Leave all of your previous notions about what is profitable and what is not in this new and volatile economy. The rules have changed and are being re-written often to keep up with the global markets that are in disarray. It takes a very astute and business-minded individual to see through all of the fog of bankruptcies, buy-outs, and failing companies. Given the opportunity, one can realize just how much is still possible to gain, even with the money or cash flow being severely disrupted.
One of the games, if you want to call it that, is a company choosing to hold onto what assets they have waiting for the government regulations to become more stable in order to make future, long-term plans. One aspect of business that so many do not have a fundamental understanding of is the fact that lawmakers have so much influence and power as to how an economy functions and reacts to policies of an administration in the White House.
Posturing for a position to be prepared when the confidence in businesses returns is part of a strategy some CEO’s and small business owners may take. Careful and deliberate action is waiting in the wings for the time when consumers show a genuine interest in purchasing regularly from businesses, online or otherwise. One industry that has found success in this tough financial environment are the owners of pawn brokers. Their tenacity and determination to find and promote a second-hand market has produced some of the most profitable years of business the industry has ever experienced.
This was done by having the patience to discover and diversify. Not being constrained by employment numbers that represent consumer’s ability to spend, the pawn shops delivered by offering to buy gold, silver, jewelry, and luxury watches. Such a move created a stir and frenzy, to some degree, of a public in need of cash. Pawning items was one aspect of the business that helped to secure a longer term of fairly steady revenue. While clients could not afford to lose their possessions entirely, the pawn option availed them of a solution that was affordable for their budgets and lucrative for the pawn broker industry.
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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.
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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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.
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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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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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.
What is it that is so alluring about watching a series about a pawnshop? There is always the “wow” factor that catches the eye of the viewer. If that is not enough, it is the unexpected that people sit on the edge of their seats for just waiting for a mistake to be made or one of the workers to do something entirely outrageous. All of this, and more, simply attract the audience into a literal trance for the entire show. Is it possible that there is a fascination with the items as much as there is for the players involved? Sure, that is probably a high likelihood.
In fact, it is a perfect combination of human involvement where they share the stories behind the item they intend to pawn or sell along with the sheer fascination of what the item is that makes the show entertaining to so many. If you have ever been to a high-end pawnshop, the intimidation of the atmosphere might be overwhelming; all of that inventory worth so much money.
Seriously though, it is pure fun and a great way to learn about various products that many have never seen but heard a lot about. With the owners and employees doing their part to encourage, if not convince, the seller to come down on their asking price, an almost competitive appeal draws the audience into the action. Trying to guess just how low the price will go, or if the pawnshop will lose out on buying something that does not quite pan out in a future sell.
It is somewhat awesome to witness such character and incredible knowledge about so many “things” these players exhibit on television. There is a whole new respect for those in the business who truly know the art of being a Pawn Broker. This is no game, and it most certainly takes skill and talent to be successful; especially to the level portrayed in a television series.
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Now is the time. Believe it or not, Christmas is just a few months away, and Boca Raton Pawn will more than just surprise you with their collection of fine jewelry. Indeed, the excitement and exhiliration of finding that special and precious piece of jewelry will absolutely revitalize your desire to finally make that purchase. Whether it is a ring, gold jewelry, or some other brilliantly styled and designed diamond jewelry, the options will make you want to spend the day taking in all of the gorgeous options.
It is the perfect opportunity to casually browse and take your time to select exactly what you need to take your gift ideas to the next level. The deals are remarkable in every sense of the word. Boca Raton Pawn does their homework and will serve your needs in order to provide gold quality service and make every effort to earn your business now and in the future. Why go anywhere else? The best service; the best products and product line; and without question, the best service and customer care you will find.
