Has anyone noticed the influx of pawn shops around the place since the recession started?
They always appear in the less affluent parts of towns, right near the head shop and dive bars
I went in to the one in Dundalk today to see how much they'd pay for an electric guitar and there was a guy in front of me trying to flog a ring and necklace
the lad behind the counter was saying that you need a proof of purchase before they can buy stuff off you and the guy said he didn't know where it was, so the assistant went away to talk to the boss and came back and told the guy that they'd only be able to offer him 20 euro for the jewelery
I just walked out of the shop after that, knowing I was gonna be ripped off
These places should be regulated, sure any thieving bastard could walk straight out of someones house with their stuff and into the shop for a quick exchange
But on the other hand, if people are using them then they're obviously needed.
Porn shops ftw
Real pawn shops are licenced. Cash Converters etc are not pawn shops.
Yeah I have notice them popping up aswell.
They seem to be a franchise,I have seen a particular one pop up in 3 different counties.
It doesn't really bode well does it.
So pawning the old guitar eh? Ill give you 30 Euro for your broken dreams
I never played it and never planned on learning to, an uncle thought it would make a great 21st birthday present
I don't speak to him any more
Ill give you 30 Euro for your Uncle. Its a Grimes Firesale!!
Yeah but they buy goods with no questions asked, what more could a strung out junkie ask for!
There was an alcoholic using a Pawn shop in Dublin, RTE Radio 1's main evening News had a feature on them. Pawns in on a Friday, buys it back whenever. Wedding ring and some other gold baubles if I remember. That person did it every few weeks, with the same items.
Top of Capel street in Dublin is the only one I remember, probably because they have the 3 spheres hanging outside, there used to be one in Dun Laoghaire with that as well.
Ahh Wikipedia, bless.. you learn something new every day.
Just because he bought you a guitar??
It's like those "We buy gold" ads, it's really sad
Its a good way to declutter but there is always something seedy and underhanded about them.
you from the town,url?
I wonder who the patron saint of loan sharks is...
I'm about 7 miles away from it =p