Are you looking for great gifts this season but don’t really want to spend a ton of money?
Have you checked out local pawn shops for holiday shopping?
KPRC 2’s Sofia Ojeda went inside the local thrift store and will show you what you can even find on sale if you want to get a good price.
This time of year, shopping for loved ones can be overwhelming and some of the same old gifts can cost you more than you really want to spend.
Some buyers tell us, buying with a pawn can be a comfortable way.
“It’s not pressure, so if you see something, ask about it, and if it’s for you, just play it by ear,” said pawn shop, Reginald Hebert.
The owner of Wright Pawn and Jewelry on Houston’s west side tells KPRC 2, a lot of people have been checking out a lot of deals there, especially this time of year.
“People will come in and borrow money to buy a gift, people will come in and sell to buy a gift, it’s just a good time for us like everyone else. For men it’s usually watches, for women it’s usually purses and jewelry,” said Jack Wright, owner of Wright Pawn Shop.
Wright Pawn and Jewelry has a wide selection of high quality watches, wallets, and jewelry. Most at half the original price. Rolex, Cartier, Tiffany, diamonds, and gold are not as expensive as you thought.
“Even a small piece of gold can be worth ten, twelve, fifteen, twenty dollars,” Wright said.
And for luxury bags, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent, to name a few, are ready to buy a little. You can get a really good deal if you want to get a luxury gift, not for the full asking price.
“Typically some of the handbags, purses, things like that are three, four, five, eight hundred dollars,” Wright said.
And if you’re in the market to make some money this holiday season, here’s another way to check out. Wright says people can make great money selling their jewelry, purses, and even old crystal and china depending on your situation.
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“Oh yeah oh yeah I doubt I’d want to buy one in its condition for only a few hundred dollars,” Wright said.
Other gifts you might not consider, fishing rods and reels under $100.
Crystal bowl sets are around $80. Another great gift under $100- rare coins.
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