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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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Cajun Pawn Stars Could Be New Hit

Now, there is a point at which something original does not need a sequal or spin-off. Case in point, the hit reality show, Pawn Stars, is indeed a hit. The amount of attention Corey, Chumlee, and the crew receive has grown substantially since its debut. Being in its fourth season, there appears to be more of the same and less of Corey; he lost 115 pounds. At any rate, the whole notion that another pawn reality TV show is necessary or will be popular is a stretch at best. Move the concept to a part of the country where community spirit about being Cajun is strong and proud, then kick it a few times in the teeth and you get the Cajun Pawn Stars.

I say “…kick it in the teeth…” because the folks have apparently not entirely welcomed this show to their neighborhood, and yet, they are going to get this nation-wide coverage anyway, like it or not. Some comments on the Internet are not even close to being favorable. It makes you wonder what the producers, creators, and so on, were thinking and who they did not bother to speak with to get a feel for the cultural response to their idea. Of course, all of this is opinion that opposes the new series.

On a lighter side, the show is promoting a little twist to shake up the usual pawning aspect of the show. For example, instead of seeing a lot of people sell gold, jewelry, or their fancy watches, you are likely to see a bovine beast traipse across the floor or a donkey grace the television set. Yes, this will be entertaining to some. Let’s agree to give this series a chance and see just how much it makes you laugh and smile. Who knows? It could be a huge hit and become a pleasant surprise.

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Corey Harrison Loses A Lot And Wins Even More

Weight loss programs has been a lucrative business for at least 30 years or so. Back in the early 1980’s, there began to be a fever for exercise, weight management products and programs, and aerobics. All of this took off and some very in-tune entrepreneurs cashed in big time. As time progressed, the industry went through the digital age and awakened to a whole new approach of shedding the pounds. Somewhere along the way, science took hold and created a huge empire of supplements for the purpose of losing pounds.

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Lap Band procedures have helped people from all walks of life, including some more popular folks like Corey Harrison of Pawn Stars.

Most recently, in the last decade, bariatrics took off, surging in popularity and frequency of occurrence. The medical doctors who began investing a lot of time and educational in-service energy in this field of study would become astoundingly successful. Timing of this science is interesting to say the least. With the onset of popular video games, fast food availability, and processed foods, obesity became an epidemic, literally, affecting adults and children alike. While I have not heard of a Lap Band surgery being performed on anyone younger than 18 years of age, it has turned out to be one of the most popular forms of weight loss surgery across the country.

Not only does the general public now have access, the cost has dramatically decreased allowing for more and more insurance companies to be more apt to approve the procedure. It is still a very successful way to shed some unwanted weight and is even used by those considered to be stars or popular actors. Recently, in fact, Corey Harrison of the new hit show Pawn Stars has taken the initiative to change his habits and take better care of his health losing 115 pounds; great job Corey!

Part of the process for improving his health included a Lap Band surgery in an attempt to get off of medications, avoid becoming a diabetic, and eliminate the pain in his hips and legs. To sell jewelry, gold, and other luxury items, it takes energy and focus when working with customers. The whole work day, according to Corey, is so much easier. Perhaps, this is something that will inspire others to consider a similar path for becoming healthier for the new year.

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Businesses Positioning For Success While Economy Is Suppressed

Leave all of your previous notions about what is profitable and what is not in this new and volatile economy. The rules have changed and are being re-written often to keep up with the global markets that are in disarray. It takes a very astute and business-minded individual to see through all of the fog of bankruptcies, buy-outs, and failing companies. Given the opportunity, one can realize just how much is still possible to gain, even with the money or cash flow being severely disrupted.

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Sluggish times brought about a stunning market surprise among pawn brokers due to a second-hand market.

One of the games, if you want to call it that, is a company choosing to hold onto what assets they have waiting for the government regulations to become more stable in order to make future, long-term plans. One aspect of business that so many do not have a fundamental understanding of is the fact that lawmakers have so much influence and power as to how an economy functions and reacts to policies of an administration in the White House.

Posturing for a position to be prepared when the confidence in businesses returns is part of a strategy some CEO’s and small business owners may take. Careful and deliberate action is waiting in the wings for the time when consumers show a genuine interest in purchasing regularly from businesses, online or otherwise. One industry that has found success in this tough financial environment are the owners of pawn brokers. Their tenacity and determination to find and promote a second-hand market has produced some of the most profitable years of business the industry has ever experienced.

