Best Pawn Shop in Beckley....your tho...

Best Pawn Shop in Beckley....your thoughts?

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Beckley Gun and Pawn

Als Pawn

Gold and Pawn

Flat Top Arms

Fast Cash

Cardinal

DJ's Pawn

big phil

Lubbock, TX

#84 Dec 23, 2010
i love going to J&S pawn shop they are nice and very helpfull. they are cheap on there prices too . and they have a lot of stuff no one else carrys . and they do have tools
BeckleyDude2011

Beckley, WV

#85 Apr 1, 2011
Well, speaking from a guy whos been to all of them and for years, I was brought up to go to pawn shops to see what good deals you could find. And yes I'd have to say Keith at Beckley Pawn is #1 for sure. There just great guys, they keep it friendly and professional.(you'll get a good value for pawning/selling)

Ok #2 is Gold & Pawn, there very nice guys as well, they kinda seem lazy a bit, but hey I don't think theres much to do in there, so I understand, but great people.(you'll get a good value for pawning/selling)

The other places I just don't go to anymore, mainly because they dont have what I'm looking for, I end up looking for movies, electronics, etc. And those other places (as side form Als) have mostly tools, fishing ans hunting equipment, which I'm sure their good quality things, just not my thing.

Lastly..#3 Als Swamp & Pawn... I know right, well yes I thought it was hilarious what everyone has to say about the woman at Als,(which is Als wife btw)... yes shes a mean old hag, but she can be that way if she wants, it's their business and they've been doing it for over 20 years,(not 20 years in Beckley) so their doing something right.

I remember I had several times I was F*&King Pissed at that old lady at Als.. but I just let it go, I think I didn't go in there for years because of that, but in the end, they have the best sales,(sucking people into bad deals)----OH BTW DONT GO THERE TO SELL OR PAWN ANYTHING----, you will just get GYPPED.. BUT they have good deals of their DVDs, and some electronics, games etc... and yeah there VHS collection needs to go haha.
fayettevillle

Charleston, WV

#86 Apr 1, 2011
I went in Als pawn yesterday with my 5 yr old son. He was wanting some games for his gameboy advance sp and I can't find them anywere, when we got there I asked and Als wife said to look on computer and write down what I wanted and she would get it, in the mean time my son started crying because he wanted a DS I didnt want to pay 90 for a used one so I told him to get several games at 10 a game which I didnt think was bad. She came over friendly (at first) and brought out some baskets that had the games and started offering him differant ones, well he is only 5 and wanted to see what sonic was, she let him and suggested we try spyrro and he didnt care for it and asked to see sonic again, she then did a complete 360 and said I dont have time to set here all day I picked out games for his age,(however he isnt the only one who plays it we have a 16 yr old to) I looked at her and said if its okay we would like to make sure they work properly before we leave im buying 3 or 4 she jerked the games off the table out of my sons hand and said okay thats it I dont have time for this we guarentee our stuff, my husband got mad and left because he is easy going my son was just looking at her like what? So he said mom I want sonic I want sonic she said well here go pay at the register, I was so mad I wanted to choke the old lady she was very rude and needless to say counting her there was 5 workers and we were the only ones in the store at that particular moment. It was all I could do to bite my tongue and not show myself in front of my son, had he not wanted the game so bad and if I could get them anywere else I would have moved on. My husband was mad I even gave her 10 dollars. My son however played the game all evening and thats what counts. Will I ever spend another dime in there NO! You cant expect to talk to someone like that and get them to come back. She lost another 20 because I was going to get 3 games but I guess she does good and didnt need my business! If anyone knows were I can get some games I sure would like to know. Thank you!
Still Waiting GMAB

Warren, NJ

#87 May 3, 2011
I put a deposit on a 380 S&W bodyguard with an intregrated laser back in early March at Flat Top Arms, their response at the time was "we dont know when we will git one in but you are next on the list and we will call ya"...Well today is May 3rd and still no call. I hear other shops have them?????? What's the deal?
pornstar

