Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Pawn Shop

In our bigger little town we have a Pawn Shop.  It is in an old bank building right on main street.  So God and everyone and their neighbor can see you go inside.

I am sure the rumors are rampant.  I have never been inside a Pawn Shop before.  Today  I said “Lets stop by and see Royce.”  Royce runs the Pawn Shop now, it used to be his brother in laws.

Main Street

When you go in the door a sign says “Before You Enter: Unload your gun and take off your ski mask.”  There is quite a collection of old photos in the entry, and Jerry’s old fishing reel collection. Oh and a surveillance camera.

I am not sure what I expected.  At one time the whole place had been carpeted.  It seems someone did not want to move the shelves, so they just cut the carpet near the shelves when the floor was refinished, carpet and pad were still visible.   I was tempted to dust a tad while I was there.  Instead I looked at shotguns and a camera.  Didn’t buy either…he has one shotgun that has a rosy pink stock that might be available in a few weeks.

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I asked if I could take a photo of this shotgun.  Royce says that young adults don’t get the humor in this or understand why you would need a shotgun at a wedding.  The generation gap has widened and we are at the other end.

Fullers Pawn shop

It is still a beautiful old iconic building with the clock outside.  Inside you can buy power tools of every kind, guns, phones, cameras, knives, DVD’s, electronic equipment, Native American beadwork, US Marshal Badges, Sheriff Badges and a host of miscellaneous items.

I guess there are regular customers that frequent the Pawn Shop.  I won’t be a regular but I will need to go back to check on that very pretty shotgun (for skeet shooting) in a few weeks:)  

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20 comments:

  1. Morning, that is really cute, like that......Blessings Francine.

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  2. Thanks for giving a tour to those of who have also never been in a pawn shop.

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  3. I laughed at the wedding shotgun, since I actually was given a shotgun wedding in 1961. Funny that the younger set doesn't get it. :-)

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  4. I love some pawn shops. You never know what bargain you may find.

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  5. The generation gap has widened and we are at the other end.

    A wonderful use of words.

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  6. Your historic towns have such beautiful buildings...there is a real sense of history there. And yes, I suppose the shotgun wedding joke is going to die out eventually...

    The pie tasted great, it's just in pieces.

    Jen

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  7. Do you remember that pawn shops used to have the three-ball symbol hanging outside? My aunt showed me that when I was little, and we were walking in Philadelphia. Funny how memories like that pop up.

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  8. I've never been in a pawn shop either but have been tempted a few times. My community has several pawn shops in all areas of town. Why on earth would I hesitate to enter a legitimate establishment? I guess my mother planted a idea in my mind that they were seedy places. Thanks for opening that door for me.

    I hope you like the shotgun and that the price is right in a couple of weeks.

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  9. Love those old historic buildings. I've never been in a Pawn Shop. Love the shotgun for a wedding. I guess the younger generation doesn't get the Shotgun Wedding.
    Have a great weekend.

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  10. Nice building. I've never been in a pawn shop.

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  11. They should have dust rags at the door to have customers dust as the shop. I have never been in a pawn shop but I suspect it would be very interesting. The building itself has been kept up well on the outside.

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  12. I've been in pawn shops before, and I think they are all of the same cloth. Dusty, items poorly displayed. Nothing I have ever seen in one, has appealed to me. So my money stays in my pocket.

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  13. Love the clock and don't discount pawn shops for great deals. I've found amazing deals on tools and a friend used to go find great jewelry in them.

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  14. Pawn shops are an amazing business. They have their own clientele...sellers and buyers. I don't understand Why pawnshops are always pretty seedy and run down. I happened to park in front of one for about half an hour. The comings and going were interesting. Some people were obviously trying to move their own stuff that they didn't need...like tools.

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  15. I have never been in a pawn shop. There are several here in town. I hope you are able to get the shotgun.

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  16. We finally visited a pawn shop last year. I forget where we were but we needed something to do near our hotel. It wasn't very exciting, not like the TV show Pawn Stars.

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  17. Great old building put to a good use. Thanks for sharing your visit with us, Connie. :-)

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  18. I'm intrigued with what's in he shop next door. Looks like old stuff. And I love the striped awnings. Never been in a pawn shop either and now I'm thinking I might be missing some fun!

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  19. I ought to go to our Pawn Shops (we have two) and see what's inside...they might have something cool. One never knows...as I found out from this post.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  20. My father occasionally went to pawn shops, whenever one of us wanted to play an instrument or when he "needed" a new gun. They mostly were in the area of town we children were not allowed to be by ourselves. I didn't understand Pawn Shops until meeting up with our very good friends, the Bowermans. He owns a pawn shop. And now my son-in-law (his brother in-law) is his manager. So now my limited childhood and Dickens based understanding of pawn shops has been expanded.

    I think a girl gun is a lovely thing to have. I hope you can make it yours soon. Shotgun weddings indeed. I also remember when it wasn't obvious why it was a shotgun wedding. Now the big deal is waiting until the bride can get back in her regular dress size - cuz that's the important part of the whole deal.

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