Blog Action Day 2013
Glendale Pawn and Jewelry is proud to participate in Blog Action Day 2013. Yes…we’re a pawn shop. Yes…our blog “The Blog-View” is well known and yes…we have a unique vantage point for observing the human condition, as we see it from our pawn shop here in Glendale, Arizona USA.
For this year, the topic of “Human Rights” has been chosen for Blog Action Day. Now we thought the first thing we should do before blogging about Human Rights is to see what the generally accepted definition of Human Rights might be:
We also looked for a widely accepted “List” of human rights and we found out that the United Nations has of course, created a list that defines specifically what our human rights entitle us to:
United Nations-Universal Declaration of Human Rights
This is indeed a wonderful list human rights and EVERY item on this list should be at the forefront of virtually every civilization, country or government on this planet of ours…but they are not…not even in the United States.
So what happened?
In the never ending quest for more profits, most of the 30 principles of human rights have been violated or continue to be violated. Well, any number of things can be linked to why this country (and by example, the world) honor a select few if any of these human rights proclaimed by the United Nations, but we’re of the opinion that the recent massive shift in monetary wealth from the masses to a comparatively small handful of oligarchs and plutocrats has played a MAJOR role..
How can we be so sure? Well, we’re a pawn shop and we help people from ALL economic strata with their short-term cash needs. At any given time you will find someone getting a pawn loan on a very sizeable piece of diamond jewelry, perhaps to make payroll for their small business, standing alongside a single mother pawning a family heirloom and just needing a small cash loan to get her through until pay day. We also see people using our pawn shop to save enormous amounts of money on home electronics, televisions and other items to make their homes a little more comfortable. Additionally, the pawn shop has become a safe and friendly place to sell unwanted items such as computers, tools and just about anything of value.
This economic transfer of wealth has been so swift during the Great Recession, that pawn shops have now become “The Bank” and “The Department Store” for an entire segment of society that never considered a pawn shop as a viable alternative…until the financial disaster played out on our televisions and in our termination slips.
You’ll find more compassion, empathy, respect and focus on human rights in a progressive family run pawn shop than you will within the hallowed halls of the United States Government and certainly more than in any Wall Street “Too big to fail” institution.
“Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it”, is a well known refrain and only a few minutes of research into what EXACTLY has taken place in the last seven years will allow you an almost eerily accurate view of things to come, unless we refocus as a society on Human Rights for EVERYONE.
Only by our refocus and re-dedication, as one united planetary species, to the ultimate importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights can a very unfortunate future be avoided.
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“It was 73F degrees this morning…SUMMER has officially ended!”
For those of our readers who don’t live in the desert…the locals view the end of summer with wide-eyed wonderment. No longer will we burn our hands on the car ignition switch! In the coolness of the autumn and desert winter we won’t be thinking to ourselves, “Did I leave something in the car that will melt, explode or burst into flames?” And, when that first “Non-Summer” utility bill arrives and we open it…we’ll still be bracing ourselves and then for a change…we'll be surprised that unlike the past few months, it’s NOT the size of the national debt of Paraguay.
Yes…it looks like we made it!
Oh sure, we will have the occasional 105F degree day…but the end can be seen.
Oh yeah…and it was a HOT one too:
So what to do now?
Well there’s a few holidays coming up and a few of them require some gift purchasing and giving. I know in our last blog post we talked a bit about Layaway for the holidays and then we swore we’d give it a rest because nobody likes it when a retail store start pushing the holiday sales before Halloween. But in this case we really have no choice in the matter because:
Stan came running into the E-Comm offices here at Glendale Pawn and Jewelry and shouted, “Hey! Let’s do ½ off on a whole BUNCH of select jewelry!”
Soooo, we figured we should let you know about this stunning development and bring it to your attention that our no hassle/no fee Layaway with ½ price jewelry will make you look like one of those Wall Street types when it comes time to open gifts. Seriously…if this isn’t the best deal in the Valley…we’ll…well we’ll figure out something.
Looking for something other than jewelry? Well, we’ve got some AWESOME prices on our September sales items so take a moment to check them out in the slideshow below:
So to summarize this rambling, mess of a blog-post…summer’s over, we’ve got ½ price jewelry and great savings on a bunch of other items. We’re still making lots of hassle free fast cash pawn loans for those “Oh no!” moments and we’re still buying all the excess iPads, iPods, Firearms, Designer Purses, etc. that have been cluttering your abode.
