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July 2013

DBusiness Magazine: Hardcore Pawn Star Wins NPA Pawnbroker of the Year Award

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The National Pawnbrokers Association, the leading trade association representing the pawn industry, announced the nomination and unanimous selection of Seth Gold, star of the Tru TV’s hit series Hardcore Pawn, as NPA’s “Pawnbroker of the Year” for 2013.

Seth’s nomination stems from his tireless commitment to supporting the pawn industry, community outreach, bolstering the association’s charitable giving campaigns, and fostering strong relationships with his community and local leaders.

“Seth Gold and the team at American Jewelry & Loan have forged new paths for the pawn industry with the media on a national level as well as within his own local community,” said Kevin Prochaska, president of the National Pawnbrokers Association. “Our industry has benefitted immensely from Seth’s dedication and hard work.”

The award was presented to Seth Gold on July 17, 2013 at Pawn Expo, the only national convention and trade show for the pawn industry hosted at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

“To be recognized among my peers is truly an unbelievable experience. What’s going on in our lives right now is a wild ride.  I wouldn’t be able to be here today if it weren’t for the support of my family. I anticipate a long future of working alongside them as well as my fellow pawnbrokers to further our industry as a whole,” Seth said upon accepting the award.

The NPA Pawnbroker of the Year Award is presented annually to an NPA member who, through his/her performance, has achieved significant accomplishments nationally for the pawnbroking industry.

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Hardcore Pawn’s Seth Gold Awarded “Pawnbroker of the Year”

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NPA President Kevin Prochaska with 2013 Pawnbroker of the year, Seth Gold

NPA President Kevin Prochaska with 2013 Pawnbroker of the year, Seth Gold

Seth’s nomination stems from his tireless commitment to supporting the pawn industry, community outreach, bolstering the association’s charitable giving campaigns and fostering strong relationships with his community and local leaders.

“Seth Gold and the team at American Jewelry & Loan have forged new paths for the pawn industry with the media on a national level as well as within his own local community,” said Kevin Prochaska, president of the National Pawnbrokers Association. “Our industry has benefitted immensely from Seth’s dedication and hard work.”

The award was presented to Seth Gold on July 17, 2013 at Pawn Expo, the only national convention and trade show for the pawn industry hosted at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

“To be recognized among my peers is truly an unbelievable experience. What’s going on in our lives right now is a wild ride.  I wouldn’t be able to be here today if it weren’t for the support of my family. I anticipate a long future of working alongside them as well as my fellow pawnbrokers to further our industry as a whole” Seth said upon accepting the award.

The NPA Pawnbroker of the Year Award is presented annually to an NPA member who, through his/her performance, has achieved significant accomplishments nationally for the pawnbroking industry.

For more information, please visit PawnExpo.com or contact NPA Public Relations at media(at)nationalpawnbrokers(dot)org. See photos of Les and Seth at PawnExpo 2013 at his Facebook page.

Les Gold: Three Simple Steps to Successful Negotiation

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Les Gold Offers Negotiation Tips on Good Morning America
To announce the launch of my New York Times Bestselling Book, For What it’s Worth: Business Wisdom from a Pawnbroker (Penguin, June 2013) , I recently appeared on several national media programs. Everywhere I went, people asked me about negotiation. One example was during my appearance on Good Morning America, where I helped one fan get the best price for his vinyl album collection.

Here are my three steps to successful negotiation:

  1. Manage the emotion: When you are selling an item, it is important to engage the potential buyer on an emotional level. Help them visualize the emotional payoff of the buy. By contrast, when you’re buying, it is important that you separate the emotional pull from your decision-making.
  2. Know your bottom line: All too often, people enter a negotiation without having done their homework. Do some investigation on your own beforehand so that you have an idea of the value of the item for which you’ll be negotiating.
  3. Be willing to walk away:  Too often, people enter into negotiations with only two outcomes in their mind–winning or losing. But often, the most desirable outcome is to actually walk away altogether. Sometimes, the best deals come after a re-approach. So it’s important to be willing to walk away.

More of my advice for negotiation is available in my book, For What it’s Worth: Business Wisdom from a Pawnbroker.

©2013 Les Gold

 

Hardcore Pawn’s Stars Get Their Own Carnegie Deli sandwich

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A special honor goes out to Detroit’s own Gold family.

New York’s famous Carnegie Deli says it has named a sandwich after the stars of Hardcore Pawn and owners of American Jewelry and Loan.

The Hardcore Pawn Sandwich was unveiled Monday, June 17th at 10:30 a.m.

The culinary creation includes toasted hard rye bread, golden mustard, hard salami, tongue, turkey off the bone, lettuce and tomato.

You can watch Hardcore Pawn weekly on truTV.

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