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Pawn America - A bank for heroin users?

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Re: Pawn America - A bank for heroin users?

Postby meowzamusic » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:41 pm

The place is a junk yard but a fun place to have a giggle. If I'm out in that area, I always stop in to see what new crap is for sale for way too much money. I saw last time that they now had the glass case of guns out as well as other assorted weapons.

They have oodles of DVDs and CDs and even some VHS but in no particular order. I'm not in the market for much of that stuff, but if someone took the time to alphabetize that stuff (or at least organize by genre or something) I might spend more than 10 seconds looking at it going "uh, yeah that's a waste of my time"
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Re: Pawn America - A bank for heroin users?

Postby Vinnie P » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:11 pm

lysander wrote:Anyone have any input on the store or the article?



I sure do! I think Detective James Pertzborn is a prime example of why detectives are refered to as dicks.

I've known people who got backed into a financial corner and had to resort to using a pawn shop for reasons that had nothing to do with drugs. That can be a heartbreaking thing.

I've also known people who got rid of stuff at a pawn shop because it was easier and quicker than using ebay or having a garage sale.

I've also found some great deals at them. I've got a beater accoustic guitar that I got at a pawnshp 10 years ago for 35 bucks that I could easily get a hundred for. I haven't been to the local ones because I haven't needed anything that I would be likely to find there, but if I was looking for something used that I didn't want to spend a lot for, it would be my first stop.
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Re: Pawn America - A bank for heroin users?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:36 am

My only question about Pawn America is, do they have a Chumlee?

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Re: Pawn America - A bank for heroin users?

Postby narcoleptish » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:12 pm

Yet another compelling piece of evidence in the debate over the attractiveness of those stupid little beards.
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Re: Pawn America - A bank for heroin users?

Postby HeyZeus » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:37 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:My only question about Pawn America is, do they have a Chumlee?

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I think all of the Pawn America have a little bit of Chumlee inside.
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Re: Pawn America - A bank for heroin users?

Postby mikelk » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:04 pm

Pawn America IS A RIP OFF ANYWAYS...I saw a watch there used for 159.95 that i couldda got for 59.00 new...questioned mgr who said he was "taken" on that watch and cant sell for less. I told him you will be stealing basically in my eyes, from your customers and if its not lowered in price i'll never return...called a week later, still there...contacted district manager about this...they said it was a different model..which i dont believe it was for i saw model on my phone, i took a picture, and the model he said he was told was there looks different. BUT REGARDLESS...IT WAS STILL 100 LESS NEW!!! AAAAAND...THE DISTRICT MGR WASNT PARTIAL TALKING WITH ME (excuse caps, sorry), he was more like a witness on the witness stand sticking up for his friend...And th most important fact was that in front of myself, my wife and 2 employees the store manager (chris) stated "He took too much of a loss on that watch, (so he knew) and he cant lower the price!!! He knew it was a rip off price and still was ready to sell it 3 times more in used condition (and if the model # i was wrong and they were right, still at about a hundred bucks more) then that watch would sell for if it was new!!!!
Sick frickin people in my eyes..TOM is the name of the district mgr...Rice Street, Roseville (st. paul), MN store!!!
I wont go near it anymore!!!
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Re: Pawn America - A bank for heroin users?

Postby DCNative » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:04 am

Sorry, but pawn shops like Pawn America may seem more acceptable than ones in other cities, but let's be honest folks. Yes, pawn shops are junkie ATMs, and so are payday loan stores. Pawn shops charge the equivalent of 240% annual interest on loans, and know exactly who they are preying upon. The financially desperate and addicted, bottom line, so desperate to sell whatever they can come across that they will dump it at a fraction of what it is worth. At least lay it out there and be honest, these places profit off of desperation. I don't know how they can sleep at night. Might as well call 'em what they are, loan sharks and legal fences for turning goods into cash.
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Re: Pawn America - A bank for heroin users?

Postby gozer » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:31 pm

it may depend on what u are looking for/dealing with...about a year or so ago, a place in the southern half of wisconsin which did a lot of advertising brought my wife and i in the front door to get opinions about fixing a busted platinum necklace and the value of an old silver ingot with "666" stamped on it. the proprietor was very pleasant, sophisticated, and helpful, and in fact, we were back in there about 15 hours later right at closing time and she serviced both of us at the same time upstairs and after all this we got not only the day's london spot price for the metal content of both items but a bunch extra. it was awesome, as the kids say these days. it was a special promotion of course, and i can't be sure all stores offer it. an actual below zero commission! ask your broker if he or she can pull that one off!

so resellers could also be a cbot, nymex, or what have u for happening people too, after all...
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Re: Pawn America - A bank for heroin users?

Postby snoqueen » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:21 pm

If you see an overpriced watch at a pawn shop, just don't buy it. Geez, this isn't about civil liberties or anything. That's how they do business: buyer beware.

I agree they're an ATM for the desperate, but that's another matter.

And gozer, that wasn't 666 on the silver. It was 999. 925 is sterling, 999 is higher. The difference is 999 parts silver per thousand versus 925.
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Re: Pawn America - A bank for heroin users?

Postby Michael Patrick » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:24 pm

snoqueen wrote:If you see an overpriced watch at a pawn shop, just don't buy it. Geez, this isn't about civil liberties or anything. That's how they do business: buyer beware.

I agree they're an ATM for the desperate, but that's another matter.

And gozer, that wasn't 666 on the silver. It was 999. 925 is sterling, 999 is higher. The difference is 999 parts silver per thousand versus 925.


Satan must have fallen on hard times, having to pawn his silver and all...
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Re: Pawn America - A bank for heroin users?

Postby gozer » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:16 am

snoqueen wrote:If you see an overpriced watch at a pawn shop, just don't buy it. Geez, this isn't about civil liberties or anything. That's how they do business: buyer beware.

I agree they're an ATM for the desperate, but that's another matter.

And gozer, that wasn't 666 on the silver. It was 999. 925 is sterling, 999 is higher. The difference is 999 parts silver per thousand versus 925.



but it also had a scorch mark on it, so one of the technical questions we had concerned whether this was what the devil uses to buy people's souls &c.
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Re: Pawn America - A bank for heroin users?

Postby snoqueen » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:52 am

Oh.

OK.
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