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    Questions to Ask Before Buying a Luxury Watch

    Last updated 2 days ago

    Like purchasing a new car or putting a down payment on a home, buying a luxury watch is a serious investment and a major decision. The next time start perusing pawn shops and jewelry stores for a luxury watch, ask the seller the following questions so that you can make an informed buying decision.

    What Features Does this Watch Offer?

    Getting to know the bells and whistles of a luxury watch after you have purchased it can be fun, but it is smarter consumer practice to try to find out what a watch can do and how it works before you buy it. Ask the vendor to demonstrate the basics of how the watch works, taking special notice of extra features that appeal to you such as a built-in calendar.

    What Kind of Movement or Module Does the Watch Have?

    A watch’s movement is the mechanism that tells time, and you want that mechanism to be reliable. This should be the case with any genuine luxury watch that you consider, but you should still ask the question to see what the pawnbroker has to say about it.

    What Are Some Other Options?

    If you like a specific luxury watch model a great deal, chances are high that the vendor has other watches you will like as well. Ask the vendor about competing models, and closely examine your options before deciding on a watch.

    What Kind of Maintenance Requirements Does this Watch Have?

    When it comes to upkeep, some luxury watches are more high-maintenance than others. Ask the pawnbroker how regularly you might expect to have to service your watch to keep it in prime condition, as well as what kind of cleaning regimen you will be looking at should you purchase the watch.

    Since most luxury timepieces are built to stand the test of time it, it is important to ensure that the watch you end up buying is one that you like. For access to an impressive selection of used luxury watches in New York City, call Gem Pawnbrokers at (718) 502-8053 or visit one of our 20+ NYC area locations.

    All That Glitters: Popular Pawn Shop Jewelry [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 3 days ago

    When you are searching for the perfect gift for that special someone, there’s nothing quite like jewelry to make a person feel appreciated and unique. Jewelry can be a very personal gift, like an engagement ring, or it can simply show that you were thinking of the recipient and wished to show a token of your affection. Buying jewelry at a New York City pawn shop gives you access to unique pieces that you won’t find anywhere else at a fraction of what it would cost new. Diamond rings, gold earrings, and funky vintage bracelets are among some of the popular items that you’ll find when you peruse a pawn shop. Take a look at this Infographic to learn more about popular pawn shop jewelry and what you should look for while shopping. Please share with your friends and family, and don’t forget to pick out something special for yourself!

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    Cleaning Your Gold Rings at Home

    Last updated 7 days ago

    Cleaning and polishing gold rings is not something that always has to be left to the professionals. To find out how you can keep your gold rings clean on your own time and in your own home, watch this brief video clip.

    In this video, expert jeweler Rich Goldberg walks you through the steps required to carry out a careful and thorough cleaning that can help your gold rings retain their shine and value for ages. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush, mild household cleaner, and microfiber cloth, you should be able to remove dust and grime that have accumulated without scratching your precious jewelry.

    If you are in the market for a new gold ring or other jewelry and you live in the NYC area, call Gem Pawnbrokers at (718) 502-8053. Our inventory is constantly changing, but almost always includes some dazzling and highly valuable gold jewelry.

    Power Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

    Last updated 17 days ago

    One need not be a homeowner for long to notice the niggling need for household repairs and upgrades. Tackling these projects, a homeowner will also soon realize, is easier and ultimately cheaper if he or she has the right tools. In addition to a toolbox, tape measure, and set of screwdrivers, homeowners can greatly benefit from having a circular saw, cordless drill, and other versatile power tools.

    It’s easy to find a use for a power tool once you have it, but picking up a new one can be an expensive endeavor. If you live in or near New York City and are looking to beef up your power tool collection without paying for brand new tools, visit one of Gem Pawnbroker’s 20+ locations. To learn more about the high-quality used power tools, luxury watches, and jewelry currently in our inventory or arrange to have something you would like to sell appraised, call us at (718) 502-8053.

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