Top Preloved Gifts You Can Buy For Your Valentine’s Date

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As materialistic as it sounds, but it's best to say how you feel with a gift! Yes, aside from Christmas and birthdays, another season to shower gifts for your special someone is this love month. Of course, the effort counts and if you are looking for gifts that you want to buy for your Valentine’s date, then try a bit of preloved to give to your loved ones. To guide you, we round up top preloved gifts that would be perfect for a sweet surprise! Check them out below: 1) Preloved jewelry Jewelry is one of the best gifts you can give to someone special. This expensive piece makes it a top choice as it lasts more than a lifetime. So, what’s not to seal your love with a remarkable piece of fine jewelry that makes the moment special. Here are a few of top preloved jewelry that you can find on Marketplace.ph: Ring with Diamond (Price: Php 7,000) White gold diamond rings are such a classic and timeless piece of jewelry that speaks of an eternal promise. If you want to drop your knees … [Read more...]

10 Everyday Items That Could Earn You P30,000 or More

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Did you know that some everyday items you barely notice at home can help you earn much? That’s right. If you’re having troubles keeping up with your finances, you need not look far for extra cash. Know that you have plenty of solutions such as pawning, and most of the best items you can use as collateral are in the four corners of your home. Here’s a list of the everyday items pawned at PawnHero, giving the owner P30,000.00 and more. Canon Camera EOS 550D + Lenses + Flash Appraised Price: P30,000.00 If you’re not using your DSLR anymore, why not pawn it? Since the Canon EOS 550D boasts a lot of features (18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, ISO 100-6400, H:12800, a quick control screen), you’re likely to earn P30,000 for this, or even higher if it comes with a flash and other lenses.   Image Source Lenovo CPU 4004 H1U Appraised Price: P30,000.00 With features such as an Intel CoreTM i3-3220T Dual Core Processor (3M Cache, 2.80 GHz) 35W, Windows 7 Professional Preloaded … [Read more...]

Items You Can Pawn

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Everyone and their grandmother knows that pawn shops make their business by accepting valuable items as collateral for cash loans. Surprisingly, however, there are many who don't take advantage of this easy source of quick cash because they don't know what items are open to pawn. PawnHero looks at several of the most valuable items that you can pawn with us. Even if you've had experiences with traditional pawnshops in the past, you should read this list, because we accept far more than most pawnshops do. Jewelry, Precious Stones & Metals Jewelry and other precious stones and metals have always been the staple of pawnshops. Ever since people have been temporarily giving up their stuff for a little bit of cash, jewelry has been top on the list of items pawnable. All pawnshops that you go to will generally equipped with the capability to determine the veracity of jewelry as a basic function before anything else. PawnHero adds a little more "value" for this particular item set as we … [Read more...]

Stunning Santacruzan Gowns by World-Famous Pinoy Fashion Designers

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In the Philippines, May is known to be the most colorful time of the year. It is the month of fiestas, signaling merry-making that lasts for several weeks on end. It is the month when rains begin to pour, relieving long dry spells, and allowing an abundance in harvest and flora. As a predominantly Catholic country, Filipinos show their gratitude for the beneficial rains by giving praises to the Virgin Mary. The Virgin Mary is venerated through a string of festivities commonly referred to as the Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May). During this time, church aisles and altars are decked by an array of beautiful, fragrant flowers. Townspeople, in their Sunday bests, gather in the afternoons to pray the rosary, and to share homemade snacks afterwards. During the Flores de Mayo, select maidens from every town participate in a week-long pageant called the Santacruzan.  The belles were chosen not for their looks alone, but for the way they embody the qualities of the quintessential … [Read more...]

