Saturday, November 27, 2010

Holiday Shopping At TB Goods

Why spend your days hustling around and dealing with traffic when you can make a one stop shop at TB Goods? We have all the gifts you need for the whole family this holiday season. From jewelry to games and wont be leaving empty handed. With these unbeatable prices, who needs black Friday? TB Goods can match any retailers price for in store purchases. Just bring in the current ad or have one of our associates look up the stores website.

Current Promotions

TB Goods is currently having a 20% off sale for diamond and gemstone jewelry. These items include rings, necklaces, charms and pendants. With our current unbeatable prices, you can save more during this sale. Stop in soon before it ends!

15% off musical instruments in store only. TB Goods has a variety of instruments for all ages. Currently, there are acoustic kids guitars for boys and girls (pink!), violins, flutes, bongos, keyboards and amplifiers of all sizes. We also carry accessory items like straps, picks, strings, drum sticks, and cords.

All gaming gear is 15% off online only. You can check this sale out on our Ebay store at and mention it in correspondence that you heard about it through Blogger. Hurry before it ends!

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Introduction To Pawning

When times are tough and your finances are getting the best of you, there is a way to help make ends meet. Pawning has been used since the 15th century as a way to get a cash loan against an item of greater value. This system allows for financial stability without high risks or consequences. Today, the pawn industry is regulated almost as much as financial institutions but is more streamlined and accomodating in comparison. This article is to inform people about the pawn process and how to get a collateral loan.

Conventional banks and finance companies rely on credit worthiness, employment, personal income tax history and a variety of other factors before you are qualified for a loan. If any of these conditions are unsatisfactory then you may be disqualified. These institutions have interest rates that fluctuate with the market and penalties for late or lack of payment on a loan. Getting a loan this way will put your credit score at risk and cause you to possibly accumulate debt. Some people may not have good credit or even a job but still need financial help. Pawnshops provide a way for people in similar situations to make ends meet. With pawnshops, there is no credit check, you are not required to be employed, and your taxes are your business. If you are over the age of 18 and have a valid state ID or passport, you can legally conduct a pawn transaction.

Pawnshops rely on items of value for collateral to obtaining a cash loan. Acceptable items include but are not limited to jewelry, gold, silver, platinum, Rolex watches, modern electronics, tools, sporting goods, game systems, automobiles, watercraft, etc. Whether or not your item has any value will depend on the particular pawnshop. There are many shops that specialize in certain items and not all are the same. Once you know your item has value, take it to your local pawnshop so it can be properly evaluated as far as functionability and condition. When a value is agreed upon, there will be a pawn form filled out requiring personal identifying information and descriptions of the items being pawned with monetary amounts. This form is a legally binding contract between the pledgor (person pawning) and the lender for the collateral loan and all amounts discussed. Be sure to notate the active dates of the pawn because there is a certain amount of time that the contract is valid. As long as the pledged goods are in pawn, there is a service fee. In order to renew the contract for another month, the service fee must be paid and a new contract signed. When the pawn is ready to be picked up, the principal and interest is paid to the lender. These are just the basics but you can find additional information as far as laws and regulations by visiting the National Pawnbrokers Association website at

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Custom Diamond Platinum Band Estate 4.75 Carat Eternity

Are you or someone you love looking for that one of a kind Diamond Eternity Band? This jewelry offering from us, TB Goods is sure to be the ticket. It features almost 5 Carats of Diamonds, a solid Platinum mounting, and a one of a kind design that you won't find someone with. While the 8 Marquise Diamonds are it's main attraction, it's 32 baguette laced platinum mounting makes this quite a spectacular piece. We have used pictures of this ring on our website, business cards and other advertisements as well. While it's true beauty can not be accurately represented by pictures, feel free to click on the eBay link below for more pictures of the ring as well as the ring's specifications. The replacement value of the ring is $16,145.00 and the Florida Gemological Associates appraisal will be included. You can purchase this piece at the amazing price of $4,9999, under 1/3 of it's appraised value. So if this is the ring you have been looking for or if you are just looking for great deals on jewelry, then save to your favorites and click on the eBay link.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just how high will gold get in the next 2 years

