Monday, 22nd December 2014

Merchandising Gains Importance as Inventory Grows

Posted on 06. Oct, 2009 by in Fall 2009

Merchandising Gains Importance as Inventory Grows

By BILL KUNKEL

As more pawners find themselves unable or uninterested in redeeming their pledges as the holiday season approaches, many visionary pawnbrokers are looking to pump up the retail side of the business with marketing ideas both old and new.

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‘Pawn Stars’ Cashes In on History Channel

Posted on 06. Oct, 2009 by in Fall 2009

‘Pawn Stars’ Cashes In on History Channel

By Bill Kunkel

From classic plays (“The Merchant of Venice”) to legendary films (“The Lost Weekend”), pawnbrokers have been depicted through the prism of every imaginable negative stereotype.

But the medium of television — ands, specifically, the category of the reality show — has made stars out of the family that owns and runs Gold & Silver Pawn, a Downtown Las Vegas shop with as much provenance as many of its most upscale items.

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Solid Image Is Vital for Industry’s Survival

Posted on 06. Oct, 2009 by in Fall 2009

Solid Image Is Vital for Industry’s Survival

By Jerry Whitehead

The age-old saying remains true today: “Image is everything.”

What kind of an image do you present?

Today our industry is being examined on an unprecedented level. We face challenges from the news media, Hollywood, local communities, state regulators, D.C. regulators and everything in between.

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