Capital Pawn – Happy Bosses Day!

Adam and Beth at the Best of the Mid-Valley Awards for Best Jewelry Store

Adam and Beth at the Best of the Mid-Valley Awards for Best Jewelry Store


Guess what? Capital Pawn bosses love their crew! Adam and Beth, the bosses here at Capital Pawn, were treated to lunch by the crew! What a blessing to have a team that works hard and appreciates the bosses.

Capital Pawn wouldn’t be the fun, entertaining, light-enhanced, clean place it is today without our team–Bryan, Dan, Josh, Mike, and Sue along with part-timers, Ed and Cameron, make our place awesome!

Thank you for lunch today, Team Capital Pawn. Your bosses truly appreciate your integrity, hard work, honesty, and kindness. Thank you for being excellent at what you do!


Adam and Beth — Your Bosses

Capital Pawn – Meet the Team – Bryan

Bryan and Jessica

Bryan and Jessica

Let us introduce you to the mastermind behind our facebook page, Bryan! Bryan is our facebook, craigslist, eBay, and Amazon guru here at Capital Pawn. He has a knack for knowing what the customer wants and then he delivers! Often you can see Bryan packaging products to mail out and pricing movies.

If you like us at, you will see E.T. pop up over and over; he is our undeclared mascot because Bryan saw something in making E.T. photo-bomb a few pictures here and there. E.T. has now become part of the Capital Pawn family as well.

Bryan loves horror movies and has a massive collection in a gigantic bookcase; you can ask Bryan about movies in general, and he will have a knowledgeable answer for you. He’s a huge Notre Dame fan and might just bleed green! His wealth of sports memorabilia knowledge is astounding. He enjoys eating peanut butter cups and peanut M&Ms, so if you’d ever like to make his day, bring him a pack of those delicious peanut M&Ms :)

Bryan can be seen above with his beautiful bride-to-be, Jessica.

Bryan is a team player and a great asset to the Capital Pawn family; thank you, Bryan, for being an all round great guy and working with us at Capital Pawn!

In this video, Bryan demonstrates one of our coolest knives as E.T. looks on.



Capital Pawn -Silent Jewelry Auction

Silent Jewelry Auction at Capital Pawn

Bidding starts on Tuesday, October 7th at noon

Ends at noon on Wednesday, October 8th

Join us in bidding furiously; these items are often purchased at less than 30% of retail value!!

Good luck and see you soon!

This is just a sneak peak at a few of the eight jewelry items that will be available for sale at Capital Pawn

This is just a sneak peak at a few of the eight jewelry items that will be available for sale at Capital Pawn

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Capital Pawn Buys and Sells Gold and Silver

Capital Pawn Turned Three and Continues to Buy and Sell Gold, Silver, and Diamonds

Capital Pawn has a wide selection of diamond wedding sets and engagements rings.

Capital Pawn has a wide selection of diamond wedding sets and engagements rings.

Capital Pawn is three years old, and we’ve objectively assessed our business and the last three years, we acknowledge that we are truly blessed to be in a supportive community such as Salem. To show our appreciation, we will have a three day sale during Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday in November (reminder that TODAY means 90 days before Christmas; the perfect time to use our interest-free layaway).

This year we have seen the pawn side of our business grow tremendously. Pawning today has become a relevant, easy alternative to the use of the credit card. We have seen scores of people helped out of numerous unique and sometimes tragic situations simply because of a pawn loan. One person said it this way, “I was shocked at how fast and easy it was to get cash for my jewelry. I didn’t have to tell you about my history or worry about a credit check. You just counted out the money.”

Firearms, iPods, iPads, MacBooks, laptops, jewelry, gold, and silver have become the items most desired by our customers. While we have brand name purses, art, guitars, sporting goods, tools, bikes, games and gaming equipment, and a few collectibles, we have noticed the trend for Salem to move toward jewelry, gold, silver, and firearms, so that’s where Capital Pawn has focused as well.

We are consistently making changes to make Capital Pawn the best it can be. We’ve always had quick, convenient, and reliable service, but now you can shop online for our products at and come in and pick up your item. Additionally, we offer the same option in our Amazon store. In the last year we’ve added thousands of dollars worth of stunning jewelry and eye catching watches. Capital Pawn’s flow and energy is still high and fun even with the additions.

Thank you for being a part of our growing business. We intend to create the best possible atmosphere for customers and employees, so we hope to see you soon to thank you in person! Don’t forget to like us at to enter to win all kinds of contests!

We’ve posted a little video with bad sound so you can at least see a few of our gold and silver items. Please forgive the terrible video. Capital Pawn’s goal for the end of 2014 is to bring you fun, entertaining, and informative videos rather than what you see here! We have 90 days until Christmas (you should keep that in mind too) to get our video issues sorted out.

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

If you watch, 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 ( 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.

The other long link is the link for you to donate if you so desire.;jsessionid=A63D94D2FE75658C59D012180910ACD0.app276b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1