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.
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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,”
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Think the fact he died is gonna make your collection worth a fortune??? Think again.
We spoke to “Hardcore Pawn” star Seth Gold — who runs some of the most famous pawn shops in the county — and he says his stores have been bombarded with Ali stuff in the wake of his death.
Gold says everyone thinks their Ali stuff has rocketed in value — and they’re asking for insanely high prices.
Ali stuff is highly valued already — and there is a higher demand — but Gold says his death won’t double, triple or quadruple the prices on things like autographs, pictures, etc.
Read more at TMZ.com.
Here’s an excerpt of the latest blog post from www.sethgold.com where you can see behind-the-scenes photos as well:
I hope that you enjoy listening to my weekly podcast as much as we enjoy recording the episodes … Dan, Les, and of course our weekly guests always keep things interesting and of course we enjoy bringing various items from the pawnshop to appraise and talk about.
This week’s episode, I talk about a new passion of mine — NASCAR Racing. Despite being a huge sports fan, the first NASCAR race that my family ever attended was the 2013 Quicken Loans 400 when I drove the official pace car at Michigan International Speedway.
In this week’s episode, we welcome NASCAR Champion driver Joey Logano to talk about the sport and the amazing championship season that he’s currently experiencing. Will Dan be the next NASCAR newbie? I also brings a memento from an amazing experience that he and Les shared at a significant sporting event. Listen now at www.play.it/GoldTone
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iPawn is hosting the grand opening of their newest location on Military Road in Benton. This will be an open house with refreshments and a celebrity guest appearance by Seth Gold, of truTV’s Hard Core Pawn, and will take place Saturday, September 12th from 11:00am – 1:00pm.
iPawn is Arkansas’ premier pawn shop and has made it their goal to completely reinvent the pawn business in Central Arkansas. With a 110% loan guarantee, iPawn is more than just a pawn shop; it’s a one stop shop for affordable flat screen TVs, fine jewelry and watches, firearms, computers, and electronics.
Steve Landers, Jr., President and CEO of iPawn, said, “We’re excited to expand the iPawn family and to be serving more areas of Central Arkansas. Adding a location in Benton is a perfect fit, and we’re proud to provide our customers a new and better way of doing business in the pawn industry.”
Mike Willingham, Vice President and COO, said, “iPawn’s greatest priority is our customers. That’s why it was imperative to open a third location. Growth and expansion on our part means more variety, better service, and lower prices for you.”
The existing iPawn stores are currently located on Rodney Parham and Baseline Road, in Little Rock. The new store can be found at 1212 Military Road, in Benton.
(also available via iTunes)
Les Gold joins Seth and Dan in studio to explore pawnbroking. Listeners will learn the story behind the Gold’s family success–from Les’ first sale at age 7 to becoming some of the most recognized pawnbrokers in the world. Listeners will hear Les talking about his days growing up working in his grandfather’s shop, the iconic Sam’s Loan.
As always, Seth brings some cool items from the shop and shares a story of splitting an unusual set of sports memorabilia (something he thought he’d never do) because of the customer who was making the purchase. See more great photos at www.sethgold.com!
COMING WEDNESDAY, July 8th on Play.it: From business to sports to family, Gold Tone is a podcast that shares perspectives on a variety of topics from one of the world’s most highly recognized pawnbrokers, Seth Gold alongside Detroit native, Dan Leach. As the 2013 Pawnbroker of the Year and one of the stars of truTV’s top show Hardcore Pawn, Seth knows the ins-and-outs of the business world while Dan has hosted nationally syndicated shows on Sports Byline USA and SiriusXM.
Bringing Seth and Dan together with new guests every week, listeners can always expect lively, informative, and interactive conversations to keep them on their feet. Visit sethgold.com for more information or tune in on the Play.it podcast platform.
From Las Vegas Sun: Reality-TV star Seth Gold, son of Les Gold, the Detroit owner of American Jewelry & Loan featured in TruTV’s “Hardcore Pawn,” is at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show here through Friday.
Seth, who I last chatted with in July, is spending four days looking at products that he thinks will wind up in his pawnshop.
“It takes about 90 days for merchandise that’s bought at retail to wind up in our hands for loans,” he told me. “This is my third consecutive CES trip to Las Vegas, and I’m the only pawnshop that is a distributor for Monster Headphones.
Read the full article in Las Vegas Sun via Robin Leach.