Step outside in the morning, take a deep breath of some non-scalding, nice and cool morning air and take comfort in the fact that Glendale Pawn and Jewelry is still doing what we’ve been doing for the last +30 years…helping YOU and YOUR family!
If you know us you know that it means something when we say, “We’re glad you’re here!” If you’re one of our MANY new pawn shop blog readers…you should come on down to Glendale Pawn and Jewelry and see for yourself!
The holidays are coming! Yes, I’m aware that we’re at that critical time of year here in the desert, when we are all wondering if summer is over, just about over or here permanently. Trust me, I understand this. We go through this every year, but the holidays are coming regardless.
So take a moment…yes, just a moment…and think about Layaway at Glendale Pawn and Jewelry. Relax, we’re nowhere near putting up the tinsel and other holiday decorations and we have no idea what we’re going to do for a holiday movie this year. (Remember our highly acclaimed holiday movie from last year? Yeah, me neither…) All we’re asking is that you take a moment to realize that this is the PERFECT time to put some items on Layaway and get the proverbial jump on the annual “Shop till ya drop” season.
Layaway at Glendale Pawn and Jewelry is easy, painless and stretches your holiday shopping dollars farther than you ever dreamed. There are no fees or interest, a super easy payment schedule and when you’re starting at -30% to -60% less than even the “Big Box Retailers”… you’re going to be somebody’s hero this year…GUARANTEED. What can you shop for? Fine jewelry, (We can also custom make absolutely any jewelry that you can imagine through our in-house jeweler) home electronics, designer purses, musical instruments…if you can imagine a great holiday gift item, we probably have it.
Pro Tip #1: Check out our September Specials by clicking –HERE--, notice the amazing savings? Well, you can put any of these items on Layaway too! Go ahead and congratulate yourself on knowing how to play the proverbial “Holiday Game” better than anyone you know!
Speaking of games…FOOTBALL IS BACK! Yes sports fans, slap on that team jersey, pour your favorite beverage, get the snacks lined up and GET BUSY! What? You’re still watching that awful television that you’ve had for years. Still no surround sound? Mocked and scorned by your fellow fans?
Pro Tip #2: We have more stunning televisions and breathtaking surround sound systems than we’ve ever seen before. We’re pretty much convinced that they multiply at night no matter how many we sell during the day. Get down here. Point at what you want. Walk out with a gorgeous television and awesome sound system for less money than you EVER dreamed. No kidding. Just do it…
There’s still a, pretty good chance that we’re going to get one last monster electric bill before it FINALLY cools off. How can I be so sure? Well, after 30+ summers here…I’ve kind of got a feeling for how these things work.
Pro Tip #3: Just remember…you can put that final gigantic electric bill behind you with a fast, hassle free pawn loan that will have you smiling as you shake a fistful of cash at the utility company. “Not THIS time you evil, no-good…” you’ll exclaim as you put that last big number into the history books. All you have to do is bring in something of value, such as Jewelry, firearms, musical instruments, iPods, iPads or almost anything you can think of as collateral, and walk out with cash in your hand!
Have too much stuff? We are also top dollar, cash buyers for all of your unneeded items!
So yes, Gpawn is sure that you didn’t want to be reminded about some of these things, but rest assured that we’re all in this together and…”We’re glad you’re here!”
Okay all you bloggers out there...this is it! The annual "Blog Action Day!" Get registered and get ready to participate in a GLOBAL experience. Last year Glendale Pawn and Jewelry was the ONLY pawn shop participating but this year we're throwing down the proverbial gauntlet and inviting ALL pawn shops with blogs to join us in this important annual event!
"We're glad you're here!"
Francisco, de Glendale Pawn y Jewelry, responde a algunas preguntas comunes sobre pre’stamos de empeno.
(Francisco, from Glendale Pawn and Jewelry answers some common questions regarding pawn loans, in Espanol.)
