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Members: Leader : Lo Ho Yan, Joyce (31) Member : But Wing Suet, Crystal (20) Lai Kei Ying, Alice (26) Lee Sze Wing, Celia (28) Ng Tung Yee, Ina (33) Ngai Wing Sze, Jessica (35) Pang Hoi Ki, Tracy (36)
In the past 50 years, the pawn shops are being replaced by banks and financial companies. Are pawn shops still functional? Should they stay or go?
Pawn shops started when Buddhism spread in China. The first legal pawn shop in Hong Kong came in 1926. Developed well in HK after the Second world War.
At early times pawn shops accepted something not very valuable. Inside the door there is a big wood plank, called ‘ 遮醜板 ’ and there is a big Chinese text ‘ 押 ’, which means “ pawn ”.
Interest of pawn shops is very high. ‘ 朝奉 ’ is the most important person responsible for checking the values of things.
NowIn 1998 134250 Most of them are located in Kowloon PlaceNumber of pawn shop( 1998) Now H.K. Island 7329 Kowloon13265 N.T.5240
1. Telephone Interview Data Collection 2. Street Survey
1. Telephone Interview The pawn shops we phoned: Data Collection NameLocationResult-Success? 1. 泰安大押 Sha TinNo 2. 大興押 Sha TinYes 3. 祥華大押 Sha TinNo 4. 大榮大押 Sha TinNo 5. 遇安押 Sha TinNo 6. 永業大押 Sha TinYes 7. 港發大押 Ma On ShanNo 8. 廣安押 Tai PoNo 9. 廣福大押 Tai PoYes 10. 德昌大押 Tai PoNo
Phone Interview 1 大興押 1) About 30 people. 2) No regular pattern. 3) No change. 4) No regular pattern. More people come to pawn shop on horse racing days. 5) Sometimes. 6) It’s because there are many people who go to Lucky Plaza to shop or bet. 7) Between 20 and 80 years old. 11) How many people come to pawn shop every day? 2) What types of people come to pawn shop? 3) Did the types of things that people pawn change in 1970s to 1980s? 4) Which days do you have more work to do? 5) Do people come to redempt their things? 6) Why do you choose to open your shop in Lucky Plaza? 7) Can you tell us the age range of your staff?
Phone Interview 2 永業大押 11)About 15-20 people. 2)No regular pattern, mainly are elderly. 3) Gold, watches, jewelry. 4) The horse racing day 5) Yes, there are about 70% 1) How many people come to pawn shop every day? 2) What types of people come to pawn shop? 3) What type of things that the people will pawn usually? 4) Which days you have more work to do? 5) Do people come to redempt their things?
Phone Interview 3 廣福大押 11) 30 or above 2) No regular pattern. 3) Gold or jewelry 4) No regular pattern. 5) Sometimes. 1) How many people come to pawn shop every day? 2) What types of people come to pawn shop? 3) What type of things that the people will pawn usually? 4) Which days do you have more work to do? 5) Do people come to redempt their things?
We can see that: Many pawn shops refused to provide any information. They emphasize customers’ privacy and business. The pawns shops remain a mysterious business.
Data Collection 2. Street Questionnaire Surveys
Date: 28th Jan, 2007 a horse racing day Place: Shatin Central Park many pawn shops nearby Target: 50 people on the street 50% retired workers elderly 50% Domestic workers from the Philippines and the Indonesia Age: 25-35---45% 35 or above---55%
Findings - questionnaire 1.Have you ever been to pawn shops?
7b.Why do you think pawn shops would NOT decline?
Pawn shops would not decline! Because: 1.Telephone interviews: 30 customers go to the pawn shops to pawn things every day → pawn shops still have a stable income. staff are 20-80 years old → some young people are interested in working in pawn shops.
33/50 -> pawn shops would not decline ∵ some people need pawn shops, especially domestic workers. domestic workers -> ∵ can’t borrow money from banks. bank loans only provide a huge credit each time & it takes a long time to get the money 2. Questionnaires(50 people):