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Economic doldrums mean business for pawnshops
Fort Wayne Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With the proliferation of reality TV shows like the History Channel's "Pawn Stars," pawnshops owners are seeing an increase in customer interest. When there's an economic downtown and people out of work, pawnshops are also busy. More

Business holds steady for pawnshops
Grand Forks Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
A slow but steady stream of North Dakota customers filed in and out of First National Pawn on a hot and sticky weekday afternoon. Grand Forks' newest pawnshop has started to develop a following during its first two months of operation on a crowded strip of South Washington Street that now includes three pawn shops within a mile of each other. More

TV shows, recession make pawnshops popular
The Daily Progress via    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Jamie "Snooky" Sacco took on his nickname and the name for his business long before reality television. And now, Sacco's nickname and his business are part of a television phenomenon that has viewers tuning in and customers coming into his downtown Charlottesville, Va., pawnshop, Snooky's. "Reality television has definitely helped my business and, I think, the pawnshop industry as a whole," Sacco said. "Pawn Stars" and "Hardcore Pawn" are reality television shows about pawnshops in Las Vegas and Detroit, respectively." More

Federal reserve approves 21-cent cap for debit swipe fees
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Federal Reserve Board set a 21-cent cap on debit-card transaction fees, a less-severe limit on banks and payment networks than it previously proposed. Financial stocks surged. The rule approved 4-1 by the Fed governors today almost doubles the 12-cent ceiling that the central bank first suggested in December. The no vote was cast by Elizabeth Duke, who said the measure was likely to harm small banks and raise the costs for checking account holders. More

National Pawns donates $2,600 to support academic achievement
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National Pawn is proud to announce the awarding of scholarships for North Carolina students in the Orange County Schools. Scholarships are in addition to two new scholarships endowed through the Durham Public Schools Scholarship Foundation and the two scholarships National Pawn has been awarding to students through the Garner Education Foundation since 2009. "I am a product of the public school system and I needed financial assistance to attend college," said Bob Moulton, owner of National Pawn. More


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Owner: Craig pawnshop a unique and needed business
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Years ago, when Jeff Knights was a deputy sheriff with Colorado's Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, he'd visit the Northwest Pawn Shop to talk with then-owner Otis Fleetwood. Today, Knights is on the other side of the counter. He owns it. More

Palmyra, Pa., approves pawnshop ordinance
Lebanon Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pawn and secondhand shop owners in Palmyra, Pa., will soon have to fill out reports on what they purchase and from whom under an ordinance Borough Council approved. The ordinance requires each pawnbroker or dealer in secondhand goods to keep a legibly written account of all articles purchased or pawned with them. More

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EZCORP pawning off earnings to investors via Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Don't count out the pawnshops even as the recovery picks up steam. EZCORP, Inc. is expected to see double-digit earnings growth in both fiscal 2011 and 2012. This stock is hot, with shares hitting new 52-week highs nearly daily. More

Police catch Charloette, NC, pawnshop robbers
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Central Avenue Jewelry and Pawn in Charlotte, N.C., has been in business for 17 years. One recent Thursday morning, the store was robbed at gunpoint, but before the suspects could flee, police were already on the scene.

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An online pawnshop that seeks to go upscale
The New York Times (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pawnshops have traditionally been associated with rundown neighborhoods and shady dealings — think of that violent scene in the movie "Pulp Fiction." An online pawnshop, Pawngo, aims to change that perception. But can the site bring a fresh, perky attitude to the inherently depressing tradition of selling one's valuables out of desperation? "We're reinventing the customer experience of getting a pawn loan,” said Todd Hills, the site's co-founder and chief executive. More

Owner Mark Anthony shares what it is like to run a pawnshop
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Mark Anthony, owner of Acworth Pawn in Georgia, discusses the pawnbroking business and how he best serves the community. More

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San Diego pawnshop helps community business owners    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Carl Blackburn, owner of San Diego Jewelry Buyers, was interviewed for the San Diego Union Tribune article. Blackburn is a well-recognized and respected San Diego pawnbroker, having appeared in a KUSI-TV news report on how to sell gold smartly and avoid gold scams. In the Tribune article, Blackburn tells reporter Penni Crabtree that during difficult economic times he often sees business owners who want to pawn personal assets so that they can make payroll or real estate investors who need some cash to tide them over until a property sells. More

Man arrested behind pawnshop scam in Asia
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A Singapore man who is believed to be responsible for a scam involving the pawning of fake gold jewelery has been arrested. The suspect would visit pawnshops and con victims into accepting fake gold jewelery as genuine in return for cash. More

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Pawnshop code request turn down by a Minnesota community
Coon Rapids Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Spring Lake Park City Council members in Minnesota have denied a code change request that would have allowed a new pawnshop to open up near a residential area. City Administrator Barbara Nelson briefly summarized the request during the council’s June 20 meeting. Nelson said the initial request came in early June. More

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