In our latest pawn shop video blog post, “Lara, from Glendale Pawn and Jewelry, answers some common questions regarding pawn loans.” you’ll learn about pawn loans, the pawn loan process and gain some inside information of who exactly uses pawn loans. (You’ll be surprised at the answers…)
The Power of, “Stop by and say hello”…
If you’ve been following us for awhile, here at Glendale Pawn and Jewelry ….you’ve probably heard us say on many occasions, “Stop by and say hello!”
Now in our way of thinking, stopping by and saying hello can mean an actual visit to our spotless store (It’s nice and cool here) this would be a good thing because we’ve hired some fantastic additional staff who would love to meet you. Or, if you’d like to stop by and say hello on our website, www.ArizonaPawnShops.com, that would be great too! (This is not your “usual” pawn shop website…you can easily spend an hour or more wandering about, watching our videos, checking out our Gunbroker, E-Bay and Amazon offerings as well as learning more about exactly what we do and how we can help YOU!)
You can also check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter as well.
But, without questions, the best way to stop by and say hello is to come through our door. We would love to meet you if you haven’t been here before and if you’ve been here before…how long has it been?
There’s a lot going on the world right now. Sometimes it can seem to be a bit overwhelming. How do we know this? Because we ARE you. Want to compare summertime electric bills? We gasp when we open our bills just like you do. Think you’re the only person with some outrageous Vet bills, due to the usual “Animal” behavior? Think again…some of us here at Glendale Pawn and Jewelry would be glad to share some expensive pet stories with you! Have a kid that takes an epic flight off his skateboard and winds up in the ER…with an equally epic bill? We can compare distance and “Hang Time” with you!
But seriously, we’re well aware that there is a lot of financial stress in almost everyone’s lives these days and we’re here to help you in any way that we can and the very best way to see how we can help is for you to stop by and say hello.
It’s as simple as that.
Would some additional cash reduce your stress level a bit, but you’ve never had a pawn loan before and you’re not sure where to start? Just stop by and say hello. We’d love to show you how quick and hassle-free it is to get the cash you need. Our pawn loans are fast, confidential, affordable and they can really help make your life a bit easier.
Another fast and hassle free method of obtaining a needed cash-infusion is to bring us the things that you no longer need or simply have too many of. We are always a cash buyer for iPods, iPads, designer purses, old gold and gemstone jewelry, firearms and anything else of value. Just stop in, say hello and see how much your unneeded items are worth…. (You’ll probably be pleasantly surprised)
Or…if you just feel like saving some money in a pleasant and family friendly environment…we can save you 30% - 60% on top quality items and quite possibly the largest selection of jewelry that you’ve ever seen.
But…it all starts with, “Stop by and say hello”
So….the moral of this posting is that we are very serious when we say, “We’re all in this together” and “We’re glad you’re here!”
Pawn Shop Blog News Update!
Well, if you haven’t been to Glendale Pawn and Jewelry in awhile, you’ll notice some fresh new faces here. We’ve had some great new staff members join us and they’d love an opportunity to say hello to all our friends.
We’re still on a “Buying Binge” and paying TOP DOLLAR for the following:
Old gold jewelry and scrap gold metal.
Any jewelry that you no longer need or wear… (We’ll find a good home for it!)
Computers, iPads, iPods, tablets and monitors.
…and just about anything else you can imagine.
It’s cooled off a bit as of late and our Monsoon season is clearly upon us, but the threat of the “Killer Electric Bill” is far from over. If you get caught by the high cost of keeping cool…we can help with a fast, hassle-free cash loan. Just bring in something of value, let us know how much you need and we’ll work WITH you to get the situation under control and get you the cash you need.
Need to make a major improvement in your lifestyle? Come down and go shopping! You’ll save 30% - 60% on name brand merchandise! Looking for jewelry? You’ll be AMAZED at our selection and if we don’t have it, our custom, in-house jeweler can make anything that you can imagine.
So what else is newsworthy?
Appraisal Days are still happening! Don’t miss out on YOUR chance to get a FREE verbal appraisal on anything that you’d like…well, Craig can’t really appraise family members, pets, etc. BUT! Jewelry, antiques and collectibles are certainly within his level of expertise.
Well, there was apparently a Royal Birth across “The Pond”, our elected officials are still as ineffective as ever and someday our desert summer will eventually be over.
The only other thing that we’re absolutely sure of is….”We’re glad you’re here”.