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The Benefits of Pawn Shop Loans

cash loanPawn shops have been around for centuries, and they seem to be getting popular once again. They are definitely gaining popularity in providing cash loans. Many people choose a cash loan through a pawn shop over payday loans and other traditional bank loans. There are several reasons pawn shops are rising in cash loans.

How Pawn Shop Loans Work:
Cash loans through pawn shops are very simple. There are only a few steps to go through, and then you get your cash. Here is how the process works.
   •Bring an item to use as collateral for the cash.
   •Your item will be evaluated by several different methods to determine its worth.
   •Decide on a loan amount with the appraiser.
   •Communicate with appraiser on internet rates and payback date.
   •Sign Forms.

After the above steps, you will have a certain amount of time to pay off the loan and interest. Once this is done, you will receive your collateral back. If you fail to complete payments, the pawn shop will keep your items' worth.

Advantages of Pawn Shop Cash Loan:
   •Convenience: There is nothing more convenient than a pawn shop. They are on just about every corner. You can get in and out in no time. It doesn't take much time to evaluate your items' worth.
   •No Credit Checks: A pawn shop will never run your credit before approving a loan.
   •Not On Credit Report: Unlike bank loans, if you miss a payment through a pawn shop cash loan it does not go on your credit report. If you don’t pay they take your item and move on.
   •Low-Risk: If you take out a payday loan, you have to risk your upcoming paychecks. This can affect your daily life. Pawn shops do not require anything other than your item.

Next time you are in a situation that requires immediate money, you should take a serious look at using a pawn shop cash loan. This risk is low, and the process is simple and quick. Sometimes, you can be in and out in 30 minutes!

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3 Myths and Truths About Pawn Shops

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is an ancient method for obtaining consumer credit. For about 3,000 years, the basic concept has remained the same. A customer turns over an item in exchange for cash or a short-term loan. The customer has no obligations because if the loan is not repaid, the shop simply sells the item to get its investment back. Here are three myths and truths about pawning to help you better understand how shops can assist you.

Myth: Pawn shops serve a narrow base of repeat customers.
Truth: All kinds of people use pawn shops! Customers can turn to pawn brokers for many reasons, a lot of them simply wanting to find a great deal!

Myth: It’s easy to get profit on stolen items or get rid of them by pawning them.
Truth: Laws, both state and federal, require that shops put an item’s description and numbers in a database or other police-approved system that keeps track of stolen property. If a shop fails to do this, it could be charged with selling stolen goods.

Myth: Pawn shops operate willy-nilly.
Truth: Most localities require that pawn brokers be licensed and regulated. All shops must follow federal rules; their obligations are similar to regulations banks must adhere to. The Patriot Act also mandates that pawn shops compare customers to the Treasury Department’s listing of known terrorists.

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October Birthstone: Tourmaline & Opal

October is one of few months that share 2 different birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline. While they have obvious distinguishable features, they are equally beautiful and unique. Tourmaline is a favorite gemstone for many because of its wide array of beautiful colors. Opal gemstones are truly unique because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination.

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Tourmaline is a great gem because it is not limited to one color. It can be found in shades of cranberry red, hot magenta, pink, peach, orange, canary yellow, mint, grass and forest green, ocean blue, violet, and more. It has also been known to display many colors in one gemstone. These multi-colored gems are highly prized and sought after.
Most green tourmalines are strongly pleochroic. Stones that show attractive colors in both directions—such as bright green in one and blue in another—are the most valuable. These semi-precious gems have been nicknamed the “gemstone of the rainbow”. They are often used as large pendant stones because they are usually found as large crystals and can be used as large, exquisite, flawless gemstones. Though they can be found in many colors and shades: red, green, blue and multicolored- especially watermelon- are the most prized. Stones similar to tourmaline include ruby, emerald, pink sapphire, and aquamarine.


