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Parents' Guide to

Pawn Queens

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Not much kid appeal in this pawn shop reality series.

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The reality docuseries allows viewers to see what's involved in the pawning process, which includes knowing how to identify quality collectibles and understanding their market value. It also shows how important it is to be aware of the actual profit pawnshop owners can earn from these items after they are refurbished. Some of the tension in the show comes from the risks the owners take when trying to buy and resell items. The stability of the business is often shaken, but the owners do their best to demonstrate that pawnshops can make a profit by catering to middle-class suburban women.

Though the show sends some stereotypical messages about what women are supposed to find appealing and/or important, ff viewers can get past this, they will find that the show, like the shop, is a pretty friendly place.

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