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Rick Harrison on Gold

By   /  June 30, 2013  /  Gold Price  /  No Comments

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Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars thinks the price of gold could be headed for further losses.  “I’m actually considering selling a little bit, taking a capital loss, and buying it back in a month,” he said.   While gold is plunging, Harrison says he’s finding it difficult to build an inventory in his shop.  “I retail [...]

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Pawn Shops More Popular in Arizona

By   /  June 9, 2013  /  Pawn Shops  /  No Comments

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A recent study found that 18 percent of Americans reported using a pawn shop within the past five years to get cash.  Arizonans are much more likely than the rest of the nation to turn to a pawn shop with 27 percent reporting they had taken out a pawn loan.  For some the numbers were [...]

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Rick Harrison’s Advice on Business

By   /  May 30, 2013  /  Pawn TV  /  No Comments

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People have pawned, bartered and exchanged for quick access to money for centuries.  While technology and currency has advanced, the practice remains relevant today.  Thanks to the hit TV series Pawn Stars, pawn shops are more popular than ever.  Owner and star Rick Harrison says as kid he was the child of a working mom [...]

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Pawn Shops Transcend Stereotypes

By   /  May 26, 2013  /  Pawn Shops  /  No Comments

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Pawn shops neither follow the typical seedy stereotype, nor do they exactly look like what you see on reality tv.  Pawn shop manager, Danielle Batha says, “People come in and they say: ‘This is a pawn shop?’ They’re surprised because it’s not what they expect. It’s not dingy. The merchandise is good quality. It’s clean. [...]

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Sports Memorabilia Dealer Sells 1989 Michigan NCAA championship ring

By   /  May 12, 2013  /  Collectibles  /  No Comments

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Yee Mar deals in sports memorabilia.  He currently has Rumeal Robinson’s 1989 Michigan NCAA championship ring up for sale.  He purchased the ring a few years ago after researching and deciding it was authentic.  Robinson made two game-winning free throws in overtime to win the Wolverines only basketball championship, but is currently in jail after [...]

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Small Short-term Loans Most Popular at a Pawn Shop

By   /  May 8, 2013  /  Pawn Shops  /  No Comments

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For those who’ve never been inside a pawn shop the experience can be a bit of a mystery.  In a way, television shows such as ‘Pawn Stars’ and ‘Hardcore Pawn’ have introduced mainstream America to life inside a pawn shop, however, the big sales that occur on these shows aren’t the norm for your average [...]

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Pawn Business Remains a Growth Industry

By   /  April 18, 2013  /  Pawn Shops  /  No Comments

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In a down economy, the pawn business remains a growth industry.  Pawnbroker Greg Twarowski owns America’s Super Pawn, a chain of three stores.  He says sales are up significantly from 2012 with a 25% increase in two of his stores.  Twarowski wasn’t satisfied with the growth and opted to open a new store instead.  Carats [...]

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Pawn Stars UK Debuts this Fall

By   /  April 11, 2013  /  Pawn TV  /  No Comments

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A&E Networks UK’s HISTORY will soon have its own version of “Pawn Stars.”  The show will be set at Regal Pawn, located just outside of Chester, near the border of Wales and England.  Regal Pawn’s owner Mark “Big Mark” Manning, his daughter Vicki, his best friend Little Mark and Little Mark’s son, Marco will make [...]

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Something for Everyone on “Pawn Stars”

By   /  April 11, 2013  /  Pawn TV  /  No Comments

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History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” has been a success since it debuted in 2009.  One of the shows stars, Rick Harrison doesn’t seem to have an answer for why the show is so popular.  “I have no idea,” he says. “Obviously, America loves fat guys in a pawn shop.”   He does, however, know what his favorite [...]

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Coin Collector Sells Ancient Shekel on “Pawn Stars”

By   /  April 2, 2013  /  Pawn TV  /  No Comments

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Ryan Payne purchased an ancient shekel of Tyre at a state auction among a lot of about eight coins for several hundred dollars.  The coin collector from Austin had no idea the purchase would land him on the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” where he would sell the coin for $1,600.  “It was the same type [...]

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