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Overall rating
4.53 star(s) 19 ratings
  • Good selection
  • Layaway
  • Good transfer price
  • A lot of pawn shop junk
  • Not as many used guns as normal pawn shops
Great place, people and service.
  • Friendly staff
  • Good selection
  • Quick processing
  • Decent price
  • Seedy part of town
  • Small parking lot
Have used this place for 2 transfers now. These are my go to guys. When I think pawn shops and sometimes even gun shops, I don't think of positive vibes. This place, despite the fact it's in somewhat of a ghetto area, is pleasantly surprising. Staff is cool and helpful and their selection of firearms is a lot better than you'd assume by looking in from the outside. Their current rate on private transfers is $25 + $10 Oregon BGC so $35 total. Both times I've done transfers (both as seller) we've been in and out in under half hour. Some have mentioned it's somewhat of a drive from the freeway. I'd say it's far from 84 but not too far from the 205.
  • Great selection
  • Great staff
  • Reasonably priced transfer
  • Latest and greatest guns for poors like me to check out
  • Layaway plan
  • I spend too much money there
  • Layaway plan
  • Telephone pole in middle of the parking lot
Maybe I'm biased since I live 5 minutes away, but Peter and his crew have always been friendly and helpful to me. Even when my broke self only comes in to fondle guns I can't afford. I always owe them money, whether I have one on layaway or I pawn a gun to buy another gun. I'll keep doing all my sell transfers here and keep giving them my business.
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I haven't done a private party transaction since the law and was a little unsure about the process....

I found Money Market via FFL finder on Gunbroker. I called the # and Peter answered. Very professional and helpful.

I met with the seller and when we went inside I was handed a 4473 and 10 minutes later I was approved and off I went.

The cost was $30.

So if you have to do a deal on the east side consider droping in. Or if you make a deal on the internet and need a place to receive your new gun.
Bought a rifle from another member here. Met at Money Market Pawn to do the transfer. They are fast and know their business. Lots of rifles, shotguns and handguns to browse while you wait.
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  • Quick, efficient transfer
  • Variety of gun inventory to check out
  • Neighborhood a bit rough.
  • A little way off the freeways (access), but would be convenient if you lived in the area
Arranged to meet a seller from Vancouver late last week at another pawn shop in NE Portland. After arriving when they opened, we learned there was a problem with their FFL and they couldn't do any transfers at that time, so the seller suggested we head over to Money Market (it was a bit further out of the way for us both). Glad we did. Quick, efficient transfer, and as others noted, a pretty decent selection of guns for a pawn shop. Cost at $30 is fair compared to what some places charge, albeit a bit higher than my typical go to spots on the southwest side of the Portland Metro.
The staff is friendly and bargains can be found. Take a look at their used rifles, shot guns and pistols selection. Yes, I've bought firearms from them in the past. Who knows......you might have just found a new pawn shop destination when you're hunting for firearms in the Portland, OR area. They'll also help you, when you need an FFL to do that private transfer. BTW, they also carry some new firearms too.

Aloha, Mark
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  • Great selection for window shopping
  • Bad part of town
This is by no means a full-service gun shop. This is not a place to get your questions answered. But for a pawn shop it is great as a place for finding a used rifle, pistol, or shotgun. They also have new stuff! I think they'll order new guns as well as accept deliveries from online sellers.

Transfers are only $25 and they always seem to be available.
I've decided that this is going to be my go-to FFL for out of state transfers. I placed 2 orders with different retailers and my experience receiving them with Money Market were fantastic.

The first order was with a retailer who didn't have MM's FFL on file. So after placing the order, I emailed MM with my order info to have them send their FFL. This was about 4:30 in the afternoon. I wake up the next morning to a reply that they'd send their license info. Two days later, I go in to pick up a new Beretta APX. The owner (I'm guessing he's the owner), isn't 100% up to date on all the latest tech. I ordered a Wolf Grey frame for the APX at the same time. When he saw the frame, he asked if I'd ordered 2 guns. I explained that it's interchangeable and that the frame isn't serialized. He, very nicely, asked if I minded that he check. I didn't blame him, if he gets something wrong, it's his FFL on the line. But even with that, my start-to-finish time was about 10 minutes. My second order was even better. They were already on file with the retailer, so no extra effort was needed on my part. I had an XD(M) and an LCP II sent there. In and out, I'd say it took him 5 minutes to process the paperwork and background check.

