Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Pawnshops See Weird On The Rise

DETROIT, Aug. 20 (UPI) — Pawn shop owners in Michigan say that tough times brings out stranger items that customers want to sell.

“With people being so desperate, they bring in anything hoping to get something,” said Rick Green, manager of Highland Park pawn shop Aaron’s Jewelry and Loan Inc.

“People are desperate,” echoed Susie Ansara, owner of We Buy Everything, a store in Farmington Hills, Mich.

As a sign of the times, Ansara said she has had customers offer to sell her the shoes they wear into the store.

The pawn shop owners have seen an increase in mounted animal heads, gold teeth, and recently, at one store, a 25-foot white shark, The Detroit News reported Saturday.

Behavioral psychologist Matt Wallaert at Churnless, a digital product consulting firm, said it may be good for business for pawn shops to buy odd items now that will be valuable when the economy recovers.

“The golden rule of business is buy low and sell high, and that’s just what pawn shop owners are doing,” Wallaert said.

It all brings to mind the infamous Hunter S. Thomspon quote: “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Pawnshops See Weird On The Rise”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.