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Since 1992 BC’s residents have turned to Common Exchange as their pawnbroker of choice. And it’s easy to see why! Our extended family of friendly, knowledgeable staff has worked with thousands of patrons across BC to get them the cash they need, when they need it. We are here to work with you, not judge you when you need it most. When you need a pawnbroker choose the company that has the reputation for exceptional service. In fact, did you know that more than 97% of our customers say they would happily recommend us? Find out for yourself why!

How Does Pawning An Item Work?

Who Needs A Pawnbroker?

Cash Flow Problems Affect Everyone

The fact is: cash flow problems affect everyone. Being short on cash for life’s necessities like groceries or paying rent happens to the best of us. Maybe you’re a few days away from payday or maybe another loan has come due. From time-to-time we all need a little helping-hand to get by. Not everyone has family or friends they can count on for a loan. And who wants to deal with the paperwork at the bank to get a loan? Pawning an item of value is the simplest, cheapest way to deal with short term cash shortfalls.

Why Use A Pawnbroker?

A Simple Solution To Common Problems

Pawn shops have been a part of thriving communities for hundreds of years. In fact, in England the local Pawn Shop was called “Uncle”, as in: “I’m going to see Uncle for a loan.” Pawnshops are a cornerstone of local communities around the world; helping our neighbours get the cash they need. Pawnshops provide instant loans against anything of value. We give you cash; you leave the item with us until you can pay back the loan. You don’t even need a job to pawn an item, just something of value, and an ID. It’s really that simple.

Why Common Exchange?

Friendly, Trustworthy Convenience

Since 1992 Common Exchange has worked hard to strengthen our communities. Our goal is to be the place our neighbours go when they need cash. Our comfortable, safe and welcoming locations have been specifically designed with our patrons in mind. We work relentlessly with our clients to help them make a success of pawning with us. When a person is unable to satisfy the terms of their loan, we work with them to make alternative arrangements. It’s this dedication to work with our clients and their individually unique circumstances that has brought many of them back time-and-time again.


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What Does It Cost To Pawn An Item And How Does That Compare With The Fees For A Pay Day Loan?


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