Take a drive and experience the sights of what will no doubt raise your inclination to make that all important purchase to bring joy, delight, and the greatest appreciation from the those you so dearly love. Yes, a holiday purchase now will save you from the last minute and typical holiday crowds, if you don’t like the rush of the season. The deals are going to really catch your attention as well as you carefully look over the incredible collection of some of the most impresssive selection of fine jewelry. Just think of the reaction and look on the face of your special one when they receive the gift of love.
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SELL GOLD IF YOU HAVE IT!
The price of gold keeps climbing HIGHER AND HIGHER! Now it has increased a grand total of 5 percent in the 2nd quarter. The WGC ( World Gold Council) just reported these numbers the last Gold Investment Digest.
HERE ARE THE PRICE DETAILS
Going by the numbers in the Gold Investment Digest, the second quarter ended with gold at a staggering $1,505.50 an ounce! With the average cost of gold during the second quarter actually being just barely above that. So does this mean that after it’s long ascent, the cost of gold might finally be coming down!? It’s hard to know, but if you have gold and you have been waiting to sell it, now might be a really good time to do just that!
While a thorough set of figures for the 2nd Quarter on the demandof jewelry won’t be available from the WGC until probably mid-to-late August, initially it looks as though that demand in the Indian market remained strong. This, despite what was an increase in local prices. Overall demand in China is growing still at what the digest refers to as a “healthy pace” .
Boca Raton’s own Lee Josephson from Boca Raton Pawn was recently quoted in Fox Business, “A lot of times people will ask about the interest rate, but forget about the fees”. Sometimes the fees are so hidden and so massive, that the customer could get “robbed” of their money before they have even walked out the door. With that just being one of the many questions to ask.
Here are a few more to remember:
*How long have you been in business?
*Are you insured?
*What happens if the shop is robbed and my item is stolen?
*Do you require paper work?
*Where will my stuff be kept?
* Will I get notifications of when my bill is due?
Proper paper work and full knowledge of your state’s pawn shop laws are a good way to make sure you are dealing with an honest shop. For instance, In Florida, paw shops are required to make a copy of your driver’s license and take a thumb print to have on file for all of their customers.
Lastly, make sure you leave with all of your paperwork, including copies of the paperwork the shop manager made you sign for! Especially the receipt, because that could be one of the hidden fees they can (and some do)! charge for!
Remember, don’t just run out and pawn when desperate times are amongst, pawn SMART! Pawn iPhones, iPads or other Apple Products today!
A Gallery Glimpse Inside Boca Raton Pawn…
Fine Jewelry: Bracelets, Necklaces, Rings and Earrings…
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
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As I do from time to time, I type “pawn shop” into the “news” tab on Google.com. Usually the top stories read “Local Pawn Shop Robbed” or “Local Pawn Shop Owner Arrested for Buying Stolen Goods”. However, today I read an article who’s title was “Pawn Shop Helps Detectives Find Thieves”. Articles like this put a smile on my face.
The opinion on local pawn shop is that they are seedy places where crooks come to sell their stolen merchandise. They’re dangerous and scummy. This is a common misconception. While the news articles always show pawnshops in a negative light there are more who do good than bad.
Pawnshops help people when they are in a time of need. Many people can’t raise the cash necessary to pay bills month to month especially in a bad economy. Pawnshops are here to give loans to people who have no where else to turn. After the banks turn them down local pawn shop always have cash for them.
Also, pawnshops are great for law enforcement because if they do buy stolen goods unknowingly, they slow down the transfer of hands. By law, pawnshops are required to hold the merchandise for 30 days after buying it before they can offer it for sale. And if they give a collateral loan they will have the merchandise for at least 120 total days before selling it. This gives police time to investigate the local pawn shop in the area after stolen merchandise has been reported.
Local pawn shop not only helps out their clients when times are tough, but they also indirectly help out law enforcement. After reading an article that said a pawnshop helped in the process of returning stolen merchandise to victims I felt good that I work in one. We’re here to help the public get cash and assist in any needs that law enforcement might have.
by, Seth at Boca Raton Pawn