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Pawn 'stars' in their own right
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Since the show "Pawn Stars" brought television gold to the History Channel, the fortunes of at least one local pawn shop have changed as well. "It's been a tremendous positive for our business," said Gabe Tincher of Ted's Pawn Shop in Norwood, Mass. "It's brought people into a pawn shop that would have never thought to come in." More

PawnSearcher connects online shoppers with pawnshops
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PawnSearcher launched a new service to help pawnshops generate leads on the Internet. The company describes itself as an efficient way to search pawnshops all over the country. PawnSearcher calls itself a new way for consumers to send inquiries to hundreds of pawnshops. More

At Texas pawnshops, business isn't all bright and shiny
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After Michael Meyer got out of the Marines and then Texas A&M University with a degree in history in 2008, he took a career path less traveled: He went to work for an EZ Pawn store. By January 2010, he put his experience behind the counter to good use when he bought an existing pawnshop on McCart Avenue in south Fort Worth, Texas. More


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Good gold . . . not a buyer's market
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Pawnshop 101: What to know before you pawn
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It's no secret that when times are tough, more people turn to pawn shops to get cash when they need it. But if you're considering pawning an item, there are some important questions you should ask first. We checked in with experts to find the top seven things you should ask before you turn your item into the brokers. More

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Pawnbrokers' lending up, sales down
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They make money on their customers' need for quick cash, but a wobbly economy even affects pawn shops. Local pawnbrokers said business is mostly good in the Shreveport-Bossier City, La., area, but there have been some shifts as the economy remains stagnant across the country. Shreveport-Bossier has fared somewhat better than the rest of the country throughout the fiscal meltdown. More

Rules for being a real-life pawn star
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Pawn Stars is television gold. The History Channel reality series focusing on the wheeling and dealing that goes on in a Las Vegas pawn shop is one of the highest rated shows on cable television. The network wanted "Antiques Roadshow with attitude." Viewers have gotten plenty of that — and an education in buying, selling and pawning. More

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