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In ancient times, the Opal was said to be the “Queen of Gems” because it displayed the colors of all gems. Like fingerprints, each Opal is truly unique due to its one-of-a-kind coloring, including blues, greens, reds, yellows, and many more. Another beautiful characteristic is when turned and moved, colors appear to shift, creating a gem that can be wore with just about anything!
Accounting for 95-97% of the world’s supply of Opal, it is Australia’s national gemstone. Due to their water content, usually ranging between 2 and 6%, Opals may easily become brittle. You may think this means not wearing it too often is best, but it is actually better to wear this stone as often as possible because it will receive the proper amount of humidity from the air and skin of the wearer.

If you are in search of a unique piece of gemstone jewelry like the tourmaline or opal, stop in one of our locations to see what we have available! 

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3 Things You Didn’t Know We Have

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Purchasing estate jewelry is a great way to find a unique piece and we are always adding to and changing our selection. Estate jewelry is an especially great idea for brides who want the perfect piece, but don’t want to pay the designer price for it… after all, weddings are expensive enough! Using our on-sight jeweler is also extremely convenient to have your new piece sparkling like new. We are even offering a FREE lifetime warranty on jewelry during the month of October!

Tools
Tools can be awfully expensive when buying new. With small tools ranging from hammers and pliers to large tools like sanders and drill presses, you can often find what you’re looking for at ASP. Whether you think you’ll only need it a few times and don’t want to pay full price, or if you’re simply looking for the best bargain, buying gently used is the best way to go!

Video Games & Consoles
Video games can be awfully pricey, especially considering how quick kids tend to move onto the next game and ditch the last one. We have a huge selection ranging from Xbox to Playstation games and everything in between, plus our prices are considerably lower than paying what chain stores charge. We also have consoles, such as Xbox One and PS4 starting as low as $350, which is well below retail price!

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Comprométase con un Diamante a bajo costo!

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Estamos en época de compromisos! Noviembre y Diciembre son los meses en los que el 25% de compromisos para casamiento suceden! Las fiestas, Navidad y Año nuevo están muy cerca, lo cual significa que es un excelente momento para invertir en un anillo especial con diamantes a bajo costo.

Planear un compromiso y casamiento pueden ser costosos, la fiesta, el vestido de novia, las flores, la luna de miel, etc… No importa si cuenta con un poco de dinero o tiene separada una suma especial, tenemos una selección de anillos de compromisos en Sarasota y Bradenton que lo van a sorprender. También contamos con especialistas que limpiaran y pulirán las joyas para que estén especialmente relucientes para esta ocasión tan especial.

It's Engagement Season!

ringTis the season! November and December account for over 25% of engagements throughout the year, so guys, listen up! The holidays are just around the corner which means it’s time to invest in that special ring.

Planning your engagement can be expensive, not to mention the cost of the wedding itself, her dress, flowers, venue, and honeymoon. Whether you are working with a tight budget or simply want a great deal, we can help! America’s Super Pawn always has a beautiful selection of gently used diamond rings. We also have the convenience of an on sight jeweler who will clean and polish your new ring so it will be simply dazzling when you pop the question!

September Birthstone- Sapphire

The sapphire, representing September, is one of the most recognized and precious gems. It has long been associated with royalty and romance for centuries. Perhaps the most recognizable being Princess Diana’s diamond and sapphire engagement ring, which now Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, proudly wears.Sapphire Stone
Between the sapphire and ruby, these 2 gemstones make up over half of the gemstones in the world! Though the sapphire can be found in many colors including pink, gold, and orange, it is most prized with a medium to medium dark blue shade, but can range anywhere from very light blue to very dark green or violet blue. Like July’s birthstone, the ruby, it is a form of mineral corundum. It can be found naturally in rock formations, mostly in Australia or can be man made.

The sapphire is said to cure a sore throat when worn around the neck. It has been referred to as the “Stone of Destiny”, contributing to mental clarity and perception. It is said that years ago, sapphires symbolized heaven and the joyful devotion to God, thus medieval clergy wore it and commoners believed it attracted heavenly blessings. It was also once believed that sapphires protected against snakes. If a poisonous reptile or spider was placed in a jar with the gem stone, the creature would immediately die.

