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Old 8th August 2014
 
Lives for gear
 
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I am curious, why didn't you "pawn" those items instead of sell? You might have got less, but at least you wouldn't lose them when you can come up with the funds.
Pawn shops offer several useful functions thats hard to get other places, even though the deal is "bad":

1. Cash now, like right now. You walk in with the gear, walk out with cash. This can mean the difference between being able to pay rent or going homeless or losing their car to a lot of people.
2. A fast way to get a loan, even if you're at the point where no bank is going to talk to you.
3. You can use things for loan collateral no bank would accept.