Re: NGD 1990 540S LTD Pawn Shop Score
Here's my advice from working the pawn shops around here (yes, we actually have pawn shops in Montana). Each shop has their own policy for what they will buy things for, it's usually 1/3 or 1/2 of what they think they can sell it for. The thing is, they make absolutely no money by holding onto product. Many of the employees would be willing to give you the price you offer, but they often don't know how much they can mark it off without getting in trouble with the store owner. If you can, haggle with the pawn shop's owner, he knows how much they paid for it and he doesn't have to answer to anyone. Also don't be afraid to low ball them, that's where the haggling starts. Also very important, there are fees the shop has to pay with credit and debit transactions, paying in cash will always get you the most success in haggling. I've gotten a MIJ '01 450LTD silver with mirror PG in damn good shape with OHSC for $160, 1 '91 RG570 with a chip in the finish on the underside of the body with ibanez prestige HSC for $205 (funny story on this one, I offered the guy $200 for the lot and he got this smirk and said, $205 and you've got a deal, I laughed and said alright.) LTD-V350 for $150 (I offered him $150 he said he'd take $250, he was a pretty big guy and I'm skinny, he said, "How about this, we arm wrestle if you win you get it for $150, if I win you pay $250. I figured, ahh why not. I said, "alright". Turns out he hurt his back a few days ago and his wife would kill him if she walked in and he was arm wrestling so he gave it to me for the $150 since I was willing to arm wrestle him. Had plenty of other scores, just make an offer, worst thing they'll do is say no.