United States

#88 Nov 4, 2011
I love porning things!
jamie

Rocky Mount, NC

#89 Jan 1, 2012
does the pawn shops buy dvd's?
dave m

Rocky Mount, NC

#90 Jan 1, 2012
You better take a Xanax before you go in to Al's! Those people should be closed down. The owners are assholes to everybody walks in the place. I used to work for them and couldn't believe how they talked to people. Including the staff. Screw em. One day they gonna talk smack to the wrong person and get the taste smacked outta their mouth. Go anywhere but there if you gotta go. I promise you'll be treated a lot better...
Keiths Nightmare

Beckley, WV

#91 Jan 1, 2012
You folks are stupid for doing business with a pawn shop in the first place. Only the scum of the Earth would be inside a pawn shop -- INCLUDING THE OWNERS!!
nope

Beckley, WV

#92 Jan 1, 2012
Jack wrote:
<quoted text>
What's wrong man-they(cops) make you nervous or apprehensive about your 'pawn' practices or what?
Nope, jusst wonder if they are hanging around so they can grab someone's stuff and say it is hot because they need a new hunting gun. Seen it done. Pawned my grandpas gun for years and one of them tried to say it was on a stolen list and tried to take it. Put a stop to that real fast but it was tried. Cops hang around pawn shows for the deals. They make a person who is need and embarrassed by his financial situation ashamed to be pawning because the whole town will know it first time the cop is out drinking with friends. People who pawn are often ashamed and in desperate need - cops need to respect privacy. If they want info on stolen stuff, the books are there for them, no need to make a person who needs to pawn feel uncomfortable and embarrassed.
turquoise

Rocky Mount, NC

#93 Jan 1, 2012
Keiths Nightmare wrote:
You folks are stupid for doing business with a pawn shop in the first place. Only the scum of the Earth would be inside a pawn shop -- INCLUDING THE OWNERS!!
Scum of the earth huh? What a dumb bitch lol! I think you might be related to the bitch that works there lmao!!!!!!
turquoise

Rocky Mount, NC

#94 Jan 1, 2012
turquoise wrote:
<quoted text>Scum of the earth huh? What a dumb bitch lol! I think you might be related to the bitch that works there lmao!!!!!!
I mean the bitch that owns it:)
Gypsie

Beckley, WV

#95 May 28, 2013
Local customer wrote:
The other day I went into Al's pawn to pay my electric bill. Normally I pay by check and with the current cash flow problem everyone is having I was running late and had to go there to pay. I was standing in line and wasnt sure how it worked. When I got to the counter I didnt have the stuff filled out properly and the hateful lady that works there talked pure trash to me and told me to go to the back of the line until i had it filled out properly she didnt have time to mess with me. What kind of business can treat its customers this way. It may be a pawn shop but they shouldnt have the accesibility to pay bills there if they didnt want our business. The next day I decided to go look for a ring for my husband for our anniversary. since money was low my friend suggested I go to a pawn shop. Needless to say it wasnt Al's. I went to beckley pawn and those guys there were very nice one of them even showed my son a magic trick. I got a ring at a price that i couldnt believe and was treated great. Maybe Al's should send his workers there for a lesson in manners and how a customer should be treated. Kudos to Beckley Gun and Pawn they have my vote!!!!!!!!!!
That 'pawn shop' has always been horrible! They entered the wrong account number on my electric bill once. Cause my money to pay for someone else! I had to get AEP to fix it. They've always been rude and the dogs bark at my children! Gold 'n' Pawn is by far the best pawn shop in Beckley. Cleanest store, best merch, prices, & interest rates. & the employees are always friendly!

“Go get educated”

Level 5

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#96 May 28, 2013
BSB's humble opinion:

Pawn shop owners are truly scumbags that do more to harm innocent people than crack dealers. Read this story:

http://www.ksn.com/content/news/also/story/Co...

