How to Make Money Easily — Capital Pawn

One of the easiest ways to make money is to simply sell your item to us. Capital Pawn’s experts will take a look at what you bring in, assess the value, and offer you cash for your item on the spot — it takes less than five minutes!!

We purchase and loan on:

  • Gold: broken, ugly, gaudy, old, or in fabulous condition!
  • Jewelry: Gold, silver, tungsten, costume
  • Silver
  • Bullion
  • Coins
  • Loose Diamonds
  • Firearms
  • Handbags
  • Shoes (new, name brand)
  • Musical Instruments
  • Sports Memorabilia
  • Tools
  • Firearm Collections
  • Coin Collections
  • More!

Capital Pawn Announces Bag Authentication

Here at Capital Pawn we offer firearm transfers, jewelry repair, and now bag authentication!

*If you have a Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Balenciaga, Celine, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Goyard, Gucci, Hermes, or Prada bag you purchased second hand, we can tell you with 94.6% accuracy whether your bag is authentic.


  • Call in advance to make sure our Bag Expert is available (503) 385-1394
  • Bring your bag in at the allotted time (often we are able to accept walk-ins but it is not guaranteed)
  • Pay a nominal $35/bag to be authenticated
  • Wait while we process your bag — processing your bag traditionally takes less than 10 minutes, but we allow one hour per bag
  • Shop our authentic purses while you wait
  • Walk out with a Certificate of Authenticity because your bag will be verified by us through Entrupy

*We also loan on and purchase Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Balenciaga, Celine, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Goyard, Gucci, Hermes, and Prada bags. If you’d like to sell your bag, be sure it is clean, free of fragrance, and has any additional items such as locks and keys, dust bags, straps, etc.

*We sell all kinds of gently loved authentic bags in addition to the above list: Coach, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Dooney and Bourke, Michael Kors, Tumi, Marc Jacobs, and more


Capital Pawn and Father’s Day

FATHER’S DAY is June 18th this year. Are you ready?

If you have a dad or an awesome father figure you want to honor this coming Father’s Day, we have the perfect gift for him!

We have both new and used firearms for sale every day at great prices. I’m sure you noticed all the bling in the photo below . . . that’s because we sell all sorts of gold and diamond jewelry too.



One of the best things about a pawn shop is that you are able to find quality items at exceptionally reasonable prices, so why not spoil dad this year with something you can afford and something he will love!

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Capital Pawn Has the Industry’s First Mobile App to Make Shopping Easy

From the comfort of your home, you now have the capability to pay on your Layaway or Loan from Capital Pawn!

Simply request your 4-Digit Activation Code from us, download the  InstaPawn app for your phone, and you are ready to shop 24/7!

Below is an example of the InstaPawn app and what your screen will look like to activate your account and pay on your layaway or loan.

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Thank you to Bravo for the photos and the app!

You may also shop with us 24/7 here: Capital Pawn Shopping 



Additional articles: Mobile App InstaPawn shopping

Shopping at Capital Pawn for Less

As a bargain shopper, I often wonder what makes people choose to pay full price for something when they could purchase the exact same item at a major discount. We offer all kinds of items here at Capital Pawn for a fraction of the retail cost.

Our best example is jewelry; while most people believe that our jewelry comes from broken marriages or bad relationships, that is far from the reality. Most people come in to up-grade, sell items because they don’t like them, or turn their gold into cash in order to buy something they do love. If people want to keep their jewelry, we allow an option for that! They can get a loan on their jewelry items and retrieve them when they need or want them.

Up-grading means you simply get credit for your current piece of jewelry and put the credit toward a larger diamond or bigger gold ring, necklace, bracelet, or earrings.

But back to the difference between Pawn Shopping and retail costs.

One fantastic example is how we compare in DVD sales. At Capital Pawn, our DVDs are only $2.50 each or 5 for $10. If you watch our Facebook page, you will see we sometimes have 10 DVDs for $10!!! Click here to follow us on Facebook.

Another example is our jewelry. We sell our jewelry at 50% off the retail price!

Come on in and check out our huge selection of items.

  • Firearms — new and used handguns and long guns
  • Jewelry — diamonds, loose gemstones, gold and silver jewelry and vintage pieces
  • Electronics — iPhones, iPads, Kindles, gaming systems, home stereos, TVs, cameras
  • Toys — Vintage, Legos, never-been-opened, Funko Pops, and more
  • Instruments — guitars, keyboards, violins, and more
  • Tools — you need it, we have it!

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Capital Pawn Best of the MidValley

We are hoping you will take the time to vote for us for best of the Mid Valley in several catagories this year!

Vote for us here: Best of the MidValley

We love what we do and sometimes that spills over into things like this crazy video we posted on our Facebook page. It proves that you really never do know what you’re going to find in a pawn shop!

Example one is the group of photos below showing a few of our costume jewelry pieces that we sell for just $1-$10 each. We also have a large variety of new Bestsey Johnson jewelry. Hit up our Facebook page to see it.

Example two can be found on our Facebook page.

Find from February 22nd, where Bryan asks Rick to show the world what has arrived in the box he is holding.  Cap Pawn shows what things show up in the shoppe.

From all of us here at Capital Pawn, enjoy your day!

Seth Gold from Hard Core Pawn to Visit Capital Pawn in Salem

Capital Pawn is excited to announce that Seth Gold from Hard Core Pawn of truTV will be visiting and meeting Capital Pawn customers on Saturday, December 3rd from 11am-1pm.

The cheer team from Stayton High School will be helping with the event, and a portion of the day’s proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a veteran.

Seth is already giving away gear as people respond to the event via Facebook, and Habitat for Humanity will also be giving away door prizes on December 3rd! Capital Pawn will be giving away door prizes as well, and if you invite people to the event, you will be entered into a drawing to win Capital Pawn swag (see some swag below).

We encourage you to RSVP for the event here or on the front of our website.

The owners had the pleasure of being on air with both Seth and Les Gold during Seth’s Gold Tone podcast at CBS Radio in August. You can listen to it here. Look for August 16th, Pawnbrokers Unite if you’d like to listen.