Capital Pawn has MORE Winners! We Love our Customers!

ET gets set to give away a lap top, a PS3, and a Wii at Capital Pawn

ET gets set to give away a lap top, a PS3, and a Wii at Capital Pawn

 

 For Capital Pawn’s Third Anniversary, we wanted to say a great, big THANK YOU to you, our loyal customers!

So, here at Capital Pawn, we had a ton of fun for our third anniversary. If you stopped by on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday of last week, you know we had many sales that made buying fun, easy, and beyond affordable! Our biggest hit was the 10 movies for $10 sale, but the major news is that we gave away Capital Pawn t-shirts, a Capital Pawn sling bag, a PS3, a laptop, and a Wii! All you had to do was enter to win by stopping in and putting your name in Capital Pawn’s “Potential Winner Container” or like, share, and/or comment at http://www.facebook.com/CapPawn.

If you watch http://www.facebook.com/CapPawn, Capital Pawn tends to run contests similar to these on a regular basis. Also, stopping in may garner you a free gift. We are always surprising people with fun little goodies to help make a good day even better! So stop on in and say, “Hi!” We are always giving out free smiles :)

Here are the big winners of the Capital Pawn Three Year Anniversary Sale Give Aways:

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Here are some of the winners of the many give aways during Capital Pawn's Third Year Anniversary Sale!

These are the winners of the many give aways during Capital Pawn’s Third Year Anniversary Sale!

 

Capital Pawn and Labor Day

We will be open regular hours on Tuesday, September 2. See you then!

We will be open regular hours on Tuesday, September 2.
See you then!

Capital Pawn

Capital Pawn is choosing to honor their employees this weekend because of Labor Day. On Saturday and Monday we will allow our employees time to spend with family and friends.

The following is an explanation of Labor Day according to the Department of Labor:

Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Founder of Labor Day

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”

But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.

The First Labor Day

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

Labor Day Legislation

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From them developed the movement to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

A Nationwide Holiday

The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take were outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Capital Pawn

So we were challenged to a duel (of words) by someone on Facebook. He asked us why we would ask people to ‘share’ our ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video. He asked us why we would focus on something that is an “internet fad.”  He has some good questions, and we have some great answers.

ALS is a scary disease; losing muscle control over a relatively short period of time (generally 3-5 years) is something most healthy people cannot comprehend (http://www.alsa.org/about-als/symptoms.html). One of our team members at Capital Pawn walked through ALS with a family member; he’s seen the disease first hand. We have customers who are being ravaged by the disease as I’m writing this.

We did our video and asked you to ‘share’ because we were moved by the stories we’ve seen, the stories we’ve heard. We didn’t want it to stop with Capital Pawn simply donating. That isn’t enough. We wanted you to ‘share’ to bring more awareness, and maybe you would feel led to donate too.

The team members at Capital Pawn want you to watch the attached video (you’ll have to scroll a little once you click the link). This young man, at 26, has been diagnosed with ALS. He was worried about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge too, but at the end of the video he tells the audience that this crazy internet fad has brought more awareness to the need for funds to stop ALS than ever before in history, EVER. We at Capital Pawn are asking you, challenging you really, to have compassion, to pray for a cure, and to donate. ALS is one of many devastating diseases that could garner your attention, so we appreciate your thoughtful consideration.

We apologize for anything that may be difficult to watch in the following video, but it is worth watching. If you’d like to see our video, so that you can see why something done with compassion sparked a duel of words and ideas, you’ll have to visit our Facebook page. We apologize if our video seems offensive, it was meant to prompt you, our viewers, into action. http://www.facebook.com/CapPawn

The other long link is the link for you to donate if you so desire.

http://www.upworthy.com/the-last-ice-bucket-challenge-you-need-to-see-and-you-really-should-see-it

https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=A63D94D2FE75658C59D012180910ACD0.app276b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1

 

 

Capital Pawn invites you to explore their stunning collection of diamonds.

Capital Pawn invites you to explore their stunning collection of diamonds.

It’s that time again–bid on gold, silver, and diamond jewelry at Capital Pawn’s monthly Silent Jewelry Auction. August’s Silent Jewelry Auction will be held on Wednesday, August  13th. You can come in to Capital Pawn and enjoy looking at the items up for bid on Tuesday, August 12th starting at noon. The auction will end at noon on Wednesday August 13th.

Winning bidders can pick up their sparkling new jewelry any time after the auction ends through Saturday, August 16th at noon. Bring your cash and bid to your heart’s content because BIDDING is FREE; WINNING the bid is a STEAL of a DEAL!!

 

Capital Pawn invites you  to our Silent Auction!

Capital Pawn invites you to our Silent Auction!

