Frequently Asked Questions

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What Is Pawn?

A pawn is a collateral short-term loan. You bring in an item, and leave it as collateral, we offer a dollar amount to loan, and a loan term.

How Do You Determine The Value Of An Item?

We determine the value of the item(s) based on in-store, auctions, and prices online. The easier the item is to value, the easier it is to loan on. When dealing with precious metal (gold/silver) or diamonds we determine the value by current market dealer prices.

What Happens If I Don't Pay On A Loan/Pawn?

At Lambert Pawn, we send a text and phone call notice when your pawn is due. We also have an app which allows you to pay and monitor your pawn loan(s) and balance. If we do not hear back from you within a few days of your late notice, we will take possession and sell your item after the grace period.

If I Don't Pay My Pawn, What Happens?

We will put your item up for sale, work with you on a layaway term or whole-sale to a dealer. This all depends on the item and your communication with us.

Do You Need Good Credit To Pawn or Sell With You?

No credit check is required.

What Items Can I Pawn?

We loan/pawn on any items with value, especially precious metals, diamonds, newer electronics, gaming system and tools.

What Are The Interest Charges?

We loan terms and will work with you to meet your cash needs. We can do small pawn term arrangements and offer your first loan free up to $1,500 and no hidden fees

How Do You Determine The Pawn Amount?

We will pawn anywhere from $20 dollars to $100,000. Our professional staff bases pawn amounts on the value of your item—its current appraised value, its current condition and our ability to sell the item. We use all the research tools we have at our disposal to determine an item’s value and get you the most money we can. The amount of the loan offered is based on the wholesale, resale/secondhand value of the item, not the new price.

Do Most Customers Lose Their Merchandise?

A high percentage of all pawns are repaid. Repeat customers make up much of our business. Some customers borrow against the same items regularly. If the borrower chooses not to repay the pawn and charges, we must try to recover our investment from the item left in pawn. We prefer that customers return for their property.

Are Pawn Shops Regulated?

Yes. States have regulated the pawn industry for decades. In addition, local authorities oversee licensing and regulation of most pawnbrokers. We are subject to laws such as Truth In Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Patriot Act, and Federal Trade Commission Rules on Data Privacy and Security Transfer. At the federal level, regulatory authorities include the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Treasury Department.

GOLD & SILVER

Looking to sell your gold/silver bullion or jewelry for cash in Whittier? We pay cash for Gold, Silver & Platinum. Take advantage of high prices with our professional buying service.

JEWELRY

We buy quality diamonds. Turn your unwanted jewelry into cash. We will explain our process along the way and get you the highest dollar. Looking for something special? We have jewelry for sale.

PAWN

APR rates as low as 35.99%

If you’re looking for cash today then we can help you with our professional pawn service. We take anything of real value, and provide you with instant cash on the spot.

ANYTHING OF VALUE

We buy all types of name brand items. Turn your unwanted items into fast cash. If you’re looking for fast cash today then we can help you at Lambert Pawn in Whittier.

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