Frequently Asked Questions
What is a pawn?
A pawn is a loan with your items as collateral – such as coins, jewelry,
electronics, musical instruments, and designer goods. In California, the
loan is four months long. Any time during that period you can pay the
loan off and receive back your goods, or you can pay just the interest
and renew the loan for another four months. If you don't come back
to redeem or renew the loan within four months, the item becomes ours
and we resell it to recoup the money we loaned.
How often will I be making payments on my loan?
When you take out a loan with us, you only need to make one easy payment.
You are able to repay the loan at any point during the loan contract.
Once the loan is repaid, your items are returned to you. There is also
the option of paying the interest on the loan and using that payment to
set up a new four-month long loan.
Why are your prices on jewelry and coins lower compared to your competitors?
We are constantly getting new inventory from items people sell to us and
foreclosed loans. We price everything very low to move it quickly and
make room for all this inventory. The prices for our jewelry are going
to be some of the lowest you will ever see.
What items do you accept?
We specialize in gold, silver, and platinum jewelry, coins, diamonds, fine
watches including Rolex, designer goods such as handbags and sunglasses,
Why should I pawn with Antioch Coin and Jewelry Pawn?
Many reasons. First we do not charge a lost ticket fee. If you lose the
original ticket when you come back to redeem or renew your loan, California
law allows pawnshops to charge you a fee- but we don't out of courtesy
to our customers. For another, we have 35 years experience in the industry
and specialize in customer service- you'll find our associates to
be courteous and focused on your needs. We are a member of our trade association,
the California Pawnbroker's Association, which maintains the highest
standards for the industry. We also have conveniet hours, Mon-Fri 10-6
and Sat 10-4.
Should I sell my item or pawn it?
The majority of our customer pawn their item, because it has sentimental
value to them and they eventually want to get it back. However if you
feel you don't need to get a loan on the item you can sell it outright
to us, and you get a little bit more money that way too.
Do you also sell jewelry, coins etc.?
Yes we sell all the types of merchandise that we buy and pawn- jewelry,
coins, electronics, and designer goods. We make fantastic deals because
we are always getting new items to sell from foreclosed loans and that
people sell to us.
If you have a question that was not answered,
call us today at (925) 777-1492 or stop in for a visit.