Must be the economy because I have recently noticed several new Casa de Empeños about town and the area.
Last year or so, there was one in Patzcuaro, and none in our other little town of Santa Clara del Cobre.
Today as we bounced through town with the help of several topes, we noticed that in Santa Clara there are TWO shops.
Santa Clara is a small town, maybe it has 4000 people but two hock shops.
Both were closed, so I didn't get a chance to stop in and see what they had. But for some reason I doubt that they will have anything the quality of shops that we see in Las Vegas.
In Las Vegas, you can buy lots of neat stuff in Pawn Shops.
Fueled by the gambling bug you would be surprised of what people sell to feed the habit.
What could they possibly bring in to a local Patzcuaro shop.
A old stereo, maybe a record player. B&W TV set?
Maybe I will stop by next time I see the doors open and see what they have.
Maybe I will find my old receivers, and stuff that disappeared from the house in the last 10 or so years.
But I kind of doubt that.