Do you like to save money? I do. I am an expert, and I have some tips for you. There are several ways that you can use a pawn shop. You can get a loan on something you own that has value. You can buy things at great prices. I'll teach you about it!
Did you ever wonder how pawn shops work? In this guide, I will explain how a pawn loan works, and how we value your items.
4 Proven Ways to Test your Gold Visual Surface Inspection The first thing I do when a piece of jewelry comes in is, I look at it. You didn't expect that, did you? Right off the bat, you can eliminate most of the jewelry out there. If you see bubbling on the metal, or copper/brass wearing through, that would be signs of plating. If it seems normal, I look for a stamp that tells me what kind of metal it [...]
You have never seen a pawn shop like ours. We clean, polish, and steam all of the jewelry that we put out for sale. That is why they shine like they do! We have over 300 gold rings in our display case. Not to mention our silver rings! We also have gold and silver necklaces and bracelets. How do we do it? We start by inspecting the piece. We look it over to determine if it is damaged or [...]
So, you see one of our ads that we buy gold, or perhaps it was our street sign? Perhaps a recommendation from a friend. You bring in your jewelry, coins, or scrap, and we inspect it. The first thing I usually do it the magnet test. THE MAGNET TEST Gold isn't magnetic. The materials they mix with gold also are not. The most common alloys generally contain two or three of the following metals. Copper, zinc, silver, and nickel. [...]
This thing is sweet, there is a ton of info online about them. This one was made near 100 years ago, it was hand made and engraved. The sheath is leather and bone. It is a beautiful example of a Finnish Lapland Puukko knife. This knife is an all-purpose utility knife used by the Sammi people. This one of course is just for a collector, it's extremely detailed and beautiful. If I had to guess, I would say there are over 100 [...]
I love when a Rolex comes in. This came in a couple weeks ago (and I wore it around for a few days.) It is a 1979 GMT Master with date. It is a two tone model, which is stainless steel and 18k gold. They're pricey but beautiful, and in general, a good investment when bought at market value (they tend to go up in value.) This was a transitional model, they tweak certain parts of the watch as [...]
This came in one day. It was sitting on my desk in the back room when I came into work. "That's cool." I thought. And so it was. It turns out it is over 100 years old, possibly older. It appears to be Hetian jade, but I'm not 100% sure. I was excited to be able to play with it for a few weeks before it sold. It ended up going right back to China, after its stay in the [...]
It is always interesting to get artifacts for World War 2, I especially like to see when the Samurai Swords come in. One thing that is neat about them is that they could possibly be family swords that date way back before the war. As many families gave the man of the family that went to war the family sword. Many of the oldest ones are made of Damascus steel. Often times there will be a family name or [...]