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Old 08-03-03, 09:43 PM
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Originally posted by brizz
I've nabbed a couple of criterions at pawn shops:

Third Man - $8
Red Shoes $7

and have seen Armageddon half a dozen times.....unfortunately where I live now is total suck for finding deals...but Mesa, AZ had a couple of spots that were fairly lucrative....
Where is AZ? Ive been to plenty of pawn shops and found nothing. Please tell.
Old 08-03-03, 09:46 PM
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki7
Where is AZ? Ive been to plenty of pawn shops and found nothing. Please tell.
Mesa, Arizona
Old 08-03-03, 11:38 PM
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I don't tend to get into the places but I did hit two about a year ago. All I found was "Out of Sight" for $11-decent price at the time.
Old 08-04-03, 12:45 AM
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Originally posted by NoirTech
So I walk in, and the first thing that hits me is the row upon rows of guns and rifles. Wow, someone is sure getting ready for war. :-) Not only that, but every single employee there was packing. Not concealed, since that is not legal here, but out in plain view,...
Well, that probably cuts way down on the complaints and the whining about scratches and smudges on the discs ...
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Well, that probably cuts way down on the complaints and the whining about scratches and smudges on the discs ...
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Oh man..this had me on the floor.
You are probably right. heh. :-)
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I'm a DVD perfectionist. I only buy stuff online or from the store.
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Originally posted by NoirTech
Mesa, Arizona
Woops. Didnt proofread my post. It was supposed to say Where in Az?
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Originally posted by Flashback
You have to understand...pawn shops are not usually run by 'respectable' people. Usually the big ticket items are held in the back or off-site for a certain amount of time before they are put up for re-sale or traded. However, from my experience with people I know who worked for pawn shops you are supporting unlawful things.
Anytime a Pawn Shop takes in a "Pawn" for a loan or for straight sale they are taking a risk. Yes, some of the merchandise is stolen but there is always a risk of the police confiscating it as evidence. If that happens the Pawn Shop takes the hit, there is no reimbursement plan. That is just part of the shady business. Some Pawn Shops take greater risks than others. Depending on the local laws, they typically have to hold the "Pawns" that were sold to them for anywhere from 3 to 30 days before putting them out for sale. That gives the merchandise time to "cool off" so to speak or let someone claim it via the police. Most people that work in Pawn Shops are just like any other Salesman, trying to make a living buying low and selling higher.
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I went to a few pawn shops today and I found a DVD that I've been looking for for over a year now. At a run down pawn shop in Greenville, SC I found the Widescreen Special Edition of Short Circuit. It's OOP and goes for anywhere between $25 and $50 on eBay, when you can even FIND it on eBay. I haven't seen any of them up for auction in about a month or so, so it's pretty rare.

I picked it up at the pawn shop for $9, woohoo!
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Very interesting. Thanks for resurrecting this one.

I have never even thought of PS as being a possible source for DVD bargains, and will definately check it out.

Between So Cal and Las Vegas, I gotta be able to find a few!
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Originally posted by LasVegasMichael
Very interesting. Thanks for resurrecting this one.

I have never even thought of PS as being a possible source for DVD bargains, and will definately check it out.

Between So Cal and Las Vegas, I gotta be able to find a few!
Go to the following site to find pawn shops near you.

http://www.uspawnshopdirectory.com/

I forgot all about this thread untill today. Since this thread was active, I've found a bunch of other great deals, like The Werewolf Classic Monster Collection DVD for $6.
Old 03-20-04, 09:42 PM
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I just look in a phone book under "pawn shop".

I've been meaning to go look at some pawn shops for the last year but have just been too lazy to go to all of them.
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Originally posted by BrentLumkin
Go to the following site to find pawn shops near you.

http://www.uspawnshopdirectory.com/

I forgot all about this thread untill today. Since this thread was active, I've found a bunch of other great deals, like The Werewolf Classic Monster Collection DVD for $6.
the website does not work on locating a PS near you. they want to charge $99
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Personally, there's nothing like finding that rare gem at a pawn shop, especially for a ridiculous price.

OT: I found the SOTL:CC for $20 about a year ago.*


*<small>on topic: I found the Silence of the Lambs:Criterion Collection for twenty dollars about a year ago</small>
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Originally posted by the_dude8
the website does not work on locating a PS near you. they want to charge $99
Same post I was going to make.

BTW: Never tried looking for dvds at pawn shops; I guess if it's an OOP DVD it'll be in used condition wherever you happen to acquire it - be it a pawn shop or Ebay.
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I make the rounds to all the pawn shops every tuesday.
I have bought almost 100 of my DVD's at pawn shops.
even found 2 superbits there, for 5 bucks apiece.
I LOVE THE PAWN SHOPS !!
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where do u go in nyc?
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Originally posted by victant
Personally, there's nothing like finding that rare gem at a pawn shop, especially for a ridiculous price.

OT: I found the SOTL:CC for $20 about a year ago.*


*<small>on topic: I found the Silence of the Lambs:Criterion Collection for twenty dollars about a year ago</small>
Lambs.


CC.


$13




I also found the Swamp Thing DVD for about $13 right after the big brouhaha a while back. Watched it, enjoyed the boobies, and sold it for a nice profit.
Old 01-15-05, 06:39 PM
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I just wanted to bump this up to say once again, it never hurts to check in pawn shops for deals. Here are two examples:

1) The other day my cousin went to a pawn shop, and saw the Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box for only $20. He was going to buy it, but their credit card machine was down. He left to go to an ATM, and when he got back to the shop (less than an hour later) someone else had bought it.

2) I recently bought the Blues Brothers: Collector's Edition and Mystery Science Theater 3000 at a pawn shop for a grand total of only $14.42. I'd have to say that this was the best find that I've EVER discovered before.

I also bought Gitaroo Man for the PS2 at a pawn shop the other day for only $10.
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I got Brazil:CC for $5 at my local pawn shop,the movie had been recommended,and I saw it and knew how much it was worth,and said "Why Not?"

I today just got From HellLE 2-Disc for $3! $3! Yay!!!
Old 01-15-05, 06:53 PM
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I wish I could find Toy Story-Ultimate Tox Box for $20
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As do I. That's pretty much my highest want right now.

I can't believe they had the Brazil: CC for only $5. I can understand a single DVD for that much, but a box set? Wow.
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This thread once again makes me wish I had pawn shops that dealt things other than cheap jewelry and stolen TVs.
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Way back in June 2002, I was in Nashville and I found the following:

Rebecca: Criterion- $10
The Blob: Criterion- $10
The Mummy- $10 (back when it was extremely hard to find the original monster movies from Universal)
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Originally Posted by BrentLumkin
My friend found the last season of Star Trek: The Next Generation at a pawn shop in Nashville when he was on vacation there for only $20, then turned around and sold it on eBay a few days later for around $70.
i'd like the address for this one. and the one right above my post...

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