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As People Hock More Expensive Items, Pawn Shops Benefit In Sagging Economy

Last updated on Monday, February 23, 2009

(BLOOMINGTON) - Not all businesses are hurting as a result of the recession.

Pawn shop owners report sales are up in a downturn economy.

At Bloomington's Ace Pawn Shop, which also has a location here in Bedford, Manager Chris Banul says he's seeing more high-end items brought in for collateral, or sold outright, as the economy has worsened.

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