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Pawn Shop Score!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mope Head, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Mope Head

    Mope Head LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Just picked up an Echo SRM 2400 weedeater and a Stihl FS85 edger for $125 total. Took them home, scrubbed them off, gave them some fresh gas and they both started on the third pull. Woo-hoo! I'm tellin ya, from now thru fall is THE time to find deals on used equipment.
  2. robby

    robby LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    sounds like you found a deal!.....whats a good way to find out when a pawn shop is carrying lawn equipment? You just call around to different ones? or?
  3. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Were you able to test them b4 you paid for em.
  4. AlbeLawn

    AlbeLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    probably just buying someones stolen property.
  5. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    I can almost guarantee it.

    Are the serial #'s still there???
  6. AlbeLawn

    AlbeLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    just had 2 trimmers and a redmax 8000 stolen so i will be looking at all of the pawn shops.

    i feel if you buy stolen property to use all you are doing is hurting yourself in the long run. Mainly because of insurance, and karma.
    what goes around goes around.
  7. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    There's a pawn shop that sells on eBay and has commercial lawn equipment (trimmers, edgers, blowers) ALL the time!

    There's NO way that many commercial guys are taking their stuff to this pawn shop for peanuts. No way! I've even thought about notifying the police in their home town (they're in FL) to have them check them out.
    Could probably shut down a nice little theft ring there.
  8. Varsity L&G

    Varsity L&G LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 418

    Don't pawn shops check police records for SN's?

    I have every SN for everything in my car and in my garage in my security safe in the house.
  9. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,216

    It's the other way around here. The police check the pawn shops
    every business day for stolen property (reported stolen property).

    The one doing the pawning has to sign a statement before the loan is made stating he is authorized to do so.
  10. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    but really,do you ask the shop keeper"hey is this stolen?" why heck no you buy it and run.even if it was stolen who would admit they are selling stolen property?

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