Check out this list of some of Atlanta’s most popular pawn shops. Whether you are looking to find a unique bargain or you’re interested in getting rid of some things you just don’t use anymore, pawn shops can be a helpful form of urban recycling. After all, organizations like Good Will charge their customers for the donated goods, so you might as well get something yourself for your treasures. If you have valuable items, pawn shops can save you the trouble of hosting your own garage sale or meeting up with sketchy characters from Craigslist.
3164 Peachtree Road N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Beverly Bremer is not your traditional pawn shop, but she offers a great selection of silver wares. If you are looking to purchase some missing pieces for your collection, Bremer will likely be able to track down what you need. You can also sell your sterling collection to the shop, after a careful appraisal. Bremer founded the business 30 years ago based upon her own personal collections, and it has become an Atlanta institution. Check out her website to view the impressive array of silver items.
Atlanta Gold and Silver
887-A W. Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309
With the “Cash for Gold” craze in full swing, you may be looking for a more reputable place to get rid of the jewelry or silver that you just don’t use anymore. On the other hand, you may find some interesting pieces at this shop at prices significantly lower than retail outlets. The store also has free parking, which everyone knows is a rare treat in midtown Atlanta. Stop by sometime and check out the wares to see if you can find a treat for yourself or a friend.
Happy Hocker Jewelry & Loan
7293 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30328
Easily winning the award for best pawn shop name in Atlanta is the Happy Hocker. If you’re in the market for a pre-owned Rolex, this may be your first and last stop, as it has the largest local collection. The pawn shop opened in 1985, and any business with that kind of staying power must be doing something right. Happy Hocker has a wide array of goods that is always changing, so stop in to see if there is something that meets your needs.
Moss Pawn and Guns
6382 Old Dixie Highway
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Well, it doesn’t get much more Southern than a store called “Moss Pawn and Guns” on Old Dixie Highway, right? With over 30 years in business, this is another location that has a reliable history. Whether you are in the market for jewelry, gold, silver, vehicles, or furniture, Moss will be able to hook you up with a great deal.
Blair Village Pawn Shop
1805 Jonesboro Road S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30315
The Blair Village Pawn Shop offers a truly random collection of all items you might want to find in a pawn shop. From fine jewelry to electronics, musical instruments to machinery, you can find just about anything here. Check out the shop’s eBay auctions to get an idea of what you might find on hand. They are also available to help appraise and sell any items you may have that are just taking up room.
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