Buy and Sell Gold Jewelry | Newberg Oregon | Trading Post Northwest

December 30, 2010

Here at the Trading Post Northwest we have been in the pawn shop business for nearly sixteen months now, and we know how to treat our customers – with the respect and fairness they deserve. There are only a handful of Pawn Shops in Oregon, and to be fair to the customer we must know a lot about many different businesses. The jewelry business has always played a big part in the Pawn and Loan business. So we have worked hard to specialize in the buying of jewelry and treating you fairly.

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is here to help you take care of all your business whether selling jewelry or gold, or purchasing from our large selection of jewelry in our store. If you would like to know what your valuables are worth come on in to the Trading Post Northwest, visit our Retail and Pawn Outlet in Newberg Oregon.

Some of our Services Include:

  • Expert Appraisals
  • No Fee, Long Term Layaways
  • Expert and Courteous Staff
  • Guaranteed Top Dollar Paid
  • Loans

We also know that sometimes its all about fast cash in emergencies. If you want to sell your scrap gold or scrap gold jewelry we are ready to take it. Here at the Trading Post Northwest we are Jewelry and Gold Brokers all in one. From trading in your new or broken gold jewelry to trading watches, silverware and jewels we can help.

Call us with any questions you may have: 503-487-6876

Musical Instruments Newberg | Buy Sell and Trade Southwest Portland |

December 16, 2010
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At the Trading Post Northwest we have a lot of our local shoppers that have asked about our Musical Instruments.  Most are looking for a certain instrument, we try to help them find. Others are asking when is a good time to trade or sell their Instrument.  Great questions, yet for us we maintain one of Southwest Portland’s largest Used Musical Instrument departments year round. So the biggest piece of advice we give out is “Don’t sell or trade an instrument that you actively use! Only sell or trade an instrument that is basically just sitting around collecting dust.” Once this happens, anytime of year is a good time to come see us. 🙂

Bringing an item into us for sell or trade? Here are a couple of quick tips to increase its value to us:

  • Get a cloth and dampen it with an alcohol-based cleaner and warm water. Wipe dust off all the surfaces and wipe off any smudges or other marks. I know sounds crazy to have to say, but you would not believe what a little elbow grease can do for a selling or trading price.Gather up all pieces and parts to your instrument.
  • Any tools, Manuals, and Cases will help increase its value to our retail customer.  This means we will also pay you more.
  • Know the brand name, how old it is, and how much you paid for it originally.
  • Last but not least, we are always amazed when people come to the Trading Post and they do not know how much they want for the item… Please know or at least have an idea of how much you want to ask for it. This saves us and you time.

So when that musical instrument seems to have fulfilled it purpose, or you are looking for an instrument yet you do not want to pay full retail. Come on in to the Trading Post Northwest, we are in Newberg, right on HWY 99 its easy to find us and we are easy to deal with.

Oregon’s Premier Pawn Shop | Newberg Oregon | Trading Post Northwest

November 24, 2010



Trading Post Northwest has completed it’s first year in the Pawn Business and we are happy to say that business is booming. Located just south of Portland Oregon in Newberg we already have a terrific following. We are now launching our online campaign, this is our all new interactive blog. This Blog will give us a powerful tool that will show new items and give our customers a new way to interact with us.

Trading Post NWTo start the blog we wanted to give a bit of history about the Pawn business.  It has been very interesting how people not only react to this business, but their misconseptions of what the pawn business is all about. Pawn lending is not a new business. In fact, some reports trace pawn loans back at least 3,000 years to ancient China, as well as Greek and Roman civilizations. According to the National Pawnbrokers Association, even Queen Isabella of Spain pawned her royal jewels to finance Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the New World.

Trading Post Northwest Guitars Newberg OregonThe pawn industry came to America with the first settlers, and in the early parts of the last century, pawnbroking was regarded as the main source of consumer credit. With the rise of large consumer credit institutions, such as finance corporations, savings and loan associations, and credit unions, the pawn shop is no longer the main source of consumer credit. But the pawn shop still plays a vital role in providing consumer credit, and offering the consumer some of today’s best buys.

Every time we give loans on an item, we know that someday it could be on our shelf for sale. Therefore, we only deal in good quality merchandise. Our pawn shop is an established business, locally owned, not here today and gone tomorrow like the flea market, auction sale, garage sale, or the guys selling out of a van on the side of the road. As pawn brokers we know our business is only as good as our reputation, and we work hard to make that apparent.

Trading Post Northwest InsideCome visit us in Newberg, one of Oregon’s largest pawn shops. You never know what you will find. You would have to visit dozens of different retail stores to find all the different types of merchandise we have in this single pawn shop. Jewelry, DVD’s, silver, watches, stereos, sporting goods, cameras, musical instruments, tools, guns, TV’s, computers, bikes, Snowboards and much much more! 🙂

Hello world!

November 3, 2010

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Welcome to the Trading Post Northwest Blog!

“One of Oregon’s Largest Pawn Shops.”