Sometimes a person needs a couple of bucks to get through.
There are always banks, loan sharks and parents. Title loan businesses advertise being able to help a person make it to payday or borrow money to go on vacation. Of course, they don’t mention that interest is so high, the borrower may end up rolling bidi cigarettes in a shop in Karachi.
That leaves you with the old standard: the pawn shop. (Some of the title loan joints are trying to pass themselves off as pawn shops, by the way.) I recently traded a set of wedding rings for bagpipes, wedding rings not being an item that is transferable to the next fiancée. It turns out diamonds aren’t forever. But bagpipes are.
Albuquerque Pawnshop: 501 Lomas NW, 242-5732
Andy’s Indian Pawn: 1101 Fourth Street NW, 242-2064
Bo’s Classic Jewelry: 3511 Gibson SE, 268-4720
Mrs. B’s Pawn and Trading: 3543 Gibson SE, 265-2785
Classic Jewelry and Loan: 5109 Central NW, 839-9800, and 7715 Central NE, 232-8888
Crest Pawn Shop Inc.: 1016 Juan Tabo NE, 292-8273
Doc Holliday’s Hock Shop: 1400 Juan Tabo NE, 296-5608
Dylan Jones Jewelry Ltd.: 5003 Menaul NE, 888-1331
Happy Hocker: 3715 Montgomery NE, 883-4114
Hock It To Me: 526 Louisiana SE, 255-3391
Loan Rangers Gun and Pawn: 9631 Menaul NE, 299-2274
Osuna Trading and Loan: 5926 Second Street NW, 345-9136
Pawn City: 5643 Fourth Street NW, 345-9097
Valley Pawn: 2608 Fourth Street NW, 344-7296