Detroit >Second Hand Goods > American Jewelry & Loan
20450 Greenfield Rd, Detroit, MI | Directions 4823542.443335 -83.200229
Monday-Saturday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Oozing with grease, the owner and offspring of American Jewelry & Loan look to take your valuable items and offer pennies on the dollar for your valuable merchandise. The money they give you will be far less than your merchandise is worth. This man and his family do not care if your family rots in hell with nothing as they bask in the glory of a life made off of the poorest our communities have to give. If you like watching poor and disadvantaged people give away their most valuable possessions to stuff the bellies of the rich full, you may enjoy a chair at the front counter of this evil sales counter. There is a special electrified cross in Hell ready for these M****** F******.
I watch this show and can't believe nobody has beat the crap out of Ashley! she is a spoiled brat! she thinks she knows it all and is never wrong. I hope one day a customer slaps her sideways!
Absolutely a horrible TV show! This show demonstrates the very reason why Jews are universally hated! It's basically about a greedy Jew family (the Golds) who preys on the poor (mostly Black) people of Detroit and surrounding areas by giving them ridiculously low loan or sale values for their merchandise. The poor customers (who in many cases are suffering from mental illness and often have drug/alcohol/gambling habits to feed) are not only exploited financially, but they are made to look like fools on television, often being humiliated as they are dragged out by security!
The Show is very entertaining but yet make US Americans ehhh – Ok first off let me say I m not from Detroit and I never been in a pawn shop before. I see hardcore pawn on truTv almost every Tuesday night at 9pm the newer episodes and to be honest the show is good for good reasons & bad ones. I think most of the show is just for drama ratings purposes but I do understand that it is a family business handed down from generation to generation. Ashley & Seth bicker allot and Seth is 30 and Ashley in her late 20 s I think. They fight more then me and my sister and were FAR! younger lol I guess fighting with simblings have no age cut off point lol. Les the older man who run the shop displays his store for more for what it is thats my opinon I m not sure lol because I never been there so idk. Rich seem like a more level headed person to be one of the general managers there. Seth could be to but he bullies Ashley allot but she does have allot of mouth lol especially to her customers. Most people keep saying that they see more African American customers acting a fool on this show well to me it doesn t matter what race or gender because each race somehow on the show make Americans look bad in a way so it doesn t really matter also Les has his shop in a very low income area in detroit thats what it looks like on TV I could be wrong and detroit is one of those cities who go through ression hard but other then that I think the show is really entertaining tho but the family and ownwers do have to make profits in order to sell the customers stuff I really think the family is a loving family when the camera s are turned off tho...
*** A Shameful City *** – What can I say other than the show gives the city a very bad image. 95 % of the customers are black which is typical of the area but it's those people shown in the show that give the city a very bad image. Almost all the customers who come into the pawn shop are ignorant, foul mouth, rude, low life gang acting like members who have mental issues. I can't believe the city of Detroit allows this show to portray this cities people on national tv as such unless the city officials themselves are corrupt and taking hush money. The show is 5 STAR, the image it portrays of the people 1 STAR thus I gave it a 3 STAR here. I'd love the chance to go to the shop and see things first hand and the rest of the city.
They SUCK – Seth and Ashley are typical kids of the owner. They talk like they know the business inside and out but in reality they know NOTHING!! As soon as Les is gone the business will go under! Dont waste your time going there! They will LOWBALL you on your stuff and absolutely insult you with their offers.
LIARS BUT CONSIDER THE SOURCE – IN A NUT SHELL WES LOOKS LIKE FRAMPTON ON CRACK AND HIS BOZO SON LOOKS LIKE DOPY THE DRADLE/ COMING FROM A CACASION MALE THIS COMPANY TARGETS THE INNER CITY AFRICAN AMERICANS AND MAKES A SPRINGER SHOW OUT OF IT. FROM THE TIME I CALLED TO SELL MY ITEM I WAS LIED TO AND TREATED ARROGANTLY. THESE TWO PUNKS WOULD GET BEAT BY MOST WOMEN AND THE SECURITY IS A JOKE , I WAS GOING TO SMACK ONE OF THEM BUT TWO MANY CAMERAS THE SPINELESS JELLY FISH HAD AROUND OR SHOULD I SAY WHITE FISH AHAHAHAHAHAAHAH MOZZELLTOFF THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING WES OR HIS MINI IDIOT COULDNT HOLD THE SWEAT OFF CHUMLEYS BALLS
Bad business for business – This place is full of badly tanned scam artist. During these tough economic times Les and his family prey on those in need, shamelessly. They have taken items from individuals claiming that they did not pick up their items in time, but the true reason is that they had sold their items before their time was up. I am a loyal customer who has been a loyal customer for several years and I personally am fed up with their poor service. Especially when it comes to giving their clients back their own personal items. I have received my items back from them broken, whereas the items were not broken when released to the American Jewelry and Loan possession. Les directly said these words to me, "There's nothing I'm going to do about that.", and "Show me a broken item that was broken here." Well, I did and he did nothing about it. Game consoles, laptops, desktops, tvs, and even tools of mine have come back broken. I am under the assumption that they allow our items to be taken from the counter where the transaction takes place, then just tossed in a room like a piece of trash.
Some of us, if not all, have fallen on hard times. We put trust into these crooks, not knowing that they are spineless crooks, to hold our most valuable worldly possessions. I have pawned my family heirloom to keep my family in lights and gas. When I returned to pick up my items just a week or so later, I found new damage done to my item. Damaged that was done well under AJL care. Les was on site and just blew me off like I was worthless and my item deserved it.
I wish someone would have warmed me. I have been in dealings with them for far to long. As a loyal client I stick to what I know, but I know that I no longer want to stick with American Jewelry and Loan. Predators deserve no loyalty.
I would love to work at their shop – I am a pawn broker for a family owned business. I watch both of the pawn shop shows that are on tv, and Hard Core Pawn is the more realistic of the two shows. We are our own exerts kust like Les and his crew. We dont have people we call for pricing or authentication. Ashley is just a little rougher than needs to be, but the other side of that is Seth is just a little to laid back, so they cancel each other out. Les is the true business man in every sense. Where they are you have to have people skills, and you have to be able to handle yourself accordingly. Your employees shoulg not fear when the boss waklks through the door like they do with her. The family business I work for is very real and down to earth with their customers. You can't be uppity with your clientel in this business, it will get you hurt. I was glad to see Les and all of the employees go through fire arms training. Whats more I like seeing that Les carries a gun while at work. In this day and age and the state the economy is in we as pawn brokers are subject to robbery and we should all be carrying guns, after all the crooks do. Over all I truly enjoy watching this program, and would love the opportunity to work at there shop for a month.
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