Capital Pawn – Gold for practically Free! – What’s new



Join us for great deals every day at 3335 Commercial St SE

Join us for great deals every day at 3335 Commercial St SE


Only $345 for $2,555 worth of gold jewelry??!!?!?! Heck, yeah! That’s what can happen if you join our BIDDING WAR every month on the 2nd Wednesday. Come in and get a BID card for free anytime Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Join us for our next jewelry auction:

Jewelry Auction

Tuesday, May 13th, NOON-Wednesday, May 14th, NOON

One of our very lucky, not to mention SMART, bid winners with his daughter.

One of our very lucky, not to mention SMART, bid winners with his daughter.

How did he get a $300 Renato watch for $60 and a set of 14k gold, diamond, and gemstone earrings worth $260 for just $35? He’s an inaugural member of our Silent Auction. You can join for FREE too!

Hitting the showroom floor this week:

#FreedomArms Casull’s Improvement .22MAG BELT BUCKLE GUN!
Includes paperwork, case and authentic ivory grips
Very rare gun

 Freedom Arms Casull's Improvement  .22MAG BELT BUCKLE GUN!

Freedom Arms Casull’s Improvement

gun belt 3 gun belt

Wednesday:  #Transformers and #GIJoe action figures — asking $99.95 for them ALL(excludes E.T.)

E.T. is having fun playing, but we'd like to sell them to a happy home

E.T. is having fun playing, but we’d like to sell them to a happy home

Thursday:  It’s a limited edition Bud Lite Lime #Schwinn Beach Cruiser — #ET not for sale  — Only $299.95

Bud Lite Lime Bike sans ET

Bud Lite Lime Bike sans ET

#Gateway FPD1530 laptop, #AbuGarcia PGS 5601 fishing reel, #Primus IQ 89800 trailer brake modulator, #Magellan Roadmate GPS, vintage Tom Peterson watch, Simmons Weaver scope, NEW Char-Broil grill, set of right handed golf clubs, #Harrington&Richardson 732 .32 S&W revolver, #Rossi 20 Ga break shotgun, .32 ammo and a sweet pink lava lamp

Capital Pawn – Silent Auction – Gold Jewelry Auction




Capital Pawn already has

UNREAL DEALS every day!

We are now going one step further and adding a

Silent Auction on the

2nd Wednesday of each month!


How does it work and what is in it for me, you ask?


  • Each month we will choose a selection of not yet seen jewelry pieces and a few from the showroom as well
  • You will have the opportunity to bid on any of the auction jewelry pieces starting the 2nd Tuesday at noon and ending the following day, the 2nd Wednesday, at noon
  • These pieces start at low bid amounts and may make great investment gold pieces

Take a look at our gold pieces that will be up for auction on Tuesday, April 7th starting at noon until Wednesday, April 8th at noon.


A) Emerald-like earrings with diamonds set in 14k yellow gold.

Emerald-like earrings with diamonds set in 14k yellow gold. Backs are not gold. 1.4g including stones

Silent Auction Rules and Conditions

Please read carefully. If you choose to bid, you agree to these terms automatically.

1. All items in the Silent Auction have bid sheets above them and are labeled with a corresponding letter. Your bid number is your identification during the auction. YOU MAY NOT PARTICIPATE WITHOUT A BID NUMBER. You may not use another bidder’s number to bid on items.

2. Bid only in increments allowed. Example: If the bid is supposed to be in $1 increments, you can bid $4 up to $5 but not $4.01.

3. Inaccurate bidder increments will be disqualified. You may bid higher than the increment allows. Example: If the bid is supposed to be in $5 increments and the last bid was $150, you may bid $175.

4. Guaranteed Purchase is the amount you pay if you really want the item. At the time you write your bidder number in the Guaranteed Purchase slot, the bidding for that item is considered completed, and you will pay for your item in cash at that time and remove it from the premise.

5. You may bid as often as you like the second Tuesday of the month starting at noon until noon on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. At that time, the last acceptable bidder will be awarded the item.

6. Cash payment is to be made to Capital Pawn during business hours. Item will be held until 4pm on the Saturday following the auction. Debit, Credit, gift cards and/or coupons will NOT be accepted as part or all of the payment. Cash is accepted.

7. Items are AS IS. No exchanges or refunds. Capital Pawn has attempted to describe and catalog items correctly but neither warrants nor represents and in no event shall be responsible for the correctness of descriptions, genuineness, authorship, provenance or condition of the items. No statement made in this description, or made orally, shall be deemed such a warranty, representation, or assumption of liability

8. All sales final.

9. Items are listed with fair market value and are not appraised unless stated.

10. It is your responsibility to contact Capital Pawn, pay for your item, and pick it up before 4pm on the Saturday following the auction. If the item is not picked up at that time, it will be returned to the showroom floor. Failure to pick up or pay on an item means your Bid Card will be revoked and all future bids using that Bid Card will be disqualified.

11. Capital Pawn is not responsible for lost or stolen Bid Cards. Initial Bid Card is free, but an additional issue of a bid card is $5 cash.

