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Pawn Stars Mixin’ It Up With iCarly Stars

Without speculating or assuming about the fans who routinely watch Pawn Stars and their taste in cable TV shows, I think it would be safe to assume that many of you have kids that watch iCarly, a Nickelodeon sitcom. The reason for bringing this up is that the most unanticipated and unexpected move has been announced; and you won’t believe it.

Later in 2012, yours truly, the boys from Pawn Stars – Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison and Chumlee (Austin Russell) –  have a guest spot on an episode of iCarly; unbelievable. These pawn shop celebrities in their own right have really crossed some influential paths just by being who they are in their own cable hit series. As unlikely as it may seem, the stars of iCarly will be hosting these guys as part of a story line that takes Sam and Carly on a road trip to the star-studded gambling capitol of the world, Las Vegas.

As it has been released, the need for some serious cash, quick, Sam and Carly stumble upon the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, aka Pawn Stars store, trying to pawn some stuff. From here, only your imagination can guess what will actually happen. Rest assured, any ideas that Chumlee will be any different should be tossed out the window. He needs to be himself, that’s what works in Pawn Stars, and it will work with iCarly as well. Perhaps, some serious teasing and taunting by Rick and Corey can yield some Three Stooges comedy to really add some humor to the set.

How ever it goes, it is a sure bet that the cast and crew of two very popular series will have a great time together. What else could anyone expect? When the worlds of Pawn Stars and iCarly collide, all bets are off, even in Las Vegas, on what comedy will ensue. In fact, I wonder if they have considered the combination of Spencer (the incredibly funny character from iCarly) and Chumlee experiencing a hillarious interchange would turn out? Well, I guess we will have to just tune in to find out.

Providing the best online shopping experience, a pawn shop provides the opportunity for anyone to sell designer handbags, pawn gold, or receive loans for jewelry. To sell watches Boca Raton folks have looked for the chance to rid themselves of unwanted pre-owned watches. They have chosen to pawn Rolex watches to take advantage of our great prices for pre-owned watches. The wonderful patrons of Boca Raton sell jewelry of the luxury nature quite often, so a great selection is comprehensive and incredibly beautiful to say the least.

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Chumlee of Pawn Stars – Goofy By Nature Or Acting?

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 01:  Austin 'Chumlee'...

Chumlee has no fear when it comes to expressing himself and letting the world know he knows how to enjoy life.

There was a Twitter post that may surprise some of the followers of the show ‘Pawn Stars‘ on the History Channel. Recently, Chumlee posted on Ron Paul’s website. He stated that “I have no idea who this dude is nor have I ever seen the show, but he has 109,000 followers on twitter, so he must be pretty famous.” Some comments from Rep. Paul’s camp were civil, but reserved. One person made the comment that Chumlee was a young 20 something year old portraying a goofy character on the pawn shop show. Now, that raised a question, is he portraying this kind of a character or is this actually how Chumlee acts in real life?

There is nothing that I can find indicating that he is acting like a goofball, it appears as though this is who he really is off camera as well. Not to be mean-spirited here at all, but some people are very laid back and just let life happen, accepting what comes along. This is how Chumlee comes across in every situation or episode that videos his behavior and antics. It would be fascinating to meet him and see just how down-to-earth he is without cameras around. Personally, I think he would be a lot of fun to just hang out with and enjoy visiting about whatever comes up at the time.

What do you think? Is he for real… or is “Chumlee”the creation of a savvy actor?

In a more thoughtful description, Chumlee has a way of keeping every aspect of his life simple and uncomplicated. Frankly, this world would be a little better off if we would not take life so seriously, let our hair down, and just enjoy the moments we have with family and friends. Why not?

So, if Chumlee happens to be “goofy” in real life, great; more power to him! Who am I to judge his character and take umbrage to his behaviors? This is his life and he has the right to choose how he lives, which includes how he behaves at any given moment. Mr. Chumlee, I support you as a person, goofy or not, and hope that the too serious people of the world can learn from the real example you set. It is not the outward expressions that matter so much; it is the lack of stress you exhibit and the ability to let the negativity slide on by.  Congratulations on your success, especially since you obtained it without hurting anyone, judging anyone, or being afraid to just be you!

So again, I ask… What do you think? Is he for real… or is “Chumlee”the creation of a savvy actor?

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Chumlee Antics or Reality?

The Fabulous Chumlee

Chumlee is everywhere!

