Drew and I have become addicted to Pawn Stars. It’s probably the only show we watch religiously, and I love it! I find the items so interesting and the stories even better. Of course, it cracks me up when someone brings in some ridiculous item and want top dollar for it. I mean, you can ask, “What is cash value?” but at the end of the day, the pawn shop owners have to make a profit, so it’s unrealistic to expect top dollar.
I don’t know of any pawn shops around here. There used to be one in Chicopee, Mass., near where I grew up. In fact, if my parents are to be believed, they pawned their class rings in order to buy tickets to take my brother and I to Mountain Park when we were kids. I wonder if they ever went back for them?