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Chumlee, Les Gold, and Jimmie DeRamus are Reality Pawn Stars

As promised, we are going to go down the road with some interesting tidbits on some characters from pawn shop reality TV shows. Before getting their big break on Pawn Stars, Chumlee, aka Austin Russell, was quite the avid pawn shop regular. Considered to be like a son to Rick Harrison, Chumlee had spent a lot of his boyhood time with friend Corey Harrison. This time has obviously paid off, and he goes right along with the punches that come his way from the Harrison clan.

Reality TV has  also given some spotlight to Les Gold, a 40 year veteran to the pawn shop industry. This generational family business has been well established and very successful long before TruTV came along for the ride. This reality TV show has a strong following that tend to visit in person at the astonishing 50,000 square foot pawn shop; easily one of the largest in the country.

It would be impossible to not have some success in a place this big. At any rate, Les Gold knows how to run a business. With 45 employees, he has managed to grow an empire, literally, that is managed by son, daughter, wife, and some very close friends. Family is not the real qualifier here either; his two children are college graduates and know their stuff. This is one family in a pawn shop business you do not want to mess with.

Moving on, there is a newcomer to the reality TV stage; his name is Jimmie DeRamus of the new hit pawn  shop series Cajun Pawn Stars. His pawn shop has got to have some of the most unusual characters walk through his doors. While the other pawn shows experience their own wildlife, this place tops the list. In fact, when was the last time you saw a cow show up as a pawn item?

This is a simple example of what you can expect from this series; it’s no wonder they are climbing the chart. To really appreciate what I am talking about, you have to check out this show on the History Channel. Of course, there is a lot more you can find out by looking up information on Chumlee, Les Gold, and Jimmie DeRamus using the Internet. The fun part of this is that you never know exactly what or who will show up at any of the reality TV pawn shop shows. 

Juicy Details About iPhone 5

As promised in the previous blog titled “Sell iPhones To Upgrade To iPhone 5“, I wanted to provide some insight to what is expected as a huge improvement over the iPhone 4S. Keep in mind that this is only an opinion based upon new features and improved technology inside the new phone. Regardless, there is nothing that can diminish the advances noticeable to those of you who currently own an iPhone 4 or 4S. Truth be told, there is likely to be a tremendous surge in iPhone owners now to sell iPhone 4 and 4S, or earlier versions, to pawn shops around the country; just as has been done before. Without further adieu, let’s dig in for some juicy details about iPhone 5.

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The unprecedented vision of Steve Jobs created a new world for every person on earth. His vision is living today as his legacy inspired his successors to move boldly forward and unrelenting to any boundary of technology.

One of the first changes that will likely excite buyers is the size of the screen. It will move up from the 3.5 inch size to a full 4 inches, yielding easier to read windows, icons and other visual effects. For the older generation of users, like myself, it is a welcome bit of news. The older the eyes, the larger screen that is needed; at least that is my philosophy. I am sure some of you in my demographic will agree. At any rate, this phone is due to have a much faster processor chip, the A5. “Two cores in the A5 chip deliver up to two times more power and up to seven times faster graphics.” as described in Apple’s web-page, will help to provide faster apps responsiveness and improve the user’s experience overall.

This processor will have speeds from 1.5 to 2.0 ghz and host 1 GB of ram to help deliver some absolutely blistering responses to launching apps, partially due to the 4G speeds available. What’s more, you will have access to a new 3D capturing app for your new iPhone 5; drooling yet? Oh yeah, you can capture, render, and process pictures in 3D, and with the upgraded camera features, this will include taking pictures in Panorama. If this has not got you on board for the new amazing phone, check this out.

Handling the phone will feel different, but better, with its new sleek design. You will have an extended life battery of up to 10 hours and standby time that is an incredible 1000 hours. The screen will be full 1080p HD along with a 3D video display to help you enjoy those 3D pictures in Panorama. And finally, this will be a SIM-less phone that includes 2 to 3 internal antennas. As Apple puts it, “…the iPhone 5 will be a World Phone.”

