Capital Pawn Continues Monthly Concealed Carry Classes

Oregon/Utah Concealed Carry Class

January 31, 2018 at 6pm

Capital Pawn has been offering a monthly concealed carry class for several years. When you sign up in advance, it is one of the least expensive classes offered in the state of Oregon.

In January the class, taught by Tick Lickers own Concealed Carry Instructor, Kevin, we will offer Oregon and Utah. You may take one or both.

If you take the Oregon Concealed Carry Class, you will be permitted to carry in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia

If you take the combined Oregon/Utah class, you will be permitted to carry in these additional states: Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, North Dakota, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Concealed Carry Class – January 31 – OREGON ONLY

This is a two hour class taken at Capital Pawn, 3335 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302. Please bring valid ID.


Concealed Carry Class – January 31, 2018 – UTAH ONLY

This is a two hour class for Utah Carry permit. Please bring a valid photo ID and be prepared to be fingerprinted.


Concealed Carry Class – January 31, 2018 – OREGON/UTAH

This is a two hour class. Please bring valid ID and be prepared to have your fingerprints taken.


Feel like getting a deal??

Sign up in person and pay cash before January 25, 2018 and get $5 off!

3335 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR

Click here to find us on the map!

Questions? Call and ask! 503-385-1394


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 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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The Ins and Outs of Capital Pawn


Whether you have been in a pawnshop before or not, you may not fully know how things work, but Capital Pawn is here to help you and give you a little insight. The ins and outs if you must.

Pawning your item
     How it works:

  • Pawnshops offer collateral based loans. You bring in an item and our expert pawnbrokers will evaluate the item and determine how much it is worth.
  • They will then offer you an amount for this said item, if you agree to it, you are then given a pawn slip with the details of your loan. This is a 60 day loan.
    • DO NOT LOSE YOUR SLIP! Not only does your slip contain the details of your pawned items, it also has your personal information, and is a $3 charge if lost.
    • By Oregon law, whomever holds the pawn ticket may retrieve your items from the pawnshop (the only exception being firearms).
  • Once the pawn has been repaid, your items will be returned to you. If you don’t repay the pawn, your items are forfeited and the pawnshop keeps them.
    • You can continue to bring back that same item for pawns as often as you would like and since it has been in the shop before, we will not have to research the item to determine a loan amount.
  • We love to loan on items of value, so here at Capital Pawn, just as there is no limit to how many times you may get money for one item, there is also no limit to the number of items you can have on pawn (loan) at any one time.

Buying your items
How it works:

  • Similar to a pawn, the item you bring in will be evaluated, researched, and given a value.
  • Buying your item versus pawning it may earn you more money due to the different time periods and the ever changing market.
    • Anything that is bought has to have a mandatory 2 week hold before being priced and put out for sale. The sooner it can be on the sales floor, the better.
      • Electronics and advancing technology makes older gadgets no longer desirable.

Below are examples of a fraction of what we purchase every day.

Pricing merchandise

How it works:

  • Once the item has finished its holding process, it is then “expired” and is ready to be added to inventory.
  • No matter what the item is, it needs to be re-tested (first time is during the evaluation process), cleaned, and researched to determine the best selling price for the same item in similar conditions.

Negotiations and Sales

  • We trade!
    • Example 1: If you have a handgun you don’t care for because it’s too big for your hand (or for whatever reason), bring it in unloaded and we will work to find a firearm that will work for you.
    • Example 2: If you have a 14k yellow gold ring with a 1/2 carat diamond and would like a bigger diamond in white gold, we will work to help you trade up to a larger diamond using your own ring as part of the trade in.
  • Cash talks! If you have a reasonable offer on something in our shop, we are willing to work a deal.
    • We are willing to negotiate prices with our customers, but understand we only have so much room to do so.
      • We cannot discount merchandise so much that we either lose money or break even.

Other options

IF for some reason we are not able to help you with your item, whether it’s too outdated or something we don’t have a market for, there are other options for you!

