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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by GucciCondom, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2003 Messages: 5,558 Likes Received: 168
    What kind of shit can you take to a pawn shop? Do they rip you off? I need 150 bills.
  2. cmeup

    cmeup Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 17, 2001 Messages: 9,485 Likes Received: 1
    kidneys for $500 b.
  3. cmeup

    cmeup Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 17, 2001 Messages: 9,485 Likes Received: 1
    naw, but if you got something like a tv or some 12's or some shit that you dont care to get rid of, and dont want back, pawn the shit but say youre going to come back for it in a month, and they'll give you more money for your shit.

    its like a loan, but youre leaving collateral (sp?)...

    and you get paid up front, but if you dont come back in a month to claim your shit (pay them back) they keep it.

    thats why you give them something that you could get maybe $150 but thats not really worth that much, and say you'll be back for it, and then just dont come back and they're stuck with that bullshit...

  4. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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  5. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    have you ever pawned anything?

    i mean i dunno about in texas,
    but pawn shop owners here know what theyre doing
    and would never give you a hundred and fifty
    for something thats worth a hundred and fifty
    definately not for something worth less

    its a business not a fucking charity
  6. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

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    anyone have suggestions on what I could do today to come off with like atleast 120 bills? :dazed:
  7. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    what were you looking at pawning?

    -cameras get above decent money
    digital/video/and 35mm

    -guns get money in some places
    but the local pawn stopped selling them due to lack of sales
    since the guy who owns the place is picky and only would accept the nicest guns brought in

    -you wont get shit for video games or systems

    -nice power tools will net pretty good money

    -jewelry if its nice is always a pawn shop staple

    -tvs wont get you much unless they are pretty new
    as in the past 2 years sometimes less
  8. imported_b0b

    imported_b0b Guest

    The pawn shop I used to work in only took jewellery and then only paid the going scrap rates for it. This means you get little money for your goods. Also the APR was a grand total of 98% a year with all charges added in. Fucking rip off, don;t do it unless you have to. at least 3/4's of the customers were people selling stolen stuff.
  9. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,128 Likes Received: 66
    Pawn Shops are extremely profitable

    That's why there are so many of them. The larger the loan, the lower the Annual Percentage Rate. In Texas, for loans of $0-$99 the rate is an astronomical 240%!!!! Borrow a C-note, keep it for a year, pay back $240. I think they should just give pawnbrokers a mask and a gun and let them go ahead and rob people the honest way, LOL.

    The rates are lower if the amount is bigger, and of course, secured with personal property as collateral. If you bring in something like a diamond ring or a Martin D-28, you will get a better rate, and more money.

    The small loans cost more because the risk of you not coming back is greater. Most pawn shops have a lot of stuff for sale, but it's usually priced at all the market will bear--top money for used junk. It used to be that you could find good deals on used musical instruments and guns and whatnot at pawnshops, but from what I've seen lately, not so much any more. Good tools are still available. I bought a buzz box welder and a nice set of Snap-On tools for fairly good prices.
  10. cmeup

    cmeup Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 17, 2001 Messages: 9,485 Likes Received: 1
    well, my homie pawned some 12's or some shit, and he got like $150 or so, they were definately worth it i guess you could say, and they gave him the money... but he came back and bought them back...

    its like a loan in a way... cuz if you dont come back, they're not really out of their money cuz they got your shit...
  11. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    maybe he sucked the owner off also
    or pawned his entire system
  12. Milton

    Milton Senior Member

    Joined: May 21, 2003 Messages: 2,253 Likes Received: 0
    Do you mean 120 bills as in 1200 dollars, or 120 dollars? Out here a "bill" is 100.
    Either way, pawn shop will rip you off. They offered me 25 bucks for a brand new playstation right after ps2 came out. You can get tools for pretty cheap, used jewlery, golf clubs are good, cds and such, sometimes guns also. Electronics you will get robbed, instruments they rob you now.

    I just killed the 40 time for bed....
  13. fatbastard

    fatbastard Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 30, 2002 Messages: 2,880 Likes Received: 11
    i took my vintage sega master system 2 in they offered me $2, literally. i tried to talk them up to 5, they wouldnt budge on 2...after realising my bus ticket there cost $1, i decided to give it to a charity based thrift store next door... then i bought a gatorade for $2.50 before realising the whole trip resuting in negative funds.

    the whole situation was rather humerous really.
  14. garcia_vega

    garcia_vega Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2001 Messages: 2,931 Likes Received: 2
    i know this dude who runs one around where i live, and the front is just your average pawn shop. but he's got a secret room in the back where those in the know can get brass knuckles, switchblades, tasers, tear gas, and all kinds of exotic martial arts weapons. you have to go there with somebody he knows and there's a password and shit...it's like straight out of a movie. all of the stuff i just mentioned is illegal in massachusetts but this dude's just really d.l. about selling it. is this a common thing for pawn shops or is this guy just especially shady?
  15. square

    square Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 27, 2003 Messages: 132 Likes Received: 0
    aaah, mathematics...