We say that all the time, and we mean it. For example, news reports say that a San Francisco pawn shop, A to Z, is selling (on eBay) what appears to be an unreleased — even unannounced — new version of the latest Google Glass gadget.
No, sorry to say, Kamaaina Loan doesn’t have one. Yet.
UPDATE. March 23
To the surprise of no one, Google has retrieved its wayward Google Glass gadget.
Now the only question is, did somebody who had it legitimately sell (or pawn) it, or was it stolen and then sold (or pawned)? .The first alternative sounds improbable, but stranger things have happened.
Our guess: It was stolen from a backpack or a car or something by a crook who did not realize what it was. If someone knew what it was and wanted to make some illegal cash, it would have been possible to get a lot more than $20,000 (the highest eBay bid) from a Google competitor.
Of course, if the crook approached the competitor and the competitor was honest, then that would have turned out badly.
It isn’t true that crime doesn’t pay but it is true that it usually doesn’t pay very well.