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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. 

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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Buy your next watch at a pawn shop!

Boca Pawn Shop – shopping for watches.

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Sell or Buy Watches at your local pawn shop! Image, courtesy of Wikipedia, GNU free documentation license.

If you have not been out to check out the deals on watches at a pawn shop, then you are missing out. What a time to be scouring the scene, taking in all of the fabulous watches on display. Consider a Rolex, or take advantage of a more modest watch for your needs. It makes no difference; your desire is their wish. You can’t go wrong by purchasing your next wristwatch from a pawn shop in Boca Raton.

Let me put it to you like this, with Christmas closer than you may think, now would be a great opportunity to buy for your special someone before they even suspect you are looking. What a perfect cover, especially if you are the typical last minute shopper. Shock them with the watch and the fact that you shopped so early; all just for them. Besides, what better way help your budget in these tough times than to find exactly what you are looking for with such a huge price break?

Perhaps, you are on the other end of the spectrum and need the cash for other needs; even better, because this is a market for a seller as well. Don’t hesitate to sell a watch, don’t stall, don’t procrastinate; just get up and stroll on down to take advantage of a fantastic opportunity to provide a quality watch for a future client and earn some much needed cash for you. This is a win-win no matter how you slice it. Put on your happy face and enjoy the browsing as a buyer; feel the comfort of getting cash you need as a seller.

Remember, either way, you are the winner!

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Boca Raton Pawn Stars: A Peek Into Our Shop

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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

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Hardcore Pawn Renews Contract for a Fifth Season

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While the History Channel’s Pawn Stars is by far the more popular of the two, Hardcore Pawn just signed a new contract for a 5th season.

While both shows do not fully represent what a local pawn shop is, Hardcore pawn is the closest.  They actually show people pawning and selling somewhat normal things.  I’ve worked in the pawn and jewelry business for almost five years and I have never seen a 15th century Samurai sword come in to my shop.  While the pawn business has been doing well over the past few years, Pawn Stars and Hardcore Pawn are on TV and need to draw ratings.  They show these outrageous things being pawned in an effort to gain more viewers.

by, Seth at Boca Raton Pawn

Pawn Stars’ Own Chumlee Buys $100K Maserati

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Chumlee in His New Ride

TMZ is reporting that Chumlee from Pawn Stars just bought a $100K Maserati sports car.  I knew these guys were making money but wow!  That’s an expensive car.

While Gold and Silver Pawn is a big money maker itself, Chumlee also gets money from doing endorsements and appearances.  Not only is he the comic relief on the show, but he is the most popular.

TMZ also reported that he bargained his way into only paying 85% of the list price on the Maserati.  It must be nice to be Chumlee.

by, Seth at Boca Raton Pawn

Pawn Stars Boca Raton Pawn Commercial

The staff at Boca Raton Pawn have just become their own version of “Pawn Stars”.  Their commercial made its TV debut a few days ago and they are already seeing an increase in traffic to their website and store.  Just like the show Pawn Stars was its own commercial for the local pawn shop Gold and Silver Pawn, Boca Raton Pawn’s new commercial hopes to drive a similar amount of traffic.

Boca Raton Pawn specializes in high dollar, low interest loans on items ranging from Rolex watches, to diamond engagement rings.  They have a beautiful store in downtown Boca Raton which helps to serve people from all over South Florida.

by, Seth

Local Pawn Shop Excited About Record Gold Prices

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Over the last five years we have seen the price for 1 OZ of pure 24kt gold rise from around $500 to almost $1600!  That’s an increase of around 300%.  Imagine if you had invested $1,000 in gold 5 years ago you would have over $3,000 worth today.

With gold and silver skyrocketing lately, your local pawn shop has been busy.  Everyone is rushing to sell their old, broken, or unwanted gold jewelry for cash.  It’s an easy way to get a few extra bucks in tough times.

As a local pawn shop, Boca Raton Pawn, is open 7 days and we always have cash for your gold.  Local pawn shops, along with the public, need to take advantage of this rare time in history.

by, Seth at BRP

Gold Prices at an All Time High!

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Boca Raton Pawn: Local Pawn Shop

As worries about the economy grow and grow gold prices rise and rise.  This week the price for 1 oz of 24kt gold traded above $1500 for the first time in history.  As the dollar weakens and we become more afraid about the future of the economy we want to invest in tangible things (i.e. gold, silver, etc…).  Gold has always been a valuable asset as far back as the Egyptian empire.