Sapphire Fun Facts:
•In Greek, Sapphire is “sappheiros” meaning blue stone.
•Princess Diana’s sapphire engagement ring is made of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a large oval, 12-carat, Ceylon sapphire.
•The sapphire represents the 5th and 45th wedding anniversary.
•They can be found naturally in rock formations and are one of the strongest natural stones, second to the diamond.
•The Millennium Sapphire is the largest cut and polished sapphire, weighing in at 61,500 carats!
•Sapphires are associated with loyalty and dignity and are favorited by royalty.

Stop in America's Super Pawn to find the perfect sapphire piece you are looking for!

August Birthstone: Peridot

August’s birthstone, Peridot, is one of our favorites! Consumers are mostly attracted to its beautiful bright lime green or olive shades, but it can also be found in shades ranging from yellow green to dark olive.
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Much like many other gems, Peridot is formed deep within the Earth’s layers and brought to the surface by volcanoes. Today, however, the majority of Peridot gems are mined out of Pakistan, China, Myanmar, and Arizona. Similar to diamonds, it is graded by the 4 C’s: Cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. Peridot also consists of 3 components: Hue, Tone, and Saturation.

This vibrant stone has been said to host magical and healing powers that protect against nightmares and also provide the wearer power and influence. The Peridot’s healing powers are said to be effective for lymph, breast, lung, and sunis issues.

Fun Facts:
•Peridot is derived from the Greek words “faridat” meaning “gem”
•August is also represented with the Zodiac sign Leo
•The 16th wedding anniversary is celebrated with the Peridot.
•Because of their brilliant sparkle that can even be seen at night, it is believed that minors scouted for these gems in moonlight. Thus, the “evening emerald” nickname was created.

Our gemstone jewelry, including Peridot's, is ever changing at America's Super Pawn. We are constantly receiving new pieces to add to our selection, so if you are in search of a birthday or anniversary gift, stop in to find the perfect Peridot piece!

5 to Buy Used Instead of New

Buying used can save you an awful lot of money. At America’s Super Pawn, it’s our specialty. Whether you are looking for a beautiful vintage piece of jewelry or some new video games, chances are, we have it. There are a lot of things that are especially great to buy used… here are a few:
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Jewelry- We constantly have a revolving selection of jewelry. By buying used, you are not only saving money, but also investing in a piece that most likely can’t be bought anywhere else. Our on-sight jeweler can have your new piece cleaned and polished and you’ll be the only one who knows you didn’t spend a fortune on it!
Entertainment- Whether you are in search of some new DVD’s, video games, or Blue-rays, our selection is extensive. Buying used means our prices just can’t be beat if you would buy these items in a big chain store. Our selection is also probably larger- everything from classic movies, games and consoles to recent releases… for a fraction of the price!
Toys- Before over spending on toys that your child will grow out of, buy used and save that money. Children often become bored with games and toys so why buy new?
Tools- Have a project you need a specific tool for? Buying gently used tools will save you a ton! Especially for those tools you only need once in a while- get your money out of them by only spending half the price.
Appliances- Both small and large appliances can be very costly. We often have a variety of gently used appliances in stock and there’s a good chance you can find what you’re looking for.

Interested in any of these items? Stop by one of our locations to see what’s in!

Fascinating Facts About Pawn Shops

•Wondering where the term “pawnshop” comes from? “Pawn” originated from the Latin word “pignus”, which means “pledge”. In early times, clothing was primarily the only asset people had to trade. They would pawn their clothing in exchange for a loan on cash or to borrow something.SuperPawnGold

•One of the biggest risks a pawnshop takes on is having one of their items be stolen property. Luckily, less than .02% of transactions in pawnshops deal with property that has been stolen. To help eliminate the chances of this, careful records are made of the purchase, along with recording the sellers ID. A list is then submitted to the police who check the serial numbers from items against their reports of stolen goods. Pawnbrokers are also required to keep merchandise for a certain amount of time before selling it, giving police to investigate any leads.

