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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

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

Seth Gold of American Jewelry and Loan will speak at Pawn Expo 2019.

Seth Gold to Speak as Panelist on “Building Your Digital Community” at Pawn Expo 2019

By | Business, from Seth Gold, Tech

Pawn Expo is the only national convention and trade show for the pawn industry, hosted annually by the National Pawnbroker’s Association in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This year, Seth Gold is proud to have accepted an invitation to serve as a panelist in an educational session titled “Building Your Digital Community“.

The panel, which includes Seth as well as another pawnbroker and a social media expert, will discuss how to move beyond basic social media and build a true presence online.

Seth Gold will speak as a panelist at the "Building Your Digital Community" panel at Pawn Expo 2019.

Pawn Expo, held July 9-11, offers pawnbrokers from across the nation the opportunity to network and learn from one another.

This year, Pawn Expo will host 16 educational sessions, as well as over 100 vendors at a trade show and social events for pawnbrokers to connect with one another.

Learn more about Pawn Expo here.

Les & Seth Discuss Mobile Payment System & More On Fox 2 Detroit’s “The Nine”

By | Detroit Love, Entertainment, from Les Gold, from Seth Gold | No Comments

On Friday, May 10, Les and Seth Gold visited Fox 2 Detroit‘s “The Nine” morning news segment to share some of their favorite treasures and unique gift ideas from American Jewelry & Loan.

The Golds also discussed new digital payment systems that customers can utilize for a more convenient pawn experience.

Read more at Fox 2 Detroit.

Dixie Educational Conference 2019

Dixie Educational Conference & Trade Show 2019

By | Business, from Seth Gold

On March 22, pawnbrokers from across the nation gathered in Orange Beach, Alabama, to enjoy a weekend of learning and networking. Les Gold and Seth Gold were honored to give the keynote speech, “Telling The Story of Your Pawn Shop,” at the event.

LEs & Seth Gold attended the Dixie Pawn Educational Conference in Orange Beach, AL

They enjoyed an animated audience who asked great questions after their speech. Most of all, they enjoyed networking with and learning from other members of the pawnbroking industry.

Seth Gold gave the keynote speech at Dixie 2019 with his father, Les Gold.

They look forward to another weekend of learning from their fellow pawnbrokers at the Dixie Conference 2020!

Looking forward to the 2020 Dixie Convention!

 

Are Beanie Babies Valuable? Les & Seth Gold, SheKnows Experts, discuss.

Bummer, Your Mint-Condition Beanie Babies Probably Aren’t Worth Much

By | from Les Gold, from Seth Gold, Uncategorized

SheKnows: There are items laying around your home that are worth a lot more money than you think. There are also items you’ve been holding onto for years that are worth a lot less money than you think. At American Jewelry & Loan, every day customers come in with the following items expecting to leave with fistfuls of cash. And every day, we have to turn 95 percent of them away. You probably own some of the following items, but we hope you’re holding onto them for their sentimental value, because memories are all they’ll ever make you rich in.

Read the full story at sheknows.com.

Brandon Steiner: King of Sports Memorabillia

Brandon Steiner: Having What’s Next Mindset Key To Being Successful Entrepreneur

By | from Seth Gold, In the News, Uncategorized

CBS Sports: My family and I own a pawnshop in Detroit called American Jewelry and Loan. This has given us the distinct opportunity to obtain some of the rarest and unique pieces of sports memorabilia on the market. On our podcast Gold Tone, we try and ask each guest about what they collect, so it was an instant match when we welcomed the CEO of Steiner Sports, Brandon Steiner who’s widely considered the King of Sports Memorabilia.

Steiner had some great business advice and talked with us about the importance of having a ‘What’s Next’ mindset. Steiner says, “In order to be busy and effective you gotta think less about what’s immediately in front of you, but more about what’s ahead for you

“Having a ‘what’s next’ mindset is key to being a successful entrepreneur,”

Read the full story at cbssports.com

Les & Seth Gold talk shop with Arthur KAde on Behind the Velvet Rope

Les and Seth Gold of “Hardcore Pawn” Share the Latest at American Jewelry and Loan

By | Business, Entertainment, from Les Gold, from Seth Gold
[via Behind the Velvet Rope with Arthur Kade] Father and son Les and Seth Gold run Detroit’s largest pawn shop and document their daily business on TruTV’s hit reality series Hardcore Pawn. Now, they sit down with Arthur Kade to discuss the latest news at American Jewelry and Loan, their riskiest deal, biggest mistake, thoughts on the presidential race and more.

Watch the video at behindthevelvetrope.tv!