  • Sell your items on these sites:
    • Offer Up
    • Craigslist
    • Ebay
  • OR, we can give you a list of items that we do take that you may have laying around. The most popular are:
    • Gold jewelry
    • Firearms
    • Gaming consoles and games
    • Tools

We would love to help you out in any way that we can, call or stop in any time to let us!

Why You Should Frequent Pawn Shops More

  • If you need a little extra cash, pawn shops are there for you! 

When you need a loan, come see us at Capital Pawn! Going to a bank or a credit union can be a lengthy process. They run your credit (which may negatively impact your credit score), and in most cases that can skyrocket your interest rate making it more of a disadvantage to you. Going to a pawnshop will eliminate all of the worry that may arise.

At Capital Pawn:

  • It’s fast
  • It’s easy cash (you have stuff laying around that we will take in as collateral!)
  • NO credit checks!
  • Interest rates are completely reasonable
  • Interest rates do not fluctuate
  • NO proof of employment needed
  • Your item is stored safely and securely
  • Your merchandise is returned to you once the loan is repaid


  • If you have money to spend, pawn shops are a good option for you to visit.

Not only do we have something for everyone, we also have extremely reasonable prices . We have items that are brand new, slightly used, and some others (usually tools) that show how loved that item was. Regardless of the condition of our items, we can guarantee you won’t find retail prices on them. We aren’t a retail store and we don’t have as much of a markup as they do. We sell items for what they are worth and are willing to negotiate pricing (within reason) if it is not suitable to your wallet.



Capital Pawn always has a sale going on. Some of them are constant sales and others are spontaneous and sporadic. Our constant sales are our ‘Birthstone of the month’ jewelry sale and our ‘Bling and Bang’ sale. Our spontaneous and/or sporadic sales would be our DVD sales, guitar sales, tool sales, and many other sales that are impromptu and last for roughly one day to one week.Shoes-purses

  • The unique or hard to find items

One great thing about pawn shops is that you never know upon walking in, just what exactly you’re going to find. We have items you’ve never seen before, items you may never see again, and items that you haven’t seen for over a decade. Like what, you may ask?

  1. Stand up arcade games from the 80s
  2. Toys from the first release of Star Wars
  3. A 2 carat almost flawless emerald cut diamond
  4. Posters from Woodstock
  5. MORE that you have to see to believe 🙂
  • The relationships you build

The final and most important reason to frequent a pawn shop is the relationships you build with everyone. Creating a unique customer experience is something we strive to attain, and we love getting to know our customers on a friend level. The more we see you and learn about you, the stronger the bond we will create and we will be able to help you more and know exactly what you’re looking for. We love going out of our way to help our customers and if an item comes in a customer has been searching for for a while, we will call them or sometimes even set it aside for them so they can come in and finally have what they have been searching for.

We hope to see you in here soon saving money or walking out with cash!

~The Team at Capital Pawn

If you want to learn more about us, please read our Google reviews after searching Capital Pawn Salem Oregon, and feel free to leave us a five star review as well! Or come on in and visit with our team.


Capital Pawn – Bling and Bang Promotion


We have an offer JUST FOR YOU, and this time, it’s not going anywhere!
We call it the Bling and Bang sale. A perfect his and hers combo special. Available at both our North and South locations!!


How it works: Come in, find the perfect firearm, then bundle it with the perfect piece of jewelry that is bound to blow your significant other away. When you buy both a firearm and a piece of jewelry, you are automatically qualified for 20% off your firearm* whether it is brand new or pre-owned. How awesome is that?!


What we have for you:

    • Firearms– conceal carry pistols and revolvers, compact pistols, full sized pistols, long barrel revolvers, shotguns, rifles, AK-47s, AR-15s and so many more.
    • Jewelry– fashion chains, fine chains, pendants, bracelets, earrings (singles and pairs), brooches, rings (solitaire, three-stone, vintage, engagement, anniversary, birthstone, and just because rings). Offered in yellow gold, white gold, and sterling silver.

See our professionals in either department for any further inquiries on this promotion.Bestofmidvalleyoutdoorbestofmidvalleyjewelry

*The fine print: In order to get 20% off, your jewelry item must be of equal or greater value; must be on regular priced items; must be paid for in one single transaction; layaway not available for this special.