When you need a power tool for any job, your first instinct might be to visit your local home improvement big box store to find what you need. It doesn't hurt to think outside of the box a little and, instead of frequenting this type of store like so many other customers, consider a local pawn shop. You may have several choices in your community, which means that unless the power tool you want to buy is extremely specific, you're likely to find it at one of the stores. Here are some different reasons that buying used power tools for sale from pawn shops can be a smart idea.
You'll Be Impressed With Their Condition
While it's true that some of the power tools that you notice at your local pawn shop will be thoroughly used — perhaps sold to the shop by a contractor who has upgraded his or her equipment — you'll also be surprised to see how many of the power tools are in like-new condition. This is because casual do-it-yourselfers often have a habit of buying the tools that they need for specific jobs, only to realize that they don't need the tool very often beyond the job in question. This can mean that a tool owner decides to get some money for his or her nearly-new tool, rather than let it collect dust at home.
You'll Pay A Fraction Of The Cost Of A New Tool
Power tools can be extremely expensive, especially when you're looking at higher-end brands. Unless you're a professional who will be using the power tool to make money, it can be difficult to justify a "new" price for a tool that you might only use a handful of times — and perhaps with weeks or months passing between each usage. When you buy your power tools at a pawn shop, you'll be spending just a fraction of what you'd spend on a virtually identical new tool at a home improvement store.
You Don't Have To Worry About Problems
Buying a used tool might be a concern to you, especially if you're unsure of how the previous owner treated the device. Check with a few pawn shops to assess their guarantees. Many shops will have specific guarantee periods — 30 days, for example — during which you can return a tool for a refund or exchange if it doesn't perform as expected. This way, even if something has a problem that the shop didn't detect upon buying it, you won't be out the money.