From gas masks to Guccis, pawn shops can help holiday budgets

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by BYRON HARRIS

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Posted on December 23, 2011 at 10:08 PM

DALLAS - You can't beat the selection at a pawn shop; Guns, gas masks, guitars, and Guccis - watches, that is.

Pawn shops exist because people need quick cash and they're will to trade a possession - sometimes a treasured one - to get it.

Dan Foster, owner of Uncle Dan's Pawn Shop, is sensitive to that.

"If $50 will make your day better until you get paid tomorrow, that's what we're here for," Foster said.

But at the same time, pawn shops have grown as a place to shop, especially for jewelry. Byron Harris went inside to see what's inside.

E-mail bharris@wfaa.com

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