Pawn Brokers

Discussion in 'Rants, Musings and Ideas' started by Shogun, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Shogun

    Shogun Well-Known Member

    Did you guys know that violent street muggers can snatch the chain from around the neck of an innocent woman and go to a pawn brokers and get rewarded for it by selling the stolen property to them for a quick £100, £200 no questions asked?

    I didn't know that till a few weeks ago.

    Pawn brokers do business with petty street criminals all the time and that's where a lot of their profit comes from. So violent street hoodlums always have a buyer, no matter what and actually make a living out of bringing in jewellery they've just thieved to sell to the broker who sells it on. The cycle never ends.

    It's only in this world where perpetuating the most cowardly crimes known to man actually bring rewards.

    I'm so surprised there's so many suicide prevention sites on the web. It's like hell on Earth. This whole planet needs levelling or offing and starting anew.... not that the same things wouldn't happen if we were to start over....
     
  2. the fleet asleep

    the fleet asleep Well-Known Member

    The bulk of a pawn brokers profit does not come from the purchase of products, it comes from the actual pawning. when you pawn something, the item is used as collateral for a small loan. you recieve the money and a ticket with a number that allows you to buy your item back plus whatever fees and interest the broker wants to add on to it. if you do not come back for your item within the designated period of time, you forfeit your right to buy it back, and the broker can then do what he/she pleases with it. it's basically loan sharking, but with a contract and collateral; easy money. on top of this, many brokers go to auctions to buy the bulk of their high priced items (cars, jewelry, etc.) then use their shops as a means of resale.

    did you know that a mugger could rob an old lady for her neclace, and sell it on ebay no questions asked? did you know a mugger could rob a lady for her neclace and sell it on amazon marketplace no questions asked? did you know a mugger could rob an old lady for her neclace and sell it at a flea market no questions asked? did you know a mugger could rob an old lady for her neclace and sell it on craigslist no questions asked? did you know a mugger could rob an old lady for her neclace and sell it in the classifieds no questions asked? did you know a mugger could rob an old lady for her neclace and sell it to a gold dealer no questions asked? did you know a mugger could rob an old lady for her neclace and send it into a precious metals recycling outfit through the mail no questions asked? im sure you get my point
     
  3. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    Here in the states when you pawn something you have to have a photo ID.. That way if the police find stolen merchandise They have a name and address for the person who pawned it..
     
  4. shades

    shades Staff Alumni

    As STRANGER1 said, in the states, you are taking a chance at getting caught. Pawnbrokers are required to make meticulous records of items and the police can track down an item if it is stolen unless the individual uses a fake I.D.
     
  5. yursomedicated

    yursomedicated Chat & Forum Buddy

    Some people have no heart or conscience.