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    Pawn shop purchases - Yes/No

    What will you buy vs. never buy in a pawnshop?

    My list:

    Chainsaws - Yes
    Guns - Yes
    Skil saws - Yes
    Stereos - Yes

    Rolex watch - No
    Climbing ropes - No
    Bear spray - No
    Dildos - No

    Feel free to add to the list.

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    BTC?

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    Pawn shops are the bank of the poor


    Only deals Iíve ever seen is for vhs tapes in the 90s

    Seen shit at the pawnshop priced higher than msrp


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    Great prices on guns

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    Music gear, but always test it first. Not ridiculous good deals, some really unrealistically high tags. Talk to them. .. you can find a deal here and there..

    Some of the pawn shops around here actually leave the door locked and buzz people in with caution.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Havenít been in a pawn shop in at least a decade. Back when power tools were expensive it was a hard pas due to encouraging theft.. Guns I would imagine require a background check in Oregon, so that would be okay.

    Side note, good friend of my dadís made big money with a chain of pawn shops. Always freaked me out when we visited as there were guns hanging all around the office, loaded. For some reason they would have a ring of colored electric tape around the stock and/or cartridge.

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    I've bought and sold several guns at pawn shops. There used to be a pawn shop in Missoula called the Sports Exchange. Bought my first backpack, backpack stove, skis, ski pants, all kinds of shit there. But yeah it's been decades since I went in one with any intent to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byates1 View Post
    Great prices on guns
    And the worst prices on ammo.

    The due behind the counter is often more knowledgeable about guns than the dude at the gun shop.
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    If you can trust them, itís the best place to buy diamonds. Find one that uses a independent appraiser that will give you a report / certification. Get them reset as needed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lowsparkco View Post
    For some reason they would have a ring of colored electric tape around the stock and/or cartridge.
    Thatís so you know which are loaded with live ammunition, and which with blanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Barron DeJong View Post
    Thatís so you know which are loaded with live ammunition, and which with blanks.
    Whatís the use in blanks?

    Rubber pellets or rock salt I could see. But unless youíre goal is to make everyoneís ears ring for a week, why fire a gun with blanks?

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    A buddy years ago alerted me to a nice amp for the 911. What a difference for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neufox47 View Post
    If you can trust them, it’s the best place to buy diamonds. Find one that uses a independent appraiser that will give you a report / certification. Get them reset as needed.


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    I’d rather buy a pawn shop dildo than diamond.

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    When I lived in Indy-no-place I used to frequent the downtown pawn shops looking for vintage guitars. I really wish I has bought some then that I really really cannot afford now.

    Bought some skis and a few electronics, my main rule is, if it will be against my skin, I will pass.
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowsparkco View Post
    Whatís the use in blanks?

    Rubber pellets or rock salt I could see. But unless your goal is to make everyoneís ears ring for a week, why fire a gun with blanks?
    Depends on the situation

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    I bought a mtb at one back in 1995, rode it for a few weeks until I had a little more cash then traded up at the same place. It worked for me. I've never had a good experience with one since so haven't even bothered to go into any of the ones I see in a few years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Barron DeJong View Post
    Depends on the situation

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    I guess Iíll just have to trust you on that one. An example would be nice.

    As a 14 year old kid sitting in the office shooting the shit I kept waiting for a paramilitary assault team to come in after us. This was late-80ís / early nineties, and the pawn shop had a beautifully restored Ď57 Corvette. My dad was trying to work out some trade with him, but he had $25,000 on the windshield. Local consignment showroom has one right now for $200k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowsparkco View Post
    I guess Iíll just have to trust you on that one. An example would be nice.

    As a 14 year old kid sitting in the office shooting the shit I kept waiting for a paramilitary assault team to come in after us. This was late-80ís / early nineties, and the pawn shop had a beautifully restored Ď57 Corvette. My dad was trying to work out some trade with him, but he had $25,000 on the windshield. Local consignment showroom has one right now for $200k.

    Am I the only one who watches Die Hard and Die Hard 2 every Christmas?

    ďWith McClane in pursuit, he killed a few of the men - and followed on one of the snowmobiles. He accidentally discovered that the mercenaries' guns were firing blank ammunition (their cartridges were marked with blue tape; live ammo was marked with red tape). He was astonished to realize that the Special Forces men and the mercenaries appeared to be working together. Stuart, Esperanza and the others on snowmobiles proceeded to Hangar 11 to board the prepared 747 plane.Ē

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    Blanks get the job done too..




    Friend's dad would let him borrow a 38 and we'd shoot beer cans with blanks/wads in the field across the street from his house on the edge of town. Blanks are fine for target practice from 10 feet away. Give you the feel of shooting a gun, and the BANG! But, no worries about falling bullets across town should someone fuck up and shoot above the backstop.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    1996 Yamaha FG-331 Grand Concert Guitar.. Excellent condition.. $89.00 at Goodwill today.... With a case..



    Looks good next to my son's 1997 CG-100 Classical
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Used snowboards? Yes

    My splitboard was stolen out of a car near the Barmuda Triangle and showed up in a pawn shop in Great Balls where someone on vacation bought it and posted it for sale on Facebook where I saw it and notified the seller. He contacted the pawn shop with my police report and they told him to suck eggs. The seller sent me the board for free, and I organized a GoFund Me to raise the money to reimburse him for his bad luck and generosity. It took 20 minutes to raise the $$$ and get him straight.

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    I bought a 64 Strat in a pawnshop in downtown Cleveland in 1969 for $125. I still have it. Including the trem arm and ashtray cover. And a 65 Tremolux for another 125. I still have that too--minus the ungrounded cord and the death cap, but it still has some of the tubes I bought it with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    I bought a 64 Strat in a pawnshop in downtown Cleveland in 1969 for $125. I still have it. Including the trem arm and ashtray cover. And a 65 Tremolux for another 125. I still have that too--minus the ungrounded cord and the death cap, but it still has some of the tubes I bought it with.
    So wha did Wooley and you chase mammoth with?
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    I don't know about Wooley but you can definitely kill a mammoth with a strat, although I prefer teles for the big ones. Well made instruments. Do not try with Gibsons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    had a broken keyboard, I bought a broken keyboard.

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