They're really friendly. Well, about as friendly as anyone can be when you're in the store for less than 10 minutes at a time. :) They charge $20 per gun plus $10 for the BGC. For one gun, the price is pretty typical at $30. If you're ordering 2 or more, you can probably find a better price if you're willing to shop around a bit. But given my experience with them so far, I don't feel all that compelled to shop around.

If you want to look over the inventory they have, find a time to go when it's not busy. The glass case is packed so full with handguns that you're literally looking at the tops of slides. If you know your stuff, you can figure out what's what. But they're packed in so tight, you can't make out most of the price tags. From what I was able to see, everything seemed to be tagged at full MSRP. So you'll probably need to try haggling a little if you want any discounting.
I was just here on Friday to pick up a Beretta APX. Ordered online on Monday and the gun arrived Thursday afternoon. But I couldn't get away to pick it up. Walked in around lunchtime on Friday and was done in less than 10 minutes!! I just placed another order to be shipped to them for an XD(M) and an LCP II. The comment about their handgun cabinet is spot on. They're packed in so densely that you have to be able to eyeball and ID guns from looking at just the top of the slide and locking block.
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They get great reviews for transfer service.
They do need more space in the store, though.
The handguns are literally stacked side by each in the display cabinet.
You can't casually browse without grabbing someone to assist/show etc.
Have got all my transfers here for many years, and bought a few from their stock. Great guys to to business with.

I've used this place four times as an FFL when ordering from Bud's online. Great service, always quick and easy.
Over the past month,I have been the seller for 2 private transfers and 1 purchase.
Just bought an AK this morning,as a matter of fact.
These guys are really friendly,knowledgeable,and easy to work with.
Completely painless transactions all 3 times.
I really appreciate the lack of condescending attitude that some other places have.
I live VERY close to several pawn shops and a BIG name gun shop,and I've had nothing but B.S. from them.
Money Market pawn has gained my business,and I will go out of my way to drive to them rather than use the other jerks nearby.

Also,the transfer fee is reasonable compared to my local places.($30 compared to $50 from the "cool guys")
Anyway,if you're members here,thanks guys!
I've used them a couple times for private sales - they have always been friendly and easy to work with. I can get cheaper in O.C. ($20), but not everyone is willing to come to O.C. for a sale. For SE PDX, Money Market has been the best I've found so far.
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This WAS my go to for FFL transfers as they are close to Happy Valley and have decent prices. I was just in there today to pick up a gun I ordered online. The owner Peter is a nice guy. Ive done probably a dozen transfers through them. I figured saving $5 - $7 travelling out to Tigard or Hillsboro was not worth it anymore. I definitely recommend Money Market Pawn. Check their website for coupons too for waived background check.

Edit: During the summer of 2018, I had witnessed a very unstable fellow trying to purchase his first gun at this pawn shop because his house had been robbed 2 times within a week. Had it been me behind the counter I would have said "bye Felicia", however, one of the guys behind the counter was very professional and educational to the unstable customer. I will never forget how he handled the situation as it really impressed me. Also to note, they do charge an extra fee for credit card users so just an FYI. Their prices have raised a bit since I first used them in 2011 and have now found better options locally.
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I love this place. Price is decent and they have decent selection. They treat their customers good. You don't get that creepy vibes from them that you get from some of the other places. The owner himself is a firearm collector and the store often carries some rare modern firearms, like SIG SanSwiss P553.

Their transfer fee is the lowest as far as I know as well in Portland city. Just $30 flat or $32 with credit card.
Small shop but the guys are always fun and pleasant and they have cheap FFL transfers.
As of my last visit, still $20 plus $10 for the state for a total $30. He's my go to for online orders.
I found this place when I needed to do a transfer with a seller from Washington. $30 including the background check.

After the transfer I stayed to look at their used and new guns. They have a pretty good selection for a pawn shop.

Several weeks later I was on my way to a popular gun store on Powell Blvd. and I decided to stop at the Money Market again. They had a brand new Gen 4 Glock 19 for $509, which was cheaper than I saw them at gun shows. It was brand new complete with the case, 3 magazines, etc. and I bought it on the spot.

If you are in the market for a Glock check them out.


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