PawnMaster Blog

Guest Blog: Who's watching your POS?

 In 1626 a Dutchman named Peter Minuit bought Manhattan from the Lenape Indians for twenty-four dollars’ worth of glass beads. This single transaction has been labeled throughout history, “the greatest swindle of all time.”

Bill Brannan Named Director of Software Development for Data Age

 Data Age Business Systems, developer of PawnMaster, the industry-leading pawn management software, is pleased to announce the onboarding of Bill Brannan as Director of Software Development.

Guest blog: No One Can Counterfeit an Elephant

Destiny Soria’s got it right when it comes to fake watches. Her quote epitomizes the exact opposite of what the counterfeit or so-called by some “replica” watch market is doing today.

Bill Booth Named Vice President of Product Development

 Data Age Business Systems, developer of PawnMaster pawn management software, names Bill Booth Vice President of Product Development. 

Guest blog: Tips on Testing Jewelry Scrap Part 2

In this edition of Tips on Testing Jewelry Scrap we’ll cover the last two tips, tips #3 & 4: The Smell Test & Sharing information and training employees.

Guest blog: Tips on Testing Jewelry Scrap Part 1

There is a continuing evolution and sophistication regarding the types of jewelry alloys you will encounter in your scrap buying. With higher metal prices, even legitimate manufacturers are trying to find ways to reduce their wholesale price of newly finished jewelry. Competent testing of jewelry scrap is one of the most important skills a pawnbroker must have to avoid making expensive mistakes when purchasing or loaning on karat gold materials.

Dave Larson named Director of Client Development for Data Age

Data Age Business Systems, developer of PawnMaster, the industry leading pawn management software, is pleased to announce the onboarding of Dave Larson as Director of Client Development.

Refiners vs. Smelters: The Benefits of Using an ACTUAL Refiner

Do you know the difference between a Refiner and a Smelter or Buyer? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Many companies sell their gold to smelters or other middleman companies that call themselves refiners but are not ACTUAL refiners.

Refining Matters: Focus on the Pawn Industry

As a strong supporter of the pawn industry, United is proud to be a member of various pawn organizations. We also participate in most tradeshows including Pawn Expo in Las Vegas, Dixie Pawn Convention, Midwest Pawn Convention, the CAPA Spring and Fall Conferences, TAP and the Pawnbrokers Advisory Forum Conference.

Consultant Do's and Don'ts

 I have been in the IT field for over 25 years, and it is pretty common to be approached by consultants from every possible area.

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