With gold prices climbing over 20% in the past year and over 46% in the past two years, many are wondering just how high can gold possibly get. Just a couple of years ago it seemed like a slim possibility that gold would actually reach the $1,000 per ounce plateau. It was talked about as a joke when gold investing companies like Swiss America started predicting $1,500 an ounce gold prices. But here we are, reaching the highest mark in history earlier this month at $1386.40. Observing the many factors that come into play with the precious metals market, we predict that by the end of 2012 gold will reach $2000 per ounce. Now, we are not professional gold investors, financial advisors, economists, or even scholars for that matter. We are simply pawnbrokers with about 17 years experience. In conducting business with the local people in the area, we have never seen a greater need for financial support than we see right now. There has been a noticeable increase in upper and middle class patrons in need of loans. Like many, they are hard working folks who have run into money woes due to the recent troubling economy. With job loss being the overwhelming theme, we also hear of pay cuts, government benefits dropped or reduced, and local business owners claiming the customers are not spending money like they use to. Who to blame for our current economic state does not do a lot good for helping us get out of it. But as always we are seeing the familiar finger pointing and constant blame game that is become second nature in our nation's capital. We are also witnessing the daily devaluing of our dollar, the unprecedented borrowing from China and multiple back-to-back trillion dollar deficits. Obviously these factors have had a hand in driving gold and other precious metals to their current values. And with the current administration's policies, many do not see things getting better any time soon. Now, we have heard that the recession has ended and that if the country did not receive the bailouts the last couple years that things would be far worse. Unfortunately, we will never be able to prove or disprove that theory. We can merely speculate, and speculate is exactly what people are doing when they decide to put their money into gold and other precious metals over the other options available on the market today. So as we are being assured that this is the bottom and that the economy will soon be on an uptick, keep an eye on the gold market because it is stating otherwise.

If you are looking to make a gold purchase, receive a cash loan on your precious metals, or if you could just use some helpful information please visit us on the web at and stop by one of our two locations in the Alachua county area. We have a friendly staff, a clean environment and unmatched customer service.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Musical Instruments

TB Goods is a great place to look for new and used musical instruments. We carry many unique and vintage items that we list in our Ebay store as well as display at our Gainesville location. Whether you are a beginner looking to try something new or a musician looking for a new toy, we've got you covered with our selection of instruments.

Below is a list of instruments that we carry:
  • Keyboards

  • Violins

  • Guitars

  • Drums

  • Cymbals

  • Amps/PA Systems

  • Flutes

  • Banjo

  • Mandolin

  • Mixers

  • Microphones

  • Accessories: Picks, Strings, Cables, Cleaning Cloths

See what items we carry online by going to our Ebay store:

Monday, September 20, 2010

Affordable Gold & Jewelry Investments

Giving and buying jewelry can be a very expensive ordeal if you don't know where to look. Gold jewelry is a great investment and doubles as a beautiful accessory to any outfit. It's also a great gift for a loved one or friend. The price of gold on the market has skyrocketed but it isn't too late to get in on the game of investment. Buy now and your investment will grow with time.

Many people are hesitant to look at what pawn shops have to offer but if you're in the market for jewelry then pawn shops like ours should be your first stop. At TB Goods, we stay up to date with the market values of gold and silver because we use this information on a daily basis. We buy and sell precious metals every day. With that in mind, our prices for jewelry are relatively affordable with a low markup compared to Kay Jewelers or You can save 50%-75% off retail prices on what you would pay elsewhere by making your purchase with us.

TB Goods also offers layaway where you can make payments on jewelry for up to a year which makes purchasing more affordable. In the event the price of gold increases, you can secure your investment by putting jewelry on layaway and buying it at last year's prices. We offer layaway any time of the year where some stores might not offer it at all.

We have an assortment of jewelry from antiques and collectibles to trendy pieces for all ages and genders. Great prices on Tiffany jewelry, silver and platinum as well. If you're looking for Masonic pieces, we have unique masonic rings and necklaces. Keep us in mind for gold watches and Rolex as well. For up to date information on some of our jewelry pieces, check our Ebay store or drop by one of our store locations.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Down At The Pawn Shop

History channel and other cables stations have been airing shows about pawn shops so we decided to start a blog. We are a pawn shop located in Gaineesville, Florida and have been in business for approximately 17 years. We just recently opened our second location in Alachua, Florida in June 2010 and hope that it's opening will be well received and that we will flourish in this developing town.

Pawn shops, for most of history, have been received by the community as a scary place to be where the corners are cobwebbed and decor is in need of a woman's touch. Glass is dirty and floors have piles of used items with limited shelving. Men run the place and are rough necked and greedy.
Well, sorry if we can't live up to your image, but we at TB Goods like cleanliness, organization, good lighting, and women. We have a staff of men and women who keep the place looking sharp and eager to help anyone who walks in the door. Our eagerness is not for your money but to show you what cool things we have and talk about football or the weather. We are a friendly group who don't want to scare you!
Come and look at all the cool things we have! How about a Gibson Les Paul Guitar or a diamond covered platinum ring? It's all more affordable than most stores and in great condition. Why buy anything at retail prices when you can get it cheaper in our store? Great unique items that are truly one of a kind. Do you like games? We've got a wall full of them ranging from Playstation to Nintendo and Xbox. We even have classics like Super Mario on SNES.
We also have an Ebay store where we showcase most of our unique items but anyone can stop in either of our store locations to truly experience what we are all about...