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Zastavarna

Postby durk » 01-Apr-07 22:28

Can someone tell me what exactly are the Zastavarna shops? How does it work?
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Postby fabik317 » 02-Apr-07 2:14

zastavarna = pawn shop, as simple as that
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Postby durk » 02-Apr-07 9:45

Maybe so simple as that, but still I don't know what is this kind of shop, in English, Chinese, Hungarian or Czech. :roll:
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Postby eso » 02-Apr-07 9:53

durk wrote:Maybe so simple as that, but still I don't know what is this kind of shop, in English, Chinese, Hungarian or Czech. :roll:


If you are short of money, you will go to pawn shop and leave there some your property - like cellphone, jewellry etc - in exchange for certain amount of money.

If you don't pay money back until some time deadline, your property become property of pawnbroker and he can sell it in pawn shop.

More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pawn_shop

Some pawn shops are combined with classic second-hand store.
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Postby durk » 02-Apr-07 9:54

so this is some kind of second hand shop! I'm susprised no one mentionned it when I asked for second hand shops in CR.
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Postby eso » 02-Apr-07 9:57

durk wrote:so this is some kind of second hand shop! I'm susprised no one mentionned it when I asked for second hand shops in CR.


Well it's kind of second hand shop (bazar), but important is that "return thing part" - In essence - pawnborker give you a loan with your things as security.
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Postby durk » 02-Apr-07 9:59

Interesting. I never came across that kind of shop before :)
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Postby eso » 02-Apr-07 10:01

durk wrote:Interesting. I never came across that kind of shop before :)


Well, good for you :)

You probably don't watch criminal movies or shows or books, neither :)

Allegedly, sometimes are pawnbrokers connected with organized crime and they help sell stolen goods.
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Postby durk » 02-Apr-07 10:11

As long as they are cheap :)
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Postby GlennInFlorida » 02-Apr-07 13:36

Hear the one about the guy who asked his girlfriend if she would meet him at the pawnshop and kiss him under the balls? :oops:
Pawnshop signs historically have three large golden or brass colored balls as part of their design. :wink:
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