Florida, of course, is a big, populous state, and it is also home to an astounding number of pawn shops, counting approximately 1286 pawn shops within its borders. Located throughout the state in cities like Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Hialeah, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Cape Coral and Port Saint Lucie, Florida’s pawnshops offer the things that customers look for in pawn shops everywhere: quick cash and big discounts on used items. From the Panhandle to the Keys, it is easy to find a pawn shop in the “Sunshine State” of Florida.
Florida has had its share of booms and busts throughout its history, and unfortunately it is currently experiencing something of a bust. Florida residents strapped for cash may find that the local pawn shop is a useful source for fast cash for common but unexpected expenses like car repairs. Pawn shops in Florida as elsewhere make collateral loans, wherein a customer’s item of value is held against a (generally) small loan. Once the loan is repaid with interest (usually a relatively low rate and in Florida regulated by the state), the item is returned. A pawn shop customer may also choose to sell an item to the pawnshop for cash.
Common collateral items include televisions, cell phones and smart phones, car audio, MP3 players, iPods, musical instruments (guitars, bass guitars, amplifiers and the rest), appliances, laptop and desktop computers, bicycles and antiques and collectibles of all kinds. Perhaps the most frequently pawned item is jewelry, including gold and diamond rings, necklaces, diamond earrings, bracelets and much more.
The other side of the pawn shop business, in Florida and everywhere, is the retail side. Items purchased by the pawn shop for cash and those kept as collateral are resold to the public at deep discounts. So those same used TVs, computers, bikes, guitars, antiques and diamond rings are on sale at pawn shops throughout Florida, usually for less than similar items at thrift stores and similar discount shops. And you can haggle for a better deal, too!
Florida not only offers its residents great weather and multiple recreational activities, but also hundreds of pawnshops for quick cash and shopping fun.
You can find a pawn shop in these Florida cities and locations. It is estimated that Florida has some 1286 pawnshops.