Owasso Pawn is the friendliest Pawn shop you'll find in the town of Owasso, Oklahoma. Located at 106 E 2nd Ave # B, Owasso, OK, and owned by Marlin Kerr since 2006, it offers a wonderful treasure trove of items that can be purchased. It's one of those places where the more you look around, the more you find. For example, you'll find CD's and DVD's, jewelry and tools, rings, coins, electric and acoustic guitars and amps and even horse saddles and golf clubs. I was surprised to look down one isle and to find an ocean rig fishing pole. Owasso Pawn truly is a cross section of the Owasso and North Eastern Oklahoma communities.
Now some folks think of Pawn shops as mostly "man" stores. But this is not the case at the Owasso Pawn shop. On the day I was there, a lady came in to pay her bill and to see if she needed to pay for anything her husband might owe on. Another lady was shopping for CD's. While at the same time, a gentleman was trying the various bass guitars. He was looking for one to play at his new church. So, while Tim the Toolman Taylor would feel at home in the store, it's also a place that everyone else feels welcomed too.
Mr. Kerr managed the Owasso Pawn shop beginning in 1992. One might say he has a knack for customer service, building up the inventory and client base since taking over as owner. He and his son, Matt (and new son) and a solid crew of employees run the business, chew the fat, talk up the politics of the day and create an atmosphere where folks like to come...and then come again. It's not unusual to find an Owasso Police officer hanging out when they have a rare free moment.
One of the unique services Owasso Pawn offers is the processing of utility payments. You can pay your electric bill there (PSO, but not Verdigris Valley), your gas bill, AT&T, Cox cable, Direct TV, DISH satellite and even your Mastercard and Visa bills.
The Pawn shop accepts cars, boats and anything of value. At times, they've had a Mercedes, a BMW and even a dump truck. Boats come and go as well. Owasso Pawn is probably best known for being the place to buy, sell and pawn guns in our area. They have a vast collection of fire arms with a wide range of calibers. They also carry pistols, although not as many. And when he can stock it, he also carries ammunition.
"One of the strangest things anyone ever tried to pawn was a frying pan that still had the grease in it," said Marlin. He didn't take it on pawn. He's also been asked if he would take dogs and horses. The answer is no.
The Owasso Pawn shop building began its life as the Owasso Wells IGA. The picture of the old IGA store can be found in the Owasso Applebees.
So if you're looking for a place to get lost for an hour on a lazy afternoon, or if you need a little bit of extra cash or if you just want to hang out with some down home friendly folks, head down to the Owasso Pawn shop. You'll be glad you did!
Owasso Pawn can be contacted by calling (918) 272-7258.
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