Walmart has introduced a new, lower-priced money transfer service that could undercut the traditional players in the industry. Read more
National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) teams up to bring big gift to Lee High School. Article here
Florissant woman, Charlene White, 38, is charged with assault and armed criminal action at a Hazelwood pawn shop on North Lindbergh, last month. Read on
Adopting some good habits can help stave off costly errors when it comes to record-keeping. It can also help you to stay out of trouble with the Internal Revenue Service. Here are five bookkeeping tips for entrepreneurs. Read on for tips here
Police are hoping surveillance photos will help them locate the five men wanted for robbing a pawn shop in north Houston. It happened just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 at the Diamond Pawn Shop at 8900 Jensen. Read more!
A lost camera full of family vacation pictures will soon be reunited with its rightful owners thanks to alert Boston pawn shop workers who sensed something was amiss. Read more
Diamonds may be forever, but supplies are fading fast. After two fruitless decades of diamond exploration, mining companies are now scraping the bottom of their existing assets, facing a seemingly inevitable decline in production from 2019. Read entire article here
Pawn shops, gold buyers and used video game dealers must now get a license to operate in Greenwood. Secondhand stores, pawn shops and similar businesses must purchase a $25 permit; keep better records; and share information with police, under the new ordinance. Read...
It appears that precious metals are in a new uptrend. Whether this is short term or longer remains to be seen. The action certainly has been a typical fake-out of the weaker longs; because just when they were getting shaken out of the market it turned positive. Read...
Sales are booming for silencers, the cylindrical devices used to muffle gunfire. The civilian market for silencers soared 37% in 2013, when the total number shot up to nearly a half a million, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives...
Four years after a Smith & Wesson .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun was used to kill an off-duty Chicago police officer, the Mississippi pawnshop owner who sold the gun in a straw purchase has agreed to concessions that authorities hope will curb similar illegal...
Vermont attorney general William Sorrell says lenders are taking advantage of thousands of low and moderate income Vermonters by offering illegal short-term, high-interest loans over the Internet. read more here
Presidential Pawn in downtown Rapid City, holds a World War II-era grenade that was brought into the store Tuesday by an elderly woman who wanted to sell it. Read article here!
Money Mizer’s CEO Robbie Whitten has learned a thing or two about dealing with customers in his 30 years in the pawn business. He shares a few of those tips with BusinessNewsDaily readers. Read the article here
We are big believers in online marketing. The Emmett Murphy posted a great article on the NPA's website about why all pawnbrokers should be doing Google AdWords. See it here.
One of the interesting, and potentially market-changing, stories to come out of this current recession is the creation of high-end pawn operations, or what some people in the business prefer to call "collateral lenders". Read more
Collateral-based lenders, essentially a new class of pawn shops, are quickly filling a business lending void. The good news for borrowers is that there's no credit check, little paperwork, and fast approvals. Read more