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

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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.

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.

Totally Affordable Luxury Handbag Inventory

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.

Louis Vuitton handbag

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.

“Please?”

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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.

driving with luxury watch

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.

Top Designers Luxury Handbag

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.

Loan On Top Designers Luxury Handbag

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.

 Louis Vuitton Luxury Handbag

Free Quotes

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.

Check out the store available at https://www.randjjewelry.com/store/.

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.

Where to Buy, Sell, or Pawn a Luxury Watch In San Jose, CA.

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At R&J Jewelry and Loan (408-770-9774), a pawnshop based in San Jose, CA, we buy, sell, and pawn luxury watches like Rolex, Patek Phillippe, Pre Owned Patek Phillippe, Phillippe, Audemars Piguet, Richard Mille, IWC, Hublot, and Vacheron Constantin. We have customers who frequent our store from Northern California, including Santa Clara, Almaden Valley, Rose Garden, Santa Teresa, and Cambrian Park. Our high-class professional services make buying, selling, or pawning luxury watches safe, easy, and affordable. Buying high-end luxury watches can seem complicated, but it doesn’t need to be. At R&J Jewelry and Loan we offer free, no-obligation, on-site watch appraisals, and fast, same-day payouts should a customer choose to sell their watch or watches. This then provides us with a large ever-changing inventory for watch buyers to choose from.  We are here to help you find just what you are looking for if you are in the market for a luxury timepiece.

Different Reasons a Buyer Buys a Luxury Timepiece

A luxury watches buyer may have many reasons for buying a new timepiece. If you are one of the buyers one or some of these may apply and the reasons that lead to the decision to buy a new luxury watch.

For Style and Presentation:

The buyer may be seeking a beautiful luxury watch to help them with their style and status symbol. This person may want to illustrate through their timepiece that they are financially stable and doing well. If this reason fits you, the right watch size and look is important. Did you know that larger watches are preferred in short-sleeve weather? One key is to try on the watch you are wanting to buy and look at it in the mirror on your arm.

As a Statement Piece

If you are looking for a statement piece, say for an interview, you want to select a timepiece that makes a statement, is nicely incorporated into your clothing ensemble, but isn’t a distraction. Nice luxury watches can pull your overall look together. These factors may add to your decision about buying a watch.

To Add to a Collection:

The buyer may be a collector and looking for that next unique timepiece to add to their vault. This type of buyer is interested in the watch’s quality, engineering, technology, details, and history.

Name brands like Rolex, Panerai, IWC, and others watches are known for their quality.  These watches are often sought out for their unique appearance, the technology and details used in their craftsmanship, and their history.

Engineering and Technology:

Engineering and technology are involved in the movement of the timepiece and power the watch inside. Mechanical movements eliminate changing a battery. Automatic movements are mechanical and use a rotor that spins when you move around which keeps the spring inside wound.

For example, a Rolex watch primarily uses the Parachrom hairspring. A Parachrom Blue hairsprings are stable if the watch is subjected to temperature fluctuations and is resistant to shock.  These characteristics make Rolex watches highly sought after if you are a luxury watch buyer.

First Patek Philippe watches are made up of watch components made by their manufacturer. During the watch’s craftmanship, the manufacturer only uses stainless steel for a small selection of watches. The production takes longer and thus there are lower inventories of these types of watches. If you are looking for exclusive watches, a first Patek Philippe watch might just be the one.

History:

Around the 16th-century people began “carrying time”. Queen Elizabeth, I wore bracelet watches up until the 20th century. Pocket watches were worn during this time. Wars made it necessary to have watches have straps simply due to functionality and use. After WWII  the style of wearing a wristwatch instead of carrying a pocket watch became the preferred fashion.

In 1845 Antoni Patek from Poland teamed up with Adrien Philippe from France and the two founded Patek Philippe & Co in 1951. Together they made watches with second hands, chronograph, and repeater movements.

In 1833 Jaeger-LeCoultre registered hundreds of patents and inventions which led to design and aesthetics sought after today. Today the Master Ultra Thin Jubilee is the world’s thinnest watch

Notable watches such as Rolex, Patek Phillippe, Pre Owned Patek Phillippe, Phillippe, Audemars Piguet, Richard Mille, IWC, Hublot, and Vacheron Constantin all have history. As watch collectors, you may be interested in watches simply because of their unique history and contribution to today’s luxury watch market.

No matter the reason you are buying a watch, R&J Jewelry and Loan offers a huge selection of luxury watches. Because the store offers some of the highest payouts in the area when a person is selling a watch, we are able to add to the inventory regularly so if you didn’t see exactly what you wanted when you were in the store, stop back buy a week later and enjoy looking at the new selection.

At R & J Jewelry and Loan we not only sell luxury pre-owned watches we also accept them as collateral for an item-based loan. The pawnshop offers a discreet, private service when processing a loan. If you find yourself needing extra cash to get you through until payday, or to make up the difference on a bill. Bring in your Rolex watch, Patek Philippe watch, or others and we will appraise it and make you an offer with terms you can afford.

To get a collateral loan, we do not do credit checks. Only a valid ID is required. Most loans are four months with a 10-day grace period and the loan can be renewed to suit the customers’ needs. The only requirement is the interest payment is received.

Highly experienced and knowledgeable, R&J Jewelry and Loan is a family-run business that has

been in operation since 1978. The company complies with all legal regulations set out by the government and will not deal with stolen or illegal goods. In addition to luxury watches, the reputable company specializes in the buying and selling of many other items such as jewelry, precious metals, diamonds, designer handbags, and more.

Speaking of their service customer Brian Law states, “Fast and friendly, I had a great experience. R&J was very fair and competed well with other offers I had received from online businesses. Highly recommended.”

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Did we get your attention? Are you now wondering how you can use high-rated pawn shops to your advantage for a loan? San Jose Pawn Shops, like ours, specializes in fine watches, luxury purses, jewelry, silver, gold, and vintage jewelry.