I never thought of it, but what better than pawn shops to get a slice of life of the economy? In bad times, people pawn items for quick cash. In good times, they go bargain hunting there. So what was it today? Better times. Still too early to say "good times" but customers and operators I talked to today seemed to think this holiday is an improvement over last year's. That's something, at least.
What's been your experience? I'd be interested in hearing from pawn shop customers about their experiences.