If you’re looking to buy or sell second-hand goods or get a loan by pawning an item, you can use a Cash Crusaders WhatsApp number to make an inquiry before visiting a store.
This way, you can get a price offer for your items, view a store’s catalogue or get a loan offer – all from the comfort of your home. You can then only visit the store once you’re happy with an offer or you’ve seen something you wish to buy.
Cash Crusaders is a franchise-based business. This means that each franchise or store has its own WhatsApp number. In this article, we outline how to get the number for a store near you in South Africa.
Getting a Cash Crusaders WhatsApp number
To get the Cash Crusaders WhatsApp number for a store near you, simply visit the Cash Crusaders’ sell-via-WhatsApp website here on your cellphone. You will see an address bar that asks you to type your address/suburb to find your nearest store.
Once you enter your address, the website will list several stores that are closest to your location or within your suburb. Each listed store will have a phone number, email address and a WhatsApp link.
Click on the link titled, “Talk to us on WhatsApp.” The website will then redirect to your WhatsApp and immediately open the chat, where you can see the store’s number and start an inquiry straight away. Alternatively, you can simply tap on the number to view the store’s catalogue.
It is advisable to browse on your cellphone (as opposed to using a desktop browser) while visiting the website so that the chat opens immediately. You can also use a tablet device if it has a SIM card inserted and WhatsApp is enabled.
If you’re browsing on a desktop or laptop computer, you will have to download WhatsApp for your computer’s operating system or use WhatsApp Web. You will also have to link your cellphone to your computer before you can start chatting to the store.
Cash Crusaders loan via WhatsApp
Once you get the Cash Crusaders WhatsApp number for your nearest franchise, you can apply for a loan by simply starting a chat with the franchise. You will need to provide your ID, address and pictures of the item you wish to pawn for a loan.
A store representative will then make you an offer. If you’re happy with it, visit the store with the item for it to be checked. If everything is in order, the store will keep the item and immediately pay you the cash.
You will then have 30 days to repay the loan and get your item back. If you’re unable to pay the full amount within 30 days, you can apply for an extension of another 30 days (maximum of five times).
“A small service fee will apply. Please make sure you get to us a few days before the loan expires (or even on the last day), so we can do the paperwork quickly and without any hassles. Our loan extension is easy and affordable,” Cash Crusaders state on their website.
If you’re happy to let your item go, you can simply let the 30-day period lapse without repaying the loan. Cash Crusaders will not contact you (they will re-sell your item for a profit, of course) and there will be no adverse impact on your credit score. Good luck!