Granted i've only been in a handful of pawn shops, but I always found that what gear they had...mostly crap...was way overpriced. A Cort for $350.00...stuff like that.
There's an antique store in Lockport, (Just Looking) I found a really nice Fender Strat, tobacco burst....only wanted $150.00 for a USA build. I copied the serial number and such, looked into it for awhile on Fender sites and discussion boards....turned out it was a copy not a Fender. I went back and told the guy what he realy had...he said he didn't care, it is what it is. Thought that was kind of crappy.
"I've been told this and it's been proven by research - He who fucks Nuns will later join the Church"