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BBB Accredited Business since 06/06/1996

Buy Sell Loan, Inc. (Headquarters)

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Phone: (650) 368-6855Fax: (650) 368-7844590 Veterans Blvd, Redwood CityCA 94063-1122

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This company offers pawn shop services including jewelry,
vintage watches, clocks, antiques & collectables, electronics
& cars; other services include jewelry repair, custom design
service & watch/clock repair.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since 06/06/1996

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised Buy Sell Loan, Inc.'s rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service1
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Buy Sell Loan, Inc.

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
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Neutral Experience
Negative Experience
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by Resolution

Complaint Resolution Log (1)
06/26/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

i purchace 100 grams silver neck chain on or about jan 2014 from this pawn shop. i have just recently moved here to no cal to attend a PTSD program at the menlow park mental health V A. i have pawn this chain and a ring in feb., march, and april. i have the receipt what i thought was a real silver chain.rday i could not find the purchase receipt but i rememberred the guy at rwd city shop who sold it to me.ipt of my just getting it out for (and my lap top) on apr.XX XXXX. i am working with *** **** to get an apartment,and i keep running low on cash, so, i had thought i found a safe honest pawn shop. so i purchase the silver 100 grams plus chian necklace as a good invesyment. as i stated its has beeb in pawn every momth since i pawn as i also said, i got everything out on the 30th of was my laptop ring and this chain. i went into the santa clara shop as i have did before and was told it was fake. i left there and went to the redwood city shop were i had purchased it.sufferring from PTSD i was talk to as if i had not bought it there or even had not been pawnning it at either the santa clara or redwood cityor the oakland shop- the latter is where it was pawn last and pick-up on the 30th 0f april the silver chain and the 10 carat mens ring were pawn for 125.00 dollars. and the computor laptop for 125.00 dollars the total to pick them up o n the 39th was 261.00 i paid 150.00 dollars for the silver(or atleast what i thought was silver. i called the redwood city police because i got upset and as i said before i suffere from PTSD from Viet Nam, and i was coverring myself. in front of the police, the owner admitted although i do not have the purchase receipt, because i just pawn the same schain out of his shopmin oakland, ca. and i had that receipt he believed me but is refusing to return my money or my calls. i ha ve been home less living in my truck for almost three years after my wife gameled up or home. the owner look me and the redwood city police in our eyes and said,'i beleive yo
Product_Or_Service: silver neck chain, 101 grams

Desired Settlement
i paid 150.00 for the chain and according to ther on stoere records i have pawn it every month(jan feb. march. n april. i would like all my interest bacvk and a full refund and knowledge that this will not be allowed to be done to any other person. as soon as the chain ,i finally notised it changing, they pulled it not real ****.

Business Response
Received business response via email on 6/10/14:

Buy Sell Loan, inc. refunded Mr. ****** the full amount he paid and he was happy with the resolution. We apologized for the error and have developed new procedures that will ensure this does not happen to anyone else.

Thank you,

***** ******
General Manager

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Pawnbrokers, Jewelry Buyers

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 06/06/1996Business started: 06/01/1995
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

California Department of Justice
300 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(800) 952-5225

BBB records show a license number of 4113-0999 for this company, issued by California Department of Justice. Their web address is

Type of Entity


Incorporated: November 1995, CA

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Michael Sklyar (Owner)Mr. Dimitry Pertsovsky (Owner)Mr. Oleg Pomomarenko (Owner)
Number of Employees


Business Category

Pawnbrokers, Jewelry Buyers

Service Area

This business service area covers: San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Santa Rosa, Hayward, Concord, Berkeley, Richmond, Antioch, Daly City, San Mateo, Vacaville, San Leandro, Livermore, Napa, Sonoma, Vallejo, San Rafael, San Mateo, Walnut Creek.

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Selling Gold, Online Or In Person

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Address for Buy Sell Loan, Inc.

590 Veterans Blvd

Redwood City, CA 94063-1122

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Industry Tips for Pawnbrokers

Selling Gold, Online Or In Person

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