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Let’s Be Creative & Plan an Epic 2022 Vacation

We each wake up every morning with a choice on how we will live the day. Each day would be an opportunity for greatness if we chose. By getting in tune with yourself, you are on the road to making conscious decisions that will affect you.

Have the past few years increased your desire to take that trip, not just a trip but an epic journey? Have you made a bucket list of places you want to go and things you want to experience? Well, today is the day to start.

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A Little Pre Planning is Needed

Get out a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. Let’s start. List the five places you have always wanted to travel to. Did you write down Rome, Venice, stateside to New Mexico or New Orleans? Now list five experiences you want to accomplish. Do you want to skydive, zip line, take a watercolor painting class?

Okay, now, fine-tune your list. What would you like to accomplish this year? Don’t let money and time be a factor. This is your list, your dream, and it’s your creative plan for an Epic 2022 Vacation.

So with all great things comes some planning. Financially you may be wondering how you can afford your dream vacation this year. Have you looked in your garage and closet lately? You can make a chunk of cash by simply going through your unused and valuable items. Then figure out how to sell them for enough money to get you well on your way.

Is There Some Trick to Making Money?


Let’s look at Craiglist. In today’s community, you can always list your items for sale on Craiglist. There are some pros and cons. The venue is relatively easy to maneuver through, and you can take your picture and name your price. As a drawback, you have to wade through the tire-kickers and people who say they will buy your item but who never show up. Also, there are some safety concerns. Do you want strangers knowing where you live or have them come into your home to see what other items they may want to “borrow” at some later date?


Well then, how about selling your items on eBay. This is a possibility. Like Craigslist, there are pros and cons. You can list your item and describe it how you want. You will have to figure out shipping costs, and sometimes things are more expensive to ship than it’s worth it to people. You may need to wait for payment. If someone doesn’t like what they bought because they think you were dishonest with your description, you may be liable to return the money.

Facebook Market Place

How about selling on Facebook Market Place? The online environment has changed recently, and several people list items daily. Some things can’t be listed, such as animal products, guns, etc. Once you take the time to list the item, you will need to decide if you have the item marked for local pick up or ship. Then you have to figure out shipping costs.

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Pawn Shops

If you are looking to make money quickly and regularly from unused items that have some value, you may want to consider a pawn shop. Pawnshops pay cash for gold, gold jewelry, silver, coins, bullion, tools, musical instruments, cars, heavy equipment, luxury purses, and more. Most pawn shops will consider anything of value.

Pawn shops are located in most communities across the United States.

There are an estimated 11,000 pawn shops located across America. Pawn shops have experts who appraise gold, silver, gold jewelry, coins, and other valuable items while a customer waits for an offer.

There is no obligation to take the offer a pawnbroker makes.

The process is always confidential and a place you can be assured there are no common scams, lies being told, or low ball offers. Pawn shops have a process of comparing the market price of valuable items to make the best offer possible.

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For instance, if you find in your closet that you have an old jewelry box filled with scrap gold and broken gold jewelry. You can bring it to the pawn shop near you. The pawnbroker will determine if the gold is 24k, 14k, 18k, or 10k. Then the gold will be weighed. The “spot price” of gold will be checked. Remember that the spot price for gold fluctuates daily depending on the market, and the daily price will affect the offer made. The price of gold is dependent on the forces of supply and demand in the market.

Another thing to keep in mind is the “spot price” is based on 24k gold, which is 99.9% pure or pure gold.

If you are selling unwanted gold to a pawn shop, you need to know what type of gold you have because this will help you understand how much pawn shops will buy your gold for and why. For instance, if you have 10k gold, the market price will be lower because the gold content is less.10k gold is 41.7% gold, and even though it is worth selling, it will sell for a lower price than 24k gold.

You may be considering selling your gold jewelry or silver but remember that a pawn shop will pay for gold minus their premium. A premium is a cost associated with buying and selling gold, and this is the pawn shop’s way of making a profit on the gold jewelry you bring in to sell. Pawn shops are small businesses, and they have to cover costs to remain in business.

