people rely on pawnshops to pay for unexpected hospital bills, car
breakdowns, and other unforeseen expenses. If you talk to customers of
a pawnshop, they will tell you that pawnbrokers are the only lenders
willing to loan them money. In fact, during the great depression, the
pawn shop was the only functional lender.
Today our customers are people from all walks
of life. Next time you are in line at the bank or supermarket look at
the people standing in line next to you, those are the same people you
will find in our stores.
The founder of Pawn Daddy started out as a pawn shop customer.
William Jachimek needed some cash to start his first business. After
still coming up short with loans from family and friends he took a
diamond ring to Levinsons pawnshop in downtown Chicago. The 500.00 loan
he received gave him the balance of funds he needed and little did he
know that several years later he would find the pawnshop business as
his life's work.
Another $500 loan several years earlier started the famous Barneys of
New York which recently opened in Scottsdale.
Barneys of New York
founder of New York-based luxury chain Barneys, owed a lot of his
success to his wife. When Pressman saw a small store in Manhattan going
under in 1923, he wanted to buy it and open a clothing store of his
own. There was a problem, though: he didn't have the cash.
When Pressman told his wife, Bertha, about this
predicament, she slipped off her engagement ring and told him to pawn
With the $500 Pressman got from hocking his wife's
diamond, he took over the failing store's lease and bought 40 high-end
suits, which were the original inventory when Barney’s Clothes opened
its doors shortly thereafter.
Just wanted to let you and everyone else
know that you saved my life.
My empower box was just about out of credit after seeing your tv
commercial I decided to bring some stuff in and see if I could borrow
some money. I brought a whole box of stuff only to find out I only had
to pawn a ring I had to get enough money to make it through to my next
check. I was in and out in less than 10 min. Thank you so much, and
expect some cookies around christmas.
I had some odds and ends I took to
them.They pawned most of what i brought in. The service was good and i
left with the money i needed. Clean store.
The guys that greeted me were very nice.
They were able to get me the
amount of money I need and I didn't have to pawn all of my jewelry :).
I don't know there names, but thanks.
Fun, friendly with great customer service
I found my experience at
Central Pawn to be. I can honestly say that the employees there treated
me as if I was part of their family and did their best to satisfy my
I was at Central Pawn today and I told the
gentleman how much I
appreciated the loan I got and I wish there was a way to repay the
favor. He told me it was his job and he was glad he could help and
suggested I leave a review for his store on the internet. Just wanted
to say thanks and you guys rock!!!!
I sold them my old engagement ring and got
paid top dollar for it. They
offered me more $$$ for my jewelry than any other pawn shop around. If
you need cash fast this is your best bet if you want to get the most
money for your jewelry.