is where I am putting all those pieces of trivia and dross collected while
searching the net for anything to do with Pawnbroking....Just keep scrolling
Do you all remember Rod Steiger as The Pawnbroker in 1965 ?
or possibly in French...
This where I would put those all those midi files about MONEY if it was
Pop goes the weasle. Pop is an old fashion word for pawn.
Give me money The Beatles
Money cant buy me love The Beatles
Money for nothing Dire Straights
Money changes everything Cindy Lauper
Money Money Money Abba
Money Pink Floyd
If I were a rich man Fiddler on the roof
Money makes the world go round
A picture of pawnbroking in Germany in 1485.
Sarunas is in need of some fast cash but he only owns a gold chain with seven links. He can get a very generous $60 from the
Pawnbrokers World and will have two months to redeem it, for $70, before the contract expires. The good guys at
Pawnbrokers World would not sell it straight away but Sarunas doesn't know that.
Sarunas knows he will earn an extra $10 a week over the next two months. He asks the really nice pawnbroker if he can buy
the chain back one link at a time, but he'll only pawn the chain if no more than one link is removed. Strange name, strange guy
The really nice pawnbroker agrees because business is business. How can this transaction take place?
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The really nice and clever pawnbroker at Pawnbrokers World, having made sure it really is gold, removes the third link from
one end of the chain, so he has a four-link chain, a two-link chain and the single link.
The next week, Sarunas buys back the single link.
The second week, Sarunas pays another $10, gives back the one link he bought and takes the two-link chain.
The third week, he pays $10 for the single link.
For the fourth $10 payment (plus the three links already bought back), Sarunas receives the four-link chain.
The two men repeat the cycle of the first three weeks until Sarunas finally buys back the entire chain.
Piss weak really...but there you go.
I bet you never would have guessed who the Patron Saint of Pawnbroking
Saint Nicholas, called Nicholas of Bari or Myra better known as FATHER CHRISTMAS.
A painting of a Pawnbrokers shop (Zaloghaz) in Hungury in 1874 by Mihaly
How "Pawnbroker" is written in other languages. Fonts may cause some problems.
A peeve. Most pawnbrokers say, in their advertising, that they LOAN
as in the painting above.
You can't LOAN anything. You can lend or make a loan, but you can't loan. It is a noun and does nothing, it just sits there. How many times have you seen "Buy, Sell, Loan", you might as well say "Buy, Sell, Elephant". Maybe a bit pedantic but at least I got it off my chest.
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