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    How to Keep Your Guitar Amp Clean

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Proper maintenance of your guitar amp can keep it looking new and functioning properly. It’s important to understand, however, what not to do when you go to clean your amp. Watch this video for a good explanation.

    As you’ll learn, cleaning a guitar amp isn’t all that difficult or time-consuming, but you do need to take extra caution around all of the electronic components. A can of compressed air, a vacuum hose with a brush attachment, and a damp washcloth are usually all you need to keep your amp in top shape.

    At Gem Pawnbrokers, we sell guitar amps and can help you if you are interested in pawning your amp. In addition, we give cash for gold and offer buying services for valuable watches. Visit our pawn shop in Brooklyn today to browse our inventory or sell your valuables. You can also call (718) 878-4462 to learn more.

    Spotlight on Mattress Financing Options

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for feeling rested, and a new mattress can help you feel better both mentally and physically. Buying a quality mattress can be an investment that is well worth it, as a good mattress will last for a long time.

    When you are mattress shopping, you may be wondering about your financing options. At Mancini’s Sleepworld, we make it easy with four different plans for in-store purchases, depending on the type of mattress you’re buying. 48-month interest-free financing is available as an option for all Tempur-Pedic and Serta iComfort mattress sets, with 48 equal monthly payments. You could also take advantage of interest-free payments if you pay for your purchase in full within 24 months. For other types and brands of mattresses, you have interest-free financing options as well.

    At Mancini’s Sleepworld, we care about your sleep. Call us at (866) 972-3148 to learn more about your financing options for purchasing a mattress from one of our San Francisco-area mattress stores. We offer friendly, knowledgeable service so that you feel confident in your new mattress decision. 

    How to Plan the Perfect Holiday Proposal

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Is there such a thing as a perfect wedding proposal? According to the stories of scores of women all over the world, there most certainly is! However, each and every story is unique, even if some share similar elements. The holidays are an excellent time to pop the question, so check out these tips for planning your perfect proposal.

    Consider Her Personality

    It’s a no-brainer that you want this moment to be special, but don’t just try to mimic what others have done or what Hollywood says is romantic. Really think about your partner and what she likes. If she loves the outdoors, proposing at the top of a mountain after a hike or just before skiing down could be perfect in her eyes. If she’s extremely social, planning a big event in front of all her friends and family might be perfect.

    Secure the Ring

    While couples do get engaged without a ring on occasion, trying to pull off a holiday proposal without one would just be a letdown for your future fiancée, as well as her friends and family. No matter what your budget is, you can find a wonderful engagement ring. Try shopping at a pawn shop to find a wholly unique ring that speaks to her personality. You can often find brand new rings at pawn shops. You can also look for an antique ring if your girlfriend prefers vintage jewelry.

    Wait for the Right Moment

    It’s exciting to have a ring in your pocket and big plans for the most amazing surprise—so much so, in fact, that it’s easy to jump the gun and ask before the moment’s just right. Make a plan and try to stick to it. At the same time, do allow for a little spontaneity just in case something happens that could make your proposal even more perfect.

    At Gem Pawnbrokers, we have an excellent selection of unique rings that could be your future fiancée’s perfect engagement ring. We also offer cash for gold, along with watch buying services and more. Give us a call today at (718) 225-5436 for additional information.

    How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Have you recently upgraded your home electronics or gotten yourself a new gadget? If so, it’s likely that you have electronics around your home that you no longer use or want. Instead of tossing them in the garbage or letting them collect dust in your basement, consider sorting them and bringing them into Gem Pawnbrokers. We buy name-brand electronics from companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Toshiba, and more. With instant appraisals and cash paid on the spot, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not bringing your unwanted electronics to us. You can use the cash you get from Gem Pawnbrokers to upgrade your sound system, or you can put it in the bank and save it for a rainy day.

    Gem Pawnbrokers makes it easy for you to turn your used electronics into cash. Call us at (718) 225-5436 to learn more about selling your electronics with us. With over 20 NYC-area locations, we are one of the largest pawnbrokers around.

    How to Keep Your Watch Looking Like New

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Your watch can make a powerful statement about your personality. If you’re like many people, you may have a few different watches for different occasions, including work, exercising, and formal events. Regardless of how many watches you have or when you wear them, chances are you’d like to keep these wrist accessories looking like new for many years to come. A well-maintained watch looks classy, and can be a conversation starter in social situations. Continue reading to learn a few tips that will help you keep your watch looking like new.


    Your watch can lose its shine over time thanks to dirt and oil from your skin, lotions, and other everyday products. When you are cleaning your watch, take care to ensure that only the band is exposed to moisture. Even water-resistant watches can become damaged if not cleaned carefully. Remove the watch from the band if possible before you start cleaning. Using a small bowl of water and a few drops of mild detergent—or white vinegar if you have a leather band—soak the band for a few minutes. Have a soft cloth or brush on hand so you can gently wipe away dirt and grime. Once you have rinsed the band, allow it to dry completely before putting the watch itself back on.

    Removing Scratches

    It’s normal for watches to get a few scratches and dings, especially if you wear one every day. Taking your watch to a jeweler is your best option for removing scratches, but you can try to do it on your own, too. You’ll need a jeweler’s polishing cloth and a jewelry cleaner, which can be found at most drugstores. Depending on what material your watch is made from, the scratches may be easy or difficult to remove. Be sure to use only soft brushes and cloths when you are attempting to remove scratches, as anything else could just make the problem worse.

    Come to Gem Pawnbrokers if you’re thinking about buying a new watch for your collection. Our selection is constantly changing, and you never know what you might find in one of our over 20 New York City locations. Call us at (718) 225-5436 to learn more about buying and selling with us. 

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