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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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.
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
Now that I work in a pawn shop Boca Raton I always seem to notice when shows like “Pawn Stars” are on TV. There are actually two mainstream shows about pawn shops. One is Pawn Stars and the other is Hardcore Pawn. I like to watch Pawn Stars in my spare time. However, I don’t like how it represents what pawn shops are.
For example, since Pawn Stars is on the History Channel they only show people pawning historic items like swords from the 15th century. In the real world of pawn shop Boca Raton this kind of item is rarely pawned. The fact is most pawn shop employees are not qualified to determine the value of such items; which leads me to my next problem. There is no way Rick knows all of these “experts” that he calls in to evaluate rare artifacts. He may know a few people from being in the business for years but seems highly unlikely that he has an expert for every item that comes in.
I wish there was a show about a real life pawn shop Boca Raton. One where people come in with jewelry or TV’s or even typewriters from the 50’s. I think people would like a real insight into what the pawn business is all about.
One thing I do like about “Pawn Stars” is it displays pawn shops in a good light. A common misconception is that pawn shops are dirty, scary, and seedy places. While this may be the case for some, most are actually nice upscale places where you can buy or sell a wide array of items.
While shows like Pawn Stars and Hardcore Pawn are not a 100% accurate representation of pawn shops they have improved the public’s view of them. The pawn business seems to be at an all time high.
by, Seth at Boca Raton Pawn
The other day I was lounging around watching TV when I saw a new Best Buy ad. The ad was to promote their new “buy back” program where they will buy back your electronics (at a lower price of course) to keep up with ever changing technology. At first I didn’t think much of it. I mean big corporations like Game Stop have been buying back their products for years. But the more I thought about it I said, “why aren’t more companies doing this?” After all, places like pawn shops Boca Raton have been doing it for years. I mean pawn shops will buy basically anything they think they can make a profit on. And with the introduction of eBay in the last 10 years selling useless items has never been easier.
After seeing the ad and thinking more of it I Googled it to see what other people thought. Most articles that I read said the general public was drawn to the program and it seems to be working for Best Buy. It makes perfect sense. Why throw away your obsolete two-year-old laptop when you can sell it back to the place you bought it from? You can even use the money you get towards a new one. The fact that more companies don’t do this is mind boggling.
Personally, when I was younger, I worked at Game Stop, then at an estate jewelry store, and now at a pawn shop Boca Raton. All three of these companies make a majority of their money by buying back customers valuables and selling them at a discount. For 5 years I have seen first hand the success that companies have from buying used items. For example, Game Stop will buy back a video game for a fraction of what they sold it for; and they will sell it as “pre owned” for three or four times what they bought it back for. They entice you to sell your games back to them by offering more money if you use the money towards a purchase. It is no coincidence that Best Buy saw the success of Game Stop and adopted its own “buy back” system.
Best Buy has yet to say that they are going to adopt this “buy back” program forever. In fact I think it is only for a limited time. Maybe they are testing it out before they offer it forever? While I am not the CEO of Best Buy or of any other company for that matter, I have seen what success buying back old products can have for a company and I recommend Best Buy keep this program forever.
by, Seth at Boca Raton Pawn