I’ve never been to a pawn shop… The closest one is maybe 45 minutes away in NY.
…[P]awn shops thrive in areas in economic distress.
MB, for the moment, you’re fortunate to live where few people are on the economic ropes. How well they’d cope with the kind of worsened conditions for which we all prepare, is something, which you, being there, would know. Sometimes, people who already have a little experience coping, are more resilient, as long as they’re cooperating, not blaming each other.