Bikes, Weights, Fishing poles, Golf clubs, Snowboards, Hunting gear. Although this could easily be an inventory of items carried by sporting goods retailers, it’s also an accurate representation of items you’re likely to find at a pawn shop. Yes, you read right. When you’re shopping for sports equipment, you could be missing out on incredible deals if you don’t first visit Central Mega Pawn.

Likewise, if you’ve got sporting goods equipment you no longer use, you could be losing money by selling them to a used sporting goods retailer. Here’s a look at pawn shops vs. sporting goods retailers, and how to choose which is best for your needs.

Buying Sporting Goods at a Pawn Shop

If you’ve never visited a pawnshop you’re likely to be surprised by the selection of new and pre-owned sporting goods we carry. From hiking tents to camping gear, to equipment for virtually every sport, along with hunting gear, pawnshops often carry a trove of goods you can purchase for incredible prices.

Even better, at shops like Central Mega Pawn, you can shop online for items, at our online store, where you’ll find hundreds of sporting goods items for sale. Better still, you’re likely to find other items you didn’t know you needed until you saw them. For example, we carry miscellaneous tent spikes, Go-Pro cameras, repair kits, and hobby items including remote control cars, helicopters, and off-road vehicles. We also have a nice variety of tools.

Plus, you may find the perfect gift for a loved one’s upcoming birthday. After all, pawn shops also carry gold, silver, and platinum jewelry, art, antiques, collectibles, coins, instruments, and much more. So be sure to head to the pawnshop, before heading to the sporting goods retailers. For many shoppers, pawn shops provide the ultimate in one-stop shopping.

Tips for Getting a Great Deal When Buying from a Pawn Shop

There are a few things you can do to ensure you get a great deal on sporting goods you buy from a pawnshop. Here are some things to keep in mind, before shopping at a pawn shop.

  • Be prepared to negotiate
  • Bring cash
  • Do your research before you go
  • Set a budget and stick to it
  • Only shop from reputable, regulated pawnshops

Selling Your Old Sporting Goods Items at a Pawn Shop

If you have used fishing poles, bicycles, tennis rackets, ball mitts, golf clubs, or more that you no longer want or need, you can earn money by selling them to a pawnshop.

The market forecast for sporting goods items is favorable, in part due to the coronavirus pandemic. With a focus on personal health taking priority for so many, the used sporting goods industry is poised for growth. That means that there are buyers specifically searching for discounted sports gear.

Pawnbrokers are highly attuned to market demand. You’re likely to get a great offer on your sporting gear if you bring it to a pawnshop to sell.

Tips for Getting the Best Price on Your Sporting Goods

When planning to sell your sporting goods, there are a few things you can do to maximize your offer.

  • Clean your gear, to show it in its best light
  • Research the current value of the item or comparable items
  • Inflate tires on your bike
  • Bring the original packaging if you have it
  • Know the lowest amount you’ll accept before you go
  • Only sell to leading pawnshops, which are regulated by California

Pawning Your Sporting Goods

If you find yourself in a financial crunch and need cash fast, consider pawning some of your sporting equipment. A pawn loan can provide you with instant cash, and you don’t have to give up your item.

Pawn loans at Central Mega Pawn in Claremont come with easy-to-understand loan repayment terms. Your item will be examined, and considered by one of our trained employees. If we choose to accept your item, a loan offer will be made. All pawn loans at Central Mega Pawn are highly regulated by the State of California.

Your pawn loan will be broken down into four payments. However, if you need extra time to repay the loan and reclaim your item, we’re happy to work with you. Just be sure you stay current on the interest, and we can renew or extend your loan.

A pawn loan for your bike that is collecting dust, your fishing gear you haven’t used all season, or golf clubs that you haven’t swung in months can help you out of a financial pinch.

Sporting Goods Items We Buy and Sell

At Central Mega Pawn, we strive to have something for everyone. So we buy and sell all types of sporting goods. Some, but not all of the fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, and sports equipment we buy and sell includes:

  • Archery sets
  • At-home gyms
  • Beach cruisers
  • Billiards sets
  • Bowling balls
  • BMX bikes
  • Climbing gear (Harnesses, Gloves)
  • Metal detectors
  • Mitts
  • Motorcycle helmets
  • Mountain bikes
  • Rackets
  • Rods, reels, tackle & bait
  • Scuba flippers, masks
  • Skateboards
  • Skis (snow and water)
  • Snowboards and bindings
  • Tactical gear
  • Much more

Pawnshops are a Great Place to Buy or Sell Sporting Goods

When you need money, look to a Central Mega Pawn for help. As one of the largest and most reputable pawn shops in the Inland Empire, our experienced team has decades of experience in valuing items, purchasing items, and providing pawn loans. Serving Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Claremont, Fontana, San Dimas, and surrounding communities, we are open 7 days a week from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm.

When you’re shopping for sporting equipment, be sure you visit us first. We often offer top-of-the-line gear for a fraction of the cost you’ll pay at a traditional, or even used sporting goods retailer.

You can shop our huge inventory of items for sale online. You can also follow us on Facebook to see new inventory as it comes in. However, we always love meeting new friends and customers, so please stop by in person. You’ll be glad you did!