12. Capital Pawn is not responsible for any adjustments or alterations to the items. All adjustments or alterations are the responsibility of the purchaser.

ATM provided for your convenience!


Ivory-like rosette earrings set in 10k gold. Backs are not gold

Ivory-like rosette earrings set in 10k gold. Backs are not gold. 1.3g including stones

C) Rectangle 14k white gold ring. Diamonds and purple stone. Size:

Rectangle 14k white gold ring. Diamonds and purple stone.
Size: 7
5.8g including stones

D)  14k white gold ring  Opal-like stone surrounded by diamonds Size: Weight (including diamonds and stone):

14k white gold ring
Opal-like stone surrounded by diamonds
Size: 6.5
Weight (including diamonds and stone): 4.2g

E) 14k white gold ring Glass stones (NOT diamonds) Size: Weight (includes stones):

14k white gold ring
Glass stones (NOT diamonds)
Size: 7
Weight (includes stones): 1.6g

F) 14k white gold ring 4 diamonds  Size: Weight (including diamonds):

14k white gold ring
4 diamonds
Size: 6.5
Weight (including diamonds): 2.4g

G) 14k yellow gold ring 3 diamonds Size: 7  Weight (includes diamonds): 1.9g

14k yellow gold ring
3 diamonds
Size: 7

Weight (includes diamonds): 1.9g

H) Renato Men's Watch

H) Renato Men’s Watch

I) 14k white gold pendant Pearl Diamonds  Appraised Value: $500  Weight (including stones and diamonds): 2.4g

14k white gold pendant

Estimated Value: $500

Weight (including stones and diamonds): 2.4g

Capital Pawn is Hiring! Are you interesting in becoming a Pawn Professional?

CAPITAL PAWN is hiring full-time employees!

Join our team

Join our team

Are you interested in working in a fun, fast paced, customer service driven job? Capital Pawn in Salem, Oregon is a distinctive retailer that provides exceptional customer service in sales and financial services. We offer short term cash loans and previously loved merchandise at an outstanding value to the to local and surrounding communities.

We specialize in firearms, jewelry, gaming systems, Apple products, knives, fishing gear, and DVDs; additionally, we also work with all types of electronics, musical instruments, sporting goods, and more . . .

We welcome loyal, skilled, energetic, professional people who desire to work for a healthy, growing company in an entertaining, fast-paced business with a team of creative and knowledgeable people.

Capital Pawn is committed to providing excellent customer service and happy team members while giving back to the community as an outstanding representative of the pawn industry.

We will be interviewing during the week of March 3, 2014

To Apply:
Fill out an application in person at 3335 Commercial St, SE, Salem, OR 97302
At that time, please provide a resume with a photograph of yourself attached
Additionally, provide names and contact information of at least three non-related references
Apply on Mondays, Wednesdays, and/or Fridays and ask for Beth

Education: HS Diploma or GED
Must have a general knowledge of Mac and PC laptops, iPads and tablets, iPods, gaming systems, and cell phones
Must have a solid understanding of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and standard edited English; must be able to type a minimum of 40 words per minute
Must be willing to learn Excel, Word, WordPress, eBay, Craigslist, and Amazon
Must pass a background check
Must be at least 21 years of age because handguns are a large part of the business
Pawn experience preferred and/or retail and/or sales experience preferred
Bilingual is a bonus

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9:45am-6:15pm with ½ hour lunches
Thursday: 9-6 with 1 hour lunch
Saturday: 9:45-5:15 with ½ hour lunch
Total of 38-40 hours per week with an option for overtime when requested
**Hours can be altered to fit your needs and the needs of the shop

Pay and Benefits:
Competitive pay ($13-$17/hour dependant on qualifications and experience)
Retirement plan after one year
Profit Sharing vested on six year plan
Positive work environment
Potential for bonuses
Employment growth opportunities

Capital Pawn

Capital Pawn celebrates President’s Day on February 17th

President’s Day

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble. – George Washington, (1732-99)

Capital Pawn is closed in honor of our first president of the United States — February 17, 2014

If you’d like a list of the 15 days out of the year that we are closed (not including Sundays), check our calendar at

George Washington

George Washington

The following is taken from

Both President’s Day and George Washington’s birthday are always celebrated on the third Monday of February.

The observed federal holiday is actually called George Washington’s Birthday. Certain states, however, list the holiday as Presidents’ Day.

George Washington’s Birthday

Although George Washington’s birthday is celebrated on February 22, it is observed as a federal holiday on the third Monday of February. To complicate matters, Washington was actually born on February 11 in 1731! How can that be? During Washington’s lifetime, people in Great Britain and America switched from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar (something most of Europe had done in 1582). As a result of this calendar reform, people born before 1752 were told to add 11 days to their birth dates. Those born between January 1 and March 25, as Washington was, also had to add one year to be in sync with the new calendar. By the time Washington became president in 1789, he celebrated his birthday on February 22 and listed his year of birth as 1732. Upon entering office, Washington was not convinced that he was the right man for the job. He wrote, “My movements to the chair of government will be accompanied by feelings not unlike those of a culprit, who is going to the place of his execution.” Fortunately for the young country, he was wrong. You can read more about Washington at the official White House website.