With other features to be announced as the release date nears, one can only speculate as to the astounding and uncanny abilities this piece of technology wonder will possess. While you are getting wound up about this fine piece of work, there is bound to be even better and more impressive products from Apple on the horizon. What that may be is anyone’s guess, or educated speculation if you have the insider’s scoop.

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Sell iPhones To Upgrade To iPhone 5

English: An iPhone 4S on its setup screen.

As in this iPhone 4S shown here, the iPhone 5 will host similar features, but some additional ones that will surely cause a frenzy among enthusiastic buyers.

In the world of technology, there is the saying that parallels comments about the weather, just wait a day and it will change. While new technology does not move quite that swiftly, it does move fast. One year you will hear that computers can handle one gigabyte of information, then suddenly it is up to four gigabytes, then 80 gigabytes, and so on.

Now, there are machines that easily handle up to two terabytes, the equivalent of 2,000 gigabytes. For a better frame of reference, take a look at the chart below and look at just how much memory potential the computer industry has in store, pardon the pun.

(Information below provided by http://www.whatsabyte.com.)

Processor or Virtual Storage                           Disk Storage

· 1 Bit = Binary Digit                                    · 1 Bit = Binary Digit

· 8 Bits = 1 Byte                                         · 8 Bits = 1 Byte

· 1024 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte                            · 1000 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte

· 1024 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte                    · 1000 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte

· 1024 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte                   · 1000 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte

· 1024 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte                    · 1000 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte

· 1024 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte                    · 1000 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte

· 1024 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte                    · 1000 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte

· 1024 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte                   · 1000 Zettabytes = 1 Yottabyte

· 1024 Zettabytes = 1 Yottabyte                 · 1000 Yottabytes = 1 Brontobyte

· 1024 Yottabytes = 1 Brontobyte               · 1000 Brontobytes = 1 Geopbyte

· 1024 Brontobytes = 1 Geopbyte

I know, I know, this is probably way more than you wanted to see, but if you happen to be a real technology junkie, this has got to be impressive; that is, of course, if you did not know about it already. Having showed this, the real story here is about the new smart phone capabilities coming from the iPhone 5. It has not been that long since iPhone 4S was the topic of the day; as previously mentioned, technology moves very fast.

The Apple iPhone 5 is expected to be released sometime later in 2012. Speculations revolve around an early Fall debut, but it is only speculation at this time. Even so, no doubt it will find just as much fanfare as its predecessors, the iPhone 4S, 4, etc. Which leads to what is to be expected, a sell-off of used iPhones. Pawn shops around the country are likely to be bombarded with customers trying to offload their nicely used phones of the 4S, 4, and other previous iPhones. When other releases occurred, the reaction was the same as what is expected when the iPhone 5 comes to a store near you; a fever pitched scramble to upgrade.

A question that is bound to be brought up is what Apps will grace this new phone that is functional and practical? Well, both of these terms are relative to what one may mean by functional and practical. Defining these words to suit this new technology is neither practical or functional for the readership. What really matters is related directly to the needs of each user, individually, not collectively. To get a real good feel for what this unbelievable phone possess, read the subsequent blog describing some mind-blowing apps and abilities.

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IPads From a Boca Raton Pawn Shop Make a Great Gift Anytime

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Think back only 10 years and try to recall how much technology impacted your life at that time.  The cell phone was becoming common place among many households and other forms of media were being introduced to the public.  What is even more incredible is the way that new technologies like the smart phones and IPads have made life better in so many respects.

Now, compare life today and the amount of technology you use on a daily basis.  Amazing isn’t it?  So many of you have taken the opportunity to purchase an IPad or IPhone, joining the techno-generation.  Since doing so, it has become a necessity instead of a luxury for a lot of reasons.  Shopping, paying bills, banking, oh yes, and socializing are all a staple of life anymore.  This, in turn, generates a need to stay on top of the newest versions.

