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Unique Pawn Shop in San Francisco, California


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201 Kearny St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
Corner of: Kearny / Sutter

Store hours

Monday-Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Contact Us

Phone: 415-915-7597

If you’re looking for the #1 pawn shop in San Francisco, California you’ve found it.

In 1884, our Maxferd San Francisco pawn shop opened its doors. It’s the oldest continually operated pawn shop in not only San Francisco but the entire continental United States.

Our San Francisco pawn shop has been called “the Tiffany of pawn shops” which is an eloquent testimony of its reputation.

San Francisco Pawn Shop Services

Want to buy or sell valuables? Need to have your jewelry evaluated or repaired? Looking for a quick pawn shop loan or to sell gold? Our pawn shop in San Francisco can assist you!

Loans on Jewelry

A pawn shop loan is the best way to get a quick short-term loan if you can offer an item as security (collateral) for the loan. 

Getting a collateral loan from Maxferd is easier and faster than approaching your bank for a personal loan, and much cheaper than using a high-interest credit card. It’s also less embarrassing than borrowing money from friends or family!   

If you need cash in a hurry our San Francisco pawn shop is the place to go. 

We offer fast, confidential cash loans on jewelry (including broken jewelry) and fine watches.

It’s a simple, easy 5-step process:

Step 1: Come in for a quick over the counter evaluation of your jewelry.

Step 2: Receive your verbal over the counter quote in minutes.

Step 3: Provide valid identification, i.e. driver’s license, ID card, or passport.

Step 4: Your loan is written, and your contract is printed for you to sign and keep.

Step 5: Your item is safely secured as you receive your payment in cash, by wire or check.

– No credit check.

– Won’t be reported if you can’t repay your loan.

Note: If you don’t want to pawn your jewelry, don’t worry. We can accept many other items as collateral for a loan.

We are happy to accept any of the following items as collateral:

Precious metals and coins, loose diamonds and precious gemstones, high-end DSLR cameras and equipment, Apple products, laptops and computers, musical instruments, luxury handbags, certain collectables, and art.

Looking to pawn your high-end watch in San Francisco? Check out our Ultimate Guide to selling your luxury watch here.

Interested in pawning your designer handbag in the San Francisco area? Check out our Ultimate Guide to selling your luxury handbag here.

Special offer (new clients): Get a very low interest rate of only 0% – 1% and the option to “roll over” the loan at the end of the four-month period without paying additional interest.

Maxferd offers the best pawn loans in San Francisco!

Jewelry Repair

If you have any broken jewelry that needs to be repaired, we can help.

Our San Francisco pawn shop has expert in-house jewelers who have the skills and experience to return your jewelry to its former glory. Your jewelry won’t even leave our shop.

No jewelry repair job is too big or small for us. We specialize in jewelry restoration, cleaning, polishing, stone setting, sizing, rhodium and gold plating, fixing links, and replacing clasps / locks.

Don’t try to repair your jewelry yourself or use someone who doesn’t have a reputation of being an expert. The last thing you want is a botched repair job that may be hard and expensive to fix.

Professional repairs and maintenance can help to ensure your jewelry will retain its value over time.

Bring your jewelry to our pawn shop in San Francisco for a free, no obligation quote.

Layaway Program

Falling in love with a special, must-have item in our shop is a great feeling. But we understand you may not have the cash to buy it right away without blowing your budget.

It’s normal to feel anxious that the item can be sold at any time to another buyer and that you may never have the opportunity again to buy it.

The Maxferd layaway program buys you time. It’s a great way to secure the item you want today at a guaranteed fixed price.

– No income or credit check required.

– No layaway fees.

– No interest charged.

We only require a 20% down payment and proof of identification (you must be over 18). We’ll give you up to five months to pay off the item in easy monthly installments. In the meantime, we won’t sell it to anyone else and will safely store it for you.

Tip: Our layaway program is a great way to surprise a loved one with something special they won’t expect for Valentine’s Day, their birthday, or Xmas. And remember to spoil yourself as well. You deserve it!

What Our Clients Say

“As a patron I highly recommend this establishment. The staff is open and honest. Very nice selection of jewelry rotating regularly. The folks here are understanding if accessing the loan aspect of the business as well. Good place.”

Call us at (415) 967-6405 for a free consultation. Or, even better, visit us and find out how we can assist you.