When you need a POWER TOOL for the handyman or the craftsman in your family but your budget is limited, it is possible to find bargains if you know where to look. Ordinarily you would shop your local home improvement or hardware store for new tools. However, if you have a limited budget you can find good tools at the right price.
Your local PAWN SHOP is a great place to find power tools or other items at great prices. Learn how to shop effectively at a pawn shop.
Go directly to the tool department. It is easy to be distracted by the other items you find. Look at available tools carefully. Many times the tool is still in the original case. If you find something you want take it to the sales person and have them plug it in for a test. When testing power tools listen to it run. The motor should run smooth and should not miss, skip, or drag. If the sales person refuses to plug in the item you should find another PAWN SHOP. The item is suspect.
Battery tools should definitely be tested before you purchase. If the BATTERY is not charged, have them charge it for you and make sure the charger goes with the tool. This assures you that the battery is good.
To purchase your item always try to get a reduction from the asking price. Most pawn shops will deal with you if an appropriate offer is made. You should ask for 10% less than the asking price. Although pawn brokers do not pay retail prices they must make a profit on the items they sell. You will be surprised at how much they will reduce the price if you ask.
Start shopping around for your POWER TOOL before you need to purchase so that you will be able to take your time and get the best deal. Pawn shops have many bargains if you shop carefully.
Tips & Warnings
- Make sure you want an item before you purchase. Most pawn shops do not accept returns.
- You can find pawn shop bargains but be selective.
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