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Family Owned and Operated for 20 years

Sam's Pawn Shop   Store Front


How Does the Pawn Process Go?

A Pawn (loan) is basically a collateral loan. You bring in an item(s) of value. We determine the possible loan value of the item(s) and you exchage that for CASH! From there you have 30 days to redeem your item(s) by paying the loaned amount plus the service charge, or you can extend the loan by paying just the service charge and extending the loan an additional 30 days.

How long can I leave items in Pawn?

The loan period is for 30 days, however at SAMS PAWN SHOP, we offer a 30 day paid extension meaning we can hold your item an additional 30 days without pay before you would forfeit your item. This grace period is paid by the customer upon payoff. So if the holding fee is $10 per month and you choose to use the 30 grace period extension, your fee would be $20 for the 60 days you used. Also, as long as you are paying the service fees every month, you may leave your items in pawn for as long as you need to.

What is A Forfeit Date? 

The forfeit date is the date we could put the item out for sale. This means that if your item(s) can be put out for sale if they have not been paid on and we have not been contacted by you within the 60 day total grace period.

Where Do My Items Go While In Pawn?

All "In Pawn" items are stored in the back room, out of sight from the general public.

What Types of Items Can You Pawn?

ALL TYPES! Jewelry (broken or not), Gold (coins, jewelry, etc), Silver (Coins and Flatware), Guns, Tools, Electronics, Music Equipment and Instruments, Hunting/Fishing Equipment, Archery, Car Audio Speakers, Antiques, Unique items, etc...The sky's the limit... If we have room, and can agree on a price, we'll look at ANYTHING!

What Types of Items Do You Sell? 

Anything that we will pawn, we will sell. In addition to that we stock several NEW items such as firearms, drum sets, guitars, sterling silver jewelry, electronics, etc.

How Does SAMS PAWN SHOP Differ From Other Pawn Shops?

We are family owned and operated and our customers are treated like family. We offer the BEST customer service, honest opinions and values and strive to get you the MOST MONEY FOR YOUR MERCHADISE! We have the largest variety of merchadise for sale and on most items, NO ONE PAYS FULL PRICE! We work with our customers to make sure they have the best pawn experience, purchase experience, and overall best quality pawn shop experience around by offering grace periods, no prepayment penalties, no hidden fees, principal payments allowed on up-to-date loans, 90 day LAYAWAY on  purchases, test all merchadise on sales, and offer 30 day warranty on ALL ELECTRONICS PURCHASES. No other pawn shop offers all of that to their customers. Basically, if you work with us, we'll work with you.

Sam's Pawn Shop is located in Downtown Alton, Illinois on Broadway. If you love to find a great bargain, Sam's is the place to be. You will find incredible deals on  electronics, jewelry, guns, instruments, power tools, and so much more! We have the biggest selection in Madison County! Our staff is knowledgeable and fair when considering your valuables.

Contact Us for Current Pricing

Phone Number (618) 462-5696
Address 208 E. Broadway
Alton IL 62002


Mon - Fri:9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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