the purchase price you paid is a fake.

You can avoid these issues by buying a pre-owned designer bag from a reputable pawn shop. The pawnbrokers in the shop are trained and have experience and often authenticity tools to determine if the bag they bought for resale or loaned on is authentic or not. Pawn shops are experts in selling designer handbags and other second-hand name-brand items. They make sure that what they take in is authenticated, so they don’t lose money by loaning on some item that is a replica. Pawn shops have a vested interest in making sure they deal with the real deal.

Do Your Research on the Shop You Use

If you are set on eBay or Craigslist, remember the platform doesn’t do authenticity testing. Does the pawn shop you want to have an authenticity guarantee? Does the shop have an authenticity program like Entrupy they use? What do the reviews for the shop say? How long has the shop been in business? What does the return policy for the shop say?

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Consideration #2: What Bag is Right for You?

Pawn shops provide a variety of designer bags to choose from. Because they carry Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and other designer bags, you can try on, examine, and consider the price on several different ones, up close and in person. If you are completing a purchase through a shop’s online store, ask for details and several pictures. Pawnbrokers are happy to help!

While you are making your way through the selection of available bags, ask yourself some questions. Does the bag fit your style, taste, purpose? Is it the look you are after? Does the bag look new or worn? Is the price complementary to the condition of the purse? Will the bag hold its value so you can get the selling price you want when you decide to sell it in the future?

Because Louis Vuitton first crafted travel trunks, the craftmanship in their designer clutches, bags, and wallets hold the same level of durability. Louise Vuitton bags don’t scratch, and the finish is not easily marred.

A “Head Turner”

If you are looking for a “head turner” and prestigious bag, consider a Hermes bag to complement your style. Not only are these beautiful, they can be expensive even as a previously loved bag but well worth the investment. A recent listing for an authenticated Epsom Verso Kelly Retourne 32 Rouge CasaqueCobalt Hermes handbag had a price tag of $11,250.

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Consideration #3: What is the Savings Shopping at a Pawnshop for A Designer Bags?

When it comes to saving money, everyone wants to. Shopping at a reputable pawnshop for a previously loved designer handbag will save upwards of 50% or more compared to buying a new designer bag.

When shopping for a pre-owned designer bag, consider the bag’s condition, the designer of the bag, and the demand in the market for the bag. What does the bag sell for new, and is it still available? Some designer bags are no longer available for sale but in excellent condition can bring a higher price than what they sold for new. The bag is rare because it is no longer made, and stores don’t sell it. If it’s a rare bag, it will indeed cost a lot. Recently an authenticated exclusive pre-owned designer handbag, 40cm Matte Bronze Crocodile Hermes Birkin Bag, was listed for $335, 950.00.

Look In Your Closet

Maybe you have some designer bags you are no longer using. Take a look in your closet. Consignment shops will sell your unwanted designer bags for you, but you will have to wait until the right person comes along and buys them before you get paid, and you will have to pay the consignment shop a consignment commission. You can always sell your bags on eBay and pay their fees or Craigslist, where people don’t show up to pay for what they said they would buy. You can sell online to companies that buy and sell designer handbags, but you will need to wait for your money and pay handling fees.

As an alternative, after going through the designer purses in your closet, consider taking them with you to the pawnshop and working a deal for the pawn shop to buy them for fast cash. You could also clear your closet of valuable items and put the money towards the bag you want to buy. Another solution may be that you use the bags found sitting in your closet as a valuable item to obtain a short-term loan against so you can buy the designer purse you saw in the shop. This is a helpful solution if you don’t want to use the money out of your checking account until after you get your bonus next month.

Pawnshops also buy luxury watches, gold, diamonds, silver, and gems. Do you have unused or broken gold necklaces, bracelets, or earrings you could sell to the pawnshop in exchange for the luxury purse you want to buy?

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R & J Jewelry and Loan

R & J Jewelry and Loan is located in San Jose, California, and serves the surrounding areas of Evergreen, Los Gatos, and Monte Sereno. We have been a family-owned pawnshop in business since 1978. We specialize in luxury accessories and items like designer handbags with a reputation built on personalized services. Being a trusted buyer and seller of designer purses like Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Prada, Birkin, Fendi, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, and Dior, we offer a large, ever-changing inventory.

If you are in the market to buy previously owned designer handbags, you can view our stores’ entire inventory online or visit the store in San Jose. Clients can make an offer on luxury items and view shipping options without leaving home or dealing with traffic. These services are available nationwide. We love used designer bags and enjoy working with our out-of-state customers so they can purchase the bag they have wanted for a long time.

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You may decide to sell your valuable items to us because funds are paid quickly, and you will leave with cash in hand instead of waiting for items to sell online. If you don’t want to sell your items, valuable items can also be used as collateral for a short-term loan versus obtaining a payday loan. At R & J, Jewelry and Loan does not require a credit check while offering affordable interest rates and reasonable repayment terms.

We serve the communities of Evergreen, Los Gatos, San Jose, and Monte Sorento are safe and trustworthy stores. We are considered an outlet to sell valuable items. The team at the store is highly trained in luxury item appraisal and will value items in front of you, our valued client. We accept a wide range of inventory, including gold, silver, diamonds, gemstones, watches, and luxury handbags. We are in the market to sell, buy, and loan.