This was done by having the patience to discover and diversify. Not being constrained by employment numbers that represent consumer’s ability to spend, the pawn shops delivered by offering to buy gold, silver, jewelry, and luxury watches. Such a move created a stir and frenzy, to some degree, of a public in need of cash. Pawning items was one aspect of the business that helped to secure a longer term of fairly steady revenue. While clients could not afford to lose their possessions entirely, the pawn option availed them of a solution that was affordable for their budgets and lucrative for the pawn broker industry.

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Pawn Shops Use Creativity To Build Pre-owned Market

Finding the direction we must take in order to discover success in our lives is a daunting, and frankly, sometimes downright tough. Nevertheless, taking control of your life and its current path is indicative of someone who has dreams, aspires to be someone that is reliable and trustworthy, and is willing to sacrifice for a better future. Believing that there is no hope or not a good reason for holding to a faith that life can and will improve with the right attitude and conviction would be ludicrous in the least.

Many have fallen on hard times over the past three years or so; actually in record numbers has this happened. Regardless, many have survived, putting their trust in a system that has proven successful in the past. Down-turns will happen, it is inherent with any democracy and capitalist-based economy. Corrections in markets due to decisions made by those in a position to trade and invest can have very prosperous times. Additionally, these good times can result in over indulgence or behaviors that do not take businesses in a positive direction; hence, bubbles burst and economies suffer for a season.

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Down-turns in any economy have positive attributes by which the most creative business minds can capitalize and prosper.

Discovering new and innovative ways for people to survive, find work, create jobs, and so on is part of what naturally happens; in part due to the resilience and tenacity of entrepreneurs across the United States. Sectors of the market place become more apt to succeeding and actually growing during depressive economic times by stepping outside of the box looking for not so obvious ways of serving a diverse customer base. As an example, consider the pawn brokering industry. These businesses have made some creative moves to capitalize on the strains existing in our current economy. They realized that no matter the income or status of a person or group, they all have surplus items that no longer are of vital interest or considered a priority.

In fact, many have discovered, especially in the Boca Raton area, that they can sell gold that is unwanted to bring in cash for use to take care of bills, provide rent, pay mortgages, and so on. It is interesting to observe the trends within the pawn shop industry taking on electronic devices like never before, buying up Apple products, purchasing enormous amounts of gold and jewelry, and finding that eBay is an ally that can be a profitable pursuit. Indeed, the discovery of a pre-owned market has never been so lucrative; all due to the decisions by those with means and power who never anticipated the ultimate gift to thousands and thousands of pawn brokers.

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What is Occupy Movement All About?

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Selling jewelry or gold items at a pawn shop is sometimes beneficial to those in need.

The Occupy Movement that has swept the country in recent months has shed a whole new light on the kind of people who seem to find a need to display a certain attitude and appearance, generally speaking. It appears as though many of the “occupiers” are from a younger generation that have little interest in pursuing a more formal approach to life. As an example, their dress was commonly very loose and comfortable looking attire. A great deal of people were passionate about what they thought should be important to the rest of the nation.

This is not a demeaning mention of this group, simply an observation. One might wonder what their aspirations are and do they see the world in a practical way or in some dream state that hosts fantasies of what they would like to see the world change into on their behalf. It is unclear as to what exactly their position is or what they would see as the right direction for the country to take. By all accounts from news reports, they came across as being in a state of need, being unemployed and need to sell jewelry or gold items, if they had any, to a pawn shop or pawn broker, or needing guidance for where to proceed from this point in their lives.

With the pawn industry doing so well, this could very well be an avenue for employment for some; and that is not a bad thing. Obtaining a job in any field these days seems to be quite an accomplishment. So, why not a representative at a pawn shop. Whether in New York, Boca Raton, Florida, or even Dallas, Texas, there is sure to be an employment opportunity from which they can benefit.

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How About The Chumlee Phenomenom

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Famous, fun-loving, and most definitely care-free describes the admired Chumlee.

If you listen carefully, you might be able to hear the cheers coming from the fans of Pawn Stars. Yep, there it is. They are chanting, “Chumlee, Chumlee, Chumlee” and it seems to be getting louder. Okay, so you can’t really hear the  cheers over the Internet or on the cable show, but if you pay any attention at all to what is showing up on the web, Chumlee is getting a lot of attention. By all accounts, he has become the most popular character on the television show, Pawn Stars. This is a show about a pawn shop in Las Vegas where a family spends most of their time fussing and cussing about something that…you guessed it, something that Chumlee did or said.

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Chumlee is by far the most popular "star" on Pawn Stars.

Give the guy a break! Sure he brings the teasing and harassment upon himself, for the most part; and, yes he definitely contributes to his own delinquency; and, of course, he is always looking out for his best interest. But, does that mean he should be tormented and taunted beyond belief? Now that I think about it, yes, he probably deserves everything he gets. Nonetheless, all of this attention has brought him some pretty serious fame and fortune. When the guy goes out to buy a Maserati, this should send a clear message that money is certainly flowing in, and it is doing so in large quantities apparently.

