Experience with a capital E – 19 years of it

The  Torch Newspaper recently did an article on how payday lenders are making things a little tougher for the traditional pawn broker. I was interviewed for the article & asked how I felt about it. I do feel that the current variety of options have made things a little harder for traditional pawn brokers but […]


New Privacy and Comprehensive Credit Reporting laws have come into effect.  In the pass you had to be in default or in arrears to receive a mark on your credit report however now if you are more than five days late on a bill or loan you could be getting a mark on your credit […]

Birthstones – April is Diamonds!

Can you believe it is April already! For those of you that celebrate your birthday this month the Diamond is the traditional birthstone. The Diamond is associated with – enhancing relationships and increasing inner strength. The Traditional Metaphysical Properties for the April Birthstone Diamond are balance, clarity and abundance. The healing properties of the April […]

Stolen Items


STOLEN ITEMS – DO YOU HAVE MY STUFF?   I’m often asked ‘my house was just broken into, do you have my stuff?’ The pawnbroking industry is heavily regulated by the NSW Police & Department of Fair Trading. By law 3 forms of ID must be given with a photo, date of birth & NSW […]

Little history about pawnbroking


Hard Core Pawn & Pawn Stars have brought pawnbroking into the spot light. So a little history about pawnbroking. Pawn shops originated around 3,000 years ago in Ancient China, acting as a way for struggling peasants to get their hands on cash, fast! The pawnbroker would hold items of value for an agreed amount of […]