Entries by Discount Pawn

2016 Presidential Elections

  This year’s presidential election has been one of the most interesting, controversial event ever! Scandals, “he said, she said”, lies, cover-ups and more! Despite who you voted for, the important thing is that you voted and that we, in this free country, had the opportunity to vote. It was estimated that a jaw-dropping $6.8 […]

Best Pawn Shop in St. George Utah

Discount Pawn has quickly rose to become St. George Utah’s number one pawn shop! Thanks to our customers, of course. But why is Discount Pawn the best? Why is everyone choosing Discount Pawn over all other pawn shops? The answer is so simple: We stick to the basics! Discount Pawn doesn’t forget who keeps us in […]

Christmas in St. George Utah

St. George Utah is a fun place to spend your holidays. St. George has a lot of fun attractions and activities for all ages. If you love looking at Christmas lights, watching the special Nativity scene or love shopping,then this is the place for you! A St. George family recently won “The Great Christmas Light Fight” […]

Halloween at Discount Pawn in St. George

Halloween is typically a fun time for children who enjoy costumes and free candy, but did you know that this particular holiday dates back to nearly 2,000 years ago? The ancient Celtic civilization would light bonfires and dress up in costumes to scare off ghosts that might cause them harm. Since then, Halloween has now […]

A little history about St. George, Utah

St. George is a very unique city with an impressive history and background. Evidence shows that the Anasazi were most likely St. George Utah’s earliest residents.  They are said to have been living in the St. George area from approximately 200 B.C. to 1200 A.D. In the mid 1800’s the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints […]

LCD vs LED vs Plasma – St. George Pawn

Discount Pawn in St. George always strives to help their customers understand the product they are buying from us or selling to us. We often hear customers ask what the difference is between LCD, LED and Plasma TVs are. Here are the differences: LCD: Liquid crystal display. This technology is often used in notebooks and […]

Karat vs Carat

Karat is a unit of purity for gold, i.e. 24k, 18k, 14k and 10k. Carat is a unit of weight for precious stones and pearls, now equivalent to 200 milligrams. -St. George Utah’s number one pawn shop!  

Gold and silver stamps and what they mean.

We had a customer ask us what some of the jewelry/precious metals mean.  Since pure gold is too soft for making jewelry it is combined with other metals to strengthen it.  Gold is measured in karats, 24 karat being the highest and most pure. Some of the more popular stamps and purities of gold are […]

So, when did pawn shops begin?

That is a good question. Although it is a little unclear as to when and where pawn shops actually began, there is evidence of pawnshops as early as the 5th century in China. Pawn shops have been around for many years financing expeditions, the poor, the wealthy and more. Much like today, pawn shops are […]