Discussion in 'Movies, Music & Media' started by durk, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. durk

    durk Well-Known Member

    Can someone tell me what exactly are the Zastavarna shops? How does it work?
  2. fabik317

    fabik317 Well-Known Member

    zastavarna = pawn shop, as simple as that
  3. durk

    durk Well-Known Member

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

    eso Well-Known Member

    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.


    Some pawn shops are combined with classic second-hand store.
  5. durk

    durk Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. eso

    eso Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. durk

    durk Well-Known Member

    Interesting. I never came across that kind of shop before :)
  8. eso

    eso Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. durk

    durk Well-Known Member

    As long as they are cheap :)
  10. GlennInFlorida

    GlennInFlorida Well-Known Member

    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:
  11. wissy

    wissy Well-Known Member

    I was having an awfully stressed day until i saw your post. :oops: Thanks - you cheered me up. :D

    BTW - How's the old ticker?
  12. GlennInFlorida

    GlennInFlorida Well-Known Member

    doing great - thanks!
    I've been exercising, eating right, and have completely stopped smoking.

    Planning a return trip to Prague (and Bucharest, Budapest, Bratislava, and Vienna) this fall - need to ready for that.
  13. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

    Glenn, do you kiss your family with that mouth! :wink:
  14. GlennInFlorida

    GlennInFlorida Well-Known Member

    yes, but I get slapped a lot :roll:

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