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Pawn Shops Transcend Stereotypes

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Pawn shops neither follow the typical seedy stereotype, nor do they exactly look like what you see on reality tv.  Pawn shop manager, Danielle Batha says, “People come in and they say: ‘This is a pawn shop?’ They’re surprised because it’s not what they expect. It’s not dingy. The merchandise is good quality. It’s clean. We smile. And we’re kind to people.”  Batha’s store opened around the same time “Pawn Stars” was becoming a popular reality television show.  While the reality of a pawn shop doesn’t always match what happens on the show, Batha believes the success of the show has been good for business.  “The show has made us more approachable,” she says.  Once inside the store, Batha’s customers will notice the emphasis on high-quality merchandise.  “People think we’ll take in anything,” she says, but they buy, sell and loan on good-quality material.

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