Preferably three. As banks head south and the credit crunch starts to bite, it seems that pawnbrokers are becoming the winners. In Britain the tightening of credit has seen the clientele for the local hock shop move decidedly upmarket.
Their shop windows glitter with Rolex watches, diamond rings and gold bracelets, making them look more like a jewelers'. And second hand is becoming the new chic, a Rolex is a Rolex whether you paid full retail or 50% off.
My problem is that a Picasso at 50% off still has way to many zeros for my wallet, sigh.