The condition of the gold jewelry you take to a pawn shop doesn’t matter. It can be in the worst shape, and the condition won’t affect the scrap gold price at the pawn shops or what they pay. They are buying the gold to meltdown.

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Precious metals and other metals like silver, platinum, and rhenium are all worth money. Maybe you have some silver or gold troy ounce bars that you inherited, and these items and gold coins and bullion can be sold quickly at the current market value for cash in hand.

Pawn shops are honest gold buyers, and pawn shops typically pay the most they can for any valuable item. As a gold buyer within their community, they focus on an honest process so customers in their community have a place to sell their items at a business they can trust.

A reputable pawn shop prides itself on customer service and having a good deal on retail goods.

As you look through your valuable items in your closet, you may have diamonds. Diamonds are also bought by pawn shops and can be an excellent addition to the pile of gold items you consider selling to the pawn shop. Remember, the pawnbroker in the shop has the choice to buy an item at the pawn shop’s discretion.

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Dreaming about that vacation, you have decided to get the most cash for your broken and unused valuable gold jewelry. You head out to the pawn shop and find yourself excited about the quick cash you will return home with. You can hardly wait to book tickets for your Epic 2022 Vacation. As you enter the shop, you begin to have second thoughts about selling all of the gold you brought in to sell. You start thinking that you might want to keep some of it because you did inherit it, and you have mixed feelings.

Not a problem for a pawn shop.

They are in the business of helping people meet their financial needs. You can use the value of the gold you would sell as collateral for a loan with the pawn shop. The simple process is discreet and confidential. The pawnbroker will weigh your Jewelry on a jewelry scale and look up the price of gold on the current gold market. Based on the current gold price, you get an offer for your gold in the form of a short-term loan. The terms will be explained to you, and you can get your items back as soon as the loan is repaid.

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Parker Pawn & Jewelry is the Place to Sell Gold, Diamonds, and Other Valuables

Parker Pawn & Jewelry was founded in 1955. Currently having three conveniently located pawn shops, the shop team is available to help you with buying, selling, and pawning items for quick cash. We accept all gold and are here to help you when you are ready to sell gold jewelry, sell diamonds, or need the most money from a pawn loan. We provide loans/24-hour loans. We also sell a wide variety of Jewelry, including high-quality gold jewelry for sale. We take electronics and luxury handbags as well.

We will buy your item outright. Parker Pawn & Jewelry is a great place to pawn or sell your stuff for cash. If it works and is in excellent condition, we will usually buy it. Getting money has never been easier. If you wonder if the item you have can be sold to us, give us a call, and we can help you out.

Parker Pawn & Jewelry is your go-to pawn shop in the Fayetteville area for precious metals, Jewelry, musical instruments, and a wide selection of electronics.

If you find yourself in need of a loan, even for that dream vacation, give Parker Pawn & Jewelry a call. We work with our customers to ensure they get the right loan at significantly lower interest rates than you would think. We don’t worry about credit scores if you need quick cash.

A customer exchanges an item such as gold or gold jewelry as collateral for a short-term cash loan. The item is returned to the customer after the loan amount and interest fees are paid. Sometimes, when a customer needs an extension on paying their loan, the item is held longer, and the customer agrees to extend the loan terms for an additional length of time.

Parker Pawn Shops aren’t just about pawn and loans; we are about community. We have several community affiliations and are grateful to be a part of them.


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Parker Pawn offers the best item-backed loans in the area. Our plans are flexible with a maximum repayment period of 10 years. Our interest rate is 2.9% per month or 35% APR when clients borrow 30%-50% of the liquid wholesale value of their pledged collateral over $10,000. For example, if you have an asset with a liquid wholesale value of $25,000 and borrow $10,000, your interest would be $291.66/month. If you borrowed the money for 3 months, your total payback amount would be $10,740. Loans greater than $50,000 can qualify for even lower rates.

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