When it is time to make this upgrade, your IPads and IPhones are exactly what pawnshops are looking for.  If you happen to be one of those individuals that needs to sell your item, your local pawnshop in Boca Raton is ready to serve you.  They can help you to discover how to get some cash that can certainly help you out.

There is a tremendous market out there for your unwanted item or items.  Obviously, there are all kinds of new phone products coming out on a regular basis.  This gives any consumer plenty of options to consider when they are tired of their phone.  Whatever you do, don’t forget to give your Boca Raton pawnshop a shot at earning your business.  They can do so much to help you get the best possible price for selling them your phone, or IPad for that matter.  You really can’t lose!

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Beauty is Always in the Eye of the Beholder

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When shopping at your typical retailer, there is always a conscious effort to appeal to the senses of the customer. They want the eyes to see some astounding sites; the nose to smell the latest in candles, cologne, or perfume; and they want everyone to have the opportunity to try on clothes and feel the comfort. Of the strongest of these senses, sight can trump all other senses when it comes down to making a decision on what to buy.

Boca Raton pawn shops have done some work to create a very appealing experience for their clients. The opportunity to enjoy a shopping experience and draw to the needs and desires of the customer is part of what has been a focus. Who wants to walk into a junked out retail store? How is this supposed to appeal to the customer and send the message of, “We want your business.”? Well, it will not resonate in the least favorably for the pawn shop.

When you happen to be planning on going to a pawn shop for your next shopping experience or to sell your unwanted items, make sure the employees know how much you appreciate the looks of the store. This is always a great way to put a smile on their faces. Speaking of smiles, you should check out their buying opportunities. Selling some of your items that are no longer needed can put a huge smile on your face and cash in your pocket.

Part of what makes the whole pawn experience pleasant is the diversity of services. You can sell your items through eBay or in person at the store. You talk about a great chance for you to save time and gain some extra money; this is by far the most convenient manner for you to get that extra little bit for the Christmas shopping season. You won’t be the only one happy on Christmas morning!

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Be A Pawn Star – Go Christmas Shopping

Everyone is constantly looking for a break in their finances trying to afford some semblance of gift giving this Christmas season. While it is never just about giving and getting gifts this time of year, simple tokens of gratitude and appreciation are looked at as a way of expressing true thoughts and feelings for someone special. Obviously, the children look forward to finding a few things under the tree, and the parents and grandparents want those gifts to be there.

A Christmas tree inside a home.

Christmas shopping at Boca Raton Pawn can save you a fortune this year.

There is nothing like the feeling you get when a child’s face perks up and shows the love they feel for being thought of at Christmas time. The big question that has to be answered is how can the gifts be afforded in difficult times? This is where your local Boca Raton pawn shop comes into play. They will have some of the best inventory around for electronics, Apple products – IPhone, IPad, or IPod, jewelry, and gold products. The great thing about this is that your cost is substantially less since you are purchasing pre-owned items. Now, don’t get all worked up over the term “pre-owned”. Pawn Brokers are very selective in what they take in and prepare for resell to you.

You can expect great quality, substantial savings, and great service. When all seemed to be dismal and not looking like anything of consequence could be afforded, you now understand that pawn shops can provide the means and opportunity to make this Christmas much more than what was initially expected. For those who worry about all of the high-end products available, there is plenty of the more practical that most of us can afford readily available to any customer.

If you don’t happen to see what you are looking for; don’t just walk out. Ask for assistance from one of the representatives and let them do the foot work for you to locate exactly what it is you are looking for this holiday season. Happy shopping!

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An Apple a Day…

Okay, so this is not entirely accurate. You won’t purchase an Apple product a day to keep the
compulsion away. However, you can certainly experience huge savings on your Apple IPad, IPod, or
IPhone by going to your local Boca Raton pawnshop. These stores have been taking in an inventory regularly due to the new versions of these products being released so frequently.

