Saturday, May 12, 2012

[jules' pics] pawn

A year and a half ago things were looking grim in Ayr, but now lots of new shiny shops have sprung up to replace the closed-down ones:
...I never expected to see pawn shops in my lifetime. I thought they were historical things from the early 20th century. Mostly they contained failed hobbies, particularly electric guitars, golf, and fitness equipment.

Posted By Blogger to jules' pics at 5/13/2012 02:31:00 AM


guthrie said...

You can tell you havn't been in the UK much in the last decade. Pawn shops have made a comeback, although with snazzier branding as you have seen. I recall seeing a 'cash converters' opening at the bottom of Chambers street what, maybe 7 or 8 years ago?

David B. Benson said...

pignerare hmmm?

James Annan said...

Well that shop is certainly new, but OTOH it may be an awareness bias on our part - our eyes were also caught by a 180y-old pawnbroker in Glasgow, when on the way to visit a 145y-old music shop with a related name...I wonder if the latter was originally set up to sell off spare stock of the former?