•A large majority of items pawned are jewelry. Metals and gems hold fluctuating value and especially sentimental value, which means their owner is more inclined to return for them and make their interest payment.

•It has been reported that the recession has increased pawn loans, but hurt the retail side of shops by up to 15%. Cash-for-gold transactions shot up as much as 35%!

If you’ve never visited America’s Super Pawn, stop in today and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you could find!

Donde conseguir dinero rápido… Pensó en una casa de empeño en Sarasota?

Esta usted en necesidad de dinero rapiño? Tiene cosas en su casa que le sobran y puede deshacerse de ellas? Traiga estas cosas extras a America’s Super Pawn hoy mismo! Nosotros pagamos bien por electrónicos poco usados, herramientas, instrumentos musicales, películas, joyas y micho mas!Cash for Gold

Nuestro amigable personal verifica los elementos que usted traiga para determinar el valor y poder darle el mejor precio en el área de Sarasota y Bradenton. El presupuesto puede tomar mas tiempo dependiendo del tipo de item que quiere empeñar, pero le garantizamos que se llevara dinero extra en su bolsillo y una buena sonrisa en su cara, sabiendo que obtuvo el mayor valor por su empeño.

Fun Facts About Diamonds

Diamonds are one of, if not the most, sought after gem in the world. Many think that their formation is due to coal, but coal has rarely effected the formation of diamonds. In fact, most dated diamonds are older than coal! They are actually formed under crushing pressure and intense heat over a very long period of time. Here are a few more fun facts about diamonds:

•Diamonds are technically carbond1
•They are the hardest natural material and are often used for industrial cutting and polishing tools
•Most of the Earth’s natural diamonds can be found in Africa
•Naturally formed diamonds are brought closer to the Earth’s surface due to volcanic activity
•Less than 20% of naturally formed diamonds found in the Earth are true gem quality
•Diamonds can be dated as far back as 500 B.C.
•Blue and red diamonds are the most rare and valuable
•America is the worlds largest diamond market, buying more than 40% of the world’s gem quality diamonds- even though we produce almost none.
•One carat equals 0.2 grams or .007 ounces- the largest diamond weighs in at 3,106 carats and 2.8 pounds!

America’s Super Pawn offers an extensive collection of diamond jewelry that is constantly being added to with new pieces. Just a few perks of buying your diamond jewelry from us are low prices, the option of lay-away, an ever-changing selection to shop from, PLUS we have an experienced jeweler on staff that can repair, clean and steam your jewelry! We also offer a beautiful selection of diamond engagement rings- everything from vintage and classic to modern designs. Stop in one of our locations today to check out what we have or give us a call!

Silver vs Copper: What should you invest in?

The dollar isn't what it used to be. As its value plummets with inflation and a lagging economy, many investors are turning to metals. Silver is the small investor's usual standby, but recent rises in copper prices have many considering its possible advantages. These tips will help investors choose between the two.
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Advantages of Silver:
• It's more portable by price. A bag of $100 worth of copper pennies weighs about 70 pounds by face value or 30 pounds by melt value. $100 worth of silver weighs around four or five ounces, depending on price.

• Silver has a long history of being used as currency.

• The current gold/silver ratio shows that silver is still very undervalued.

• Silver mining companies are showing losses at current prices. Should they choose to halt production for a price increase, investors stand to make significant profits.

• Shipping weight and pricing by the pound makes retail premiums for silver lower than those for copper.

• Silver coins and bullion are easier to find at outlets such as Americas Super Pawn and online auction sites than copper.

Advantages of Copper:
• Scrap copper can easily be found for free, from pre-1982 pennies to building materials.

• Copper is widely used in electronics and other industrial applications. As electronic devices become more popular, demand for copper will continue to increase.

• Copper bullion requires a smaller initial investment, with a one ounce round selling for around $1.50. But these rounds are difficult to find at brick and mortar stores like Americas Super Pawn.

