Little Known Pawn Shop Facts

The following facts are from the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” website.

* The first pawn shops emerged in ancient China more than 3,000 years ago.                            

* Today, there are more than 12,000 pawn shops operating in the United States alone.

* It is estimated that approximately 25 million Americans do not have a bank checking account. Pawn shops serve this population by offering a    source of short-term loans.

* State laws mandate that customers pawning  items provide detailed information including name, address, and date of birth and show government issued ID. (La Familia even requires fingerprints!)

    Which fact do you find to be the most surprising fact about a pawn shop?

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