Nostalgia is the name of the game at Cash-In Culture
At Cash-In Culture, you can journey back to the time when Pac Man was as much of a national pastime as baseball and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” was the number one song on the radio. Their inventory includes many well beloved items from the past including Transformers, He-Man and Star Wars action figures, vintage gaming systems such as Atari and Nintendo and a wide, varied selection of DVDs and BluRays.
“At Cash-In Culture, you can be a kid again, Every day at each of our locations, we are buying and selling memories and products that our customers care so much about and place enormous value upon,” said Cash-In Culture’s founder and president, Tim Hartman.
Cash-In Culture is a true retail success story. Founded over ten years ago, the initial small operation ultimately expanded from one store to four. Currently, they have locations in Greensburg, Century III Mall, Belle Vernon and North Huntingdon where they offer customers a chance to relive fond childhood memories.
“Cash-In-Culture definitely began out of the love of pop culture and [related] products,” Hartman said.
According to Hartman, the initial operation “began in 2003 as an internet based buying and selling company [and] quickly escalated to a small retail [shop. We basically took a closet in the Sears wing of the mall, renovated it into a small buying center and opened a sales kiosk in the Bon-Ton of that same mall. The two locations worked in cohesion to meet both buying and selling needs at Westmoreland Mall and blossomed from there into what it is today.”
“We connect with our customers, and we love our products as much as they do. We value the feeling of booting up an original Nintendo and hearing the iconic eight-bit Chiptune songs that were the soundtracks of a lot of people’s lives,” Hartman said.
Cash-In Culture has many loyal customers, including Rick Cumings, who was once pleasantly surprised to find a certain item in stock, a Hot Wheels 1971 Dodge Charger.
“I had been looking for one for years,” Cumings said. “It was my first car, and holds great sentimental value. Previously I had been able to find Chargers from 1968, 1969, or 1970, but never one from 1971. But, there it was… just waiting for me.”
“There’s always an amazing array of movies,” Cumings added. “I’ve rarely walked out of Cash-In Culture without finding something of interest and value.”
Have collectibles or movies taking up space? Cash them in for cash or store credit.
The store is also the exclusive retailer of the “Pittsburgh, Pa Zombie Capital of The World” tee shirt line. With an expanded selection of video game systems, stock parts, and accessories for all systems from Atari 2600 up to and including Playstation 4 and Xbox one, as well as being an authorized dealer of Hyperkin, Funko, and Mattel, there’s plenty here to keep the customers coming back.
“Our customers are the reason we exist,” Hartman said. “We’d like to thank everyone who has ever come through our doors. We also hope to see many more new customers. We love to see the expression on their faces when they first experience one of our stores.”
For more information, visit cashinculture.com or find them on Facebook.