I have looked at some pawnshops here in town. Most of the time I can buy brand new for the price they want for their stuff.
They are willing to negotiate if you care to, I don't. I find most pawn shop operators to be...not nice people.
Best deal I ever got was a guy at work whose buddy went to prison. The inmate told him to sell his guns and put the money in his prison account. He knew I was into guns and asked me to make an offer. I gave him $300 for Win. model 100 in 308 and a 300 win. mag. Sold the win. mag for $150 and a 10/22. I got a 308 and 10/22 for $150. Same guy gave
me a 22lr revolver one time. Said it was given to him to hold before the cops showed at a domestic dispute call. After a week or so, I decided to give it to the Euless police dept. It made me too nervous to own.