So - we have a new player in town.
In fact - quite the reverse. One of my friends uses another second hand shop to borrow a bit of dosh when he’s short - just £20 on his old laptop. He went in on the day they opened to see if their rates were better than where he goes now - and for a twenty quid loan they wanted forty back - the other shop (Stock and Cheques) charge him a FIVER! - As my mum would say that’s just usery.
On top of that, I have some gold to sell. I guessed they’d offer me most as they’ll be wanting to get new customers in, and on the phone they did - they offered me £9.50 a gram on 9ct. Different story in store though - when I went in to sell he weighed it up and offered me £45. I asked what the weight was and he ummed and ahhed a bit until finally admitting it was five grammes. That’s 50p LESS per gram than I was told on the phone. Needeless to say the lying t**t didn’t get my gold.
Looking around the shop the stock is dirty (this is a BRAND NEW SHOP) loads of stuff has “slight fault” written on the price tags and actually - most of the stuff that is decent is almost at full retail price anyway! So why would you shop there? Just go and buy new is my advice. At least you get a guarantee.
So - my assertion is this - beware of the wolf in sheeps clothing. Don’t be fooled by the shiny signs and groovy looking shop - they’ll kick your ass as hard as they can to make a profit out of you.
And here’s someone else who clearly has seen Cash Converters for what they are…
(To quote this poster verbatim) - “I would only ever recommend Cash Converters if you were likely to die if you didn’t get some money, and only if you don’t mind getting peanuts for your stuff only to see it sold on at a vastly inflated price at a later date. Stay away… ”