How would you like to own anything you could possibly want? This is certainly a dream of many, but rarely is it ever realized; unless, of course, you are Chumlee of the hit television cable show Pawn Stars. He has become something of an icon, and has done so in very quick fashion. What has contributed to his success, at least in part, is his ability to maintain a straight face while doing and saying some really quirky stuff.

Why does he act this way? Is this really who he is or is it some facade to get the ratings? Only Chumlee can answer these questions. Frankly, to many of his followers, this does not matter. He is one well-liked fella that has a lot of money because of his ability to be himself; at least that is the way it appears. It does not appear he made all that money selling gold or jewelry.

If you had one question that could be asked of our friend, what would that one interesting question be? Here is a fascinating thought; imagine all of the ideas that come to mind when contemplating this concept.

How about this question, “Chumlee, how do you really feel about  the other guys on Pawn Stars?” That could be a real fire storm. Not to create a problem for anyone on the show, but you have to wonder if they really are that mean to Chumlee all of the time. Of course, to them it may not come across as being mean; it may be the best way to deal with Chumlee’s personality. Everyone has their own way of coping with others who really rub them the wrong way. It just so happens that the entire nation and people across the world get to see how Rick and the others cope…or don’t cope with Chumlee’s antics.

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Buying or Selling Iphones or Ipods

Buy Sell iPhone

Buy Sell iPhone

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. If you are one of those who really try to stay on top of technology and its impressive changes, then the problem of unloading what you have is something to deal with quite frequently. Well, there is a solution. Drive on down to a pawn shop that will serve your needs; there is a real motivation to serve all of those Ipod and Iphone owners. Obviously, no one wants to lose money on a purchase. That is why pawn shops are a wonderful option; besides, they will do what it takes to earn your business.

One of the goals that you will probably have is to retain as much cash as possible to make your next purchase of a new phone or other portable technology. This is natural, and you can’t be faulted for this. A pawn shop that literally specializes in taking care of customers like you is worth the drive and your business. Being served as a customer and not a dollar sign means a whole lot more and goes a long way to retaining anyone’s business.

Buy or Sell Iphones

If you don’t have a need for a new Iphone or Ipod, then the pawn shop is a great option to reduce cost and purchase a previously owned piece of technology that you can rely upon. What a tremendous experience to be able to have such a great selection right in front of you; and  so convenient as well. Talk about a great shopping experience, and just in time for getting the Christmas gifts for that special someone in your life. So, strap on a smile and get ready to satisfy
that itch or inkling to do shopping your way; hassle free.

Boca Raton Pawn, Florida’s preferred Boca Pawn Broker

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Pawn Stars Breathes Life Into Pawn Shops Nationwide

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The Stars of Pawn Stars

What is it with Chumlee, Corey, and Rick of Pawn Stars? Seeing how they seemingly love each other and still show so much animosity is quite a feat. While there is plenty of the entertainment included for each episode, there is still the actual business that does not get enough of the attention for some viewers. Thankfully, the humor and sarcasm provide enough filler to keep the interest and attention on the show.

So, what is it about the whole pawn shop industry that becomes appealing just because of some reality television spin on the industry? Some have commented that a little concern is warranted about scaring off potential customers who don’t typically frequent pawn shops. On the contrary according to Emmett Murphy, Public Relations of the National Pawnbrokers Association. He has publicly stated that the reality television show, Pawn Stars, has given a boost to the pawnbroker industry. Not only has the industry seen tremendous growth in the past 12 months, but it has developed some diverse means for producing additional revenue. One of the most popular in this day and age for the Boca Raton pawn shops is the loaning element.

People of all walks of life are utilizing the opportunity to get loans on their personal items during these difficult and challenging economic times. Now, this is a true blessing to so many of those struggling. Typically, when times are much more fruitful, it is easier to feel as though discretionary spending is justified and not considered a strain on the budget. Fortunately, this decision to spend in good economic times has paid off in a big way for some when they later need cash to manage their personal affairs and augment their strained bank account.

What has become a booming business, pawning personal items for cash as a loan, breathes life into pawn brokers and availed anyone in need to get much needed cash in a very short amount of time. No matter what your opinion of pawn shops or the Pawn Stars reality television show, a tangible purpose exists that millions across the country find beneficial during tough financial times.

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What is it About Pawn Stars?

Pawn Stars

Pawn Stars

What is it that is so alluring about watching a series about a pawnshop? There is always the “wow” factor that catches the eye of the viewer. If that is not enough, it is the unexpected that people sit on the edge of their seats for just waiting for a mistake to be made or one of the workers to do something entirely outrageous. All of this, and more, simply attract the audience into a literal trance for the entire show. Is it possible that there is a fascination with the items as much as there is for the players involved? Sure, that is probably a high likelihood.

