How to Pawn an Item
While some pawnbrokers knowingly sell stolen property, they are the exception, not the rule. Most states have enacted laws applicable to licensed pawn shops that assist in identifying stolen property. Prices for items can vary greatly among different... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy


If an item is pawned for a loan (colloquially, "hocked"), within a certain contractual period of time the pawner may redeem it for the amount of the loan plus some ...

Six Things Everyone Should Know Before Going to a Pawn Store ...

With the success of Pawn Stars on the History Channel, many Americans are ... Customers bring in an item of value, and the pawnbroker offers a loan based on ...
However, they cannot capture this way; pawns can only capture one square forward diagonally. In addition, a pawn that is still on its starting square has the option to move two squares directly forward. In the diagram above, the pawns may move to the squares marked wi... More »
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How Does Pawning Work - How to Pawn Something

Jul 9, 2012 ... Here's how it usually works (no matter what The Old Man might do on TV): You bring in your item, the pawnbroker makes an offer, and then ...

5 Ways To Get The Best Price At Pawnshops |

Jan 26, 2012 ... Make sure to shop around at different pawnshops before settling on a ... Understand the terms of the loan before you decide to pawn an item for ...

Pawn Shops Today – How It Works

If you take a secured short-term loan from a pawnbroker, you will only pay interest on the ... Pawn shops base the value of the item on current appraised value, ...

Is This Information Correct? - How Pawnshops Work - HowStuffWorks

When you pawn an item, the pawnbroker takes your name and address, verifies it with your valid driver's license and then inspects the item carefully.

Get Informed - Pawn Loans FAQs - Cash America International

We provide pawn loans on a variety of items, including gold and diamond jewelry , electronics, musical instruments, tools, and more*. Simply bring us an item of ...

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Popular Q&A
Q: How does pawning a item work?
A: SuperCactus gave you a great answer but... If you can wait it out a bit, consigning your ring with a reputable antique or consignment store would be a better al... Read More »
Q: How much jail time for pawning a stolen item?
A: Probably probation.Especially if he gets an attorney. Read More »
Q: How much time can one get for pawning items that was unknowingly ...
A: Knowledge is the most important aspect of this case. The state has to prove some level of knowledge. Often they rely on "should have known" it a case where it i... Read More »
Q: How long is it before you can sell an item that has been pawned?
A: By law, we have to hold it for 90 days. Read More »
Q: How to make a letter on mortgage/pawned items?
A: You might not want to become involved in this type transaction with your friend. There is an 2 old saying that you might want to consider. 1.Oil and water don't... Read More »