DPC Pawn and Gun was opened in 1992 in historic uptown Roxboro, NC. They take pride in being locally owned and operated with an emphasis on customer service. DPC employees have a range of specialties and are always available to answer any questions you may have on products, services offered, and many times technical support. DPC is part of your community! In addition to making numerous donations to many different charities, they highly encourage their employees to be active in the community. You may see their employees in various service organizations including Jaycees, Elks, Masons, Kiwanis, Fraternal Order of Police, and Person County Arts Council. DPC has been serving Roxboro, NC and the surrounding areas as the premier location for buying and selling used merchandise, gold, and firearms. After 20 years, they are excited about their new location in South Boston, VA.

DPC stocks new and used firearms. No more looking through a catalog and hoping you like what you get. With 300-400 different models in the store, most likely, they have it for you to handle and compare to other models. They also carry new and used musical instruments, including guitar strings, cables, mics, straps, picks, and more. Name brands include Fender, Lauren, D’darrio, and many more. It’s a unique place with a wide variety of merchandise at BIG savings.

A little history of the pawn shop

A pawn shop is the oldest financial institution in the world. Pawnbroking can be traced back 3000 years to ancient China and has been found in the earliest written histories of Greek and Roman Civilizations, and continued to be the leading form of consumer credit until the 1950’s. A pawn is a loan secured by property and held for a determined amount of time, giving the customer an opportunity to pay back what was borrowed plus interest. In today’s society, many people routinely have the need to borrow small sums of money for a short period of time (30-90 days). Traditional lenders, such as banks, are unable to provide these small short-term loans.

The symbol for the pawn shop, 3 golden balls, dates back to Christopher Columbus’ journey to the Americas which was financed by Queen Isabella pawning the crown jewels. The largest pawn shop in that day was owned by the House of Lombard, which operated many pawn shops around Europe. The logo for the House Lombard was 3 golden balls, which is the universal symbol for pawn shops today.

For more information on DPC Pawn and Gun, visit their website or Facebook page.  You can also give them a call at (336) 599-3599, shoot them an email, or if you are nearby, stop by one of their two locations.

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