“Wag na wag kang magsasangla.“ Yan ang isa sa kabilin-bilinan ng nanay ko sa akin. She was a good businesswoman and she never pawned a thing in her life. That is why I have such a negative view at pawning. Feeling ko kapag nagsangla ka ng alahas o ng kung ano pa man, masama na.
Bu when I got married, there came a time that we needed money. We didn’t have any choice but to pawn our jewelry. I solved our problem and was able to redeem our jewelries back but I still felt guilty. Maybe because I still have my nanay’s bilin in mind. And I know where that comes from — she was worried that I would never be able to redeem whatever it is that I pawned and that pawning might become a hobby.
Well, I have a kwento for you today that will change the way you see pawning…
Kahit na minu-minuto ay magkaka-chat kaming magku-kumare, ay once in a blue moon lang kami magkita. So may blue moon a couple of weeks ago, (lol) and we had brunch at Tim Hortons followed by dessert at Conti’s.
and there at Conti’s is where we bumped into Doktora Ruth, a blogger friend we haven’t seen for a while. She was going to buy school supplies for the class she adopted in Mindoro. We know how much students in the province need school supplies and we wanted to help out. The problem was we didn’t have money on hand at that time.
We decided to just pawn Pehpot‘s necklace to be able to help Ruth with her project. We tried a couple of pawnshops to know how much we can get for the necklace.
I got curious too and I had my bracelets appraised. On the first pawnshop, my bracelets were appraised with: ₱6,400 and ₱9,700. At Cebuana Lhuillier, they were appraised at ₱7,550 and ₱11,550. That’s a ₱3,000 difference!
What’s nice about Cebuana Lhuillier is that pawning is easier. They have a dedicated lane just for pawning at wala ng pila-pila.
Your jewelries are guaranteed safe. It is sealed and signed by you before before it’s kept. You get it back the same way you pawned it.
HOW TO PAWN AT CEBUANA LHUILLIER
- Visit any Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop branch and present the item to be pawned.
- Advise the branch personnel if you agree with the appraised value and net proceeds.
- Sign the pawn ticket on the space provided.
- Count the money received and secure the pawn ticket, which is required to be presented during renewal or redemption of the pawned item
Watch the full vlog of my Kumareng Pehpot to know the full story:
Thank you Cebuana Lhuillier for being there…. ALL 2,500 branches of you.
Because of you, we were able to help Ruth in her #projectKKK. Buti na lang sa lahat ng lugar ay may branch ang Cebuana Lhuillier. (Check https://www.cebuanalhuillier.com/ for a branch near you)
And Thank you Ruth for letting the #KumareBloggers be a part of your advocacy. I am very happy that we were able to help and share our blessing with the students in Mindoro.
Realization: Pawning is not something you should be guilty of doing especially if you’re doing it because of an emergency, you have to pay something, or you badly needed money. It’s one way to solve your money problems. Of course, just make sure to pay the interest on your due date or redeem your jewelry on time.
To know more about Cebuana Lhuillier, visit Cebuana Lhuillier Facebook Page or https://www.cebuanalhuillier.com/.
We have never had to pawn anything. I have never been in a pawn shop. For those who need money they can learn from your experience.
Melissa Chapman says
This pawn shop seems like a real winner when you need that kind of business. I have never been to a pawn shop but if I do I will try and consult you.
I’ve also never pawned anything before. I wonder how pawnshops appraise other items like vintage goods. Would they have to have a documentation of the history of the item or they’ll just provide an estimate based on how it looks?
I do not know much about pawning or pawn shops except from what I see on TV (which isn’t real lol). This was an interesting read!
I’ve never had to pawn anything, but it’s nice to know there are good places out there, in case I need to.
It’s very eye opening to see the difference offered by different shops. Way to find the best option!
It must be so frustrating to know that there was such a difference in amounts that the shops thought your jewelry was worth. Nice to have the highest appraisal without all the legwork.
Angela Ricardo Bethea says
It’s great to know a trustworthy shop to pawn your items in temporarily. And for a great cause too.
Laura Dove says
Wow I’ve never had to pawn anything either but how great that you know you can pawn it in temporarily and know it is safe for you to retrieve when you are able. That’s great!
I’ve never done that before. That’s great that it all worked out and she got top dollar!
Karissa @WithOurBest says
What an interesting experience. I have a few shops in town, but have never been in!
Heather Stone says
I have never pawned anything but I have gone to one here in my town. Glad you found a trustworthy one.
I’ve never pawned anything because I don’t have jewelry. hehehe! I have a friend who likescollecting jewelry because according to her, she can use it someday. So maybe, ito yung reason, pwede niya isanla ang jewelry niya in case of emergency.
I have not tried pawning anything. But I do know people who have tried doing it just to make ends meet. I salute Cebuana for their high appraisals. This means they are extending a hand to help and its not all about income and profits.