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Address: 20450 Greenfield Road, Detroit, MI
Phone Number: 313-345-4000
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Description: American Jewelry and Loan American Jewelry and Loan is owned by Leslie...
American Jewelry and Loan American Jewelry and Loan is owned by Leslie "Les" Gold, the son of a pawnbroker who once owned Sam's Loans, a now-defunct pawnshop on Michigan Avenue in Detroit. Les first opened American Jewelry at the Green Eight Shopping Center on 8 Mile Road in Oak Park in 1978, moving to its present location in 1993.The Gold family and the daily operations of the store are the subject of the truTV reality show 'Hardcore Pawn'. This flagship show has broken numerous audience records and recently celebrated its 100th episode. Visitors are often surprised to learn that the store still operates as a full-service pawn shop and that members of the Gold family are still heavily involved in the daily operations in the store despite their busy filming and appearance schedules.
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Stopped in just to check the place out since we were in the area. Lucky it wasn't crowded as no filming was going on. We bought a couple things just because I like to haggle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Ne Ohio
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Fairborn, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped at American Jewelry and Loan in July 2015. We stopped to see the shop from the Hard Core Pawn TV show. We were not greeted as we entered and no one asks to help us after looking around for five minutes. We did see Bobby J and the huge security man but neither was interested in speaking to... More 

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Ne Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stopped in just to check the place out since we were in the area. Lucky it wasn't crowded as no filming was going on. We bought a couple things just because I like to haggle.

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Tuckahoe, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I deal with American Jewelry & Loan via mail order. The items on their web sight are just what you receive. There is no bait and switch you get what you buy. The service is fast, postage is paid for on most orders and you receive all items within days of your order. I got a copy of Les Gold... More 

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Jane, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Was really impressed with the quality of sales personal. Really enjoyed being there. Met owner for pictures a highlight of out visit to Detroit and surrounding area.

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Gawler, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Having watched Hardcore Pawn over the last few years we just had to visit after coming all the way to Detroit. Not in the nicest part of town, but easy to drive to from Greektown where we were staying. The store is smaller than it looks on the TV but is still quite interesting with lots of wacky goods for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Everyone was very friendly and helpful, especially Linda who was helping us. Met Les, a real gentleman, businessman, and showman. Will definitely be returning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Love all the drama and chaos...the only issue is I don't think Karen should have even walked in the door...she's a kiss up and louder than most truckers drunk in a pub!..she'd fit perfectly serving beers to them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My family decided to take a day trip to Detroit- American Jewelry and Loan was first on our list of stops. Les made the trip worth it😀. The staff was friendly and helpful. We went early when it opened and it was not too busy yet. We ♥️Byron!

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My family wanted to see this place, which looks like every other pawn shop to me. If you're into it, you'll probably enjoy it

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Worth a visit whether or not you've seen their TV show. Best if you are looking for jewelry. A little bargaining is in order. Free parking. Check store hours first. It appears to be a friendly place when they are not filming the show and tossing people out the door.

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Additional Information about American Jewelry and Loan

Address: 20450 Greenfield Road, Detroit, MI
Phone Number: 313-345-4000
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
Open Hours:
Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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