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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. 

Buy Gold Jewelry To Be Selfless And Not Self-Absorbed

To many people, life has somewhat of a strange way of working out for the most part. It is not to say that circumstances could have not been better, but that all aspects of their existence was manageable. Funny how we get wrapped in a routine of work, children, marriage, and so on to find out later that time has just flown by. Although life has been okay, there are decisions that could be reflected upon that most people would probably change if given a second chance. This is not a bad thought; just remember that dwelling on the past is not necessarily healthy.

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Life's simple designs can sometimes be all that is needed to inspire and motivate someone to improve their life.

Oddly enough, and general speaking, the larger majority of individuals find that there are aspects of their relationships or profession that they aspire to improve. The biggest problem is that the fundamental knowledge to successfully do so is lacking. This does not imply that ignorance plays a role, it simply identifies a need for a demographic or sector of the population that could use some positive and pointed input to get a little help on how to best approach making changes in their lives.

Some folks have determined that being able to afford certain things in life will make all of the difference. Boosting self-confidence by being more superficial and materialistic, and becoming someone they have never been for the sake of getting a new-found attention are not some of the recommended paths to take in a self-improvement process.

There are those also who may use purchasing power as a means for validating certain behaviors. Of course, this is not to say that buying that special someone in life a gold ring or seeking a place where they sell jewelry with the intent of spending some serious cash is a bad idea. These occasions are for being completely selfless and imparting of your substance for the benefit of someone else.

Pursuing a positive and productive path for improving certain aspects of life can be one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling experiences. Seek out those who can help you achieve goals that will ultimately establish a new course of action to a life of happiness and an improved self-esteem and confidence driving and sustaining a new energy in life.

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Luxury, High-End Jewelry And Watches At Pawn Shops

For the luxury jewelry shopper, it may not be a first consideration to drop by a pawn shop for a look  at some high-end jewelry, watches, and other fine pieces. The mere thought of going to such an establishment may not settle well. This could be a very costly mistake to give heed to such notions. Remember the saying, “…no stone left unturned…”, and consider what surprise awaits for those with patience and give due diligence to the idea.

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Cartier watches are among the most popular among women.

The pawn shop industry has gone to great lengths to improve the public perception to help attract those who can afford the more precious jewelry and other high-end items not typically found at a pawn broker. Some of the brand names that you can expect to find include, but are not limited to, Cartier, Rolex, Tiffany, and Polanti. Luxury watches are some of the most popular items of high-end products in these unbelievable inventories. Not only will they sell gold, jewelry and other precious items, they will also buy gold and other jewelry from customers.

Gold rings, bracelets, and watches will absolutely amaze the most difficult to please clients. Those who can afford the finer things in life, and this includes jewelry and watches, can certainly find exactly what they have been searching for at one of these pawn shops. Surprised? If this surprises you, then wait until your eyes feast on other large ticket items. Are you in the market for some truly remarkable instruments or vehicles? That is right, you can find some of these at a high-end pawn shop.

Located in Boca Raton, Dallas, Hollywood, and other large metropolitan or resort areas, these amazing stores can supply any clientele with some astounding choices and provide tremendous savings as well. So, give a second, third or even a fourth look at your local pawn shop. The opportunity and experience will likely cause you to gain a whole and completely different outlook on what they will do to get your business.

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Pawn Stars or Cajun Pawn Stars – You Decide!

There is more to the whole reality Pawn Star and Cajun Pawn Stars series than meets the eye. The camera can show just so much of what the actual shop has available. Viewers may even wonder if they really sell or pawn gold, jewelry, or any of the other typical items found in pawn shops across the country. A true and incredible fact about the newest location for a hit series in Alexandria, LA  is a shop that is actually called Silver Dollar Pawn and Jewelry Center and houses some 20,000 square feet of museum quality items. The impressive size and uniqueness of the items pawned or bought help it to reach a level few pawn shops across the country can come close to matching. Whether it is a tour bus or a group of school children taking a tour for some “educational” field trip, the place is a real site to see.

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Pawn Stars or Cajun Pawn Stars...what is your preference?

Although the program is in its infant stages, it has received a lot of attention from the cable crowd. A response that was hoping to be stupendous reached outrageous numbers of viewers. The hope was obviously that another pawn shop reality show would grab a demographic that may not have been reached with the original Pawn Stars group; indeed, this appears to be the case.

Was it a gamble? Everything is a gamble to some extent, but this seemed to be a safe bet for succeeding. The down-to-earth attitudes and somewhat comical crew seems to hit it off well with viewership. How long this will last is anyone’s guess. As in most reality television shows, the kind of characters and their appeal will go a long ways to determining success or miserable outcomes.

At any rate, the experience one can expect if you happen to be in the neighborhood of the Cajun Pawn Stars is one of surprise and amazement. Seeing a small portion of the actual pawn shop on the television screen pales in comparison to what will be up close and personal when visiting the huge shop. Be prepared to feel the rush and excitement of being part of another Pawn Star experience.

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Reality Pawn Shop Characters

After watching Pawn Stars or Cajun Pawn Stars – or both if you are into all of that – do you get the impression that these are the kind of people you are going to meet when you check out your local pawn shop? Hopefully, your fantasy world does not follow you after changing the channel.