An elderly woman has all her jewelry stolen and then discovers, like all theft victims, that the thieves immediately took the stolen goods to the pawn shop, where the owner, who knows full well that the goods are stolen, agrees to purchase the stolen merchandise from the thieves. The thieves then go steal more stuff from other people and continue bringing things back to the pawn shop, so that eventually the pawn shop because the stolen goods fence for the entire organized theft ring of hundreds of burglars and thieves in the whole city.

So what does the very wealthy pawn shop owner do when he is caught with the stolen merchandise from a very poor elderly woman? He tells her to fork over her social security checks for the next two months if she want to recover it. If grandma can't come up with the money quickly then she is told that her personal belongings will be sold to someone else or melted down!

We are told the law protects the wealthy scumbag owner when he purchases stolen goods, because "he's a victim". The problem is that the pawn shop owner isn't a victim. He's a willing accomplice in the crime. The only victim is grandma who did absolutely nothing wrong and no longer has her jewelry. The pawn shop owner should be required to do a criminal background check on all customers, hold something in collateral, or delay payment by a few weeks, or just take responsibility for his role in the criminal enterprise. If you're in possession of stolen goods, then that's your own damn fault. You should have made sure you weren't dealing with criminals to begin with. If I'm found with gold bars that belong to the US Mint, they aren't going to refund the money I spent to purchase them from the thief. Why should the pawn shop owner receive that protection? It only encourages people to steal and gives him immunity for participating actively in the commission of a crime.

A pawn shop owner has no problem dealing with a crack addicted pregnant 18-year-old girl bringing in a stolen cement mixer and giving her $100 for it, knowing full well that it's a stolen good, worth $2000, and that the thief is going to take the money and go buy more drugs and steal more stuff the next day to buy even more drugs.

Pawn shops are the scourge of the Earth and the people that own them are devils. They aren't businessmen, they are scavengers, hucksters, and thieves themselves. The pawn shop owner that told this grandma to go to hell when she wanted her jewelry back is one day going to die and meet his maker and when he does, he can look forward to an eternity of pain and misery. You reap what you sow and pawn shops only bring pain and misery onto every neighborhood they exist.






D AND J s Pawn

Beckley, WV

#97 May 29, 2013
That is D and J s pawn not DJs pawn, lot of people make that mistake. Look at the sign on top of store. D AND Js pawn. The mans name is David Arthur why would it be DJs? Duhhhhhh. It previously had two owners hence D AND J. His name is not DJ but he just lets people call him that because he gets tired of correcting them. Years ago, it was called TJs because his son's name is Terry, then it went to D and J s. The J in D and J s sold his part out to David and now David and Billie own it.
Pop

