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!

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!

diamond earrings




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!


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

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!


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 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


How to Make Money Easily

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!! See a list of items we buy at the end. A list of what to expect follows.

Here’s another fail-safe way to make money — shop online but go to ebates first: Ebates



Any time you shop online, go to Ebates, search to see if your store is available, and then simply click, and buy. Every three months you’ll get a check (no joke!).

What does it mean to pawn something?
A ‘pawn’ is just another word for a collateral loan. Pawnbrokers lend you money for an item of value. These items can range from diamond jewelry, musical instruments, firearms, outdoor gear, video game consoles, and everything in between. Once the pawn is repaid, the item is returned to the customer.
How long do I have to pay back my loan?
Though many pawn shops may differ, here at Capital Pawn, our time period lasts for 60 days. If customers cannot redeem their item within the time period allotted, they may renew their loan for an additional 60 days!
How much should I expect for my item?
Every item is assessed accordingly. The current market value and condition are taken into account. It also depends on whether the item is going to be placed on loan or sold.
How do you determine the value of an item?
While shows like Pawn Stars or Hardcore Pawn may have experts in each and every field imaginable, we here at Capital Pawn ARE the experts! Our experts use various tools to help determine the value of the items up for sale or pawn. We have resources available online and invaluable resources in books regarding hallmarks and coins.
Do most customers lose their items?
NOPE! On average over 85% of people redeem their items. We don’t want you to lose your items, so what you see in our shop is mostly from us purchasing items straight from the public (hellooooo recycling!).
What happens if a customer is past due?
Usually they will lose their item, but that does not mean they can not get their belongings back. If their item has made it out onto the showroom floor, we can offer it back to them at a discounted price.
Are pawn rates/interests excessive?
No, they are highly regulated and differ depending on the amount loaned.
How can I be sure items at a pawn shop are not stolen?
Here in Oregon it is highly unlikely because we report to the police each evening at closing, and we collect serial numbers, model numbers, photos, and a detailed description of the item. Additionally, those pawning are photographed, video taped, and fingerprinted; they have to show valid photo ID that is scanned into our system.

What we most often buy: gold, silver, platinum (old, ugly, broken, or beautiful), diamonds (any size in a setting, 1/2 carat or larger if loose), firearms, high end purses (LV, Dooney & Bourke, Coach, Chanel, etc.), tools, gaming consoles and games, TVs, Apple products, collectible shoes, and more!