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.

Capital Pawn Sells High End Sneakers

Have you heard? Sneakers are the new investment! High end sneakers are no joke. We are always buying new, never worn, high end sneakers because they are in high demand.

Nikes are our biggest seller currently and we have quite a stock.

Come on in and check them out!

If you are interested in how the world of high end sneakers works, click Sneakerheads for a video that explains this phenomenon.

 

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Capital Pawn Congratulates Seth Gold

As we traveled this summer to several pawn shops and visited with pawn shop owners from across the nation at Pawn Expo, we found that Capital Pawn has some friends who are widely acknowldeged as an expert in our industry and demonstrate a devotion to charity not often attibuted to our industry.

Today we’d like to give a huge shout out to Seth Gold from truTV’s Hard Core Pawn and American Jewelry and Loan. Seth was named to the Crain’s Detroit 40 Under 40 class of 2016, which is quite an honor. For Seth’s story, click here.

Congratulations, Seth!

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Capital Pawn co-owner, Beth with Seth and Cindy from American Jewelry and Loan

Capital Pawn Helps Conquer Chiari

 

Capital Pawn here in Salem, Oregon helps support many small businesses and organizations. One such organization is ConquerChiari.org.

Our friend, Chantiell, has Chiari Malformation and has organized the Walk to Conquer Chiari here in Salem. Chiari is a malformation of the brain that causes pain and a wide range of other symptoms.

This month is Chiari Malformation Awareness month. Capital Pawn has donated in order to help raise money for the awareness, research, and education about this neurological disorder. The walk was held on September 17th at Salem’s capitol building and was a success.

Chantiell speaks in the photo on the left and the whole group can be seen in the right photo.

If you want to know more about Chiari and hear a story of hope, watch this video of Piston’s Dancer, Nicole Josey.

Additionally, if you would like to donate click here, or if you would like more information about how you can help, click here. If you would like more information about the walk next year, or you want a point of contact for helping in the future, please see the document below.

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Pawn Shopping Virtually at Capital Pawn

Here at Capital Pawn, we are always looking for ways to interact with our customers. One way we are having fun and interacting is by adding what we like to call Virtual Pawn Shopping.

We choose an item we would like to highlight and then talk about it on video.

Enjoy the most recent videos created by Maria, Rick, and others on Capital Pawn’s YouTube page.

The videos are meant to be short and filled with details about items, but sometimes they are just simply silly, but we are ok with having a lot of fun while we work!

Our most recent little commercial features a cat. You can’t go wrong with that!

 

Writer Joe Chianakas and Creator of Fitz of Horror Bryan Fitzgerald Team Up to Create a Memorable Audio Book

Capital Pawn’s own, Bryan Fitzgerald, creator of Fitz of Horror had the honor or reading Rabbit in Red by Joe Chianakas this summer. We told you we would keep you posted, and so here is the latest news!

The audiobook is now available! You can read about how Joe and Bryan were connected and how Bryan got the contract on Joe’s Blog.

Bryan talks a bit about it on his Facebook page, Fitz of Horror here.

This is super exciting stuff, and we are honored to have Bryan on our team at Capital Pawn — we hear his awesome voice every day!

You may buy a copy here on Audible, Amazon, or iTunes.

The next exciting news is that Bryan will be reading for the audio release of the second book, Burn the Rabbit, as well.

So come on in to Capital Pawn where you are able to congratulation Bryan in person.

 

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Hard Core Pawn from American Jewelry and Loan Welcomes Pawnbrokers from Across the Country

In July at the Pawn Expo this year, Adam and Beth, the owners of Capital Pawn happened to be visiting face-to-face with a group they had only previously interacted with online. Seth Gold of American Jewelry and Loan was one of those hanging out and sharing ideas. His marketing expert, Cyndee, asked if we would be interested in learning a bit more from Les and Seth Gold at American Jewelry and Loan. The end result?

We visited American Jewelry and Loan in Detroit, Michigan at the beginning of August. It was a great learning experience because pawnbrokers from all over the nation were in one room discussing one thing – Pawnbroking!

We were able to visit Les Gold’s childhood pawn shop, Sam’s, as one of the very first things we did. It was such an honor to see where he had honed his business skills.

Above you can see that Sam’s Loans is now Gold Cash Gold, a farm-to-table restaurant. Our whole group stands outside, Adam and Beth in front of the building, and Adam talking with Les.

What we learned was invaluable in the less than 48 hours we were there — people all over the nation need pawn shops and people all over the nation are amazing. The Pawnbrokers in the room with us were such an open, sharing group of knowledgeable experts and advocates for the 3000 year old industry that we couldn’t help but be impressed and honored to be in the same room with them.

Thank you especially to Les and Seth for opening their business and their lives to us on this whirlwind of a trip, and thank you to Cyndee for planning it all!

One of the most fun things we did was be interviewed on Gold Tone Podcast with Seth Gold. Les and Seth made it easy and fun. We are interviewed at about minute 34 if you’d like to take a listen.

Adam and Beth on Seth’s Podcast

You can read about our experience from Seth’s point of view here: Seth Gold’s Blog on the Pawnbroker Podcast

We thought we’d share this experience with you because we want you to know we are always learning and growing in this ancient industry, and what we know benefits YOU, the customer!

We are excited to announce Seth Gold will be joining us here at Capital Pawn in South Salem on Saturday, December 3rd, for a few hours. You can meet him yourself, get an autograph, and shop to your heart’s content. More to come, so stay tuned!