How to Sell a Digital Camera at a Pawn Shop

By Alicia Bodine

If you're ready to upgrade to a newer digital camera, you may want to consider selling your old one. You can use a site like eBay, but you will have to wait the duration of the auction and then pay eBay some fees even if you don't sell it. If you are looking for some quick cash, find a pawn shop near you. The pawn shop will buy your digital camera outright and pay you for it that very day.

Things You'll Need

  • Digital camera

Step 1

Remove the memory card from the digital camera. If your camera stores its photos without a memory card, make sure to manually delete them all. You don't want someone else getting your personal pictures.

Step 2

Leave the batteries in the camera or fully charge them so that you can demonstrate to the pawn shop owner that the digital camera still works properly.

Step 3

Gather all handbooks and accessories that go with the digital camera. This will help you get a better price for it.

Step 4

Print out what your specific digital camera is selling for brand new. This figure will be used by the pawn broker to figure out how much he wants to offer you.

Step 5

Take all of your items to the pawn shop and show them to the owner. Demonstrate that the camera is in working order and point out if it is still in mint condition.

Step 6

Consider the pawn broker's offer. Keep in mind that the pawn broker can probably sell your camera for half of what the camera goes for new. In order to make a profit, she'll have to offer you less. If the offer seems fair, take it. Otherwise, try another pawn broker.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure you get a receipt.
  • Make sure the pawn shop you use is reputable. Some are well known for buying stolen property.