In fact, it is a perfect combination of human involvement where they share the stories behind the item they intend to pawn or sell along with the sheer fascination of what the item is that makes the show entertaining to so many. If you have ever been to a high-end pawnshop, the intimidation of the atmosphere might be overwhelming; all of that inventory worth so much money.

Seriously though, it is pure fun and a great way to learn about various products that many have never seen but heard a lot about. With the owners and employees doing their part to encourage, if not convince, the seller to come down on their asking price, an almost competitive appeal draws the audience into the action. Trying to guess just how low the price will go, or if the pawnshop will lose out on buying something that does not quite pan out in a future sell.

It is somewhat awesome to witness such character and incredible knowledge about so many “things” these players exhibit on television. There is a whole new respect for those in the business who truly know the art of being a Pawn Broker. This is no game, and it most certainly takes skill and talent to be successful; especially to the level portrayed in a television series.

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Great Inventory at your local Pawn Shop for Holiday Shopping

Apple products and eBay opportunities are just two things that will make your world so much better when the need arises for a techno gift. Most of you have heard of the IPod, IPhone, and IPad product lines. I can safely say that many of you probably own one of these items as well. If you are an avid fan of them, you probably also are a regular “updater” of these products as well.  Well, so are your loved ones.

Sell Apple Products to Upgrade

For your own personal collection, and in order to help find a way to retain as much of the cash you put into them initially, you can trade them in. One way to make this happen is to gain the experience from visiting with your local Boca Raton pawn shop representative. When the time has come to upgrade, it would be in your best interest to give them the chance to see what is possible to meet your needs and in what ways they can accommodate you.

To make things even more enticing, they can even take you to the next level of the experience and place your current or outdated Apple product on eBay. If you are not familiar with how all of this works, ask the representative to step you through the process and help you understand how to better align your need with the potential sale for a maximized outcome. They can help you with the entire experience giving you an additional avenue for getting the money you need to go towards that upgrade. To the future customer who is looking for the opportunity to purchase a gently used IPad or other product, this can be the way to save huge amounts over other means.

No matter what position you find yourself in at this time, either way you are going to be a winner. There are not many win-win situations in life these days when it comes to obtaining and spending cash, but this is certainly one of them. In fact, it can be a way of counting on how your buying habits may lean this direction in the future. If you have ever watched Pawn Stars, you will have a good understanding of what the experience can be like, however, you should know that many pawn shops are more pleasant than the one on Pawn Stars, especially Boca Raton Pawn Shops, and they are staffed with professional staff.

So… Why waste time, money and energy on experiences that will not put you in the best position for getting what you need out of the sell or purchase. Pass the word and let your family and friends know that there is a better way for helping out with the Apple upgrade or selling experience.

By Boca Raton Pawn, Florida’s referred Boca Pawn Broker and upscale pawn shop.

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I need an instrument and I need it fast!

pawn shops have musical instruments

Pawn shops have musical instruments!

I need an instrument and I need it fast!

You come home from work and get a chance to visit with your teenage son or daughter to see how their day went. After hearing about the usual, they pipe up and say, “Oh, by the way, I am supposed to buy my own instrument for band this year.” Now there’s a bombshell for you. Ooookay, what do you do to solve this little gem of a problem? I have a great alternative to spending thousands of dollars or having to take a huge loan out to provide for your kids. Look up your local Boca Raton pawn shops and find one close to you. Grab Junior, or Juniorette, and take the opportunity to visit with one of their representatives.

I need buy a musical instrument cheap and fast!!!
(And if you aren’t the person looking for the instrument… maybe you have one to sell a musical instrument! This happens everyday and pawn shops are very motivated to buy from you) Upon arrival you will undoubtedly search for any instruments that may be setting out in a display or on  the shelf for your consideration. The representative will  likely ask what particular instrument is on  the  agenda. One of two things will happen; first, you will let them know and they will point you in the right direction, or second, they may not have exactly what you want. In the case of the second circumstance, don’t get uptight or concerned; just ask if they might be able to locate what you are in need of and if they could help you with this purchase. I am confident they will do everything in their power to assist you.

I expect you will be able to find a great deal and leave completely satisfied and feeling like you have just found a place you will go to time and again for other needs. It truly is a great option when you think about it. The service will be prompt, the inventory will be what you need, and the people are those you want to sell to or buy from whenever possible. How often can you say that about some retail shopping experiences?

