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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. 

Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison Has Racing In His Blood

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During a Pawn Stars episode recently, Rick Harrison was considering a purchase of a dragster. For a change, he was not behind the desk trying to pawn gold or jewelry from a customer. No, he was out in the field on this one; refreshing change of pace in the show. At any rate, the seller of the dragster was all enamored with the whole television environment and seemed to be convinced that good old Rick was his new bud and would by the speedster.

It was a real surprise when Rick decided to jump in and take it for a test drive; makes sense, right? The decision was a smart move since there could be anything wrong with it not detectable unless it was driven.

Well, Rick seems to have some real racing blood running, or should I say, speeding through his veins. When sitting at the starting line waiting for the lights to go from red to green, he really got into character. Sweat beading down his forehead, an intense look on his face, and a tight, no, a very tight grip on the steering wheel were all obvious just watching the screen.

The light hits green and suddenly the tires start spinning and smoking, just like you see when professionals are slicking up their tires. The wheels grabbed the surface and he shot out of their like the Navy’s F-15 fighter jets at take-off on an aircraft carrier; literally a slingshot effect.

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Rick Harrison admitted that he now knew how Navy fighter pilots feel at take-off.

It is a shame that there was no camera shot of his eyes when that bad boy took off. Rick admitted he was a little scared, but that the car steered good and got him to the finish. It appeared that the car would be worth the $30,000 being asked.

Whoa! Stop the presses! Rick could have knocked the owner over with a feather when the price offered was a mere $11,000; a small $6,000 for the dragster and $5,000 for the trailer. You could see the huge disappointment on the owner’s face; he went completely pale.

“That would be giving it away.” remarked the owner when later he was interviewed, but accepted the fact and was ready to move on. Rick was really on target with this when he later described just how poor of a shape the vehicle was in; bad engine, out-dated front-end, and vital systems needing an overhaul. Got to hand it to Mr. Harrison, he really does know what he is talking about.

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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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Owning Finer Things May Not Require Wealth

Placing emphasis on material things of the world has its place. Sharing a special moment when a groom proposes to his bride, a child grows into a young adult and buys their first car, and so on, all have their time as part of our lives. Being materialistic and owning material things are polar opposites. To maintain a life where one is able to sustain them self and their family requires shelter, transportation of some kind, appliances, etc.

On the other hand, one who owns many things for the sake of having “stuff” could be considered materialistic. It can be boats, cars, very expensive jewelry, also known as high-end jewelry, or a 10,000 square foot house; this may be a little on the materialistic side. While some may see this as being unnecessary – owning extravagant items, those of substance and wealth see there possessions as an opportunity they have earned through hard work or wise business decisions. One who holds animosity towards the individual with means because they are without is a very insecure person.

The whole free enterprise system and capitalistic society concept revolves partly on the premise that one who works wisely and learns the ways of business can succeed to any degree. There is ostensibly no limit to the amount of achievement or to the material objects that can be accrued. Do some people take the whole ability to own things too far? I would agree that they do at times. However, to argue the position that those who have large amounts of assets are people of excess would be very one-sided and without merit.

For those who have discovered that owning the finer things of life do not necessarily require mounds of wealth, the use of Boca Raton pawn shops can actually provide some luxury items at huge discounts in comparison to what a new product would cost. With this opportunity available, it precludes the notion of only the well-to-do have singularly the opportunity for such extravagant things of the world.

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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Pawn Gold For Cash In Boca Raton

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Some of the most important parts of considering a pawn loan have to do with your desire to retain ownership of the gold or jewelry you are considering to sell. It has been found that most people who deal with a Boca Raton pawn shop are likely to need cash in hand. With the struggling economy and so many people being out of work, the industry of pawn brokering has literally exploded into a competitor among retail businesses.