Clarksburg, WV

#98 May 29, 2013
Terrible
D AND J s Pawn

Beckley, WV

#99 May 29, 2013
Big Shot Bob wrote:
BSB's humble opinion:
Pawn shop owners are truly scumbags that do more to harm innocent people than crack dealers. Read this story:
http://www.ksn.com/content/news/also/story/Co...
An elderly woman has all her jewelry stolen and then discovers, like all theft victims, that the thieves immediately took the stolen goods to the pawn shop, where the owner, who knows full well that the goods are stolen, agrees to purchase the stolen merchandise from the thieves. The thieves then go steal more stuff from other people and continue bringing things back to the pawn shop, so that eventually the pawn shop because the stolen goods fence for the entire organized theft ring of hundreds of burglars and thieves in the whole city.
So what does the very wealthy pawn shop owner do when he is caught with the stolen merchandise from a very poor elderly woman? He tells her to fork over her social security checks for the next two months if she want to recover it. If grandma can't come up with the money quickly then she is told that her personal belongings will be sold to someone else or melted down!
We are told the law protects the wealthy scumbag owner when he purchases stolen goods, because "he's a victim". The problem is that the pawn shop owner isn't a victim. He's a willing accomplice in the crime. The only victim is grandma who did absolutely nothing wrong and no longer has her jewelry. The pawn shop owner should be required to do a criminal background check on all customers, hold something in collateral, or delay payment by a few weeks, or just take responsibility for his role in the criminal enterprise. If you're in possession of stolen goods, then that's your own damn fault. You should have made sure you weren't dealing with criminals to begin with. If I'm found with gold bars that belong to the US Mint, they aren't going to refund the money I spent to purchase them from the thief. Why should the pawn shop owner receive that protection? It only encourages people to steal and gives him immunity for participating actively in the commission of a crime.
A pawn shop owner has no problem dealing with a crack addicted pregnant 18-year-old girl bringing in a stolen cement mixer and giving her $100 for it, knowing full well that it's a stolen good, worth $2000, and that the thief is going to take the money and go buy more drugs and steal more stuff the next day to buy even more drugs.
Pawn shops are the scourge of the Earth and the people that own them are devils. They aren't businessmen, they are scavengers, hucksters, and thieves themselves. The pawn shop owner that told this grandma to go to hell when she wanted her jewelry back is one day going to die and meet his maker and when he does, he can look forward to an eternity of pain and misery. You reap what you sow and pawn shops only bring pain and misery onto every neighborhood they exist.
A local pawn shop recovered my grandmother's jewelry and returned it to the police. The police told me that the pawn dealer lost the money he loaned and not only did he lose the money due to his honestly, he lost the jewelry and will receive no compensation. Even if the courts require the thief to pay restitution, he never will because he will either be in jail or is a dead beat. Pawn shops lose if they help the police catch a thief. The police told me that my jewelry would have been sold to one of the gold dealers, at a flea market, or took out of state if it were not for pawn shops. I own a convenience store and a second hand clothing store. My customers are ones that pawn regularly. They spend the money that they received from pawning to buy bread, eggs, milk and other needs or used clothing for their children. Is every person who runs a business that accepts money received from pawning scum too? If pawn shops are as dishonest as you paint them, then the police are even worse for letting crime continue.
D AND J s Pawn

Beckley, WV

#100 May 29, 2013
...I am just so thankful for pawn shops, without them my grandmothers jewelry would have neen melted down for scrap gold, or sold at a flea market, or taken out of state. I hate that the owner lost the money because of the thief but when I offered him a reward, he refused and told me it was part of running a pawn shop. Just like grocery stores accidentally cash stolen social security checks, or cater to thieves, drug dealers and scum, I guess pawn shops do too. In fact, I guess some churches do, Walmart does, and most every other business.
Ignorance is not Bliss

Beckley, WV

#101 May 29, 2013
Big Shot Bob wrote:
BSB's humble opinion:
Pawn shop owners are truly scumbags that do more to harm innocent people than crack dealers. Read this story:
http://www.ksn.com/content/news/also/story/Co...
An elderly woman has all her jewelry stolen and then discovers, like all theft victims, that the thieves immediately took the stolen goods to the pawn shop, where the owner, who knows full well that the goods are stolen, agrees to purchase the stolen merchandise from the thieves. The thieves then go steal more stuff from other people and continue bringing things back to the pawn shop, so that eventually the pawn shop because the stolen goods fence for the entire organized theft ring of hundreds of burglars and thieves in the whole city.
So what does the very wealthy pawn shop owner do when he is caught with the stolen merchandise from a very poor elderly woman? He tells her to fork over her social security checks for the next two months if she want to recover it. If grandma can't come up with the money quickly then she is told that her personal belongings will be sold to someone else or melted down!
We are told the law protects the wealthy scumbag owner when he purchases stolen goods, because "he's a victim". The problem is that the pawn shop owner isn't a victim. He's a willing accomplice in the crime. The only victim is grandma who did absolutely nothing wrong and no longer has her jewelry. The pawn shop owner should be required to do a criminal background check on all customers, hold something in collateral, or delay payment by a few weeks, or just take responsibility for his role in the criminal enterprise. If you're in possession of stolen goods, then that's your own damn fault. You should have made sure you weren't dealing with criminals to begin with. If I'm found with gold bars that belong to the US Mint, they aren't going to refund the money I spent to purchase them from the thief. Why should the pawn shop owner receive that protection? It only encourages people to steal and gives him immunity for participating actively in the commission of a crime.
A pawn shop owner has no problem dealing with a crack addicted pregnant 18-year-old girl bringing in a stolen cement mixer and giving her $100 for it, knowing full well that it's a stolen good, worth $2000, and that the thief is going to take the money and go buy more drugs and steal more stuff the next day to buy even more drugs.
Pawn shops are the scourge of the Earth and the people that own them are devils. They aren't businessmen, they are scavengers, hucksters, and thieves themselves. The pawn shop owner that told this grandma to go to hell when she wanted her jewelry back is one day going to die and meet his maker and when he does, he can look forward to an eternity of pain and misery. You reap what you sow and pawn shops only bring pain and misery onto every neighborhood they exist.
Your ignorance of how police and pawn shops work hand in hand is laughable. The police recover more stolen property with the help of pawn shops that any other means. Pawn shops make finding stolen merchandise much simpler for the police. The fact that all pawn shops require a picture ID and keep records makes it easy for the police to recover property. Without the pawn shops, the merchandise would be traded for drugs, sold on the streets, or hidden and never recovered. The pawn broker loses the money he loans when he calls the police or the police find stolen property so the last thing a pawn broker wants to see is something stolen and that is why they loan such a small amount. A criminal background search would prove nothing, because I know several known felons and people with DUIs who have been arrested but no records exist because of pay offs or having a police friend. Face it, pawn shops help recover stolen goods that otherwise would never be found. Get educated about pawn shops before showing your ignorance