The brushed aluminum back of the iPad Wi-FiSome consumers are very devoted to Apple and wait on the edge of their seat for the next opportunity to upgrade. As part of this process, many will take the time to drop by one of these pawnshops to get a great deal from selling their phone, pad, or music player. The thought is to be able to recoup as much of their initial purchase price to reduce the out of pocket expense for one of the newer devices.

Who can blame them? This is just a wise way for reducing any loss on the purchase of a new item. As everyone knows, once a new product leaves the store, it decreases in value. Since a kindly used Apple product can be sold at such a tremendous savings, the value is actually better for the second consumer of the product. If an owner of an IPhone 3 happens to sell to the pawnshop, and the shop resells this
item to another customer, this transaction has savings written all over it. A great product for even a
better price will be the experience; you can count on it.

It is a matter of who has the best deal as to who will get the primary business. Take the time to look
around and discover what will work best to fit the all-important budget. For some, having an IPad
versus an IPad 2 is perfectly alright. The extra power or technological wonder on the IPad 2 may not
be necessary. Everyone has varied taste in what they want in technology. As the saying goes, “…to
each their own…” For any one individual, it is simply a matter of what they desire, what will serve their
specific need, or what will take them to the next level. While an Apple product a day is not practical or
sensible, one every six months to a year is not out of the question.

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Pawnshops and eBay go Hand-in-Hand

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Ebay And pawn shops!

Most of you are probably quite familiar with what eBay is all about.  Fact is, a large number of you have used or would consider using this service.  Well, here is a thought to bounce around in your head; sell unwanted items on eBay through a pawnshop.  If there has not been an occasion to visit your local Boca Raton pawnshop lately, then you may be pleasantly surprised.  Not only does the inventory they have on hand put the traditional local pawnshop to shame, they have services as well.

One of the customer service components is being able to assist anyone with selling on eBay.  It is not a difficult task working with such experienced representatives.  Their ability to address your needs as to what you expect for a fair price on  your item will leave a smile on your face when they hand over the cash.  If technology is something you have tried to avoid learning, no problem!  Take all of your items or item in to a Boca Raton pawnshop and let them get you fixed up in no time.

For a fun time, be sure to ask the representative to show the process of how the online auction works.  It is actually an exciting time when it gets down to the wire and the bidding starts going crazy.  While the bids are working their way up, your wallet is getting heavier; that would be a great feeling.

Take a little time to think about just one thing that you really don’t need and that a someone would find useful.  Run it down to the pawnshop and use this as an opportunity to experiment and learn about eBay powered by the talents of a pawnshop dealer.  You may very well be amazed at how much more you could receive for the item that will soon be the treasure of an online bidder.  Enjoy!

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The Pawn Shop Experience

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This isn't your father's pawn shop!

What in the world am I talking about? Some of you already know without me going into any kind of description. Some of you can sense what this may be about, especially if you have been to a pawn shop recently; especially in the Boca Raton area. Let me begin by tantalizing you just a bit. Many of you reading this will be able to identify with a situation where you did not have a whole lot of money for something that you desperately wanted or needed. I can also safely say that for most of you a pawn shop was not your first inclination for making this purchase. At any rate, this item you absolutely had to have was out of your reach, financially speaking. Then you visit with a friend or family member and they tell you about a great deal they got at the pawn shop. An “Aha moment” explodes in your mind. That’s right; I could have gone to a pawn shop and saved a bundle.

Why didn’t you think of that before? One reason is that too many of you don’t have a good picture in your mind about a previous experience somewhere else and assumed that another experience would end up the same. Or, you did not want to give it another chance. Fair enough, with this being a  natural reaction. However, let me interject a notion that is also just as fair. Perhaps, the day you went in to make a purchase your anxiety level was elevated due to a stressful situation, or you knew that it would turn out to be a poor experience because of what you listened to some else say and let their opinion taint your impression. Either way, this would not give the pawn shop a fair chance right off the bat. So, try an experiment and get the “fever”.

