This I have done for years.
Recently my trip took me to the pawn shop on the west side of 41 on the South Side of North Port.
The owner "Joe" had been a friendly sort, but now he has hired help?
I witnessed a lady with a friend. She was there with some beautiful Gold Jewelry.
The new employee literally damaged each piece almost intentionally, than gave her a ridiculous price for all of it. As she didn't speak English her friend served as the interpreter. I stood there as I saw tears from her eyes. She only wanted to pawn, not sell. Now it was damaged.
They hurridly gathered up the Beautiful Gold and clasping it into hands started to run from the shop, when the owner Joe stopped her, and ask "well, just how much do you want for the scrap"?
This was translated, and the lady looked as if she wanted to spit into his eye, and the two left.
I then began to make a deal with them, only to be insulted to the point of the fat slob asking me if I wanted to take it out side to fight.
If the owner who also turned out to be an ass, thinks he can make a living, he should learn from the Pawn shop on the north end, on the east side of 41.
The place was packed,and i had to wait over a half of an hour ...but Kelly the owner gave me a fantastic deal. They told me, that Joe and the fat slob were running their business off.
I am not writing this to promote anyone, just to make you aware.
BTW, just about everything Joe has, he had six months ago. Wonder why?