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How About The Chumlee Phenomenom


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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You will be Amazed at Pawn Shop Inventory

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It seems you can get ANYTHING at a pawn shop!

You will be Amazed Pawn Shop Inventory

Let’s say you are fumbling through your “stuff” in the garage or storage and have found several things that you just don’t have a need for any longer. Don’t throw it away! If you believe it is in good condition and thinks someone could have a use for it, load it up and drive on down to your local  pawn shop in Boca Raton. Let them give you a fair price on your items and let you come away feeling good about not only coming away with cash, but also that you will help someone out who is looking for what you had.

Unless you frequent pawn shops, you may not be aware of the tremendous inventory they possess on any given day. You are likely to see jewelry, watches, electronics – especially Apple products, tools and outdoor gear. The sheer selection will be enough to get you hooked the next time you have a need for something around the house or for a camping trip. Don’t forget the gift purchasing that is already starting. This is an excellent time to make that list and check it twice so you can decide who has been naughty and who has been really nice.

Seriously, pawn shops are not what they used to be and their inventory is certainly something to behold. Listening to what someone says or writes, including me, should not make up your mind. Take the little amount of time necessary for you to make that decision for yourself. Besides, what can you lose? I submit that nothing will be lost; not even your time. Once you walk in and your eyes start to gaze at the astounding amount of items and range of inventory available, you will convince yourself on the spot.

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Boca Raton Pawn Stars: A Peek Into Our Shop

Boca Raton Pawn Stars: Photos

A Gallery Glimpse Inside Boca Raton Pawn…

Boca Raton Pawn: Motorcycles, Cars, Boats…

Sports Memoribilia: Signed Eli Manning Sports Collectible…

High End Watches for Men and Women…

Fine Jewelry: Bracelets, Necklaces, Rings and Earrings…

Diamond Bracelet and a Collection of Fine Jewelry...

Men's and Women's Luxury Watches...

As you walk into our showroom you will become acquainted with our warm and attentive staff. 

Boca Raton Pawn is centrally located in the beautiful city of Boca Raton, Florida directly across the street from Mizner Park on Federal Hwy. Family owned and operated, Boca Raton Pawn specializes in short term pawn shop loans on a wide variety of items. These items include 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.

We have an extensive clientele that is actively seeking fine estate jewelry items including heavy gold jewelry, diamond jewelry, platinum jewelry and designer jewelry. We also have customers that are interested in purchasing luxury watches. Because of this interest, we are motivated to provide you with the highest returns on your watches. Bring in any luxury brand. Luxury watches from famous Swiss companies such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier and many more are in high demand.

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

Fax 561-347-8956

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 10-6
Sat 10-5
Sun 12-4

Rick Harrison and the ‘Old Man’ Visit With Fans and Sign Copies of Rick’s New Book, ‘License to Pawn’

License to Pawnby Rick Harrison

License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold & Silver

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License to Pawn, a 272 page hardcover book released on June 7th, has been recieving positive reviews and is popping up on many “must read” lists for Summer 2011. The book is written by Rick Harrison, owner and operator ofGold & Silver Pawn Shopin Las Vegas.

You may recognize these names from the hit television program, ‘Pawn Stars’, which airs on the History Channel. Rick is certainly one of the most prominent stars of the ensemble cast of the History Channel’s hit program, ‘Pawn Stars’, with a constant beaming smile on his face and a seemingly endless stream of knowledge about history, chemistry, metals, erosion, natural elements and welding.

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The book offers a much closer look into the trials and triumphs of not only Rick Harrison, but of the history belonging to the realized success of the (three-generation) family business, ‘Gold & Silver Pawn Shop‘ in Las Vegas. The tale of Rick’s struggle with epilepsy, the solace he found (and still finds) within books on history, along with the struggles the family faced upon the beginning of ‘Pawn Stars’ filming are well conveyed, and perfectly counteracted with bits of humor.

As Rick walks the reader through his life in the Pawn Industry, he offers entertaining and interesting tidbits on the items he’ll never sell, and the tricks he uses to overcome the sentimental historian side of himself when it’s time to be a businessman. Harrison also gives readers a moderately in-depth look into the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, the colorful array of customers, as well as some information you’d never expect about the items for sale.


My first grand mal epileptic seizure, and the countless ones that followed, would define my childhood and much of my life. They struck violently and without warning. They struck mostly at night, and thankfully never at school. They struck with such severe force that I accepted it as a given that I would not live into adulthood.

Surely, at some point, one of these vengeful, raging attacks would cross the line. It would hit with all its wild, paralyzing fury, and I would simply never regain consciousness. From the time the seizures became a regular part of my life, I resigned myself to the idea that they would eventually kill me.

So I read books.

A lot of books.

I fell in love with a series of books called The Great Brain. These were the first books that captured my imagination. – Chapter 1, The Storm In My Head, Rick Harrison

This should be added to your ‘must read’ list, if it hasn’t been already! 🙂


Gary Sheffield Sports Memorabilia: Boca Raton Pawn

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Among a wide variety of items a local pawn shop sees, sports memorabilia is up near the top of the list.  Autographs on framed pictures, used equipment, or signed balls are amongst the most popular items seen by a local pawn shop.

While it is considered uncommon, some local pawn shops even see championship rings.  These items are worth a lot of money.  Just like anything else, there is a huge market for people who collect sports memorabilia.

Recently Boca Raton Pawn purchased a signed picture by Gary Sheffield along with a matching plaque signed by Jeff Conine.  These are a couple of local hero’s who used to play for the Florida Marlins.

by, Seth at Boca Raton Pawn