Take a trip to your local Boca Raton pawn shop with one specific item in mind that you have been considering to purchase brand new elsewhere. Browse around and see what is in the inventory. Two things now will need to happen to give this experience a fair chance. One, ask a representative to  help you locate what it is you seek. Two, if the item is not there, ask the representative to see if there is one located elsewhere that they can get for you to purchase. Service is one of many reasons that will play a factor in you wanting to give them your future business or not. I think that if you go into the purchasing endeavor with a positive attitude and with all of the desire to find what you desire, the experience will be much better than you ever anticipated. Happy shopping!

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You need to sell or own something from Apple!

Recently, the whole world got a better glimpse of just how influential Apple products have been in all of our lives; not only here in the United States, but around  the world. A very interesting statistic that many may not know is that over 108 million apple products have been sold around the world. It is expected to more than  double in just a few years. There is an obvious reason. The incredible and ingenious mind of Steve Jobs has been the sole inspiration to bring about a  revolution like none other in our lifetimes. It stands to reason why so many pawn shops, especially in Boca Raton, carry such a great selection of Apple products.

If you have not pursued the opportunity to purchase or consider purchasing an Ipad, Iphone, or Ipod of late, this is a great time to do so. All of the folks who are  evoted users and who will regularly upgrade to the newest or near newest Apple products are leaving in their wake the products they kindly treated and sold to the  pawn shops. In turn, now you have the opportunity to take advantage of the tremendous inventory that is available. You want to talk about deals? Just give one of  the representatives a little bit of your time and share with you the immense availability of such items as the Ipad and Iphone. With the very recent release of the  Iphone 4S, and its popularity, the stock of carefully treated phones of earlier versions is waiting for new owners.

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As another reminder, don’t forget just how close the Christmas season is and how much you desperately need to save in these challenging economic times. What  better way than to plan for a time when you can browse Boca Raton pawn shops via their websites or personally at the store. It would not hurt to give them a call if  you see something on their site to let them know you want to speak with a representative about a specific item. As well, if your desired item is not available, they  can get started on the endeavor of locating what you want in the mean time. Remember, the outstanding workmanship that has gone into Apple products and their  amazing affect on our lives is worth owning a piece of now and in the future.

While you are in a pawn shop… Don’t forget to ask about the best way to sell Apple products you are trying to sell or upgrade from!

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It happened again…another Iphone hits the market

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It happened again…another Iphone hits the market

Remember this little tidbit from a recent blog, “Most of us have been there – just got a new phone and a few months later, bam, another newer and better one is on the market.” Well, it just seems there’s a never ending supply of new phones and smart pads. You know what that means? It’s time to make that move you have  waiting for; the move to upgrade. How, you may ask? Bring your old phone, itouch, ipod, Iphone, ipad or other smart pad or phone into your local pawn shop or Boca Pawn Broker and let them take a look at what you have to offer them. They will honor you with a great deal…no, an outstanding deal that will provide you with the cash you need to help make the upgrade you have been  anticipating for a while.

Maybe you are the customer who simply likes to take it a little slower and make a move for a not so new Iphone or other smart phone. Say for example you own an Iphone 2. What a great time to consider going in for your own upgrade now. Why wait? More than likely, you are going to find exactly what you have been waiting to purchase due to  the impressive inventory at one of the Boca Raton pawn shops. Now that the newest versions of everything are taking the market by storm, you can reap the benefits of your patience and modest taste in a great piece of “yesterdays” still vibrant technology.

You require convenience; no problem. The locations are plentiful and quite possibly nearby. In fact, you probably already have one in mind that has served you  well in the past; even better. If you still have questions, make this a personal experience. I have found that really taking the time to visit with one of the shops representatives can open all kinds of possibilities to glean valuable information from the opportunity. Like I always say…okay, sometimes say; you never know the possibilities until you explore them one at a time. I hope you find exactly what suits your needs.

On behalf of local pawn shops everywhere, let me say that we look forward to seeing you soon!

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