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TV shows boost interest in pawn business

May 17, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Some pawn shop owners may question the “reality” in two popular reality television shows Pawn Stars and Hardcore Pawn but many are happy the shows are running, nonetheless.
“Our traffic has doubled since those shows started,” said Dan Tillberg, who works at Viking Pawn and Pay Day Loans on Broadway in Alexandria. Continue Reading

TV shows give pawn shops holiday shopping boost

December 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Fueled by an improving image and popular cable TV shows such as “Pawn Stars” and “Hardcore Pawn,” pawnshops are becoming increasingly popular destinations for thrifty holiday shoppers.
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