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Old 08-07-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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Pawnshop Tools.... BullCrap!

Went to four different Pawn Shops today thinking I could get a steal on some tools considering I'm starting a new tool collection. Boy was I wrong.

Kobalt 1/4" Socket Set Deep at Lowes $22.00 New
Kobalt 1/4" Socket Set Deep at Pawn Shop $29.00 Used

Same with everything else. They had a 3/8" Duralast Ratchet for 17.00, but their brand new for $15.99 at autozone?

WTF is going on in their minds?


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Old 08-07-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
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Did you offer them $10. That is what I would do and see what they say. If they stick to their original price, they clearly are out of there mind. Most, or a lot of those small tools like that were stolen from someones garage or car and they probably gave the seller $5 for them.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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I defiantly agree. Most of them probably are stolen. I didn't even make them a offer I was so pissed off to see used tools priced more then the same model brand new.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:39 PM   #4
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It is the pawn shop game. They are hoping some idiot will walk in and give them what they are asking. Always haggle at the pawn shop.
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more like crack shop
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I'm thinking about buying the ratchet at autozone, and taking it to the Pawn sho with the receipt, then show him his pricing. That is highway robbery.
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the few times I've stopped in pawn shops, there is never any "bargains". Buy low, sell high.
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It's a front for a drug operation? Or at least that's what I think about the one near me. They have complete junk and are asking wayyy too much for what they have, they are firm on the price too. Sucks cause you used to be able to go to the pawn shop and pick up some incredible deals.
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pawnshops in my old town were awesome, they would haggle price, good quality stuff, and lots of items...

here in this city, they think they run a bestbuy
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Yeah and we all know whats going to happen with best buy....going out of business sale lol
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