No matter how you may feel about good old Chumlee, he also deserves some credit here. He has shirts with his caricature on it, other items mass-produced that are all about him and his role on Pawn Stars. His namesake alone is probably worth millions right now. In fact, it would not surprise many of us if he does not turn out to be the most successful of the entire clan; now there is irony for you. With all due respect, and Chumlee is due a little bit, at some point this whole series and concept will grow old. When that time will be is anyone’s guess. For many fans, they surely hope that it is not in the near future. As the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end.” Does that mean that all bad things never end? Oh well, that is way too deep for now.

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Boca Raton Pawnshops Buy Your Gold and Jewelry

Do you find it hard to let go of that old jewelry or unwanted gold? There are a lot of reasons for not keeping something that is essentially no longer a prized possession. Celebrities shop for jewelry, luxury and otherwise, all of the time. It is nothing to find paparazzi out and about in Los Angeles fighting for that special photograph to catch a celebrity in the act of shopping; the nerve of anyone famous going shopping.

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Gold jewelry and gold pieces are quite valuable in today's market and provide all the reasons for selling your unwanted gold jewelry.

Okay, all kidding aside, the point is that the newness of any luxury item loses its appeal with time; not with everyone, of course. Depending on the reason for making the purchase initially, some items may be purchased for an investment or sentimental reasons. Time is a factor in some cases whereby the investment jewelry or gold has matured in value and is then cashed-in to collect the dividends. Selling your gold can be a tough choice; timing is everything. In today’s market, gold has been up substantially to the advantage of the consumer.

Go ahead and do some treasure hunting for that unwanted or undesired jewelry and gold piece. There is no loss here for the seller, that would be you, and you can truly benefit from checking out the opportunity at your local Boca Raton pawnshop. Have some fun with thinking about the potential of your stash. The excitement of the unknown is half of the experience. Moreover, anticipation of what the appraiser might determine is enough to satisfy the most avid thrill-seeker.

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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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A Golden Opportunity to Sell your Gold

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Pawnshops will buy your gold!

As most of you are already keenly aware, gold has seen some remarkable gains over the past few years.  At this point, it has been hovering in the $1700.00 per ounce range.  Think about that!  Could there possibly be a better time to sell any unwanted gold jewelry?  It has become obvious to some that now is definitely the time to let your local pawnshop help you out.  With the economy being so depressed and many people needing the extra cash, digging up any unwanted or unused items containing gold would be almost like going on a treasure hunt.

Being so close to the Christmas holiday season, some may feel the pinch to prepare for a little something for a child, spouse, or a dear friend.  Whatever the reason, many may feel compelled to share a gift even in meager times such as these.  If this happens  to be your circumstance and there is some jewelry, gold coins, or gold trinkets that you could part with and not lose sleep over it, perhaps, then this could be the right opportunity.

For some, the month to month, week to week, or day-to-day living with financial pressures can provoke thought of selling any gold that may be in their possession.  On the other hand, why not look at the bright side, finding any gold jewelry or pieces of gold from other items could certainly take some of the pressure off.

Think how much better it will feel by not having certain money matters haunting your every thought.  And what a better time than now to alleviate any negative stressors causing problems?  Your local Boca Raton pawnshop is well equipped to not only help you with buying the gold from you, but they will strive to ensure you get the best price as well.  Not everyone can make that claim, but these dealers and their representatives are committed to see that the customer needs are addressed with the upmost of respect and service second to none.

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Do Pawnshops really have Great Deals on Jewelry?

Do Pawnshops really have Great Deals on Jewelry? Good question. In a word… yes.

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For the past three years, this nation has had all kinds of difficulty with its economics. It has been down right challenging for people to find the means for making ends meet. This has caused a literal stampede, if you will, to local Boca Raton pawnshops. With so much inventory being brought over this time period, the selection has become absolutely unbelievable. Watches, rings, bracelets, necklaces, special made jewelry, and more all are in stock to some degree or another. The really bright side to this situation is that you are going to get an outstanding deal on this jewelry.

It is a wonderful time to be shopping for that fabulous gift. Think about all of the great times that can be had while browsing around and gazing over all of the tremendous selection. What about the ring you have always wanted; will you be able to find what you are looking for? Well, there is only one way to find out. Jump in the car, call a friend to take you, take a bus, whatever means you can find get down to your local Boca Raton pawnshop so you can start the shopping. What may even be more fun is that the selection may be so incredible that you end up finding another masterpiece to suit your heart’s desire.