Searching the Internet has also become a means by which individuals, or potential customers as the industry likes to call them, have a source for directing them to those pawn shops that tout the best deals around. Selling or pawning an item is the real choice that one needs to consider. Sell gold, sell jewelry, sell IPads, or any other item, and you can receive cash almost immediately. The only problem some may see with doing this is that the sell is final. Seller’s remorse plays no part in trying to recover an item that is sold. For those who make the decision to sell, it is usually a firm one and they do not look back and feel as though they made a poor choice.

There is a safe method for retaining your valuables in the future if a short-term cash fix is all that is needed; pawn your goods. It is not unusual for those with means during a more prosperous and robust economy find their situation being rather desperate and needing a sudden influx of cash. Boca Raton pawn shops are designed to accommodate their needs as well. High-end items are something these pawn brokers specialize in and are prepared to offer some really good prices. So, take heart and know that Boca Raton pawn shops have your back and want to help you in any way possible when the need for cash-in-hand is critical.

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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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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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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.

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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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Pawn Stars Breathes Life Into Pawn Shops Nationwide

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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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Boca Raton Pawnshops Need Your Unwanted Jewelry

There is a market out there that many have not noticed or taken advantage of recently. Given the time of year it is and all of the economic hardships that exist among families across this country, Boca Raton pawnshopshave a way to help out. In fact, it is a win-win situation when you think about it. Christmas shopping season is upon us and is in full swing everywhere. Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, hopefully with much joy and full stomachs. So, the official time to get that holiday gift shopping done is here and it is a great opportunity to take the time to explore your options.

christmas sphereFor those with unwanted jewelry have a tremendous opportunity to help our the local pawnshops gain an inventory that can supply them with what so many shoppers are looking for this season; jewelry for their special loved one. By selling your jewelry, whether it is gold, silver, platinum, or diamond, you can get an excellent deal to put some holiday cash in your hands…fast! Why not do yourself a favor, and at the same time, give the chance for some future customer to enjoy a fine piece of jewelry that you do not need or want any longer? This is a fantastic way to share the holiday spirit with and for others; even those you do not know.

In short, here is the crux of the matter; you sell your unwanted jewelry to your local Boca Raton pawnshop, get some cash, and a future client gets a great deal that is affordable in this tough economy. The spirit of giving has so many meanings. Expressions of love at this fabulous time of year are what make the Christmas holiday season so special and memorable. Take it to heart that when you part with some jewelry of any kind or style, the thought is translated into an expression of peace, love, and gratitude for someone that has a special place in the heart of those who made it all possible.

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A Rolex Is Not Just Another Watch!

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Over the past century or so, Rolex watches have been making a real name within the watchmaker’s community. Starting out with a few fancy watches, this organization has taken their name to new heights and branded the Rolex as one to not only own, but to become competitive. This driven by other watchmaking companies have driven this market to where hundreds of different kinds of watches, even luxury watches is being built and marketed. The intricacies in its design, its mechanisms, and its overall durability have made Rolex a target in just about every genre of watches.

However, what else sets apart this extravagant watch from the others? Is its popularity or is it the sheer number of varied products within the Rolex name? Whatever the reason, this has only added to its name recognition worldwide. Additionally, this watch is constantly battling with organizations that create fake Rolex watches in attempts to charge enormous prices for their flawed product in hopes to cash in on the brand name.

Unfortunately, this has happened a lot and many unsuspecting consumers, and in some cases a little naive, are the victims of fraud and don’t realize it until it is too late. Getting a great deal on a Rolex does not have to happen out of the trunk of a beat up Pinto or the coat pockets of a passer-by. Keep your wits about you when it comes to seeking out a great deal on a Rolex. Identifying a dealer who knows how to treat its customers and provide them with knowledgeable service staff is the beginning to earning a potential customer’s business.

The local Boca Raton pawnshops are a great place to get a fantastic deal on a genuine Rolex watch. Ask for the signs of identifying a fake Rolex. Be very insistent on getting all of the information you can to make an educated decision on this kind of a purchase. In fact, look up tips on how to spot a less than genuine Rolex by searching the internet; plenty of information is readily available for your perusal. Enjoy the opportunity of owning a Rolex and trust in a dealer who can earn the business of a serious client.

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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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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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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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