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Apple Products Galore!

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buy sell apple products

Absolutely amazing! The rate at which Apple produces some of the best technology in such a short amount of time is unbelievable. So, what has transpired is an awesome amount of their products at the pawn shop. From Ipods and Ipads to Smart phones, you will find an incredible inventory that will more than suit your needs, you may even find yourself drooling a bit; a Kleenex may be in order when you go.

With the holiday shopping so close, why not consider this as an opportunity to beat the rush and get a tremendous deal on exactly what you want. Concerned about the quality? Don’t be; the buyers are very careful about the inventory they take in. The simple fact is that they are keenly aware of the need to be able to take care of their future clients and return customers. So, put your mind at ease and plan on making a trip to the pawn shop ready to be pleased and satisfied.

For those of you who have the idea that maybe you could rid yourself of some Apple technology (sell iphones or sell ipads) that you no longer have a use for; or maybe the need for cash has come into the picture. Either way, it will serve a need for those who are looking to make a purchase. All of you Smart phone users, what a better way to get into some newer technology that may have been cost prohibitive previously; not anymore. Prepare to be amazed and go check out the selection at the pawn shop. Save money, save time, and leave feeling satisfied and like you got the best deal in town.

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Musical Instruments for Sale at Pawn Shops!

buy sell musical instruments

buy sell musical instruments

Attention all of you music enthusiasts. Have you been trying to figure out how you can get your hands on that perfect guitar, digital keyboard, or even a flute? Well, look no further than a pawn shop. They have a tremendous selection that can satisfy you need and save you a bundle. Given the current economy and how you may need a great deal just to be able to afford your instrument of choice, the opportunity could not be better. Just think about it; you are short on cash, but you need the instrument for school, a band, or just to practice with. No matter, this is the way to go.

From personal experience, I have found this to be the best option. My daughter needed a flute and there was no way a new one was in the budget. So, with careful consideration and taking the time necessary, she found just what she was looking for. What a deal! You too can come away just as satisfied. Making a careful and concerted effort to look and decide can only land you with exactly what you have been looking for in an instrument.

Perhaps, you are more in the market of selling musical instrument. You are covered. Look no further and waste no more time. Just hop on down to your pawn shop and let them know your intentions. They are always looking for quality instruments that can most definitely satisfy a future customer who needs what you have. You see, the whole situation leaves everyone a winner and coming out on top. Oh, and don’t forget about beating the Christmas rush; that in and of itself is worth making the trip now. Happy shopping!

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Now is the Time to Buy or Sell Ipads!

Buy Sell iPads

Buy Sell iPads

Strangely enough, buying any technology in this market may sound a bit on the crazy side; not the case at all. In fact, it is probably one of the best times in recent history. The market is such that the affordability of these Ipads is astounding, in the least.

Let’s say you are in the market for purchasing your first one of these technological marvels. Since new versions are hitting the market every six months or so, why worry about a new product? Most especially, if you are a first time user of an Ipad, buy used and get familiar with its capabilities, functions, WiFi, and other great features. We here at Boca Raton Pawn can help you make the move from other technology into this new and exciting world of mobility and power at your finger tips.

You may be asking, why not buy new instead of getting someone else’s used toy? Fair enough; but don’t short-change the cost-cutting you will be doing. Consider the amount of freedom you will have and at such a great savings that will just sweeten the deal.

But wait, it gets better. You owners of Ipads, don’t forget that selling and trading up to a newer version from what you currently possess is a fantastic option. Not only will the deal be tremendous for a trade, but the savings on an upgrade will be astounding.

Perhaps you just need to move forward with some extra cash to help out in tough times; Boca Raton Pawn can help you there by providing some piece of mind. In any respect of selling or buying an Ipad, great deals await. Oh, and don’t let the Christmas season catch you off guard. This is a fantastic time to start thinking of the perfect gift, like an Ipad. The holidays will be here before you know it.

By James R. Eberts, for Boca Raton Pawn, the preferred Boca Pawn Broker.

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Pawn Star Rick’s Book – License To Pawn

By now, everyone has either enjoyed or endured the Harrison family and their popular “reality” show, Pawn Stars! So it’s really no shocker that someone took the initiative to branch out the product endorsements and have a book written for them. Will you buy it? Me… I think I’m waiting for the Pawn Store malt liquor to hit the shelves! Or maybe the Chumlee microwave HungryMan entres!

