King of Trade & Mr. and Mrs. Pawn
Over the 5 or so years that Vaughn and I have lived in Medicine Hat, we have made a number of trips to the pawn shops of Medicine Hat. Two noteworthy shops include King of Trade and Mr. and Mrs. Pawn. I cannot count how much time (and money) I have spent in these places, let alone what Vaughn has spent.
King of Trade is an upscale second hand store in downtown Medicine Hat, and they have everything.
Their merchandise ranges from the typical stuff you would find in most pawn shops, like old board and video games, VHS and DVD movies, appliances and tools, to more extravagant items like full band instruments, including drums, guitars (acoustic and electric), some horns, amps, etc. Lots of televisions and cameras (both analog and digital), and a multitude of provincial, territorial and country flags.
Some other more rarer finds I have seen there have included a Sai, Templar Daggers, Scorpion Daggers, other types of swords/weapons, high end paintball guns and rare Nintendo and Super Nintendo games (usually purchased by Vaughn).
King of Trade is definitely the place to go if you are looking for cheap videos, flags, or any common thing you might find cheaper than anywhere else.
King of Trade is located at 645 3rd Street SE.
Mr. and Mrs. Pawn is a pawn shop located in downtown Medicine Hat that has more recently joined into one store (previously being two stores separated by a music store), and they have a wide array of this and that.
The store contains much the same as King of Trade, but in a much lower capacity and more affordable, as it is a much smaller and local store. Video and board games can be found on their shelves, as well as VHS and DVD movies, tools, musical instruments, and televisions and cameras (I bought my analog camera from Mr. Pawn). The store also boasts a number of household items, articles of jewelry and sporting equipment.
They often have featured items in their windows that catch your eye as you drive or walk by, such as musical instruments, scuba gear, skiing equipment, and so forth.
I cannot recall how many times I have needed an odd tool, such as Allen wrenches, a chisel, a “Torx” (6 point) screwdriver, and have found them in the tool barrel, and usually are extremely cheap, usually about $1 each.
Mr. and Mrs. Pawn is located at 222 South Railway SE.