Pawnshops Then and Now: How the Digital Transformation Changed Pawnshops

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A couple of decades ago, it was probably a novel idea for most people to think that they could do so many tasks digitally. Things, like shopping online, paying bills, and even learning a new course, are now part of the online space, and it’s helped tremendously in the way people live their lives. Thanks in part to the continuous innovation of the tech industry, the digitization of our everyday tasks has spread to other sectors, like pawning. Traditionally, pawning was done face-to-face. You had to present your collateral to the shop and surrender it physically for inspection before any agreements could take place. Now, online pawning allows you to list your item on pawnshops so you can get offers more quickly and lessen the hassle of having to make trips to physical stores frequently. To better understand the state of the pawnshop industry, it’s worth learning about the history of pawnbroking and how it came to be. Check out the infographic below for an informative … [Read more...]

Online Pawnshops: Everything You Need to Know

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When you’re tight on cash and in need of funds, there are a couple of ways that you can acquire a loan: You can seek help from the usual sources like the bank or the government, which normally takes several days to process a request. You can also ask a friend who may have extra funds to spare and might be willing to lend you some money. However, if you’re not too keen on either of those choices, there’s always the easiest and most immediate alternative to getting the funds you need: the pawnshop. Here you’ll be able to get a loan instantly so long as you provide an item you can leave as collateral. It’s simple, easy, and convenient. In recent years, technology has made it possible for traditional forms of fund transactions to become a faster, more accessible process through the internet. Pawnbroking, for instance, is no stranger to this development as a considerable number of online pawnshops have emerged. In this article, you’ll learn about how online pawnshops work, … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Spot an Authentic Louis Vuitton [With Photos]

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Designer items are considered guilty pleasures by shoppers—both men and women. One of the most desirable brands that people go crazy about is Louis Vuitton. The brand is well-respected and well-known all over the world for its high-end quality, class, and luxury, which has made it a leader in the industry. However, because the bags are so coveted and expensive, counterfeiters have produced many fake Louis Vuitton items. So, if you’re planning to purchase your first Louis Vuitton product, it’s best to do your own research prior to purchasing, considering that you’re acquiring more than just an object, rather an investment for your hard-earned money. Or if you already have one and want to verify its genuineness, here are some tips on how you can identify if the item is authentic or not. 1. Check the style, design, or model. The first step involves determining the model of the bag, as each has its own set of characteristics in terms of size, material, type of lining, design, … [Read more...]

3 Essential Steps to Starting Your Own Business

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It seems like everyone these days wants to become their own boss. After all, you get to manage your own time and get to enjoy the rewards of your business (a.k.a. money!!!). Being an entrepreneur has its perks - especially when your business has grown; however, starting your own business is something that requires you to make well-thought, calculated decisions and risks that take a lot of time, especially in the beginning. So here are three essential steps to starting your own business and making sure you get to that point where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor! 1. Think through the idea As with any business idea or decision, one really needs to think through that amazing and innovative thought they conceptualized. Why? Mostly because once you get a light bulb idea, it tends to be exaggerated and out on the highest pedestal; you start thinking this business idea is going to serve an untapped market, make you money, and change the world and bring it … [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...]

Du30: 30 Small Things to do to Make Change Happen in Your Life

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Unless you're Patrick Star (read as: living under a rock), you know that the everyone has been talking about #ChangeIsComing and #WelcomeChange. Appropriately, and just in time for the second half of the year, it's time to reassess your progress on your New Year's resolutions and finally finish what you've started or create new goals to end 2016 strong. To help you guys get the ball rolling (and a fun play on our new President Duterte's shorthand name), here's a #Du30 List, or 30 small things to do to make change happen in your life: 1. Start a dream board | This is a simple way to get the law of attraction on your side, meaning imagine it as yours and it will be yours. 2. Read short stories or books | Get your mind thinking, and transport it to a different place to get your imagination going. 3. Write or doodle | Sometimes, words cannot express our ideas and feelings; write them or doodle them out and you'll feel a whole lot better, and you'll have a piece of art that … [Read more...]

3 Other Things PawnHero Can Help You With

The greater majority of people who pawn with us do so because they have some emergency need that they have to deal with. Sometimes it’s a rushed kind of thing that keeps people in a bit of a panic when they pawn. While we’re always happy to step in and save the day, there are a whole lot of other things that we can help you with. In this article, PawnHero looks at three other reasons you can use our super convenient service. Upgrading Your Stuff A lot of things have a limited lifespan these days and there’s always something new to be had. Naturally, tight budgets mean that we can’t get the latest of everything. PawnHero allows you an avenue to be able to de-prioritize some things in your life in order to prioritize other things. Say you have both a tablet and a smartphone. Both keep you connected, certainly, but having them both also is very redundant. Now, say you actually needed to get new waterproof shoes to face the constant daily bagyo we find ourselves in, you could pawn … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Pawning – A New Perspective

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Pawning is a viable option that covers a lot of needs and a lot of possibilities. What people once saw as simply a platform for the desperate times or for sudden emergencies has expanded into a lot of other options for the financially savvy. PawnHero will look at the collected benefits of online pawning and the possibilities that it will lend to you should you opt for the service. The Benefits of Convenient Service Fast cash is often relegated to normally urgent needs like hospitalizations or unexpected expenses like mid-school year fees. And fast in this case isn’t just referring to the speed of deliver of the cash loan, it also comes into play with the expediency of time offered when you don’t have to waste it with the external things like travelling to a pawnshop, getting stuck in traffic, etc. Indirectly, this allows you more leeway to spend time with other opportunities as they open up to you. This is why online pawning with PawnHero comes with hidden extras. Entrepreneurs … [Read more...]

Fast Facts: Filipinos and Money

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Filipinos have a lot of bad money habits they need to break to avoid money troubles. One is the “Mañana Habit” or “Mamaya Na” habit when people ignore the need to save for a rainy day. Another is the “Bahala na si Batman” habit, which means not having any plans for financial stability or security. But despite that, many still practice good money habits such as budgeting. Most parents, if not all, with children still attending school and allotting a specific amount for groceries and other necessities do this. Some are investing in life insurances to prepare for the future or taking risks in the stock market. Filipinos are well-aware of their priorities, knowing that it takes a lot of hard work and sacrifices to earn money. Let’s see what the figures tell us about the Filipino money habits with this infographic.   Whether Filipinos practice good money habits or not, there are times when people have short-term cash needs. That’s where online pawning can help. Unlike … [Read more...]

Pawnina’s Tips to Get High Rates

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Hi, everyone! Pawnina here! We talk about pawning a lot and many of you are already familiar with how it works. What many pawnshops won't normally tell you is how to get the most of every item you pawn. I wan't to help you with that. Today, I am going to look at four very commonly pawned items and I'll talk about how you can make sure you get a higher appraisal value. Pay attention, ok? I want you to be able to easily raise enough cash to meet all those emergency needs! Smartphones, Tablets, & Gadgets Smartphones and tablets are among the most popular items today. Nearly every Filipino has one! It's important to remember, though, that with new models coming out everyday, the value of these items goes down really fast! While models from a few years ago might get you some money, this won't be a big amount. In any case, the trick is always to make sure you have all the original accessories and parts with the smartphone or tablet to ensure you get a higher amount. Receipts that … [Read more...]