Making Smart Purchases Today

read-1564105_960_720When you buy something, you usually do it with a couple of things in mind. The first is typically what you need or want. This is the major reason for any purchase; you need or just want the item. Next, you probably consider price. After all, you don’t want to spend too much money unnecessarily. And those would be the usual criteria. But lets look at another point.

How about holding value? Typically, this is reserved for items like cars. People will often consider the resale value of a car before making a purchase. But why don’t we do this for other things? Most probably never even thought of it.

Let’s take a new TV for example. If you buy a cheap brand, it may work just fine now, but when you want to replace it later on, you may not get much for it on resale. Name brands tend to do much better in this regard, and if you are smart about your shopping, can be bought for only a bit more than the cheaper option.

Computers are another example. Buying one that can be upgraded later is a great way to get more bang for your buck, as making it faster will keep it more useful for longer into the future.

So making smart purchases is really about getting something that is going to have good resale value, or buying things that will stay useful well into the future.

If you are really just looking for the cheapest buy possible, then I would suggest buying used in the first place. Checking out auction sites or pawn shops (—hollywood) will yield you a number of great, and less expensive buying options.

Offloading Stuff? Try A Pawn Shop

flea-market-1262036_960_720Sometimes, we can find ourselves in a position where we have loads of clutter and old items piling up. We don’t want to just throw all these things away as we feel bad about it as many of the items in question are still functioning and useful. We could sell them, but listing things online can be a chore, and a garage sale (to be successful) requires at least some planning and promotion. In the high-speed never-take-a-break world we live in, sometimes that can be all but impossible.

So where does that leave you? Giving things away is an option, but not one that is remunerative in the least. Well, you may consider taking your items to a pawn shop.

Never mind what you have heard about these types of establishments, a Davie pawn shop actually is quite a legitimate business. And the service they offer is perfect for the situation earlier described. One can simply take their items in, and get money for them quickly, without having to find buyers or list them.

As for what kinds of things you can pawn, that will vary depending on the particular shop you are visiting. But a good rule is that you can probably pawn it if it was of decent value when it was purchased, and is in good, working condition now. Things like power tools, jewelry, watches, electronics, etc can all be exchanged.

This is actually a very easy and quick way to get rid of some of your excess clutter. And it also can give you a bit of cash right away. So go into your garage and attic and see what you have lying around that you will likely never use again, and turn that “junk” into working money for you.