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Pawnshops for prosperous accept wine as collateral
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Some U.S. pawnbrokers are taking liquid assets — literally. Along with family jewels and fine art they will accept wines as collateral for loans to help ease cash shortages of businesses and people on all rungs of the economic ladder. "You'd be amazed by how many wealthy individuals have terrible credit ratings," said Jordan Tabach-Bank, head of Beverly Loan Co. in Beverly Hills, Calif. More

Pawn chain seeks a change in lending laws
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Minnesota's largest chain of pawnshops is asking the Legislature to loosen state consumer lending rules as it develops a new line of short-term loans that use high-dollar items such as boats and cars as collateral. The bill would give Pawn America more flexibility to charge fees and structure terms for the complicated transactions — a necessary change to make this side of the business viable, a company spokesman said. More

'Pawn Stars' star outshines senator
Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hanging out with a celebrity can be humbling. Rick Harrison of the hit show "Pawn Stars" was having lunch at the Capital Grille in Las Vegas when two people approached the table. A 20-something couple from the United Kingdom had a question for Harrison's lunch guest. Would he take a photo of them with Harrison? ... An international phenomenon, the show is airing in 150 countries. It's the No. 1 show on cable in the U.K. More

As the economy struggles, more people turn to pawnshops
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To survive the tough economy, many people are turning to pawnshops to help pay the bills. And it's not just the sheer number of people now using the shops, either. The owner of one Mount Vernon, Wash., pawnshop said he's seen a big change when it comes to the type of customers coming in these days. More

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Pawn Stars: 5 household items with hidden value
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Did you know that up until the 1950s, pawnshops were the main source of consumer credit in the country? Over the years, the rise of banks and credit cards changed the credit landscape, but these days, pawnshops are making a comeback, as consumers look to sell their prized-possessions in the current economy. More

Pawnbrokers booming in Croatia
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The gold business in Croatia is currently experiencing a real boom. On almost every street corner a new pawnbroker has opened up, numerous new brokers on Internet portals and gold jewelry is even being bought and sold over social networking site Facebook. As the economic crisis grows, people are sell everything, even their most precious memories, writes daily Novi List. More

'Pawn Stars's' Rick Harrison is engaged
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There is one ring that you won't find in Rick Harrison's famous Gold and Silver pawnshop: His new fiancée's engagement ring. The star of A&E's "Pawn Stars" is headed to the altar with girlfriend Deanna Burditt, 36, he revealed. More

Northeast Kansas pawnshop celebrates golden milestone
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In 1962, Lanny Ellis hocked his Chicago lifestyle to venture in the pawnshop business with his brother Darrell Johnson. Ellis says "it was really my brother's idea that he rubbed off from one of his acquaintances." A part of the Kansas store's history includes a lot of changes from the 66' tornado destroying the original location, to the impact of new technology, to the diverse group of people it attracts. More

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Pawnbroker boosted by small business lending
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Loans to small businesses are helping to drive profits at Albemarle & Bond, the United Kingdom pawnbroker, less than a month after banks missed a government-set target set for lending to the sector. More

How to negotiate with pawnshops
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John Ulzheimer, credit blogger for, and a contributor for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, gives his views on how selling an item or borrowing money against items pawned at a pawnshop. More


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Michigan man indicted in deadly pawnshop shootout
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A Michigan man was indicted on murder and other charges for his role in a December shootout in Harrison Township, Ohio, that left two men dead. A grand jury indicted 47-year-old Darren Dwayne Taylor on four counts of murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of felonious assault and one count of having a weapon as a felon. Taylor, of Southfield, Mich., is accused of fatally shooting 53-year-old shop manager Ilya Golub at the Cash To Go Pawn Shop in Harrison Township. More

More women using pawnshops
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Pawngo CEO Todd Hills Todd gives tips on the best way to pawn items using the Internet. More

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