Are you interested in getting cash for an item that you already own? Reputable pawn shops like Albert’s specialize in small, short-term loans.
The secured short-term loans from Albert’s Pawn are highly regulated, and all the terms of business are clearly stated in a government-regulated contract.
Here is how the process works at Alberts Pawn:
The best items to use for a short-term pawn loan are:
Talk with Albert’s Pawn trained staff to find out the loan value of your item.
There are many advantages to pawning:
Once you have pawned your item and received your cash loan, our employees are carefully trained to attach all the proper pawn inventory control numbers to your item, store the item in a secure, climate-controlled area where no one is allowed to touch your item until you come back to pick it up.
When you pawn your item, you are taking out a small loan using the item for collateral. The loan is for 30 days and by law must be kept in pawn for at least 48 hours. After the initial 48 hours, you can pick up your item any time between then and the 30 days.
When you bring an item in to get a loan, we have to evaluate its current market value based on its condition and how many of these items we currently have in stock. We research what the value of the item is in the current market and offer loans based on a percentage of its resale value.
If after 30 days, you are unable to redeem the item for the full amount plus the interest and storage fees, you can carry the loan over for another 30 days by simply paying the interest and fees. You can continue to do this for as long as you like, however, be aware pawn loans are designed for short term loans, and it is best to redeem it as soon as possible.
When you are issued a pawn ticket for your item, the pawn ticket is a legal document entitling whoever bears the ticket the right to redeem the item once the loan and interest amount are repaid.
It is important to keep your ticket in a safe place. If you lose it, you are required to show proof of identity and sign a lost pawn ticket affidavit before you can pick it up. There is a $1 charge for lost tickets when redeemed.
If you are unable to personally come into the store to redeem the item, you may send a trusted representative with the ticket and payment to redeem the item. The exception is firearms – the original person who initiated the pawn must be the person who redeems the pawn.
Yes, you can call the store where your loan was issued during regular business hours and pay for your interest/storage fee with a credit card or debit card over the phone to renew your pawn loan.
Licensed pawn shops are tightly governed by federal laws that apply to other entities designated as financial institutions, including:
Stop by one of Albert’s four convenient locations to discuss a pawn loan with any of our highly trained staff members.
Albert’s has been family owned and operated since 1927. No matter what part of the Tri-Cities you’re in we have a location to serve you. With two locations in Johnson City (Albert’s Loan Office and Uncle Sam’s Pawn Liquidation), Albert’s Loan Office in Bristol and our newest store, Albert’s Pawn in Kingsport – getting top dollar for your items for pawn loans and finding that item you’ve been looking for at an unbeatable price has never been easier!