We are all looking for ways to help support each other and ourselves in this crazy economy. Inflation is affecting everything from food and gas prices to housing. Our budgets are being stretched to the limit and broken.
One important step we can all take is to do our part to keep the money flowing and to do it on a local level.
What does this look like?
Rather than thinking first of taking a trip to your big box stores like Walmart, Target, Home Depot, or Lowes, as they source from all over the world outside of the USA. Instead, it’s time to think outside of the box a bit.
Where could you get the very same items, and not be sending your money overseas? – The answer is Pawnshops, consignment shops, and resale from one another via sites like eBay and Craigslist.
While yes, the goods you buy via these methods ARE still made and manufactured in some cases in China or elsewhere, that wholesale purchase was made long ago. Any profit from this transaction you are making is 100% American reinvested.
A pawnshop purchase keeps the in-house local supply and demand going in your local economy. It supports not only the business but your fellow citizens by recirculating money into their pockets and bank accounts from collateral they had sitting around wrapped up in goods.
First Pawn of Naples and Lehigh Acres is one such shop that is proud to be supporting its local communities.
Owners Eric and Cammeron Solomon pride themselves and their shops on making fair market trade deals with those who come in looking to sell, pawn, trade, or need a cash infusion loan with no credit check.
If you live in the Southwest Florida region, we highly suggest a visit to their two showrooms. You never know what kind of treasures you might uncover and if you have any items of value that you no longer use or want that are just collecting dust around your home bring them and let the knowledgeable staff make you an offer you just might not be able to refuse!