Several words come to mind when someone asks, "Why would I need a pawn shop?"
Quick, easy, and convenient are pretty self explanatory. A pawn shop offers one of the quickest, easiest, and most convenient ways to get quick cash when you need it. No long loan forms to fill out. No waiting to see if you qualify. Just bring your item(s) of good relative worth in and get cash within minutes. Not to mention there are no detrimental repercussions if you don't come back in and pick up your stuff. No harm, no foul.
How about the word "rescue"? As of late 2017, it was estimated that nearly half of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck. I've heard it said a thousand times. "The more you make, the more you spend". Most people want to enjoy the merits of their hard work by buying a nice new TV, or new home appliance, or take that vacation they deserve. No sooner than you do, the car needs a repair, or your roof starts leaking. It never fails! That's where the pawn shop rescue comes in. It's hard to plan for those unforeseeable things. We help people everyday in those types of circumstances. We don't judge or ask why. We just help!
Personal safety you ask? If you read the news at all you are seeing more and more crimes committed against those selling things in the online classifieds like KSL or Let Go. People are meeting a potential buyer for their item(s) and getting robbed or assaulted. Selling items to a pawn shop is sure a lot safer than meeting someone you don't know in a parking lot somewhere, or even worse, inviting them in to your home. Often times it's just not worth the risk.
Always remember this when dealing with a pawn shop Pawn shops are here to help whether you need a loan or just need to sell something. The more desirable an item is, the more the shop is willing to pay you for it. If it sells fast - more cash! If it sells slow - no dough! There's your goofy rhyme for the day.
Always remember this: At Hy & Mike's, when you're happy...we're happy!