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  • n. Plural form of pawnshop.


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  • Today, the number of private check cashers, payday lenders and pawnshops is more than double the number of McDonald's franchises in the United States.

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  • I spend too much time looking at instruments on e-bay and it is curious that I don't see that many other instruments being offered by "pawnshops" -- just these fakes.

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  • One industry lobbyist estimated that fewer than 150 stores would remain in Ohio, as some also offer other services, such as pawnshops or check cashing.

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  • These "pawnshops" always have superhigh positive feedback with power seller numbers attached as well.

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  • Those who turn to private lenders, like pawnshops or wealthy businessmen, rather than banks, pay rates of as much as 100% annually.

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  • • Call the police (and area pawnshops) with the IMEI, SIM or MEID number (indentifying number for your phone, like a VIN number for your car) so the phone can be returned to you if found, sold, or nabbed in an arrest.

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  • Credit cards may be a cheaper option than payday loans and pawnshops, as Postrel states, but credit-card companies should not profit from families just trying to make ends meet.

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  • He says there is risk in investing in payday lenders and pawnshops even though demand for their services may rise as traditional banks impose more fees on low-end customers.

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  • In mid-fifteenth-century Italy, Franciscan monks formed church-based financial societies and pawnshops called monti di pietà, charitable economic institutions that allowed Christians to loan money at interest to Christians.100 As one Franciscan explained in his history of these outfits, the problem was that Jews and Lombards advanced money in order to enrich themselves and not to serve their “fellow-men” out of “Christian charity.”


  • Today I enter a shabby block of wig shops, pawnshops, and check cashing services.

    City Basements


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