Junk silver coins are a special consideration. They have a face value that doesn't change with the market, so theoretically their value will never be zero. Most junk silver coins sell for the price of their silver content and don't have any added value unless uncirculated, so they aren't a good value unless found for at least 5% under spot price. This is because they are harder to sell and can't legally be melted for bullion. Morgans or bullion are better for a truly liquid investment. Investors are also beginning to buy pre-1982 copper pennies, but the same rules of thumb apply.

Though we don't accept copper for loans/buys the same way we consider gold or silver, the best answer to the question at hand is that both are ultimately good investments, although silver is a more easily moved asset. Options are available to start small or big, so initial available funding is the least of all investment obstacles.

Come in to one of our shops today to see what copper or silver we have!

Is the Gold Rush Over?

While gold hasn't been quite as sought-after in the past couple of years as it was, say the 1840s, but that doesn't mean that the precious metal isn't valuable. Although it's true that the value of gold has fluctuated recently, it is also true that at America's Super Pawn, we're still seeing beautiful gold pieces finding their way to our showroom floor almost daily.  As such, we wanted to take the time to tell you why the Gold Rush has certainly not come to an end.
As history teaches us, the value of gold does tend to reset after economic downturns.  As the economy starts to climb its way out of the huge hole that it fell into recently, people may not be searching the globe in search of the possession of gold, but keep in mind that history also tells us that, after the value of the metal resets, it's still known to continue to hold its value.
Here's why:
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It's Tangible.  Investments are certainly important.  Having an established 401(k) that's ready for your retirement is vital these days.  Owning a home is not only part of the American Dream, but it's part of a huge investment.  Purchasing stocks and bonds can set you up to have your money help you make money.  But in the end, you can't just pick these items up and touch and smell them.  Gold, on the other hand, is a tangible investment that can readily be picked up, seen, and felt.

It's Liquid.  Tangibility translates to liquidity.  In other words, if you're in need of quick money, you can't very easily just sell your house one day or cash in your 401(k) without facing enormous penalties.  On the other hand, gold is something that you can easily access, and if you are in a tight spot, it can readily be turned into cash.

It's Functional.  While there are certainly different types of gold such as coins and notes, much of this metal can be found in jewelry.  This means that your investment doesn't need to sit in a bank account somewhere.  Rather, you can wear it, use it, and enjoy it as it builds in value and uniqueness.

Our inventory is constantly changing, so if you want to see what we have available for you today, stop in to America's Super Pawn or contact us, and let us know what you're looking for!

Why You Should Buy Video Games at a Pawn Shop

Pawn shops used to be burdened with a certain stigma. However, we here at Americas Super Pawn strive to turn that image around and show our customers that we are a fantastic resource. Our shops are clean, organized, professional, and, most importantly, we save you money. In our current economy, people are working hard to earn money and they need to make sure that those dollars go far. This is why you should buy video games for your kids at a pawn shop.


Value. Entertainment items like video games can be so expensive to indulge in if you buy them brand new at a big box store. As a shopper, you would either be left strapped for cash or left with a disappointed child. So why not shop for video games at a pawn store? You get the same item - whether it is brand new or used, the game on your tv screen is the same - for a massively reduced cost. And no one will be able to tell where you did (or didn't!) buy the game from.


Inventory. Technology moves at such a quick rate nowadays, that the popularity of video games changes equally fast. As gamers make room in their homes for the newest and trendiest games, they'll often sell their old items to a pawn store. You can take advantage of these and give these gently used - but still perfectly usable games - a new home!


Rare finds. Not only is the price a major advantage - you can also walk away with a really lucky find! Since pawn shops don't typically specialize in video games, they will take in inventory at a blanket price, regardless of the actual market value. This means that you can potentially buy a hugely sought-after and hard-to-find game at the same price as just a regular one. Used video game shops are already popular because they sell used video games at a slightly cheaper price. You'll see even better prices at a pawn shop, with less competition from other game shoppers. According to user gameguy6700 on the GameSpot forum: "Pawn shops are a great place to buy old games...because they practically give them away no matter how rare the game is."


Pawn shops are a great resource for buying expensive items at a discounted price. Come check our video game inventory at America's Super Pawn. You'll be surprised at what you can buy!

