Capital Pawn’s History

Owner/Operators ~ Adam & Beth Adam and Beth both worked in service industries before starting Capital Pawn in Salem in 2011. Beth taught at the college level for 16 years while Adam started in construction before moving to the mortgage world. As 2010 came to a close, Adam realized that,...

FREE Authentication Event!

Have your luxury handbag authenticated for FREE! On December 12, 2020 in celebration with National Pawnbroker Day, we are offering to authenticate your handbag for free. This service is normally just $40. Capital Pawn uses a handheld device called Entrupy to take microscopic photos of the bag for authentication. You...

Facts about Pawnbroking

Nationwide, there are approximately 10,000 pawn stores, most of which are family-owned small businesses. They employ around 35,000 individuals and contribute about $3 Billion to the US economy. Independent pawnbrokers comply with local, state, and federal regulations and laws, and in most jurisdictions, provide local law enforcement with data on...

National Pawnbroker Day

Pawnbrokers have provided cash loans in exchange for valuable items for thousands of years. Each year on December 6, National Pawnbroker Day pays tribute to a centuries-old profession that provides a valuable service to their clientele. Whether they’re in need of short-term lending or a great deal on an item...

Customers are Capital Pawn’s First Priority

#CapPawn loves their customers Since the Covid mandates in March, the teams at all the Capital pawn locations have been working tirelessly to help customers make ends meet and purchase items for homeschooling and making life at home easier while in quarantine. As an essential business, it was important to...

Capital Pawn Wins Best Pawn Shop in The Willamette Valley 2020

Capital Pawn & Couture in Salem, Albany, McMinnville, and Beaverton were honored to earn the title of Best Pawn Shop in the Willamette Valley! They have worked diligently to be the best at everything they do; luxury handbags, firearms, jewelry, gold, bullion, and diamonds are their specialties. If you need...

Capital Pawn in Salem OPEN

While Capital Pawn in Salem, Oregon suffered a catastrophic fire on the night of June 11, their team is still helping people every day. You will find them working out of a bus on the south side of their building at 3335 Commercial St SE. The crew is excited to...

Capital Pawn Salem June 11

On the evening of Thursday, June 11, Capital Pawn's South Salem location at 3335 Commercial St SE was involved in a fire. No injuries were reported. We are working with local authorities to assess things and will keep our community informed of our situation as it develops. We appreciate the...

Is Your Second Hand Bag Authentic?

Have you ever found a Chanel or a Louis Vuitton on a table at a second hand store and wondered if it was authentic? Bring it on in to any Capital Pawn location and we can verify whether or not it is authentic! It typically takes minutes but may take...

How to Choose the Perfect Gold

White gold ring with diamonds Jewelry is quite a personal choice. The choice of which gold color really comes down to which gold you prefer but there are some other things to consider when picking a piece of jewelry. Gold tends to be the most sought after precious metal, so...