Luxury meets value at Max Pawn


People shop at pawn shops is to get the deals they can’t get at retail stores. By shopping at your local pawn shop, you can obtain high dollar items at below wholesale value.

January is a good time to visit pawn shops, since many Las Vegas residents are taking some of their holiday gifts to the shops for extra cash or to trade up. Pawn shops also provide great options for Valentine's gift shopping .

Most pawn shops carry all of your common electronics such as laptops, video game systems and musical equipment. But the most sought-after items are high end jewelry and watches as well as handbags.

Pawn shops will typically carry everything from Tiffany, David Yurman, Rolex, Breitling and many more high end designer jewelry and watches.

As a locally owned, family-owned retailer, Max Pawn is involved in the community and is planning a “Bags and Bubbles” event on February 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests are invited to buy or sell a luxury handbag while enjoying champagne and learning about the authentication process. Proceeds will benefit the Las Vegas Fashion Council scholarship fund.

Pawn shops are responsible for taking the time to authenticate each item before it hits the retail floor. There’s a pretty thorough process for high end items. Watches will have to be opened to verify movements and handbags must pass a 10 step authentication process. At Max Pawn, we use a device to scan the microfibers on the handbag material to certify it's authentic.

Pawn shops will always have a layaway promotion. Like retail stores pawn shops understand that some of their items are extremely expensive and can’t be paid all at once. Payment plans are set up to last as long as six months.

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