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Our History

A Quick A&F Pawn Shop Overview

At A&F We're All Family

Pawn Shops Sarasota

About Us

We are a family owned small business.  We strive to give you top dollar for your gold broken or intact and anything of value. 


We listen to our customers and work with them to address their needs. 

We are located at 6838 14TH ST W Bradenton, FL. Our store number is (941) 951-2570. Stop by and say hello! Our hours are 10AM-5:30PM Mon-Fri and

10AM-3PM on Saturdays.

Our Store History

A&F was started in 1993 and has been an excellent source of goods and services for the residents of Sarasota, FL. Our business is focused on our long time customers which is our most important asset. We also have an excellent selection of jewelry and even some with appraisals along with electronics such as LED and LCD TV's and high end tools. We have a wide selection of DVD's and Blue-Rays. We also specialize in portable computers and tablets with a certified technician onsite. We offer jewelry repair and in house appraisals.

The History of Pawn Brokers

Pawnbroking can be traced back 3000 years to ancient China as well as early Greek and Roman civilizations. Queen Isabella is reported to have pawned her royal jewels to finance Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the New World.


Todays pawn customers have regular jobs from working in Hospitals to working on Wall Street. Each with the same need of short term funds to meet their daily financial needs.

Pawn Shops Sarasota
Pawn Shops Sarasota

What is a Pawn loan? and How are we Different?

The easiest explanation for a Pawn is an item is pledged as collateral for the value of the Pawn transaction, if the pawn contract defaults, the item will be sold for a profit to recoup costs for the carrying period.


We differentiate ourselves by holding the items even past the default date.  A phone call or service payment will keep your assets in pawn until you can redeem them.  We will work with you knowing you have the intention of redeeming your Pawned items.

When we took over the store and began to realize the importance of making sure the customer walks away happy, we developed a different approach in relation to Pawn Transactions.  We can be flexible with time frames based on our clients input and needs.  One other thought when you walk into a shop that looks like a major electronics retailer, your overall costs will almost double on both Pawn Transactions and when you make purchases,think about it. 

Pawn Shops Sarasota
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