Our customers appreciate luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Rolex, and others. They also recognize the value, savings, and selection that’s involved in shopping pre-owned.
Shopping for authentic pre-owned luxury is more than just a great way to save, it’s also the most carbon-conscious way to shop. Maybe if more people knew how much trash and pollution is added to the planet every year by manufacturing these products, they would reconsider buying everything new.
Every year, up to 10% of global greenhouse-gas emissions are caused by manufacturing in the fashion industry. Not to mention the number of electronics added to our landfills. A staggering 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed of worldwide annually.
Now that you have this information, we here at Dynasty Jewelry and Loan would like to give you some quick steps to help you shop sustainably and help the environment:
Shop With a Reputable Pawnshop
Buying secondhand has a significant impact on the environment by simply cutting down on manufacturing new products. Pawn shops are sustainable because they purchased much of their inventory from people who didn’t want the item anymore. This does not mean that this inventory is not suitable for use. Whatever was purchased by the pawn shop was well-loved and cared for. Purchasing pre-owned handbags for example, brings new life to the item, and allows the consumer to enjoy a designer product without the hefty price tag – all while keeping it out of a landfill.
Purchase Laptops and Electronics Pre-Owned
E-waste represents 2% of the trash in America’s landfills. That may seem like a small number, but globally – 70% of all toxic waste is caused by e-waste. Cell phones, laptops, and other electronics are considered “e-waste.” However, this is not actually waste at all – but rather whole electronic equipment that is readily marketable for reuse. Don’t throw that functioning laptop or cell phone away just because a new one hit the market! Selling your functioning electronics to your local pawn shop not only reduces the amount of e-waste in the landfills, but offers other consumers an opportunity to do the same – all while paying less than retail to purchase an item they need.
Caring for Things You Own
Adhering to proper care instructions for your luxury items and electronics is vital to shopping sustainably. The better care you take of your items, the longer you can enjoy your items. If you take care of your bag, shoes, belt, or other luxury item and want to purchase something different, you can sell it to a Pawn Shop and continue the product’s life cycle. The better condition your item is in, the more valuable the item will be on the resale side. This will give you an even better opportunity to purchase something new to you and allow someone else to bring new life to a pre-owned product.
Of course, we all want to save money – but saving the planet is the real reward! Whether you live in Norcross, Metro Atlanta, or anywhere in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennesee, Alabama, Florida, or are passing through the area on your way to somewhere else, come to see us here at Dynasty Jewelry and Loan and do your part to make smarter shopping choices!