. . .

Year Presidents’ Day
2012 Monday, February 20
2013 Monday, February 18
2014 Monday, February 17
2015 Monday, February 16

Did You Know?

If you think that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and then admitted his wrongdoing by saying to his father, “I can not tell a lie,” think again. He didn’t say it; he didn’t even chop down the tree! Parson Mason Weems (1759–1825), one of Washington’s biographers, made up the story, hoping to demonstrate Washington’s honesty.

This tale is not the only myth about Washington. His wooden dentures? They weren’t made of wood. Instead, they were made of hippopotamus teeth that had been filed down to fit Washington’s mouth.

Capital Pawn has for Valentine’s Day – February 14

Gold and Silver and Diamonds, OH MY!

Capital Pawn is the go-to place for jewelry for Valentine’s Day at a fraction of the cost of retail. Diamonds that sparkle and gold that shines will be on every girls’ list, so don’t miss out and buy today! Come in today for a gift from our shoppe mascot, E.T.

E.T. helps you celebrate Valentine's Day with a sweet treat and a Capital Pawn sticker!  We give these out with any purchase today!

E.T. helps you celebrate Valentine’s Day with a sweet treat and a Capital Pawn sticker!
We give these out with any purchase today!

We also have some lovely jewelry to choose from for under $150 each!!! Come in and view our “bargain bin”

Bargain Bin -- each piece for under $150!! Some as low as $49 each!

Bargain Bin — each piece for under $150!!
Some as low as $49 each!

We also have higher end pieces for the discriminating lady.

A beautiful diamond ring fit for a beauty

A beautiful diamond ring fit for a beauty

Taken from, the following is a portion of the history of Valentine’s Day:

The Legend of St. Valentine

The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?
The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.

Typical Valentine’s Day Greetings

In addition to the United States, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine’s Day greetings.
Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine,” made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap.” Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. (An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent for Christmas). Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.

Martin Luther King, Jr, Day – Capital Pawn

Glimpses of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of Martin Luther King, JR, Day, Capital Pawn will be CLOSED


Monday January 20, 2014 is a Federal Holiday

Being closed will allow our Team Members to rest with their friends and family

We hope you are able to rest and enjoy a day free from work and a hectic schedule. Below you can find one history of how the day off became a holiday. Enjoy and Capital Pawn will be open for regular business hours on Tuesday, January 21. Of course, you can shop Capital Pawn 24/7 at our eBay and Amazon stores.

Normal Business Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday: REST


The History of Martin Luther King Day

Who originated the idea of a national holiday in honor of MLK?

by Shmuel Ross and David Johnson
Read more:  Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday |

It took 15 years to create the federal Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Congressman John Conyers, Democrat from Michigan, first introduced legislation for a commemorative holiday four days after King was assassinated in 1968. After the bill became stalled, petitions endorsing the holiday containing six million names were submitted to Congress.

Conyers and Rep. Shirley Chisholm, Democrat of New York, resubmitted King holiday legislation each subsequent legislative session. Public pressure for the holiday mounted during the 1982 and 1983 civil rights marches in Washington.

Congress passed the holiday legislation in 1983, which was then signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. A compromise moving the holiday from Jan. 15, King’s birthday, which was considered too close to Christmas and New Year’s, to the third Monday in January helped overcome opposition to the law.

National Consensus on the Holiday

A number of states resisted celebrating the holiday. Some opponents said King did not deserve his own holiday—contending that the entire civil rights movement rather than one individual, however instrumental, should be honored. Several southern states include celebrations for various Confederate generals on that day. Arizona voters approved the holiday in 1992 after a tourist boycott. In 1999, New Hampshire changed the name of Civil Rights Day to Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
Read more:  Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday |


Purchase 24/7 from our Amazon store, and pick up and pay at Capital Pawn during regular business hours!

Capital Pawn – Christmas Giving – FREE GIFTS

Christmas is only 8 days away; are you ready?


Make sure to visit 0ur Ebay and Amazon stores

In just about one week families will be gathering around their trees to exchange gifts. GIFTS are the best part of Christmas, and watching a loved one open a special present is a JOY. That is why we have given away two Christmas trees, one Mace Windu cardboard standup, one Battle Droid standup, one Batman standup, one leather jacket, and a multitude of varying toys already this holiday season. It is so much fun to watch your faces light up when receiving a surprise gift!

This season, we are selling beautiful silver and gold jewelry alongside firearms and holsters. We have hundreds of toys and video games and thousands of DVDs to choose from as well. Guitars are always hanging on the back wall waiting to be played and our specialty items are worth their weight in gold.

Gaming systems, games, accessories, and cell phones!

Gaming systems, games, accessories, and cell phones!

Items in the shoppe can be purchased at a fraction of retail cost, yet they look just as good and work just as well.

The toy aisle here at Capital Pawn boasts of action figures and Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars from the 80s and 90s!

The toy aisle here at Capital Pawn boasts of action figures and Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars from the 80s and 90s!

Stunning silver and gold jewelry that can be worn right out of the box!

Stunning silver and gold jewelry that can be worn right out of the box!

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