Southern California can be a paradise, with its warm temperatures, regular doses of sunshine, and year-round outdoor activities. However, living in such an outdoor paradise means that you need to have your trusted sunglasses on hand at all times.

Sunglasses began as utilitarian “sun goggles” that were actually used in much colder climes by the Inuit’s to shield their eyes from the blinding glare of light reflected off the snow. Early “shades” were made from carved driftwood, bone, or walrus ivory with thin slits that the wearer could see through. Modern-day consumers now can choose from sunglasses in a dizzying array of sizes, shapes, brands, and colors. So do you have designer sunglasses that you are not using, no longer suit your style, or are you looking to upgrade to your next fabulous pair? Well, your good taste can pay off beyond making you look sharp when you bring your luxury sun shades to AZUZA Pawn — looking for a great deal when purchasing high-end sunnies? Azusa can help with that too!

Eyeing a Great Deal

A pawn shop may not be the first place you think of when buying designer sunglasses, but you will likely be pleasantly surprised when you head down to your local pawn shop in the Azuza, CA area. You will find that deals on a wide variety of luxury eyewear abounds. Pawnshops, like all businesses, are looking to make a profit on the items they sell. However, successful shops do best when they move inventory quickly. Therefore, their priority is to get sunglasses sold. This is good news for the educated consumer who can often get a stunning pair of sunglasses for a great price. And, for those whose taste in eyewear runs beyond Gucci and Fendi, many choices are available. Think Versace, Ray-Ban, Dior, Tom Ford, Chanel, Oakley, and so many more.

To Pawn Or Sell, That Is The Question

While it may not be a Shakespearean soliloquy, deciding between pawning and selling your designer sunglasses is an important decision, and you can do both at a pawn shop. When pawning your valuables, you are giving the pawnshop your item as collateral for a loan. The loan amount will vary depending upon the appraised value of your sunglasses.

To get your collateralized item back, you must pay the loan back by a date agreed upon by you and the pawnbroker. Upon payment of the loan in full, you will receive your specs back.

Azusa Pawn offers loans with a maximum repayment period of four months. The minimum loan repayment period is anytime within the four months. However, you are not required to pay the loan back before the four-month maximum.

Selling luxury eyewear to a pawnbroker is a much more straightforward process. Again, the sunglasses will be appraised, and you have the opportunity to accept the assessment and sell it outright for that amount. As the seller, you have the negotiating power in this situation. Doing your research before attempting to sell you Versace or Tom Ford glasses is critical here. The more you know about the eyewear you want to sell, the more prepared you will be when negotiating. While pawnbroker’s focus is getting the glasses off their shelves at a profit, they are educated buyers, and they most certainly do their own research on current designer sunglasses pricing.

Know that pawnshops are in business to resell items and that they need to be able to sell your specs for a profit. While you may not always want to let go of your sunglasses, it is easier for shops to buy them from you outright than it is to issue you a loan. In addition, you will most certainly get more money by selling it to them than by pawning it.

Determining The Value of Luxury Sunglasses

It is key to understand the market value or the amount of money an item can sell for in a specific market. Doing your research on the classic styles of shades that hold their work well for a wide variety of faces and that hold their value as well as popular designer brand name sunglasses that the pawnshops can quickly sell is a great place to start. Also, knowing that high-end eyewear is becoming a frequently pawned item in the industry is helpful to know as, while shops may already have significant sunglass inventory, they also know that they move fairly well and will be interested in buying high-quality items.

Regardless of if you pawn or sell your sunnies, you should expect to receive 30-50% of their original worth. How much you receive is determined by several factors. These include:

Prescription for success – Most pawnbrokers will not accept designer shades with prescription lenses.

Authenticity – Pawnbrokers determine whether sunglasses are authentic or not by analyzing tags, hardware, and any supporting documentation you may have. Receipts from your original purchase will go a long way to help show the shop that it was purchased from a legitimate retailer.

Cleanliness – Be sure that your sunglasses are cleaned and free from scratches.

Get the Premium – Premium payouts can be expected for polarized sunglasses and those that include the case and cloth.

Work With Knowledgeable Shops

Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or pawn designer sunglasses, know that not all pawn shops are familiar with valuing luxury eyewear. Azusa Pawn, however, has years of expertise in valuing and selling designer accessories. We want to put cash in your hands or get you a great deal on your next specs today!

Azusa Pawn accepts and sells sunglasses from the following designers:

  • Prada
  • Oakley
  • Gucci
  • Fendi
  • Chanel
  • Versace
  • Ray-Ban
  • Dior
  • Tom Ford
  • And more!

The Bottom Line

If you are looking to save on your next luxury splurge, or you want to get some fast cash in the process, visit Azusa Pawn today. Our team is committed to being part of our community and look forward to working with you. So come see us today to learn about our vast designer eyewear selection, payout experts, helpful loan payment plans, and the numerous other ways we can help you find the right home for those designer shades.