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Needing cash for breakdown. Where to get quick money?

By Campbell - 29 May 2013 24

Hi, I have just received the bad news that my 7 year old car is almost dead, it needs major work now. My problem is having just moved to Canberra and paying so much money to relocate, rental bond etc I have no money left, but I really need my car.

I am trying to find someone to loan me the money needed $1300. Is there a Pawnbroker or Loan Office in Canberra?

The yellow pages does not have a listing for any, although I recall one in Lonsdale St Braddon from years ago but they are no longer there.

Does anyone know if any pawnbrokers or loan offices exist here still or are they a thing of the past in Canberra? I only need the money for about 6weeks or so till I get back on my feet. Thanks

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concamkel 9:03 am 31 May 13

Thanks all, in a lot better position than first thought, going to take advantage of the low interest rates and support the ‘new car’ industry. Thanks for ideas

tuco 7:15 am 31 May 13

That’s a lovely comment Masq, and thank you for making the point with such sensitivity. It was a delightful way to start the day.
Good luck Con – I hope you can see the light at the end of the tunnel soon.

Evil_Kitten 11:46 pm 30 May 13

Do you have a loan on your property that you’re ahead on? Couldn’t you withdraw some funds from there?

Masquara 7:46 pm 30 May 13

concamkel said :

Thanks for the suggestions! Yes the car has always had regular services, it has just under 300,000klm, it has clutch problems, it is 7 years old after all. Thanks but I don’t need any counselling. I do not have a credit card and by the time I apply and receive one I would be out of this situation, I only need this money for no longer than 6weeks more like 2-3weeks fingers crossed, but I really need it by Friday. There was a pawnbroker/loan office in Braddon years ago that were very helpful in times of need, can our banks lend people small amounts of money under $1000 NOW. I am one of those ‘lucky’ people that have no one else to ask in tuff times (my fault). I have property for sale interstate property which I hope sells quickly after I buy new car maybe, but that does not help me this week, and yes ‘porn’ would be more fun than ‘pawn’!

Good luck! You have a great attitude, especially in not biting back at mean posts.
If you already have a job which means you need the car, you could do a second job (cleaning?) for a few weeks. If you go down the pawnbroker or shonky loans path, you will be paying a horrendous interest rate, and you may need a second job to pay it off.

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