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Capital Pawn displays the beautiful items up for bid starting Tuesday, August 12 and ending Wednesday August 13

Capital Pawn displays the beautiful items up for bid starting Tuesday, August 12 and ending Wednesday August 13

Capital Pawn Loans, Buys, Sells, and Trades

Capital Pawn Loans, Buys, Sells, and Trades

Did you know that we buy all sorts of items at Capital Pawn? We are always looking for gold and silver whether it is old, ugly, and broken; or beautiful, contemporary, and wearable; or a combination of those qualities, our qualified brokers will take a look at your items and assess how much Capital Pawn will loan on them or how much cash we will pay for the items. Capital Pawn also purchases firearms of all types, DVDs, gaming systems and games, laptops and tablets and iPads, high-end cameras, and much more.

Take a look at our interview with South Salem Business District and you can see the items Capital Pawn pays cash for on a regular basis. As a matter of fact, did you know that the Capital of the Capital Pawn name means cash? In fact, investopedia.com defines capital as

1. Financial assets or the financial value of assets, such as cash

While capital can mean various things, it depends on context and spelling. If one googles capital, this is the result:

1. The most important city or town of a country or region, usually its seat of government and administrative center

2. Wealth in the form of money or other assets owned by a person or organization available or contributed for a particular purpose such as starting a company or investing

Capital Pawn is situated in Salem, the capital city of Oregon, and Capital Pawn is in the business of loaning capital, cash, to individuals and small businesses. Our name is twofold: city of the seat of government and cash!

Let’s define the word pawn as well, so we have the whole of Capital Pawn defined. Pawn means to pledge; to loan; an item held as security in exchange for cash or capital (there’s that word again).

So there you have it: Capital Pawn means Money to Loan! A fun fact, however, is that we also buy many valuable items from the public and we sell everything from stunning wedding sets to iPads. If you haven’t taken a look at the video yet, do so and note the background; we buy, sell, loan, and trade a wide variety of items, so come on down and take a look around in person!!

ET appears in most of our photos (he is an avid photo bomber), but he somehow missed the commercial. Here he is with one of our favorite customers, Captain Jack (yes, we're aware he is a dog, but he is a very cool dog!)

ET appears in most of our photos (he is an avid photo bomber), but he somehow missed the commercial. Here he is with one of our favorite customers, Captain Jack (yes, we’re aware he is a dog, but he is a very cool dog!)

Capital Pawn – WINNERS, WINNERS, WINNERS!

ET was given a packet of Reeses by our friend, Beverly. Thank you!

ET was given a packet of Reeses by our friend, Beverly. Thank you!

Capital Pawn — WINNERS, WINNERS, WINNERS!

Weekly FREE Give Aways

We love our customers and often give things away to show our appreciation, so here’s a glimpse of our more recent winners!

Keep commenting, liking, and sharing our contest posts on facebook for a chance to win FREE items!!

Capital Pawn gives away a fabulous FREE tshirt  to our friend and awesome customer, Karl.

Capital Pawn gives away a fabulous FREE tshirt to our friend and awesome customer, Karl.

Capital Pawn gives away 20 FREE comic books to promote the new changes in the comic book world. See previous Blog post.

Capital Pawn gave away 20 FREE comic books to promote the all the new changes in the comic book world.

Capital Pawn gives away a FREE Rio 2 movie to one of our favorite families, the Normans. Thanks to the whole family for coming in and being so amazing!

Capital Pawn gives away a FREE Rio 2 movie to one of our favorite families, the Normans. Thanks to the whole family for coming in and being so amazing!

Capital Pawn gives away a cooler filled with Gatorade (it was one of the hottest days of the year so far) to an amazing customer.

Capital Pawn gives away a cooler filled with Gatorade (it was one of the hottest days of the year so far) to an amazing customer.

Capital Pawn gives away a copy of The Lego Movie to one very happy, smart (because she entered the contest!), and fabulous customer. Enjoy movie night on Capital Pawn :)

Capital Pawn gives away a copy of The Lego Movie to one very happy, smart (because she entered the contest!), and fabulous customer. Enjoy movie night on Capital Pawn :)

Capital Pawn gives away a FREE helmet to Bobby

Capital Pawn gives away a FREE helmet to Bobby

Capital Pawn Follows Recent Comic Changes — Archie, Thor, Captain America

Captain America, Thor, and Archie Comics have big changes in the works!

Captain America, Thor, and Archie Comics have big changes in the works!

CONTEST TIME! Capital Pawn Loves Comics, and We are Giving Away 20 to one Lucky and Very Smart Winner!

Like this post on facebook for a chance to win!

Here at Capital Pawn we were fascinated to learn of three stunning changes in the world of comics. Archie of the iconic comic series of the same name is going to be killed off; Thor will no longer be able to pick up his hammer, but a woman will be able to grasp it and she will become Thor; and Captain America will be black.

With all of these changes, we’ve rifled through our stacks of comics and unearthed an Archie and a Captain America! Capital Pawn, as you may know, loves happy customers, so we are giving away 20 FREE comics OF YOUR CHOICE this week. Simply go to our facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/CapPawn, and like the post about comics! One winner will be randomly selected Wednesday, July 23, at 5pm. Good Luck!

 

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