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Jordan Tabach-Bank makes his Final Offer
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The word "pawnshop" conjures up a certain seedy, film-noir glamour. The Beverly Loan Company is nothing like this — it may be a pawnshop, but there's nothing shadowy or seedy about it. Known as "the pawnshop to the stars," clients are generally businessmen or celebrities. As you can imagine, owner and CEO Jordan Tabach-Bank has seen some fascinating items come through his family company — from Oscars to Picassos and giant yellow diamonds. Now, Tabach-Bank is lending his expertise to the Discovery Channel's new show, Final Offer. More
Related story:
'Final Offer' on Discovery looks at memorabilia sales (The New York Times)

Business owners become the new pawn stars    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Business owners and entrepreneurs used to go to banks to fund operations or growth, but with commercial credit still tight, they're finding alternatives. One is an industry eager to upgrade its seedy reputation — pawnshops.

Pawnshops see boost in visitors, business
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Mike Dickerson of Brian's Pawn and Gun in Hattiesburg, Miss., recalls the most exotic thing his pawnshop ever sold was toilets. Four toilets - to be exact - dropped off in their boxes by a homebuilder who had a few to spare after completing work on a Lamar County subdivision. They were fast-sellers. More

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Precious metals and equity prices marked up
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The past couple months have been a roller coaster ride for investors and traders. Overseas headline news has made investing and trading more difficult than normal because of prices gaping up or down at the opening bell several times per week. The next two weeks are going to be even crazier because of the Greek election and Spanish bank bailout. More

New pawn, gun shop proposed in Lindale, Ga.
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A request to open a pawn and gun shop in Lindale, Ga., will go before the Floyd County Commission later this month. Steve Wright of Aragon said the 10-year-old building was designed as a pawnshop, "with bars and security," but never used as one. Most recently, it housed a tax preparation office. More

Pennsylvania community OKs pawn law
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The North Cornwall, Penn., supervisors voted 2-1 in favor of a pawnshop ordinance in an effort to deter crime in this township. "With something like this in place, we could actually monitor exactly the information we need reported to us," Police Chief Todd Hirsch said. "It would be required that information is reported to us in a very timely manner. I think it would be good for the protection of the public." More

Thieves use car to bust through New Orleans pawnshop wall
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Thieves rammed through a wall of Cash America Pawn New Orleans in order to burglarize the store, police said. The thieves reported ran into the store, grabbed merchandise and fled the scene, investigators said. More
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High-speed police chase ends with burglary suspect taking his own life
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Things are back to normal over in Panama City, Fla., after a high-speed chase leads to a robbery suspect reportedly committing suicide. Now attention is turning towards the victims and how they can go about recovering their stolen goods. Police said they believe jewelry lifted in a string of burglaries were obtained by pawnshops across the city.

Utah pawnshops legally hold stolen goods from owners
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Here's the scenario. Your TV is stolen. It's pawned off. You find it, but can't get it back. This is perfectly legal in Utah. The "Second hand item transactions law" (House Bill 175) signed into law March 22 by Gov. Gary Herbert changed the way pawnshops do business. Kevin Stoddard is outraged. His stolen boat motor is sitting in a pawnshop and he can't get it back. More


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Elijah Wood, Matt Dillon, and Brendan Fraser join Paul Walker in Pawn Shop Chronicles
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In the early 2000s, Paul Walker was a rising star as the pretty face at the front of The Fast and The Furious. But since then — despite a role in the Oscar — nominated Flags of Our Fathers — Walker has been known for little else. And while there's some job security in the long-running franchise (number six is set to shoot soon), it appears Walker is constructing new opportunities to better display his range, producing and starring in the upcoming dark comedy Pawn Shop Chronicles. More

Syracuse, NY, lawmakers tighten pawnshop regulations
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Syracuse, NY, lawmakers made it harder for thieves to sell stolen goods at pawnshops. Common councilors passed revisions that will tighten up the existing secondhand dealers law. Community leaders hope the measures take outdated existing laws and bring them into the 21st century.

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