Scavenger Hunt

By | from Les Gold, from Seth Gold, Latest posts, Uncategorized

Finding High-Value Pawn Items

We all need some extra cash every once in a while.

And while some high-value items immediately come to mind (gold, jewelry, electronic), you may be surprised to find that you may have other items perfect for pawn. 

Join us in a scavenger hunt to find value in unlikely items!

The ‘70s are full of groovy items!

This decade gave us tie-dye, Star Wars, high-waisted pants, roller-skating.

Wait a minute… 

It’s time to check the closet and basement because your vintage items (50 years old or more) may be worth big money! These items are perfect for pawn. Start looking for:

  • Original Tupperware
  • Comics
  • Handbags
  • Lunchboxes
  • Magazines and cookbooks

Brush with Fame?  

Did you go to high school with a famous athlete or celebrity and have a yearbook with their signature? Take a stroll down memory lane too. (Bonus: pre-hashtags and texting). Did your yearbook have any of these? ASS: always stay sweet, KIT: keep in touch, or LYLAS: love ya like a sis. 

  • Kristen Bell: Shrine Catholic High School, Royal Oak
  • Jack White & Diana Ross: Cass Tech High School, Detroit
  • Eminem: Lincoln High School, Warren
  • Jalen Rose: Southwestern High School, Detroit

‘90s Toys. Shockingly Valuable

When toys are in great condition they can be worth great money. Time to raid the toybox!

  • Retired American Girl dolls (Molly and Samantha, for example)
  • Original Harry Potter books
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards
  • Board Games: Mall Madness, ‘90s Trivial Pursuit, and more

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Disney never goes out of style, but there are a few things that continue to grow in value.

  • Vintage Disney World or Disneyland park maps
  • Trading pins 
  • Original Buzz and Woody toys

Ready, set, go!

Start your scavenger hunt by looking around your house for valuable items you never knew you had.

Then, visit American Jewelry and Loan and pawn for instant cash!

 

Pawn Loans 101

By | from Les Gold, from Seth Gold, Latest posts

Pawn Loans

A pawn is a non-recourse, collateral-backed loan.

This simply means:

  • You bring in an item of value that you own.
  • We’ll offer you a loan based on the market value of the item for up to 90 days.
  • You get cash- within minutes.
  • You pay back your loan (plus interest and storage fees) within 90 days. 
  • If you choose not to pay back the loan, we keep your item. And, because you’ve secured the loan with your item, there’s no recourse, meaning, you’re not penalized from opening future loans. And, it doesn’t affect your credit score. 

When you need cash. Look around.

Chances are you have items of value perfect for pawn.

Outdoor and Summer Items.

Perfect for pawn with the benefit of storage too!

 

  • Lawnmowers, blowers, edgers, and more
  • Patio furniture and fire pits
  • Barbeques and smokers
  • Bicycles, scooters, hoverboards, and power riding toys
  • Trampolines and playhouses 
  • ATVs and motorcycles

Calling all Boaters! Your toys are worth big money!

  • Dinghy, jet ski, and powerboats, and outboard motors
  • Marina tech and toys: golf carts, water mats, GPS, and more

Camping equipment gets you s’more money!

  • Coolers
  • RVs, tents, trailers, and more
  • Binoculars and metal detectors
  • Fishing and hiking gear

Remember, pawn anytime. No appointment needed. 

Open Monday- Saturday 9:30am- 6pm

Les Gold on Gold

By | Business, from Les Gold, In the News, Latest posts

Top Four Reasons to Buy Gold Now

If anyone knows gold, it’s Les. With more than 60 years of experience, he knows gold is more than just a fashion statement. It’s an investment. And, it’s the perfect time to purchase the piece you’ve always wanted. Here’s why:

1. Gold = Cash in Hand

Your gold chain, ring, or bracelet holds a value that can be used to secure a short-term pawn loan at any time. So, when you find yourself needing some extra cash, American Jewelry & Loan can provide you with instant cash using your piece as collateral to secure your loan. 

2. Gold is Increasing in Value

Gold increases in value whenever there’s political, economic, or financial uncertainty. And, 2020 checks all of these boxes! It’s no wonder gold is seeing near record-setting increases each month. With value growing, now is the time to purchase. 

3. Gold Doesn’t Require a Bank

Purchasing gold allows you to invest without needing to join a bank. Fees and waiting periods don’t apply with gold. It’s a smart way to invest and get cash whenever you need it. 

4. Gold is a Statement

What other investment can you hold in your hand, wear on your body, and make a fashion statement? Gold. And, at American Jewelry and Loan, you’ll be able to make a statement when you choose a piece from our showroom or design a custom charm or ring with our on-site jeweler. Feel confident you made a great investment and turn heads with your new jewelry. 

