About Us

About Us

Pennywise is a proud family owned business born from a passion of helping others and the Aussie values of ‘Having a Go.

The flagship Pennywise store in Ipswich, was purchased in 1994 and is well known locally for sales, loans and offer opportunities to swap personal collateral for cash, without question.

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Originally the store sold second hand furniture only, and then included the pawnbroking side of the business. Since then, Pennywise has been instrumental in breaking down the unhelpful pawnbroking stereotypes and lay claim to being ‘The People’s Pawnbroker.’

Pennywise is particularly proud of its staff, who are more interested in forming relationships than “merely processing transactions”. Our team represents the Aussie values of ‘fair dinkum’ for everyone who enters the store. They are interested in ‘hard yakka’ and ‘helping out your mate’.

These values resonate with our team, because we have seen a high level of loyalty with staff, more than 8 people have stayed with the company for over 9 years and some over 15 years! Not including the Directors, there is approximately 60 years of experience in this industry within Pennywise.

The series of stores include Ipswich, Goodna, Browns Plains & Beenleigh, Hervey Bay as well as Toowoomba, with more exciting plans for growth across the next years.

Pennywise Ipswich won the prestigious 2016 Business of the Year Award, which acknowledged all the hard work, time and commitment the Pennywise team has put into the business for 21 years. This award was also dedicated to the unwavering support of the Ipswich community and council, and the store’s employees.

Family Owned

since 1994

Pennywise stores trade in the following types of pre-loved items, and these items are accepted for loan/purchase too:

Each section’s range of items is incredibly impressive, and staff across all the stores are caring, discreet, professional and knowledgeable.

Pennywise welcomes customers with a conscience. Rather than purchasing new every time, we encourage customers to shop pre-loved and avoid contributing to the global landfill problem.

Likewise, by selling your used items here, instead of throwing them out, you are making cash, whilst again being kind to the planet.

At Pennywise, shipping of the items purchased online is free within Australia for any order over $99 and all of the items have a warranty.

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission is to never stop challenging the ways our business can make a significant difference to our customers, our people and our communities.  

For our customer

We make a positive difference by delivering unrivalled solutions and valued services.

For our people

We make a significant difference by providing opportunities for professional and personal  development.

For our Communities

We make a difference by supporting and contributing to local causes.