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Loans / Pawning

At Athinaikon Pawnshop our customers can take out loans by offering as collaterals valuable movable items, which are appraised at the best market price possible.

What is a pawn agreement

The pawn is a bailment of movable property as security for a debt. If the debtor does not return the amount paid, the pawnbroker will keep the collateral, which they can subsequently sell if they so wish to recover the loan amount.

Pawning requires an agreement between the two parties. The customer who is in urgent need of cash, brings the items they wish to pawn (e.g. gold jewellery, watches, etc.) to the pawn shop and the appraisers come up with an offer for the specific items. If an agreement is reached, a contract is signed and the customer grants possession of the item to the creditor.

A fundamental obligation of the pawnshop is to store valuable items carefully. Furthermore, the pawnshop must not use or sell the item without the customer’s consent and has to return it to them as soon as the loan along with the agreed surcharges has been repaid.

What to be aware of when pawning

When you take out a loan by using a valuable item as a collateral, you must be extremely careful with the terms and conditions that you sign and the people that you trust.

More specifically, you must pay attention to the following:

  • Check pawnshop licenses, be informed about the actual prices as well as the detailed terms of each transaction.
  • Address professionals who treat each individual case with due respect and make sure that the whole procedure is carried out according to the law.
  • Ensure the legitimacy of the transaction through a written private agreement, which includes all the necessary information, such as the kind of item, its weight, its karats, and the date it was pledged.

Do not blithely trust some unknown, inexperienced pawnshop that does not guarantee the necessary legal conditions for something so important as a favourite possession and the money it could bring.

Trust the experts who will treat you with respect, will quote an actually good price which corresponds to your needs and the qualities of your valuables, and will comply with all the legal conditions demonstrating a sense of responsibility that will help build unbreakable bonds of trust with you.

Why to choose Athinaikon Pawnshop for your loan

For us, our cooperation with you is very serious business, to which we give all due attention and earnestness. Our knowledge and multi-year experience in the field guarantee that your valuables are in good hands. 

Appraisal is based on the value of the designer jewellery item, including the precious stones, and not just according to its weight in gold. Thus, we offer you the best possible prices in the market! Moreover, you receive a cash payment immediately, regardless of the amount. 

We have been operating as a gold purchasing business for about 40 years, long before the economic crisis triggered the emergence of several fraudsters who simply want to exploit your needs. 

The price of gold is universal since it is determined according to global indices, which change every day, and even during the same day. In Athinaikon Pawnshop the prices are displayed in a conspicuous spot so that you know exactly what price to expect your gold item to fetch.

What to expect from Athinaikon Pawnshop

  • All designer jewellery and precious stones are bought and appraise as pieces of jewellery and not only according to the price of gold.  
  • You receive cash immediately after signing the pawn agreement, whose duration, installments, and payoff is arranged by you according to what you need and what you can afford. 
  • We always wait for our customers even when personal reasons might cause delays and we keep in touch with them to ensure the security of their transaction.
  • We carry out fully legitimate transactions, applying the charges and surcharges provided by the law, and we issue all the necessary receipts and supporting documents.
  • Items are kept in safety deposit boxes, in the National Bank of Greece, on Kotzia Square, therefore your valuables are 100% safe.
  • There are no hidden charges (revenue stamps, etc.)

Always guaranteeing security, discretion, the best conditions, and the best price in the market.

Items we accept

  • Luxury watches, such as Rolex, Cartier, Chopard, Panerai, Bulgari, Audemars Piguet, Roger Dubuis, Patek Phillipe, Vacheron Constantin and many other brands
  • Jewellery from international designer brands, such as Cartier, Chopard, Bulgari, Harry Winston, etc.
  • Gold sovereigns
  • Silver items and antiques
  • Used items from luxury houses, such as Christofle, Faberge, etc.
  • Used designer bags, such as ΗΕRMES, LOUIS VUITTON, CHANEL and many other brands
  • Paintings by famous Greek and foreign artists.