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Used Personal Electronics Minneapolis: Laptops, iPads, Desktop Computers

Personal Electronics

Personal electronics is a category that has always been very popular at Metro Pawn & Gun. We remember the days of the CD Walkman in the late ‘90s, and the iPod, which took the portable electronics world by storm 17 years ago. We worked with portable computers that bore little resemblance to the laptops and tablets of today, weighed in at 12 pounds, and were considered groundbreaking. We owned home computers boasting their cutting-edge 1.6GB hard drives and 28.8k modems.

In any case, we’ve come a long way since these times. Metro Pawn & Gun has been along for this ride since 1994, and one of the reasons for the thriving personal electronics market is that everyone always wants the latest and greatest gadgets. Something new and improved is always just around the corner, and how could you possibly be satisfied with last year’s game system, phone, or PC? Well, many of our clients are perfectly happy to save a good deal of money and still own technology that is functional and meets their needs.

So whether you are gripped by the inevitable need to upgrade, looking for something specific without breaking the bank, or need to turn a device that you no longer need into cash, Metro Pawn & Gun is the first place you should visit. We buy, pawn and sell every conceivable type of personal electronics hardware:


Need a gently used computer or looking to sell one? These days, a computer with a 500 gigabyte hard drive is considered nearly low-end, but that is still over 300 times more storage than what we had just over 20 years ago. Used computer parts are always in high demand, as consumers can save money and many of the components can still be used in custom computer builds or as replacements when needed.


A used iPhone 5s today has 1300 times more computing power than the electronics that got Apollo 11 to the moon in 1969. This same phone can hold 21,845 MP3 tracks vs about 1500 on the iPods of yesteryear. With this in mind, our quality selection of used phones can still provide all of the features, functions, and storage without the lofty price tag of brand new hardware.


If you need a portable computer for everyday tasks like checking the news, listening to music, or watching videos, used tablets are a great way to get what you need without the high cost associated with brand new devices.


In 1978, Sony released a portable audio cassette player named the Walkman, which forever changed music listening habits by allowing people to bring music with them and listen to it through lightweight headphones. By the late 1990s, the cassette-based Walkman started being phased out in favor of emerging digital technologies such as CD, Digital Audio Tape and MiniDisc. Evolution eventually brought us to the age of the iPod—a line of portable media players and multi-purpose pocket computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first of these was released on October 23, 2001, and the rest is history. A used iPod Touch is still perfectly viable today if you want a quality, inexpensive way to enjoy music on the go or in the gym.


We’ve been around long enough to deal with the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super NES, Nintendo 64, and various iterations of the Game Boy. Now game consoles like the Xbox and Playstation push the boundaries of gaming entertainment to levels of realism and performance never seen before. We also stock many games that may have been played to completion and replaced by the latest releases, of which there is no shortage.

Why Metro Pawn & Gun?

Today, we live in the digital media age of iPads and tablet computers, Nooks and Kindles, MP3 players and camcorders, handheld video game systems, and media-centric smartphones. If it is electronic and portable, it pretty much falls into the genre of personal electronics.

At Metro Pawn and Gun we have a wide selection of such personal electronics. Although the actual life expectancy of modern electronic hardware is substantial, upgrading our devices for fear of obsolescence or in keeping step with technological developments is common. This condition creates a bountiful inventory of gently used equipment that still performs well and meets the expectations of most users. Likewise, it generates demand for product from those of us who do not wish to pay a premium to get that extra megapixel featured on the latest iteration of your smartphone. So, regardless of whether you are on the cutting edge of technology ownership, or happy with something that does what you need and saves you money at the end of the day, we can help.

Our spectrum of electronic commodities covers a lot of territory. Need a desktop computer without having to sell your car to get it? Want an Xbox console with enough games to save the universe several times over? Looking to get rid of that high-end digital camera outfit because your phone now takes better pictures? If you wish to buy, sell, or pawn any type of personal electronics, visit us at Metro Pawn & Gun in Minneapolis. Our inventories are always in motion and our selection is equally dynamic. With knowledgeable staff, awesome selection, and service second to none, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Give us a call or stop by today to see what’s new!