What We Take

Pawn King

Jewelry & Watches

We make substantial cash loans on your previously-owned fine jewelry and watches from Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, Konstantino, David Yurman, Patek Philippe, Breitling, and other global luxury brands.

Gold & Silver

We buy, sell, and loan on a variety of items, from scrap gold to fine jewelry and everything in between. No matter what your needs may be, our goal is provide you with the best value for your items in a manner that is courteous, fair, and professional.

Gold & Silver


We specialize in valuable diamond jewelry, typical rubies, sapphires, emeralds, fine designer jewelry, large carat diamonds, and luxury timepieces. We have a selection of gemstones that could help you find that piece of jewelry you are looking for.



Pawn King is one of the few pawn shops in Illinois & Iowa that buys or makes loans against firearms. If you need quick cash, bring in your unloaded, cased, firearm into our store and we will make you an offer.

Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments

Bring in your used music gear such as guitars, amps, drums, pro sound, keyboards, and band instruments and we will lend you cash on the spot! You can always trade-in your gear to add that must-have piece to your collection.

Cameras & Equipment

We buy, sell or give cash loans against used photo equipment every day. Dig through your closets for that old camera gear that you are not using and cash in! Come in and find the vintage camera you are looking for.

TV's & Entertainment

We will pay top prices for your flat screen TV, DVD players, home audio, home theater systems and more.


Car Audio

Are you upgrading your car's sound system or you just need some cash? Bring your used sound system to Pawn King for an honest appraisal and receive cash on spot.

Computers & Devices

Do you have a computer or tablet you no longer need? Or a mobile phone that is not up on all the latest technology? Your gadgets aren't outdated to us. Bring them to our pawn shop for an honest appraisal and receive friendly, experienced customer service.

Game Systems

From the classic Atari Video Games and the handheld video game systems to the brand new Wii Video games, Xbox video games, and PS3 video games and consoles, we have it all.

Video Games


Get those used power tools and other equipment out of your garage and bring them to us. We buy on a large variety of work tools, such as power tools, hand tools, construction tools, air tools and more.


Sports Memorabilia

We have a passion for sports memorabilia! Pawn your memorabilia with us and know they will be safe and secure. With our low loan rates you can rest assured you are getting a great deal!

Large Items

What We Take | Pawn King

We accept all types of large items such as boats, RVs, jet skis, trailers, vehicles, motorcycles, concrete mixers and other construction items. We accept many, many additional large items so call to find out if you are interested in one off the list because chances are, we're interested. Be sure to have proof of ownership, if applicable, and a valid I.D.

If you are interested in pawning or selling large items, check our Locate a Store section to see which ones accept them.

How Much Is My Item Worth?

You can be certain that you will always get a fair and honest assessment at our Pawn King stores – our pawnbrokers stay up-to date with market values and resell prices. When you bring in your merchandise, one of our knowledgeable staff members will walk you through the assessment process. You can be sure you are in good hands with any of our pawnbrokers, who use the latest research tools and strive to get you the maximum amount of cash for your personal property. Your valuables will be appraised based on a number of factors, but overall the evaluation process varies depending on the type of item up for pawn. For example, rings are evaluated much differently than electronics or used tools. For a gold ring, we would assess the percentage of gold (karats), whereas for used tools we would test functionality, wear, etc.

Before you come into a Pawn King store it may be beneficial for you to research the current market prices of the items you would like to pawn, for your knowledge. Generally speaking, item value is determined by what the general population is willing to pay for an item, which is also known as an item's worth. The amount you are offered by the pawnbroker will be dependent on the following factors:

  • Uniqueness and Worth. Is your item rare and unique or was it widely manufactured? Will your item increase or decrease in worth over time? For instance, jewelry, silver, and gold often increase in worth.
  • Condition. Is your item in pristine condition or does it have a lot of wear and tear? Is your item damaged? Is it functional? Does your item have any visible dents or scratches.
  • Preservation and Authenticity. Has your item been repaired? Does your item have its original parts?
  • Marketability. Is your item still in demand or is it obsolete? Can the pawnbroker expect to resell your item? Going back to our used tool example, is your used power tool obsolete or would someone still use it today? Would anyone want to purchase this item?

Market values and pricing can fluctuate throughout the year and is often changing. Please take heed that our pawnbrokers have no control over the marketability of your valuables; they will, however, offer you competitive amounts for your collateral loan or when you are pawning your items for quick cash.

With 12 locations in Illinois & Iowa to serve your pawn and loan needs, you are never too far from a Pawn King shop.