How it all began

Carl Balderson, Jr. opened his first pawn shop March 18, 1991 on Dudley Avenue in Parkersburg WV.

Three years later he opened his second location at 515 Division Street. In 2001 he moved from his Dudley location to 3410 Emerson Avenue where the shop currently resides.

The shop is opened from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at both locations. The inventory changes daily; guitars, electronics, firearms, jewelry, tools, video game systems and much, much more.

The Parkersburg News & Sentinel & the Marietta Times readers have named Carl’s Pawn Shop as the  best pawn shop and has won the Reader’s Choice Award numerous times. We offer quality merchandise new and used at a discount price. Carl’s Pawn Shop has been in business for over 30 years.