 

Visit us online at PawnDetroit.com or in-store: Monday- Saturday, 9:30 am- 6 pm.

Detroit:  20450 Greenfield, Detroit, MI 48235, (313) 345-4000

Hazel Park20804 John R Road, Hazel Park, MI 48030, (248) 398-4653

Pontiac546 N. Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, MI 48341, (248) 409-5626

AJ&L COVID-19 Official Statement

By | Community Engagement, from Les Gold, from Seth Gold

With the current outbreak of COVID-19 both internationally and locally, we at American Jewelry & Loan wanted to take a moment to assure our team and valued customers that we are taking proactive steps to ensure the safety and well-being of every person that enters our facilities.

Not only are we following the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Governor Whitmer, but we have taken added precautions and safety measures.  Our team is routinely disinfecting all areas of the stores before, after and during work hours. Additionally, latex gloves have been made available to our team to help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria.

There are thousands of Detroiters that rely on us each day, so we do not plan on changing our hours unless mandated by the state of Michigan.  Remember that you can always pay your loan or layaway payments online at www.PawnDetroit.com or at our in-store kiosk.

Should you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to give us a call or email us at [email protected].

Thank you for your continued trust and patronage.

-American Jewelry & Loan

Les Gold Emcees Corks & Forks Auction

By | Community Engagement, Detroit Love, Uncategorized

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, Les Gold was honored to host Winning Future’s high end auction at their annual Corks & Forks fundraiser. This was the fourth year that Les volunteered his time and talents for this event.

The mission of Winning Futures is to be an exemplary business-education partnership that inspires and prepares teens to be successful in a career through workforce preparation, life skills development, strategic planning, mentoring, and scholarship programs.

Les Gold and American Jewelry & Loan are proud to support this great cause.  If you’d like to learn more about Winning Futures, please visit their website at www.WinningFutures.org

Tax Returns? Think About Buying Gold

By | Business

We get questions every tax season about this.  Your tax returns are in, but you’re unsure what to do with that money.  Do you spend it or stick it in a coffee can for a rainy day?  Our advice has always been to invest in or purchase physical gold.

There are a number of reasons that gold is a great investment:

  • The price of gold is up more than 300% over the last 15 years.
  • Gold is a great hedge against inflation.
  • Physical gold is easy to buy and simple to sell.
  • Though gold as jewelry has always been fashionable, the trend has been spiking for a number of years.

We’re happy to help educate all customers on the benefits of owning gold and how it can be part of their overall financial health.

Stop in a find out for yourself why American Jewelry & Loan is Detroit’s most trusted shop for gold.

Can’t Come In? Visit Our Online Stores!

By | Uncategorized

At American Jewelry & Loan, we strive to provide each customer with the best possible customer service – and that includes your online shopping!

We have a lot of fans and shoppers from around the globe that connect with us on a daily basis through our online shops on eBay and Etsy.  Jewelry, luxury handbags and hundred of unique items at discounted prices….and we’re always adding new stuff!

Shop with us on eBay here: http://www.ebaystores.com/americanjewelryandloan

Shop with on on Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/people/PawnDetroit

Don’t see what you’re looking for?  You can always shoot us a note through email at [email protected]  We’d love to hear from you!

Happy shopping!

Holiday Shopping at American Jewelry & Loan

By | Detroit Love, from Les Gold, In the News

Recently, Les has been making the rounds on local news stations to talk about holiday shopping and what’s popular this year.  FOX 2, WDIV and TV20 have all had Les on to discuss luxury items and trends that he’s seeing.  If you missed any of the segments, click the link below to see what Les has to say.

Many times, Les will offer up deals JUST for those tuning in.  If you want to be kept in the loop as to where and when Les will be on air and offering up deals, join our American Jewelry & Loan Facebook Insiders page – it was created specifically for people who live, work and shop in Metro Detroit.

Happy Holidays, everybody!

The Golds Visit UT Family Business Center

By | Business, Community Engagement

Recently, Les and Seth were invited to be the keynote speakers at the University of Toledo’s Family Business Center’s Annual Recognition Event.  This non-profit organization has a tremendous mission: to provide support specifically designed for family businesses.

Les and Seth would like to thank the University of Toledo’s Family Business Center for inviting us to their facility to speak, meet and interact with their members.  Though they always love sharing their experiences, they REALLY loved learning about your organization and meeting many of the great people that make it successful.  

Learn more about the UT Family Business Center here: https://www.utoledo.edu/centers/cfb/

If you’d like to have the Golds speak at YOUR function, contact us through our website at https://pawndetroit.com/booking-inquiries/