Americans Pawning Items to Buy Gas, Survive Inflation: Pawn Shop Owners

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With gas prices continuing to put a strain on consumers nationwide, many Americans are turning to pawn shops for help.

Speaking with local news station Fox 34 News, Eilsel Garcia, owner of Pawn Texas in Lubbock, claimed that locals have increasingly turned to pawning off their personal possessions in order to afford gas. This has involved items like firearms, tools, computers, phones, video game consoles, and even items with sentimental value, like jewelry and inherited heirlooms.

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