“Go get educated”

Level 5

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#102 May 29, 2013
Ignorance is not Bliss wrote:
<quoted text>Your ignorance of how police and pawn shops work hand in hand is laughable. The police recover more stolen property with the help of pawn shops that any other means. Pawn shops make finding stolen merchandise much simpler for the police. The fact that all pawn shops require a picture ID and keep records makes it easy for the police to recover property. Without the pawn shops, the merchandise would be traded for drugs, sold on the streets, or hidden and never recovered. The pawn broker loses the money he loans when he calls the police or the police find stolen property so the last thing a pawn broker wants to see is something stolen and that is why they loan such a small amount. A criminal background search would prove nothing, because I know several known felons and people with DUIs who have been arrested but no records exist because of pay offs or having a police friend. Face it, pawn shops help recover stolen goods that otherwise would never be found. Get educated about pawn shops before showing your ignorance
" A criminal background search would prove nothing, because I know several known felons and people with DUIs who have been arrested but no records exist because of pay offs or having a police friend."

Well there you have it. No more need for criminal background checks. If you're leaving your child at a daycare center, the intelligent "Ignorance is not Bliss" would suggest that you needn't bother checking up on the people that work there. Nah, why bother. The daycare workers probably all paid someone off anyway. If you're hiring a person to work at your bank, no need trying to find out if they're a thief. Why bother? They probably have a "police friend". Lol!

Sir, I'm not going to waste anymore time on you. You have proven, beyond reasonable doubt, that you are too stupid to engage in intelligent discourse.

BSB is done with you.
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Small Shot Bob

Beckley, WV

#104 May 29, 2013
Big Shot Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
" A criminal background search would prove nothing, because I know several known felons and people with DUIs who have been arrested but no records exist because of pay offs or having a police friend."
Well there you have it. No more need for criminal background checks. If you're leaving your child at a daycare center, the intelligent "Ignorance is not Bliss" would suggest that you needn't bother checking up on the people that work there. Nah, why bother. The daycare workers probably all paid someone off anyway. If you're hiring a person to work at your bank, no need trying to find out if they're a thief. Why bother? They probably have a "police friend". Lol!
Sir, I'm not going to waste anymore time on you. You have proven, beyond reasonable doubt, that you are too stupid to engage in intelligent discourse.
BSB is done with you.
If you are so blind and uneducated that you think arrest records are not hidden or erased, you must not be such a big shot as you claim. It is done on a regular basis so as citizens we don't know which drunk to look out for, which pill head might drive right into us, which druggie might rob us, it is so unfair to those who obey the law when records are hidden or erased. You aren't such a big shot as you think you are.

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