Pawn that Prada at Pawn America?

  • Article by: Kristin Tillotson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 6, 2013 - 5:41 PM

There’s a new player in town on the high-end fashion resale circuit: Pawn America, where you can now swap last season’s Coach bag, too-tight True Religion jeans or barely worn Kate Spade pumps for cash.

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joe_mnFeb. 7, 13 7:18 AM

10-15%? so its true. they give you almost nothing for what you bought it for. and sell it for 1/2 of new? thats a joke. everything i have ever seen there is about 89% of new price.

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dahutysFeb. 7, 1310:30 AM

Might want to brush up on your 5th grade math skills. If they pay $15 to $20 for an item that originally sold for $100, then they have paid 15-20%, not 10-15%.

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crock2Feb. 7, 1311:02 AM

Your expert (that I've never met before in my life) said this is worth $1000. So I'd like $1000 for it. I'm sorry man, $50 is the best I can do. You know, I've got to clean it. Then I've got to get it framed. And its going to take a while to sell. Darn it Chumly, give the man $55. Okay, we've got a deal.

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wizdorfFeb. 7, 1311:29 AM

This place is a joke. Most the stuff there you can buy brand new for a slight bit more and get a warranty. Stay away from the chain pawn shops if you want to get any kind of a good deal.

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anna116Feb. 8, 13 9:55 AM

Why is this newsworthy? The Twin Cities already has an established clothing chain and a few independent resale shops that pay cash on a fixed percentage for Coach and trendy jeans, and are already trying to compete with high end consignment.

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owatonnabillFeb. 8, 13 8:48 PM

Pawn America is fun. It's true you don't necessarily get good deals (most of the hand tools, for example, even if somewhat worn, are still listed at about 85% - 90% of new, though they will come down somewhat especially if you're buying more than one item), but every now and again an item will slip in under the radar and you can get a pretty good buy. The DVD and Blu-Ray movies are fun to look through, and those can be pretty good deals. The clerks can be fun to chat with, too. It's just that those clerks in white shirts and ties give owatonnabill the willies--aren't pawnshop workers supposed to be scruffy and grizzled?

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YoganaziFeb. 8, 13 9:38 PM

The strib wrote about Pawn America about 2 months ago. Do you read your own paper?

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