I have never pawn anything in my life but the one time I do, I get ripped off. I got a loan on May 5, 2009 for a necklace and a pendant from The Associated Pawn Brokers on 1851 Pulaski HWY in Edgewood MD, I came back to retrieve the necklace on the 15th , I was then told from an employee at Associated Pawn Brokers that I had to wait 18 days from the date that I got the loan, So I asked him if I could I pick it up next week he said that I can come and pick it up on or after the 4th witch according to the contract, he never told me that I could pick up the merchandise before 4th he just told me that I could pick the merchandise on or after the 4th I never actually sat there and observed what he had sad because I was in a hurry, but now that I look back at the situation, 18 days from the 5th is what the 23rd. well why didn't he say you could pick up the merchandise between the 23rd and the 4th well it dawn on me that he knew that I would be back after the due date because he told me anytime on or after the 4th so when I can in on the 6th to retrieve the merchandise he told me that they had already sent the necklace and pendant off to be scrap for gold and that I had missed the due date. I am so pissed about this because the guy took advantage of the 18 day Maryland law to mislead me in to thinking I couldn't retrieve my necklace and pendant before the due date also the contract does not state if you don't pick up the merchandise before the due date that the merchandise would be sold or scrapped for gold. I just wonder how many other people have had this same problem I called the police and they said that they had been called here to the pawn shop for the very same reason before but there was nothing they could do about it. This pawn shops need to be shut down for misleading customers, and drawing up a misleading contracts.
Edgewood Maryland, Maryland