Capital Pawn Helps Conquer Chiari


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

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.



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.



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!

Pawn Shops, Concealed Carry, and Capital Pawn

We buy used firearms!

Welcome Sportsman’s Warehouse Firearms Aficionados!

We do Gun Transfers here at Capital Pawn in Salem, Oregon!

Come in to our shop and we will run a background check on the person to whom you’re selling your firearm

 only $35 cash 

$25 per firearm you sell and $10 for the background checkfront of CP


Buying a gun you found online? Have it shipped to us! When purchasing firearms online you have to have it sent to an FFL dealer. It only costs you $35 cash, which you pay once the background is submitted and the approval comes through.

Want to make your transfer super easy? Get a Concealed Carry License and you’ll be bumped to the top of the queue during the background check.



For our Concealed Carry class, park at Columbia Bank, and come in the West door. Our classes are on a month by month basis so we can try to reach as many people as possible. The class takes place at Capital Pawn from 6pm until approximently 8pm.

Dates updated on our facebook page:

Capital Pawn              503.385.1394 

3335 Commercial St SE, Salem

Pawn Shops Need Your Input to Help Protect Your Rights!

Help us protect your rights today!

Use this link to Protect Your Rights by sending a letter to your congressmen and the President of the United States.

Watch this quick video for further explanation:

As of October 3rd, 2016, the Department of Defense will require pawnshops to collect and retain your Social Security Number each and every time you wish to pawn an item.

Currently, we do NOT collect Social Security numbers because we believe you have the right to privacy!

Pawnbrokers are a non-recourse business which means we do not check your credit, we do not send you a bill, and picking up your item is your choice as the borrower. Unlike other lenders, pawnshops do not force you, the borrower, to repay the loan.

For these reasons, there is no logical justification for the DoD to know every time a pawn customer requests a non-recourse pawn loan.

Pawnshops have been exempt from the Military Lending Act, which has been in place since 2007, in part because we are a non-recourse lender unlike virtually all other lenders. We are asking to remain exempt as this will put undue stress on YOU, our borrowers!

Please help us protect YOUR rights by clicking below, inputting your zip code, virtually signing, and sending the letter to the President of the United States and your representatives in Congress:

Pawn Industry Nationally Recognizes Oregon Pawnbrokers

As we descended on Las Vegas for Pawn Expo 2016, we didn’t expect such a wonderful reception for Oregon Pawnbrokers.

Josh Oller who owns Silver Lining Jewelry and Loan in Portland was honored to accept on behalf of his dad, Earl Oller, the Charles R. Jones Lifetime Achievement Award. Earl started the Oregon Pawnbroker’s Association, has been on the NPA Board, and has been a friend and mentor to many young pawnbrokers. He has left a legacy of honesty and integrity and will be greatly missed. Congratulations to Earl Oller, NPA’s 2016 Charles R. Jones Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, the highest national honor awarded to pawnbrokers.

The photo above shows Josh Oller, President of OPA and owner of Silver Lining Jewelry and Loan and son of Earl Oller, accepting the Charles R. Jones Lifetime Achievement Award in his father’s honor. The award was presented by NPA President, Larry Nuckols of Brittex Financial in Texas.

Read more here: Pawn Shop Owner Earl Oller

Additionally, Capital Pawn’s own Maria Lucero was recognized for Outstanding Service to the Pawn Industry for doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reasons. She caught the thief who had been working his way across the nation scamming pawn shop owners and employees.

Congratulations, Maria!

We are incredibly proud of Maria and were honored to accept the award on her behalf. Presented by Seth Gold of TV’s Hard Core Pawn and owner of American Jewelry and Loan in Detroit, the award means that NPA’s forum and Oregon Pawnbroker’s Association email blasts are working to impart critical information to the members of both NPA and OPA.

Thank you to both NPA and OPA members for being excellent, outstanding, and honest pawnbrokers who help other members across the state and country. Without you, the outcome may have been drastically different with negative repercussions.

Seth Gold presents owners of Capital Pawn, Adam and Beth Anundi, with the recognition plaque for Maria.

KPTV did a short news piece on our experience.

You may watch the video here: KPTV Pawn Shop Bait and Switch Subject Caught

An article in the Statesman Journal:Pawn Shop Catches Thief in Salem Oregon