It is safe to say that most people would love to have a great time when shopping at a pawn shop. Do they necessarily want to be part of the drama in person? Probably not; at least for the non-drama seeking folk this would be the case. At any rate,  having a positive attitude and seeking out the best deals will certainly improve the likelihood of enjoying the outing.

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Pawn Stars on the History Channel

From having opportunities to use a pawn shop, people sometimes are so focused on their personal situation that they miss out on the pleasantries the representative is trying to share. I believe that these pawn shop employees are well aware that most customers who drop in are going through some kind of a financial hardship. Their goal appears to be one where each customer is given every positive consideration possible in an attempt to lighten the mood or distract from the challenges anyone may be facing.

I find this to be quite admirable and extremely considerate coming from a customer’s perspective. Seeing businesses taking special care to put the customer first puts the mind at ease. Furthermore, it can reduce anxieties or stress for the most troubled of the clients. In short, be realistic of your expectations when taking advantage of the business a pawn broker offers. They are in business to provide a service in your time of need.

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Is It A Pawn Or A Sell?

At a time in your life when things may be a little tight or some extra cash would be handy for the interim, considering how to quickly obtain that money may not yield a positive result instantly. However, it is important to remember that making sudden decisions at any time is not always the best approach. In fact, personal experience has proven this time and again. It is always better to take the time necessary to weigh the available options for determining the best outcome.

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Deciding to sell or pawn your personal property is the most important decision in the process of doing business with a pawn shop.

A very popular and successful possibility exists when considering utilizing the business of pawn shops. There is a choice to be made that will either provide the amount of money you truly needed, or you can be left with less than you needed and expected. Approaching such an important decision with some forethought can save some real heartache and frustration. Before jumping off of that train while it is still moving, decide if the best option is to sell to a pawn shop or to simply open a pawn account to retain possession when the note is paid off.

There will be those who honestly think that they will not receive as much by pawning their item or items rather than selling to the pawn shop. This is a bit confusing and can leave you with more questions than you started with initially. Putting the options into perspective, it is important to understand the primary purpose of either selling or pawning an item.

Selling has a simple meaning that tells the pawn shop representative you are not interested in retaining ownership at any time. No matter the reason for not wanting to keep the piece of property, once it is sold, you are relinquishing any and all rights to the property at that time.

If you pawn your property, this is making a clear statement that you want to keep it after paying off the note. Some have taken the notion that they will pawn an item for a better cash amount versus selling. Pawn brokers have a great sense of value on used items and they will not put their business at risk; indeed, they are a business, not a charity. Decide if you want your property back at some time or if it is fine to let it go. This can help with using a pawn shop the way it was designed and to your advantage, too.

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Thinking Of Pawning Something Can Be A Good Experience

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Pawn Brokers want their customers to be at ease, to enjoy their experience, and to trust that all personal property will be carefully stored and protected.

The process one goes through to decide whether or not to pawn a personal item can be a real tricky experience. Trying to put some sequential perspective on this topic leans towards the reason for having the notion to begin with. What drives someone to consider taking a piece of personal property to turn over to a business? After careful consideration, it comes down to needing money the majority of the time.

Other considerations that may play a part in this kind of mind-set could include making some change on something that has no personal value any longer, getting rid of property that belonged to an ex-spouse or friend, or even avoiding the hassle of holding a yard or garage sale. Whatever the reason may be to pawn something at the time, the ultimate result is receiving cash on the spot. Perhaps, money being a driving force or motivator is not such a bad idea after all.

Finding the gumption to move beyond the anxiety or concerns that could accompany such a decision to pawn personal items may raise emotions in an individual that make the whole transaction difficult. Some thoughts to possibly help with that include, but are not limited to, speaking with a representative from your local pawn shop before taking the property to the business; read about experiences from others in your area to help discover any warning signs or areas to watch for; and research the value of your item from several sources before accepting a price from any representative.

Researching the cost of your item can be done easily by driving to three or four pawn shops to get quotes from each in order to get your best results. All in all, the process does not have to be so challenging that you cannot function in life. This kind of debilitating anxiety will not allow your thoughts to be clear and will most assuredly cloud any judgement when the time comes.  So, relax and enjoy the whole experience, and remember, you are going to get some cash in the process.

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Betsy Bovine – A New Cajun Pawn Star?

How far would you go to pawn something you think is valuable, or at least of some value? What would you pawn if you owned animals instead of gold or valuable jewelry? Now there is a new series called “Cajun Pawn Stars” that just might fill your hankering for some real crazy pawn shop action. The series just began on January 8th and is claimed to be a huge hit. Donkeys, cows, and who knows what else will appear on this show. But, how far is too far when it comes to reality shows?

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Cows are not the first choice when thinking of pawning your valuables, or are they?

Much can be said for less being more, but the concept for this series may not have a thing to do with the usual pawn shop scene. No, this is about making money, and hopefully, make people laugh. There really needs to be a lot of redeeming value for the sake of entertainment. I only hope that no one takes this show seriously, because it is not humanly possible that it was meant to be a serious show. Do not mistake the meaning here, yes people take their work seriously, of course, it is a job to the those putting this show together.

There is probably someone out there who just might think that it is perfectly alright to throw a rope on old Betsy and haul her prime cuts down to the local pawn shop. Please, please reconsider for your own psychological sake. Doing this may permanently scar the minds of those who actually witness this bovine blunder. Anyway, I hope that this show is all it is designed to be; an entertainment piece for those who need a break from the seriousness of the world.

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