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What’s new in Personal Electronics?

Personal electronics are a category that has always been very popular at Metro Pawn & Gun.  

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Musical Instruments

When you think of a pawn shop, you may not immediately think of musical instruments, but we’re here to change that! Among the vast array of items we pawn, buy and sell, musical instruments are a frequent favorite.

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What Makes our Pawn Shop so Interesting?

We all know that pawn shops, ours included, deal in many common commodities. There are firearms, coins, jewelry, tools, home electronics, car audio and many other products you would expect to find at a pawn shop. But one of the most interesting things is that our inventory is always in motion, and by the very nature of a business like this, we sometimes come across unique items that do not fit into our general product categorization.

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Something to look forward to – Car Audio!

It may be a bit early to realistically think Spring is just around the corner, considering we are still buried in multiple feet of snow, but it will eventually arrive! And with that will come all the pursuits of warmer weather, of which car audio is definitely a part. We can almost imagine driving with the windows down, sporting a pair of sunglasses and cranking up the tunes. Almost…

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Merry Christmas from Metro Pawn & Gun!

The staff of Metro Pawn & Gun want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas – may this holiday season bring joy and happiness to all!

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To Pawn or not to Pawn, that is the question…

The modern pawn shop is a unique institution in today’s business world. It is a place where you can get a quick loan for items of value, or quick cash for items you wish to sell. You can also shop a robust and varied inventory of merchandise at remarkable prices.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you need to borrow money quickly and without a credit check, the pawn/loan process can be very helpful. Bring in items of value as collateral to receive a pawn loan for an agreed amount, and then retrieve your item(s) upon repayment of the pawn amount within a specified period of time.

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Why Buy your Electronics at a Pawn Shop?

The world of consumer entertainment technology is an ever-changing and rapidly advancing field. No sooner than you buy your newest smartphone is there a better version of it available. You just finish setting up your cutting-edge home theater system, only to see the ‘updated’ version being advertised. That Blu Ray player that has barely a few movies played through it has now evolved to feature streaming capabilities. It’s nearly impossible to keep up with all of the ‘latest and greatest’ marketing, but some people seem to be on top of the trend at all times.

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How to Turn What you Think is JUNK into MONEY

We’ve all heard the idiom “one man's trash is another man's treasure”, and it’s certainly an accurate statement. We can take it a step further and say that some things you once saw as treasure can end up being trash, so to speak. Back in the college days, you bought that brand new stereo system much to the envy of all your friends. It was replete with a dual-cassette unit and even a turntable, paving the way to production of endless ‘road-trip’ tapes. With a two channel amplifier and speakers the size of an average refrigerator, you were styling with the latest and the greatest. But times have changed.

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Understanding the Pawn Process

“Pawning” is a process in which you bring an item into the pawn shop in exchange for a cash loan. For example, you might pawn a gold ring as collateral for a $150 loan. If you repay the loan by a predetermined date, you can retrieve your gold ring. The loan repayment amount will include interest and fees that are typically regulated by the state. You also have the option to extend the repayment time frame, although this will incur continuing interest. If you fail to repay the money on time, the pawn shop takes ownership of the ring and can offer it for resale. A large percentage of pawned items are reclaimed by their owners, but some are forfeited and thus provide inventory for the pawn shop to sell. Pawn shops also purchase items outright to resell, which is another way to provide clients with the cash they need and to acquire inventory for the store.

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