Before last week’s Butterfinger publicity stunt, few people in the greater Boston area knew online pawning existed. Now, understandably, it’s the most hated industry in Patriots Nation. But what is online pawning, really? It can’t possibly be about dumping candy bars on sidewalks or mocking NFL stars, can it?
Last week Twitter exploded with comments like “What do you expect from someone who runs a pawn shop?”, “The only thing more shady than a pawn shop is an online pawn shop.” and a few other “colorful” statements lumping all pawn shops together, online or otherwise, as a sleazy and classless bunch.
At Pawntique, we work with both individuals and businesses that are in a tight spot, and need some extra cash to get by. Traditional pawnshops serve “unbanked” people without credit cards or ATM cards who have nowhere else to turn for cash. Our online business serves people who already have assets of value but for whatever reason they don’t want to sell them to raise cash. Our clients pledge their valuable assets as collateral for a pawn loan and when they pay it off, they get their assets back.
Pawning has a bad reputation for preying on the disadvantaged. Our clients who are pawning expensive Rolex watches, sterling silver flatware, and art collections can hardly be considered disadvantaged. We specialize in lending money to successful entrepreneurs and people who are really hustling out there to make it all work…and need to solve a short term cash problem. They have valuable assets and having assets gives them options. Pawning is one option.
Why should you trust us? We get asked that question a lot. In fact, to make our clients feel more at ease, we’ve developed a due diligence checklist
we recommend you going through…not just on us, but on other firms you do business with.
Here’s how you can get cash from Pawntique right now, without the hassle of credit checks and loan applications and men in suits at the bank.
1. Send us a photo, or just tell us about the item you want to trade for temporary cash
2. We’ll tell you how much money we can loan
3. You Fedex your item to us. We’ll pay for shipping.
4. You get the money instantly
5. You payoff the loan over a 3 month period
6. We send you the item back.
For more information, Check out our “How It Works