While gold is trading at an all time high, more and more people are coming to a local pawn shop to sell their old and broken gold jewelry.  Instead of leaving their gold sitting around in a jewelry case they are coming in to a local pawn shop and getting immediate cash.  Come to Boca Raton Pawn today and get the most for your old and broken gold jewelry.

by, Seth at Boca Raton Pawn

New Episode of Pawn Stars Tonight: Boca Raton Pawn

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This is the actual missile guidance system!

Pawn Stars has a new episode on History channel tonight.  Pawn Stars airs every Monday night at 10 PM.

Tonight, the guys at the local pawn shop consider buying a missile guidance system!  It seems like every week Pawn Stars has another super interesting item they are looking to buy.  It doesn’t get much more exciting than a missile guidance system.

I can’t imagine if that came into my local pawn shop.  I wouldn’t even know where to start.  Bring me gold, bring me watches, even bring me handbags; but a missile guidance system?  I’ll have to watch tonight’s episode and find out what it’s worth.  .

by, Seth at Boca Raton Pawn

Become Your Own Pawn Star on Facebook!

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The best rated TV show on History can now be played on Facebook.  Become your own pawn star by playing a tycoon style game on Facebook.

The game allows you to act as if you own your own local pawn shop.  You have to buy inventory, haggle with customers, etc.  Commentary by the Pawn Stars crew add a comical aspect to the game.

by, Seth at Boca Raton Pawn

Most Commonly Pawned Items: Boca Raton Pawn

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Over the last few months I have bought and given collateral loans for hundreds of items.  While just about anything can be pawned to a local pawn shop, I’d like to point out our most commonly pawned items (top 3 anyway).

3.  Musical Instruments
Musical Instruments, like guitars and piano,s are our third most popular pawned item.  A lot of people play music but just don’t have the time anymore.  Instead of having a guitar waste space in an attic we have a lot of customers come and sell or pawn their musical instruments.  Most local pawn shop will accept musical instruments as there a

re plenty of potential buyers out there.

2.  Gold, Jewelry, and Watches
This makes sense as these are the items people have the most of with the most value.  For example a 2 carat diamond can fit just about anywhere and weighs relatively nothing.  An item like this can be sold for thousands of dollars to a local pawn shop.  It makes perfect sense that people who need a lot of money would turn to their gold, jewelry, and watches first.

1.  Electronics
This includes laptops, phones, iPhones, iPads, speakers, amplifiers, etc.  Since technology is changing at an exponential rate, people’s electronics are quickly becoming old news.  Every year a new iPhone comes out and everyone wants the new one.  What better to do with the old one than sell it to a local pawn shop?  You might as well get get some cash for it while you still can.

by, Seth at Boca Raton Pawn

Pawn Stars to Oklahoma Casino this May

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Local Pawn Shop

Rick, Corey, and Chumlee from Pawn Stars will be traveling to Oklahoma this may to purchase items for their local pawn shop.

The event is being held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa.  There will be dealers from all over the world.

The show makes for a great environment for those in the pawn business to partake in.  Guests must be at least 21 years old.

by, Seth at Boca Raton Pawn

Local Pawn Shop Taking Over the Usual Lenders

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Local Pawn Shop

A couple days ago I was reading Forbes.com and came across an article about EzCorp.  EzCorp is a publicly traded company that owns hundreds of local pawn shop around the country.

The gist of the article was that during tough economic times local pawn shops become a major player in the business of giving loans.  A local pawn shop can give a loan to just about anyone who has collateral.  The pawn shops have the opportunity to sell the collateral if a loan is defaulted on.  Customers are also drawn to pawn shops because they usually deal in cash and they can can get a loan quickly.  There is no waiting and barely any paperwork.

Pawn shops help give people who are struggling a place to go when banks and other lenders turn them down.

by, Seth at Boca Raton Pawn

Pawn Stars King of Monday Night TV Ratings

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The show Pawn Stars on the History Channel continues to be one of the most popular on TV.  This past Monday they won the ratings war again with a 2.4.  The next closest show was WWE’s Raw at 2.0.

I’m sure when the producers of Pawn Stars decided to start filming a local pawn shop they thought it would be successful; but not this successful.  Imagine, a show about a local pawn shop was the highest rated show on TV on Monday!

Pawn Stars shows the nuances of the pawn business.  However, most of the stuff features on Pawn Stars has something to do with “history” as the show is shown on the History Channel.  With each piece a diagram pops up with a few history lessons to teach the audience.  While historic items like this don’t come into my local pawn shop as often as they do on Pawn Stars, you can still get an idea for how a pawn shop is run.

Pawn Stars is an entertaining TV show that helps the image of local pawn shop all around the world.

by, Seth at Boca Raton Pawn