Why a Pawn Shop?

Many customers ask how we got our start.

Truth is, unemployment affected us just as it has many of our customers. Tobey found himself without a job and a paycheck in March 2011, faced with what to do next.

Discovering a growing need for short-term cash (and great deals) in Charlottesville, Tobey decided to try something different.

Let’s Make It Personal


Owner – tobey@tobeyspawn.com

Tobey is a UVA graduate and father of four future pawnbrokers.


Manager – chad@tobeyspawn.com

He’s a Cornhusker, but we don’t hold that against him. We’re all afraid of him…


Assistant Manager – rachel@tobeyspawn.com

Yep…she’s a girl. And she puts up with us!


Sales Associate

We can’t figure out if Bill makes a better “Chumlee” or “Old Man.”