Seek out the jewelry with an open mind and a conviction or determination that you will find that outstanding deal, the deal of a lifetime. Such confidence will provide a successful experience and take a load off of your mind about finding what you want. While looking, don’t hesitate to ask a representative for help or for some ideas. Their experience and knowledge can provide the guidance needed and their insight may be just the ticket. Don’t forget to take some time to investigate what kind of jewelry you want and this can save the extra trips you would otherwise have to take. So, jump in with both feet and have a fine time finding your fine jewelry!

 

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Gold, Diamonds, and all other kinds of Jewelry

Gold, Diamonds, and all other kinds of Jewelry

The stock of jewelry at your local Boca Raton pawn shop is not just a run of the mill inventory. Consider something if you will; the various and diverse backgrounds of the kind people who have decided to move on to some other kind of jewelry leaving behind some incredible gold and diamond jewelry you probably have never considered. From the shapes, designs, quality, and sheer luxury of what is available, you most certainly won’t be disappointed. Include the kind of service you will receive  to assist you in finding exactly what you want, or better, something you never dreamed you could afford, and you will be absolutely beside yourself.

If you happen to be in the market for a necklace, ring, bracelet, or even some really nice earrings; this is the time for taking a gander and begin realizing how much fun the shopping experience will become. Try on the earrings, adorn yourself with that awesomely stunning necklace that you can’t take your eye off of, and by all means, don’t hesitate to flash your choice of diamond ring to your loved one; the results can be exactly what you want. Also, make sure to get a good explanation about the kind of jewelry you want to purchase as to its quality if you are not positive what you are getting. Sometimes individuals will blindly shop without paying attention to the product they believe is a certain karat of gold or diamond. The last thing the Boca Raton pawn shops want is a customer who walks away dissatisfied.

Gold Plated Jewelry

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Also, what about the more specialized watches? You won’t know unless you take the time to look and graze through their selection. You can name off all kinds of incredible watches, but until you actually put it on and look at it while you wear it, there is no way to make a solid decision as to what you truly want in a watch. Try on that Rolex or Cartier that some of your friends or family has been telling you about. Not only will this be a real treat to experience one of these or any other fancy watch, but the astounding price savings will cause excitement; possibly like you have never experienced in a shopping extravaganza.

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What a deal on jewelry at your local pawn shop!

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Pawn Shop Jewelry Deals!

What a deal on jewelry at your local pawn shop!

Hot deals do not begin to describe what you will see at your local pawn shop. It makes not difference what kind of jewelry you are in the market for, they will either have it or they will find it for you. Take for example you are a high-end customer and love to splurge occasionally on the finer side of the jewelry isle. No problem! Go on down to your favorite place of business and check out the inventory they have just waiting for you to drop in and gaze over. Diamond jewelry, diamond watches, gold jewelry and watches of all brands, and the stunning combination of gems and precious metals. It all is just patiently waiting.

If you get there and just cannot seem to find that special piece, don’t fret or lose interest. Call over your representative and let him or her take care of the problem. Tell them what you are looking for and ask them to see if they can locate it for you. It is possible that they may already know where to turn to obtain your new high-end jewelry. If not, give them the opportunity to serve you and help you achieve a satisfied purchase once again.

For those who still don’t know where to turn, let me steer you in the right direction. Gaining a friend in the business of buying and selling can be very advantageous. Establishing yourself with a great Boca Raton pawn shop can provide years of great purchases and/or sells with people you have grown to respect and trust. This is a win-win proposition; you gain a friend and the pawn shop gains a new and valued customer.

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Sell Gold: The price of Gold Rises for 10th Straight Quarter!

SELL GOLD IF YOU HAVE IT! 

Gold price rises for 10th straight quarter 

The price of gold keeps climbing HIGHER AND HIGHER! Now it has increased a grand total of 5 percent in the 2nd quarter. The WGC ( World Gold Council) just reported these numbers the last Gold Investment Digest.

HERE ARE THE PRICE DETAILS

Going by the numbers in the Gold Investment Digest, the second quarter ended with gold at a staggering $1,505.50 an ounce! With the average cost of gold during the second quarter actually being just barely above that. So does this mean that after it’s long ascent, the cost of gold might finally be coming down!? It’s hard to know, but if you have gold and you have been waiting to sell it, now might be a really good time to do just that!

While a thorough set of figures for the 2nd Quarter on the demandof jewelry won’t be available from the WGC until probably mid-to-late August, initially it looks as though that demand in the Indian market remained strong. This, despite what was an increase in local prices. Overall demand in China is growing still at what the digest refers to as a “healthy pace” .