Rick Harrison - License to Pawn

Rick Harrison - License to Pawn

Rick, his son Big Hoss, and Rick’s dad, The Old Man have very little going for them if they ever want to have a clothing line or a fragrance for men, but they DO have the knack for the pawn business. You might say that if anyone was born to pawn, it was the Harrison’s.

So, I think this book is worth a read, if only to really understand the inside track of the pawn industry. I’m curious what tips and tricks they have to offer. Plus… I can’t wait to read the parts Chumlee helped write!

For pawn news or entertainment, visit us again. Better yet, share us right now! Use the buttons below to tell your friends about this book.

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Chumlee Wants To Be A Millionaire but Rick Says “I don’t Trust Him”

Pawn Stars

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PAWN STARS

ON WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?

WHY NOT?

OK, then. Chumlee has every right to be a millionaire, right? In this clip the staff makes fun of Chumlee to his face and in front of the cameras. http://www.history.com/shows/pawn-stars/videos/chumlee-wants-to-be-a-millionaire#chumlee-wants-to-be-a-millionaire

There’s really no courtesy for poor Chumlee. If you ask some people he’s the most decent person on the show. Still, he’s the verbal whipping post of Pawn Stars’ Rick.  I’m rooting for Chumlee to be the richest one in the bunch. Long after the lame insults and bad jokes are gone and the cast has all bought their own island to retire on, it will be Chumlee (in his Maserati) that will go on to spawn a movie based on his life! Well, maybe not. But still, he’s a sweet guy and the cast could ease up a bit on the ridicule.

So, Chumlee took his shot at the million along with Corey and Rick. Rick  continues to belittle and make fun of Chumlee in this YouTube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLg-j4mJ4rw – but when it’s all said and done we’ll see who rakes in the dough or who blows it.

WHILE YOU ARE HERE

Boca Raton Pawn is located in Boca Raton, Florida directly across the street from Mizner Park on Federal Hwy. Boca Raton Pawn specializes in short term pawn shop loans on a wide variety of items such as: jewelry, watches, diamonds, precious metals, art, automobiles, collectibles, tools, electronics, musical instruments and much more.

If you have something of value that we have not mentioned, just give us a call or email for a free evaluation.

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Boca Raton Pawn is one of the largest buyers of jewelry, watches, diamonds and precious metals in Boca Raton. We are located conveniently on Federal Hwy directly across the street from Mizner Park.

Boca Raton Pawn
555 North Federal Highway #13-14
Boca Raton, Fl. 33432
Toll Free 1-855-825-PAWN

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Pawn Stars Reviewed by Commonsensemedia.org

Pawn Stars

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Pawn Stars Reviewed:

WHAT DOES PAWN STARS, THE SHOW, OFFER?

According to Commonsensemedia.org, “Bickering, hard bargains mark show about family business”. The site goes on to comment that pawn stars is a reality series about the inner workings  of a Vegas pawn shop that provides an interesting look at capitalism at its most basic level.

Are the pawn stars good role models?  Yes and no… but mostly yes! At least according to parents and educators ~ The men who run the shop have a tempestuous relationship and they bicker often. Poor communication as a family maybe, but they are running a business here, and bickering is great communication for a reality show. Is it all real, probably not, we think that they play to the camera smartly. Hey, no one wants to see mature, intelligent communication on a reality show!

They’re aggressive salespeople who are looking for an edge in a deal. So, they are not unscrupulous,  they just push hard for the best deal. It’s not personal; it’s just good business.
WHAT PARENTS AND EDUCATORS SAY

  • 57% say there are positive role models
  • 43% say there are positive messages
By Bocaratonpawn, a Boca Pawn Broker.
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Pawn Stars Tonight – Weird Science & a Blast From the Past

Weird Science

Premiere Date: 08/08/2011

HISTORY BUFFS WILL LOVE TONIGHT’S SHOW!~
Tonight we see the Pawn Stars travel to Utah. There, they will see a rare 19th century Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon! A similar cannon is shown here:
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A Hotchkiss revolving cannon

A rapid-fire cannon, rarely used in the Spanish American War. See how rick handles this offer! Will he bulls-eye the price or drop a bomb on the seller.
Then, Corey and Chumlee (or as I call them, Mo and Curly) get an earful when an antique jukebox (a Wurlitzer ) bops into the shop.
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Pawn Stars Chumlee

Lastly, a woman comes into the shop hoping that she will be able to sell her antique medical device. What is it? Get this… it’s an electric zapping machine! Yep. It’s called a “Master Violet Ray,” and this odd piece of “weird science” might just call for a second opinion!
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