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How do Money Orders Work?

Money Orders are a common alternative to personal checks and paying/sending larger amounts of cash.  They are convenient and inexpensive. There are many reasons you might want to use a money order to buy or sell something. Perhaps you do...

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Is it Worth Pawning Jewelry?

  In need of cash and thinking about pawning some of your jewelry?  Over the years we've spoken to many people who are undecided if it's right for them.  It's not always an easy decision to make; sometimes the item...

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Can you Get Paid for Damaged Gold Jewelry?

They say virtually all the gold ever mind still exists today.  This means that your old necklace for instance could have once been a watch, and in the future it could be a ring. It doesn't matter if the jewelry...

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Pawnshops are Essential During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Pawn shops are a one-stop shop for many essentials Some people may wonder why their neighborhood pawnshop is still open during the current Coronavirus crisis. Pawnshops are helping people in need during the Covid-19 outbreak.  When lockdown measures came into...

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Coronavirus Update – Temporary Hours Change

Meriden Pawn is continuing to serve customers during the Coronavirus lockdown.  For the next couple of weeks our hours will be reduced.  We will no longer be opening on weekends for the time being. Our new temporary hours during the...

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Selling Gold During the Coronavirus Shutdown

Gold has traditionally been a safe haven for savers, in 2008 when the markets crashed around the world, gold was one of the few investments that received a return.  There are safer investments out there, but on the whole, gold...

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Pawning During the Coronavirus Shutdown

The Coronavirus shutdown is affecting all of us in one way or another. Some financially, unable to work or waiting longer than usual for payments.  Sources for cash to pay for essentials such as food and bills may be limited,...

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Carats vs Karats – What’s the Difference?

If you're looking for some extra cash and have some gold jewelry about the house you think you might sell, you may be considering just how pure the gold is, and how much money you can make.  Or if you're...

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Gold Sellers Continue to Enjoy High Prices in 2020

The price of gold has grown steadily over the past year and gold sellers have been reaping the rewards. Selling scrap gold today will net you around 27% more than it would a year ago. At the time of writing...

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Buying Affordable Gold Jewelry at Meriden Pawn Shop

Are you in the market for buying gold jewelry?  Purchasing second hand at a local pawnshop you can often find quality pieces that provide significant savings compared to retail jewelry stores.  Shop smart and buy from a local store where...

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