With $2000 borrowed from his grandmother, Gary Potter opened Dicker and Deal, Inc. for business on June 12, 1973. Mr. Potter rented a small space in the building of 1701 S. Cedar St in Lansing. Originally, the entire business was confined to what now is our Audio Department. The rest of the building was leased to various small businesses. The Staff consisted of Gary, and three employees. Over the years he took ownership over the entire building, added five related locations, and now employ over sixty employees.
Dicker and Deal’s goal is to provide our customers with quality pre-owned merchandise at prices far below retail, and to create an atmosphere that invites all people to shop here, even those who would not ordinarily consider buying second hand.
We pride ourselves on building trusting, long lasting relationships with our customers. We recognize the importance of your time, money and we make every effort to give our customers the best merchandise loans, the best service, and the best value in a quick, easy hassle free way.
Dicker and Deal also provides the general public with Temporary Cash Services . If you live in the Greater Lansing or Jackson area and need cash fast, we are your best choice for merchandise loans. We offer our customers a quick, convenient and confidential way to borrow money when you need it most. Getting a loan at Dicker & Deal is easy – we loan money based on your valuables, NOT on your credit. And, we’ll match or beat any deal. Don’t want to part with your goods temporarily? We also offer PayDay loans!
At Dicker & Deal, you will find an amazing selection of over 2000 pieces on any given day.
Our variety of jewelry is endless, so your sure to find something to fit your style. For an anniversary or just because, you can be assured of quality and service from Dicker & Deal.
Dicker & Deal also offers Jewelry Repair, Ring Sizing and Insurance Appraisals by Michael Andrews our Certified Gemologist
Pawn broking is the oldest method of lending money; it dates back to early China 3,000 years ago. Pawnshops served as primary lenders to their communities and provided financial bases for some of the more important historical events of their times. According to the National Pawnbrokers Association, even Queen Isabella of Spain pawned her royal jewels to finance Christopher Columbus’ expedition to the New World.
The pawn industry came to America with the first settlers in the early parts of the 18th century. Pawn broking 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 it plays a vital role in it.
Pawnbrokers loan money to people based on the value of the items they pledge as collateral. In recent years many pawnshops became an easy way to get rid of unwanted goods. Dicker & Deal is not a pawn store but is a second hand store that offers “pawn-like” services, and offers many services previously not offered by the industry. Merchandise loans, check cashing, bill pay, purchases of unneeded items, and ability to exchange items through the recycling program are some of the services offered.
The general public needs to borrow small sums of money that other financial sources are not willing to provide. What chance do you think you would have in securing a $300.00 or smaller loan from a financial institution for any period? The cost of the paper work alone prohibits them from making such loans on a regular basis. Dicker & Deal offers short term collateral loans ranging from five to fifty thousand dollars.
All items obtained by Dicker & Deal are processed through an Internet-based crime-fighting tool called Business Watch International, where information on all loaned or sold items is shared with police departments nationwide. All items are held for 14 days before cleared by local authorities, and then put for sale. Each customer is required to present a valid government issued I.D. and be fingerprinted at the time of business.
Regardless of what you see on TV or in the movies second hand stores and pawnshops are the worst place to get rid of stolen merchandise. We train our associates to be on the lookout for any stolen items.
WANT TO SELL AN ITEM?
Click the ‘CHOOSE FILE’ button to the right to browse your files for the item you would like to sell. Once you have selected your image file, please click the ‘OPEN’ button to complete the process.
File size must be 2mb or less.
Please fill out the form to the right and click ‘SUBMIT’. Once we receive your submission, someone will contact you as soon as possible.
RECYCLE YOUR MERCHANDISE
Many previously enjoyed items may be cluttering your living and storage space. Dicker & Deal offers convenient and valuable service that allows one to sell unneeded items for cash or exchange them for other items. This program was initiated to provide families with instant spare capital and it’s an easy way to update your lifestyle.
You can bring goods, such as jewelry, gold, platinum, diamonds, broken gold, tools, electronics, musical instruments, car stereos, motorcycles, ATV’s and many other valuables into Dicker & Deal and we will evaluate each item and provide you with cash in minutes. You end up with extra spending money, organized living space, and a good deed by helping other families with getting items they need.
Many of our customers save thousands of dollars throughout the year. You get a great shopping experience with discount prices at Dicker & Deal. All items are tested and certified to fully-function. Since most of our merchandise is pre-owned, there is no surplus inventory, so when you find something you like, buy it when you see it as it might not be there tomorrow.
Dicker & Deal offers an easy lay-away plan. Just put 20% down to secure the item and 30 days to pay for it.
Don’t think twice – keep more cash in your pocket – “Recycle your merchandise”