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.
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.
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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Like music can bring out certain emotions when you hear a melody or lyrics, jewelry can have a similar effect. An enormous amount of energy, money, and heart goes into the making or selling gold jewelry, necklaces, or other elegant items. Most notably, weddings, birthdays, and Valentine’s Day are the most popular times when jewelry is sought. It is not always the act of obtaining the piece, rather the reason(s) and setting that really have the impact.
Consider the difference in these two scenarios; first, a man buys an engagement ring without much thought or consideration for what would be most suitable for his true love. He then shows up at his girlfriend’s work and calls her out to surprise her with a black velvet box. Now, is the girl going to get really excited and have one of those memorable experiences that can give her a feeling she will never forget? Well, this is not the most romantic and awe-inspiring setting or moment for creating that once-in-a-lifetime memory. However, this may be just fine for some women…to each her own.
Secondly, what about this little scenario? A young man takes time to figure out who is planning on marrying, what she likes or dislikes, the kind of jewelry that she dreams of owning, or her favorite precious stone and uses this information as a means for finding the perfect engagement ring and wedding band. He arranges a private and very romantic date to set the mood and create a mindset that will lock the moment in time. Whether it is a beautiful country-side filled with her favorite wildflowers and scenery or an evening of dinner and romantic walks along the beach, the setting will be a huge part of accomplishing a memorable moment. Of the two, it is easy to see which has a likelihood of providing a breathtaking experience that will be cherished for the rest of her life.
It is not always possible for some men to provide the expensive ring set or most pleasurable surroundings. If this happens to be the case, as it was in my situation, it is the amount of deep and profound love that is already felt between the two of you that can make up the difference. Fortunately for me, my wife of over 25 years saw that I truly and deeply loved her and was sincere when I proposed. Love is never wasted when there are true and genuine feelings so deep they can not be diminished or swayed by that which is based upon material objects; indeed, this is unconditional love.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s Friday afternoon and you have dropped by the local hangout with some friends from work. On the way there, you were approached by someone who claimed to have genuine Rolex watches for a huge discount. Already you are suspicious, but you decide to indulge the poor soul who you think is just trying to make a living. As he unfolds the sapphire colored velveteen material, giving the illusion of royalty being the previous owner, you see these impressive looking watches. The problem now is trying to figure out if the merchandise before you is actually real or fake.
This little scenario is one that has been touted over the years many times. Whether it is seen in the movies or real life, it is an experience some have had. But, let’s put this into perspective and consider that the opportunity for you make a legitimate purchase from a dealer presents itself. For anyone who has desired the feel and look of a Rolex on their wrist, the compulsion to make that purchase can be intoxicating. To the buyer, beware. There are some considerations that become essential before going down that engrossing road of a Rolex purchase. To protect the initial investment of such an endeavor, a certain amount of knowledge is valuable, indeed, incredibly valuable.
If the luxury of locating an expert on Rolex watches is available, take full advantage of getting his or her advice on any watch you are considering. In fact, it is safe to say that most “legitimate” Rolex dealers will have at least one person on staff who can divulge all of the details of the watch, and how they are significant in being able to identify an authentic Rolex. By far, this is the best advice, suggestion, reminder, etc. anyone can provide.
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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.
For 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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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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Do Pawnshops really have Great Deals on Jewelry? Good question. In a word… yes.
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!
Jewelry is for everyone! And Pawn Shop Jewelry is the best deal you’ll get!
There has been the impression that jewelry is only for those who can afford it. Well, with Boca Raton pawn shops on the scene, anyone can get the opportunity to purchase a fine piece of jewelry. Of course, it is not that everyone can afford the higher end of this spectrum, it goes without saying. But, what is important in regard to making a jewelry purchase is the affordability of it. Selecting that one special piece that will set the tone for the beginnings of a marriage or to establish that one friendship that will last a lifetime has tremendous value.
Take stock and comfort in the opportunity that awaits you. Never go by what you have heard regarding the pawn shop experience. Keep the door open and give yourself the chance to go and have a wonderful time looking and browsing over the huge inventory that exists at your local pawn shop. Seeing is believing, in this case. Going on information that you have been told is not a fair assessment of what the experience will actually be when considering where to take your business. Would you like for your customer base be dependent on solely what a few people thought about your company? Of course not; this is absurd at best.
Take the initiative to select for yourself based upon a real-life experience. When you get to the pawn shop, ask a representative for information that will help you determine why you should give them your business. Put them to the test and see how they can provide the information you require for better understanding what makes the jewelry you are pursuing a great selection. Not everyone can do this for you, but they are dedicated professionals that have only your best interest in mind. They will do everything possible to earn your trust and have an outstanding time. When you discover that you are all they care about at that moment, giving you their full attention, your confidence in the choice you have made to let them be your guide in this jewelry purchase will rise to new heights.
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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.
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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