Best Pawnshop (2004)
Valu The most oft-used phrase inside these four walls must be "They don't know what they have." If they did, they'd be certified eBay millionaires. Think you're too cool for a stinking pawnshop? Maybe a drill, a gun, an obsolete stereo and a copy of Predator 2 on Beta aren't on your current wish list, but Valu at Washington and Durham goes one step beyond in the junky musical-instrument department. Sure, they stock pawnshop standard Ovation acoustics, but you might get lucky and find a severely underpriced, American-made Fender Strat too -- in working condition! Such finds are what make pawnshopping fun in the first place. And this Valu has more quality surprises than ten other pawnshops combined.