The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Money

June 27, 2009

Gold -N- Pawn

New Beckley location provides more space

It’s a great place to purchase high quality jewelry at a discount price or to get a new home theater system.

Nik Dickerson, manager of Gold -N- Pawn in Beckley, said he likes to think of the place as one that helps people.

“We’re basically here to help the little guy,” said Dickerson. “The guys that their hot water heater blew up and they used the extra money on it, and now the kid’s sick and they need to go to the doctor.

“They come in, get a small loan, and in 30 days usually pick up their stuff.”

Gold -N- Pawn left its former spot at Beckley Crossing and is now located at 3158 Robert C. Byrd Drive, a locale next to Quizno’s that once hosted a car lot.

“We needed more space, and we were tired of paying rent, so we basically bought a car lot,” Dickerson said. “We are a pawn shop that gives loans on pretty much anything of value that can be resold.”

Gold -N- Pawn is a corporation that also has locations in Princeton, Bluefield, and Roanoke, Va., said Dickerson.

The corporation has existed since 1987, and the Beckley location has been in business since 1992, he added.

“Business has been doing well,” he said. “We try to be people persons, and we try to help out.

“We don’t look at it really as a business,” added Dickerson. “It’s more like helping someone out in a time of need.

“Of course, there is the business side of it. We sell the stuff.”

According to Dickerson, folks come to Gold -N- Pawn with guitars, jewelry, guns, tools, CDs, game systems, bows, laptops and other valuable items that can be resold.

They are given a loan while Gold -N- Pawn holds the item in the store.

Text Only
Money
  • 042014 Money Adam Taylor 2.jpg Simply green

    A new “greener” law office has been planted in downtown Beckley.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • 042014 Money Beckley Barber .jpg The Right Cuts

    If you want to experience an old school barber shop with some modern flair, the owner of Beckley Barber Shop says he’ll take care of you.

    April 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • lewis shop 1 Custom car care

    Lewis Automotive Group has added exhaust and mufflers to its list of available services.

    April 13, 2014 2 Photos

  • Class explores ABCs of starting a business

    If you have a dream of owning your own business, an upcoming class sponsored by the Office of Workforce Education at New River Community and Technical College will give you valuable information on how to get started.

    April 13, 2014

  • Rightway Rightway Auto offers dealer-quality service

    Whether you have two cars or 20 trucks to take care of, one local business owner says he wants to bring you dealership-quality service at a backyard price.

    April 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • johnson satterfield Johnson, Satterfield named certified Travel Marketing Professionals

    Maura Johnson, chief operating officer, and Becky Satterfield, Membership & group tour director of Visit Southern West Virginia, have earned certification as Travel Marketing Professionals (TMP) after completing a three-year program of the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Marketing College.

    April 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • skyline resort 2 Southern skyline

    Cozy, upscale, but affordable. That’s the game plan for a newly opened resort in southern West Virginia.
    Located in Ghent, just off I-77 on U.S. 19, Skyline Resort recently opened its restaurant, 4 Season, and Rich & Ernie’s Bar.

    March 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • drone Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s ... a drone

    With the launch this month of “Chopper Foxfire,” Foxfire Realty has become one of the first real estate companies in the region to experiment with “drone” technology.

    March 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Auto rental expands to Beckley, Daniels

    Andrew Auto Rental has opened locations in both Beckley and Daniels as it expands in southern West Virginia.

    March 30, 2014

  • Summit designer is honored

    Freese and Nichols Inc. of Raleigh, N.C., designer of a series of dams and lakes at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement for the work at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 48th annual Engineering Excellence Awards.

    March 30, 2014