Pawn Shops

Pawnbrokers issue personal loans to people, while holding their property as collateral. Jewelry, tools, firearms, and electronics are commonly held to secure the loan. If the loan is not paid back, the goods are sold in a shop setting.

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Can a convicted felon sell a gun to a pawn shop?

Most convicted felons are not allowed to possess a firearm, ordinarily. If his felony conviction is for a non-violent offense, like embezzelment, it may be okay. Ordinarily if he has title to a firearm, he could be in big trouble.


Under Federal law (18 USC 922) a convicted felon may not possess a firearm. If he already owns a gun, he may dispose of it by selling it, but he may not handle it himself while doing so.

How do you get a pawn shop brokers license in Oregon?

In Oregon, Pawn brokers/shops must be licenced by the Division of Finance and Corporate Securities (DFCS). The main web site address for DFCS is: Information specific to the licencing requirements for Pawnbrokers/shops is located at The division's website for Pawnbrokers is: This section details information/requirements regarding Oregon Revised Statute 726. The program manager as of December 2008 is Michael McCord. Statutes and administrative rules as well as a great deal of information regarding the state's requirements to establish and operate a Pawnbroker business in Oregon can also be found in the above links. Department of Consumer & Business Services

Division of Finance and Corporate Securities

350 Winter St. NE, Rm. 410

Salem, OR 97301-3881

Located in the Labor & Industries (L&I) building at the southeast corner of Winter & Center streets

Phone: 503-378-4140 or 503-378-4387

Toll-free (within Oregon only): 866-814-9710

FAX: 503-947-7862

Are pawn shops trustworthy?

For the most part, yes, although you do need to be careful when dealing with them.

How do you get a pawn shop license in Kentucky?

I like to know what is the requirement in obtaining a pawnshop license the state of Kentucky ? And where to apply ?



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Is it a federal offence to sell a stolen gun to a pawn shop in the state of Utah?

You could probably be arrested for possession/trafficking of stolen goods.

How does one get a pawn shop license in ct?

You go to the local police department. And apply there with the town. You have to be bonded and insured. You have to pay $50 for the license

How do you get refused at the pawn shop?

By bringing in something they have no intrest in or you want to much money and you wont go down to what they want to spend.

What items will a pawn shop accept?

A pawnbroker is an individual or business (pawnshop or pawn shop) that offers secured loans to people, with items of personal property used as collateral. The word pawn is derived from the Latin pignus, for pledge, and the items having been pawned to the broker are themselves called pledges or pawns, or simply the collateral.


If you don't mind buying used, pawn shops are a great place to start. Also many electronic stories will have "Open Item" or "Display Models" discounted. The Internet isn't the best place to look for large electronics, because the shipping costs will be quite high

How old do you have to be to sale a gun to a pawn shop?

most long guns 18 some handguns 21. state law migh be an issue

Do pawn shops sell engagement rings?

Pawn shops sell a wide variety of items, everything from musical instruments to jewellery. If one is looking for an engagement ring and is on a tight budget, a pawn shop may just be the place to buy it.

Can you purchase items from a pawn shop online?

Yes you can, but I would not suggest buying items from there. I would first go to my local pawn shop to see what items they have that I want to buy ,then decide weather I want to buy online or not.

Do pawn shops buy broken things?

No they don't. They need to resell the item, and why would they buy something broken to resell? Hope that helped.

Is seth from hard core pawn married?

Not Alyssa Bommarito from Michigan

Are any pawn shops open on Sunday in Oklahoma City?

No, Oklahoma Does not allow contracts to be singed on Sunday. This is why You will not find Car Dealerships, Pawn Stores, Or Loan Agency's open on Sunday. Pawn Stores can sell items on Sundays but are not allowed to Loan or Pawn, so none of them open. 75% of their business is loan and pawn so it would make no sense to open.

How much will pawn shops pay for a used iPod Shuffle 2nd generation?

I'm going in to one to sell mine as well. retail sold them for 60-75 dollars like a year ago so they will sell yours at around 25-30 maybee. your looking at 10-15 bucks. And on an item like that they wont budge no matter what you say.

new ipods like a touch or classic have high demand rates so they pay more for it. if you have a great condition ipod touch they would probably give you 90 bucks then sell it for 200.

What will a pawn shop loan you on a 2004 Dell Dimension top of the line?

More than likely yes.

Will it it be for an amount that is less than you think it's worth?

More than likely yes.

With the technology always getting better and the prices getting lower for computers and considering the "hold" time that we are required to abide by it forces us, pawnbrokers, to loan a lower than retail amount for this type of item.

The pawnbroker also will want you to pick up your item also so he will want to loan you an amount that will prompt you not to lose the item by not paying it off when the time comes.

If we loan to much on an item, customers do not normally come back to redeem their goods so not only have we tied our money up, we now have an item that we need to resell to get our money back.

Hope this helps,..