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It’s a Quick and Easy Loan!

Pawn shop loans are a quick and easy way to borrow money without a credit check or hassle. Loans are based on the value of your collateral, not your credit rating or pay schedule. Here in Pennsylvania a typical pawn loan has a term length of four months. If you cannot pay back your loan in full, including any applicable grace period, we offer extensions/renewals to give you extra time. You may also choose to surrender your collateral as payment in full.

We loan on a variety of items, including gold and diamond jewelry, electronics, musical instruments, tools, and more. Simply bring us an item of value, along with a valid photo ID and we’ll get you money in minutes after your loan is approved.

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What is a renewal?

If you are unable to pay back your loan in full on its due date, you may get a renewal. With a renewal, you pay the interest that has accrued on your loan in full, and a new loan is written. The principal loan amount remains the same, as does the interest rate, but the due date is reset for the full loan term.

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Will I lose my merchandise?

The majority of our customers repay their pawn loans and pick up their merchandise. If a customer chooses not to repay the loan, the merchandise/collateral for the loan is forfeited.

We will also purchase items of value if you do not want to get a pawn loan.

Inside of the Gelman Pawn Shop

Can you give a quote on an item over the phone?

Unfortunately, we cannot give quotes over the phone because loan amounts vary greatly depending on the condition of an item.

For general merchandise, we test each item to ensure it is in good working condition. This includes, but is not limited to, a visual inspection, plugging an item in and turning it on, and noting if any necessary accessories and manuals are included. The better the condition of your item, the more money we can loan.

And for jewelry, we test to ensure diamonds and gold are genuine. This testing includes a visual inspection using a jeweler’s loupe, weighing the item, sizing (determining carat weight) any diamonds, and noting the cut/color/clarity of each—you may know this as the 4 Cs. In addition, we test the metal using a special acid that determines the karat of gold.

Inside of the Gelman Pawn Shop

What sort of merchandise do you accept?

We accept jewelry, power tools and equipment, televisions, gaming consoles like Playstation and Xbox, cameras, musical instruments, and laptops.

All items need to be in good working order. Please bring any power cords or other accessories when you visit our store.