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Patek Philippe Ref. 5396 Crowns 20 Years of Annual Calendar Watches

By   /  May 12, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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It was in 1992 that Philippe Stern, president and owner of Patek Philippe, tasked his watchmakers with creating a timepiece that would bridge the gap between simple calendar functions — date or day/date only, with adjustments necessary at the end of each month shorter than 31 days — and the mechanically elaborate and (for some) [...]

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Quick Cash from a High-end Pawn Shop

By   /  August 6, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Michelle Villalobas, a motivational speaker, was turned down for a bank loan to expand her business so she turned to a high-end pawn shop instead.  “When I went in to get a loan a couple years ago, I thought this is going to be an easy, breezy thing. I’m a great client. I’ve got cash [...]

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Pawnbroker donates Guitar to Veteran

By   /  July 5, 2013  /  Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Willie Walker coped with stress by playing his guitar.  A wheel-chair bound WWII Army Veteran and resident at the Durham VA, Willie played for the staff and other veterans regularly.  It was therapy for Willie and his listeners. When his guitar was tragically broken, Willie was heartbroken.  Pawnbroker Bob Moulton, CEO and President of National Pawn [...]

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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 Shop to the Stars Comes to New York’s Diamond District

By   /  June 26, 2013  /  High End Pawn, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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New York Loan Company is the first office condominium owner to open for business in Extell Development Company’s International Gem Tower on West 47th Street in Manhattan’s diamond district.  Jordan Tabach-Bank, CEO of Beverly Loan Company in Beverly Hills, California, is excited to be opening an east coast branch.  “My family built an incredible business [...]

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Business Advice from a Pawnbroker

By   /  June 19, 2013  /  Pawn Shops  /  No Comments

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Pawnbroker and reality television star Les Gold started his business in a store you could barely turn around in and now he has a warehouse, a hit TV show and recently had a book published.  Gold has business advice that he says can apply to more than just pawnbrokers.  First he says sales success comes [...]

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Modern UK Pawnbrokers Break Stereotypes

By   /  June 13, 2013  /  International Pawnbrokers  /  No Comments

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The modern day pawnbroker is nothing like the stereotype people who have never been to a pawn shop hold in their heads.  From the outside, the Nottingham branch of H&T, the UK’s biggest pawnbroker, looks like a jewelry store.  Inside you can find gold and diamond jewelry, high-end watches and many other items.  Store manager [...]

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Falling Gold Price Hits Britain’s Largest Pawnbroker

By   /  May 28, 2013  /  International Pawnbrokers  /  No Comments

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Pawnbroker H&T sent out a profit warning that caused shares to go down 10%.  Britain’s largest pawnbroker is struggling in the wake of dramatically falling gold prices.  In recent years rising gold prices in addition to people looking for alternative forms of credit have been a boon for pawnbrokers.  With the fall in the gold [...]

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Pawnbroker Raises Money for Kidnapped Women

By   /  May 12, 2013  /  Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Pawnbroker Gail Linda Kopp was once a victim of a home invasion in which she was tied up and shocked with a stun gun as men ransacked her home.  As she watched the story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight on the news she felt compelled to do something to help them.  The [...]

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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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