The wiktionary defines a pawn shop as the business premises of a pawnbroker where loans are made, with personal property as security. Pawn itself is defined as the state of being held as security for a loan, or a pledge.
In a pawnshop, mostly goods that are of good value are taken as security. Some specifically accept goods like musical instruments only!
Jewelry is commonly accepted too for the obvious reason. The international symbol of pawn shops is that of three gold spheres, loose from a bar, and speculations have been made from legends that it is a symbol meaning three valuable items and a merchant. How true this is, is yet to be known Jewelry and pawn value.
Every good thing has disadvantages and disadvantages, the most well known legendary on this is that of Christopher Colombus who was helped by a certain woman, and since she didn’t have money to pay for his need, she had to pledge with valuable goods that she had.
The good thing about pawn shops is that you don’t get to lose your reputation since as you get the loan, the item is also pledged! What an amazing business pawn shops are. In the U.S these are commonly used and the debt is covered right then, once one fails to meet their end of repaying.
Pawnshops are profitable and the merchants in them gain their profit when one fails to meet their end of agreement! Take for example that you need USD 250, and you have a golden chain worth USD 500. You go to Pawnbrokers and you get the money, then your item is left with them. The interesting thing would be that once you fail to meet their requirements, then you cannot go to claim your property! After all, it is now not new but rather “second hand”. You won’t feel a pinch, nevertheless, you got your money, and you accomplished whatever you needed the money for.
Pawnshops cannot work for one without property and unlike other loan offering businesses which operate as pawn shops in terms of helping one in desperate times, losing your property doesn’t mean losing your name, or face in that matter. You have no doubt heard of Real estate deals whereby you get a loan from a bank based on a real estate that you own! If you fail them, or rather you don’t repay the loan in time, you lose your real estate as well as your name, in that, you cannot get a loan from them and worse still, your name is blacklisted from other loaners as well.
Pawnshops at times decline pledges whereby one requires a loan with electronics as their security. You, therefore, need to have a valuable item to strike a deal with the pawnbrokers or pawn shops in that matter.
For fairness, you need to know the worth of your item so that you don’t lose an item of high worth for a little some of the money!
Pawnshops are good and work positively both for the property owner as well as the loan lender.