For most people, if you ask them about pawn shops, they’ll imagine something like the store from the TV series, “Friday the 13th” where everything sold is cursed. Or the shop from Stephen King’s “Needful Things.” Also cursed.
In reality, very little sold in pawn shops is cursed. Avoid the monkey’s paw, and you’ll be fine. To help illustrate the more interesting side of pawn shops, and to share stories from pawn shop owners, we’re starting this erratic series of … (cue scary music):
A question was asked: What was the strangest thing someone ever brought in to pawn?
Common answers were: prosthetic limbs, fairly common wheat pennies (lots and lots of wheat pennies), “special” jewelry, food, a brick painted gold, and one person even tried to pawn their apartment bathroom. XXX of XXX once had someone try to pawn goats from the back of their truck.