Buying New vs Used for Valentine’s Day | Blog | Pawn America MN & WI
Valentine’s Day. The holiday of love and appreciation that tends to not only sneak up from out of nowhere but also adds another dent in the wallet of many who’ve just recovered from all of their holiday shopping from December’s past. More times than not, jewelry is an easy go-to in terms of gifts. Whether its last minute or planned in advance, jewelry stores and department stores all around the country are flooded with guys and gals purchasing beautiful, sparkly gifts for their S/O.
By default, most will turn to their nearest big-box retail store with a jewelry counter to make their purchase, accepting the fact that they are paying significantly higher prices for items that they could’ve scored at a much lower price point had they looked at secondhand retailers, such as Pawn America To the naked eye, you’d never be able to tell that something was previously owned when placed side-by-side with an item directly from the manufacturer, and the only difference between the two is the total that’s displayed at the register when checking out. Let’s put this to the test with a selection of gifts for her. One of the photos will be an item available for purchase on our website, and the other from the manufacturer or a major retail store’s website.
Can you tell which is which?
Gifts For Her
Diamond Stud Earrings: 1 C.T. T.W, 4 Prong set in 14k White Gold
Swarovski Freedom Bangle: Rhodium Plated, embellished with Clear Crystal Pave
Michael Kors Parker Rose Gold-Tone Watch
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Watch
The same item for a fraction of the price, an unmatchable value. Let’s check your answers and find out which items can be found on our website (with free shipping – added bonus!).
The picture on the left was from our Web Site These 1 C.T. T.W, 4 Prong set in 14k White Gold is only $1,299.99 on our Web Site while comparable products can be purchased from all major jewelry stores for prices ranging anywhere from $1,500 - $2,090. The pair we used for our comparison retail at $1,759.00, over $450 more than ours!
The picture on the left was from our Web Site This rhodium-plated bangle is embellished with clear crystal pave and has an easy to use hinge closure. On the manufacturer’s website it can be purchased for $199.99, but on ours for $149.99 with the original box and price tag.
The picture on the right was from our Web Site This sleek and chic timepiece is accented with sparkling pave stones for an elegant and timeless design. On the manufacturer’s website it can be purchased for $275, but on ours for an incredible deal of $79.99 including the original box. That’s a $195 savings!
The picture on the left was from our Web Site This incredible watch embodies timeless form and function and is crafted from stainless steel with the infamous Rolex Swiss watchmaker’s quality. On the manufacturer's website it can be purchased for $5,700, but on ours for $3,999.00 with the original box and sleeve. Same watch, same package, but $1,700 less!
We invite you to shop our website the next time you’re in the market for gifts, whether for someone else or yourself. You might be surprised by what you’ll find for a fraction of the price!