PawnHero MarketPlace: Discounted Brand-Name Items for Shoppers on the Go

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If you have ever taken one look at your old, trusty handbag and told yourself, “This old thing has to go,” visit the PawnHero MarketPlace. The MarketPlace is a favorite haunt for shoppers on the go that are looking for name-brand items at comparably lower prices. Plenty of Choices The MarketPlace carries fashion items like handbags, jewelry and diamonds, watches, sunglasses, and shoes. You can also find an extensive selection of gadgets plus myriad other items including musical instruments, home appliances, sports equipment, and art pieces.  All these name-brand items are sold for up to 80% off their original market value. The MarketPlace also boasts of some unique items such as antique daggers, a magnetometer, vintage cuff links, old dollar coins, a Japanese harp, and even a limited edition Sarimanok sculpture by National Artist Abdulmari Asia Ima. If you are a collector, an art enthusiast, or a person with a curious mind, you are bound to find something that will pique your … [Read more...]

How to Get the Best Selling Price on Your Preloved Jewelry

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Digging into your jewelry box and selling your preloved pieces is actually a good idea when you’re strapped for cash. A better idea would be to do your homework and discern the best way to liquidate them. Prepping Jewelry for Best Selling Price Do you go to a jeweler, a pawnbroker, or a diamond dealer to sell your item quickly without bothering about marketing? Or would an online auction like eBay or OLX help you get a higher pay? If you do things wisely, you might actually end up getting the best selling price for your preloved jewelry. Just before the excitement gets to you, it would be best to ground your expectations to reality. An heirloom diamond, for instance, could mean less to a potential buyer considering pre-owned jewelry is, by and large, not as valuable as any new item. So, before rushing to a pawnshop or an online marketplace, here are some pieces of advice to keep in mind to get the best price possible for your collateral. Get an accurate assessment of your … [Read more...]

4 Alternative Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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For a holiday centered on love, it sure can pile much of stress on couples across the country. Much of that has to do with the inflated prices on flowers, the crowding in every good restaurant in the metro, and the traffic along all the major thoroughfares. PawnHero, the first online pawnshop in the Philippines, looks at four alternative ideas to the standard wine and dine, chocolates and teddy bears. 1. Netflix & Chill For all the bad representation this term gets, it’s actually a pretty solid idea. Think about it, if you’re the type of couple that enjoys following popular serials like Daredevil or Arrow, why not make a night of it snuggled together with your favorite snacks? With Netflix finally in the Philippines, and at affordable rates too, this is actually a very economically viable way to spend this holiday. You also get to do it in as comfortable a pair of get-ups as you both can rustle up. This is perfect for couples that are already comfortable with each other and … [Read more...]

10 Amazing Hacks to Clean Jewelry

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All things that glitter are always a pretty sight to behold. Except when they start to lose their sparkle and shiny becomes wood-like. So fret not, jewelry lovers, heirloom owners, and even award-winning rappers - we’ve rounded up these amazing tips to help keep your bling in pristine amazingness. Whether it’s gold or silver, the best thing about jewelry is that it can literally withstand the test of time with a little modified TLC (that is, tender love and cleaning). No need to worry if you want to propose your girlfriend using your great grandmother’s circa 1800 ring, or don a golden necklace because it goes well with your boho outfit. Here are some tried and tested ways to help keep your jewelry stay as a timeless investment: 1. Bring Back Beauty with Beer The next time you feel like cracking open a cold bottle, set aside a part of it and use it to bring the luster back in your golden accessories. Let your gold soak in for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse clean and dry. … [Read more...]

Fake vs. Real Rolex: How to Spot the Difference

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Popular branded items from clothes, shoes, to bags, have the potential to catch the attention of many because of their known expensive price tags. Rather than paying full price for the real thing, others opt for the class AA imitations.   More often, these items are coming closer and closer in looking like the bona fide articles of art and fashion and it’s becoming more difficult when trying to spot the difference.  As an example, can you spot a fake Rolex?    In case you’re thinking of getting one for yourself or as a gift, these signs must be taken into consideration so you’d know if the Rolex you’re buying is the real thing: 1. Packaging  Photo Source: Pawndirect.co.uk How the timepiece is presented is the first thing you should examine.  Rolex art pieces come in a very elegant packaging.  Along with a nice box, it must include instructions, warranty, paperwork, and a letter of authenticity.  If these things are not present, make sure that the place you’re purchasing … [Read more...]