Carl Fuller was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to San Diego, California in the early 1980s. He was employed at Curtis Mathes Corporation in the mid 80s as a television repair technician. In 1992, he and his business partner and best friend, Ted (who specialized in printers and networking), formed C&T Electronics. Their first location was set in Miramar, where they befriended Mike and Mary, owner of Benjamin’s Bargains Pawn Shop.
The two created many long-time professional relationships with a multitude of residents, local companies, businesses and branches of the military, including the Navy, Marines and SPAWAR. In 1998, the business moved to Spring Valley and replaced a TV repair shop that had existed since World War 2. Benjamin’s Bargains was also relocated to the same strip mall. Since then, the business has expanded to include Carl’s adult children and other family members.
After Mike’s unfortunate death in 2013, Benjamin’s Bargains was closed. Some time later, Carl decided to expand the business to do pawn and got his pawnbroker license in 2017. As of today, C&T Electronics now: repairs TVs, buys gift cards, gives personal loans with collateral (pawn) and buys/sells secondhand items, including tools, electronics and retro video games.
LICENSES & PERMITS
BEARHFTI: #70188 [Electronics Service Dealer]
California State B.O.E: #25-917268 [Sales & Use Tax]
California D.O.J: #000000946 [Secondhand Dealer/Pawnbroker]
Sanyo Authorized Service Center