Thursday, January 21, 2010


People Pawn The Weirdest Things

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – These days, people try to pawn the strangest things for quick cash.

Emma Pankhurst of UK-based online pawnbroker, borro.com, says a farmer recently tried to pawn his livestock in exchange for cash.

Borro had to turn down the offer since live sheep and cows can’t be easily kept in their storage facilities.

Bizarre items people have successfully pawned include a set of gold teeth, a platinum belly piercing bar, and a rowing singlet worn by Olympic athletes.

The most commonly pawned items are fancy watches. Pankhurst once heard of a man pawning his in order to fund a wild night out.

One lady pawned her jewelry to buy herself a plane ticket to meet her father for the first time in 40 years.

Pankhurst says many customers use pawn loans to pay for plastic surgery, divorce lawyers, or medical bills. Their services have come in especially handy amidst the economic crisis.

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