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The 8 Craziest Things We Have in the Shop Right Now

Looking for something unique? Or perhaps a gift for your impossible-to-buy-for mother? Look no further! We constantly have an ever-growing selection of fun, unique items. You may just find a great piece that you didn’t know you needed! Here are just a few examples of what’s in our shop now:

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• Buddha statue

• Palm Tree with lights

• Life-size ceramic dolls

• Stroller for a baby doll

• Half-wheeler attachment for bike

• Barska Unacular

• 8-ton engine hoist

• High pressure/commercial cooker

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Your Jewelry from a Pawn Shop

jewelryThere are lots of places where you can buy and sell jewelry: big brand jewelry stores, small local places, that shady guy standing out behind the supermarket; but the best place might just be a pawn shop.  Here are five reasons why you should think about heading to your local pawn shop next time you have the jewelry itch.

1. Value.  People often think of pawn shops as having high prices, but the truth is, you'll never find high quality jewelry at such affordable prices at retail stores.  Big stores often mark up their prices, but pawn shops always sell far under retail price.  If you seriously want to buy and sell jewelry without emptying your pocket, why not try a pawn shop?

2. Uniqueness.  Dedicated jewelry stores usually have hundreds of the same exact piece sitting around -- everyone buys the same thing.  At a pawn shop, you'll be able to find jewelry that is one of a kind.  The selection of jewelry you'll find here comes from all across the U.S. and changes every day and with every customer who walks through the doors.

3. History.  You can go to a jewelry store and get some nice looking jewelry, but what you can't get is history.  Here at America's Super Pawn, we sell all sorts of unique, vintage estate items, each with its own story.  We think the story is half the fun, and if you do too, come in and let us tell you.

4. Layaway.  Perhaps not all pawn shops do this, but America's Super Pawn offers a layaway option, which means that you can reserve any piece of jewelry you want.  We offer an easy payment plan to fit your budget so you never have to miss out on that awesome piece!

5. Broken/Unwanted Pieces.  Have a box full of broken, old, scratched, and generally undesirable jewelry?  We'll take it.  Really.  We want to buy your jewelry, even if its old and broken.  Sell all that old jewelry and use the cash to buy something new!

If you want to find out more about us, or want some more information on what we buy and sell, please feel free to check out our blog or contact us.

The History of Pawn

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Pawn brooking is the oldest method of lending money, dating back around 3,000 years in early China.

Pawn shops were the primary lenders to their communities, providing financial bases for some of the most important historical events of the time. According to the National Pawnbrokers Association, even Queen Isabella of Spain pawned her royal jewels to finance Christopher Columbus’ expedition to the New World.

In the early 18th century, pawn broking was considered the largest source of consumer credit in America. Now, that place is held by the many credit institutions, such as finance corps and credit unions. Pawn shops are still considered a significant source of consumer credit in today's economy.

America’s Super Pawn is a pawn store that provides many services previously not offered by the industry. Pawn loans, check cashing, bill pay, purchases of unneeded items, and ability to exchange items through the recycling program are some of the services offered.

We Buy your Jewelry

we buy your jewelryNeed some cash? Are you living in the Sarasota or Bradenton area? That fast cash could be hiding in your own jewelry box!

Go through your jewelry box tonight, and pick out the pieces that you don't wear anymore. You might be surprised at how much it's worth! We buy your heirloom pieces, old engagement rings, gold, pearls, etc.

Come in to America's Super Pawn today! We have three conveniently-located stores in the SRQ area, and a friendly and highly-trained staff that will walk you through the pawn process.

Cash Loans on Cars

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Now you can get a cash loan on your car! Let us hold your car while we give you cash to work with.

Got stuck with unexpected expenses? Use your car as collateral for a quick cash loan today!

We understand the need to borrow small sums of money that other financial sources are not willing to provide- the cost of the paper work alone prohibits them from making such loans on a regular basis.

Pawn stores offer short term collateral loans ranging from ten to thousands of dollars!

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