Need cash? Try a pawn shop
"One man's junk is another man's treasure."
It's an adage which can be attached to the practice of pawning, which is widely considered the oldest form of the financial institution system.
Dating back some 3,000 years, pawn broking has been recorded in ancient China and in written histories of Greek and Roman civilizations.
It's endured that long because it's a system which is simple and effective for both parties involved.
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