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I really enjoy the history of the items people bring in but I get tired of watching these guys S*** people .Tonights episode with George Stepanopolous was the last straw for me.
Why you ask ? I have watched every episode or almost all of them and the pattern is if you bring in low value items like under $100 they might give you a better deal and higher percentage of that item (example: an item worth $100 they offer maybe $75 or even $80 for close to 80 % value)
On other side you bring items worth thousands say $20,000 for instance where there is much larger profit margine built in they may offer you $8k to 10K for over %50 profit margin ,so there is higher profit margine in amount and percentage.This is a greedy business model and they do know how much they can get for items
The guy with the lincoln Rick stated was worth $150 k to $175 k on tonights episode ,Rick says on the side narration It needs 5 or 10 K restoration work then Lowballs the by saying $80k...WTF?!
Before anyone starts I know this is a PAwn Shop but the dont specialize them self as a Pawn store and I know they are in a City that allows an enviroment that allows them to do this ( ie..Las Vegas and Gambling Bug with people that trade in nest eggs for quick cash).
They are not consistant with their pricing plus the administration work required for cheap as well as expensive items.The George Stepanopolous crap where they cut him a good deal for the Ernest Hemingway book when he makes probably 10 to 20 million a year while someone making $20 to 30 K a year who is a nobody and may have lucked up and found an item worth thousands their grandparents left them,they will stick s D*** in .Sorry no nice way to put it.If it was seldom it might be ok but this store is pretty much their MO from the long time watching it.
Buyer beware and if anyone does have anything truely valuable dont take it to these people.They make their money off of gambling addicts and Naievity