1. We have Four Locations in Tri-Cities
Albert’s Pawn has four locations, two locations in Johnson City (Albert’s Loan Office and Uncle Sam’s Pawn Liquidation), Albert’s Loan Office in Bristol and our newest store, Albert’s Pawn in Kingsport.
2. Family Owned Business since 1927
Albert’s has a long-standing history and tradition in East Tennessee. Albert Rothbart started Albert’s Loan Office in Johnson City, Tennessee in the 1927 and operated it for nearly 50 years until he passed away in the early 1970s. Next, his daughter, Harriet Rothbart Luster, purchased the business and her husband Rufus Z. Luster operated the business over the next 20+ years. The Lusters grew the business into three locations. Upon the death of Mr. Luster, Marcus Nachman, Albert’s eldest grandson, purchased the businesses and reformed it under the parent corporation Albert’s, Inc. Mr. Nachman has many years experience in the pawn business having grown up with his grandfather and father both operating pawn shops in Johnson City. He also has more than 30 years of business management and quality experience. Today Albert’s great grandson, Zach Nachman, is assisting his father to bring Albert’s into the 21st century digital age. Zach has a BS in Music Business from Middle Tennessee State University and worked for several years on Music Row in Nashville before rejoining Albert’s, Inc. in 2014. Zach too has grown up in the pawn business and as Operations Manager assists in store operations and heads up special projects related to marketing and our digital footprint.
3. Fully Licensed Pawn Company
Albert’s is a licensed pawnshop subject to strict rules and regulations based on Tennessee current banking laws. We are fully insured to protect your items from any catastrophe. Some stores call themselves “pawnshops” but are not licensed and subject to the same strict state rules. We also institute additional safeguards above the mandated rules in order to give you the best quality pawnshop in the area.
4. Competitive Prices
We offer competitive prices and provide customer friendly service from our entire staff. We make it a point to provide helpful information and knowledge to educate our customers and address all individual needs and requirements.
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For your convenience, we sell our items online on our Website
6. Experienced Staff
We are blessed to have some staff members who have been with Albert’s for over 35 years. Almost all our employees have been on the job for over 10 years. This means you are working with experienced and knowledgeable employees who can assist you in getting the best pawn loans for your items and help you choose that quality item for purchase. All of our employees have passed background checks and trained in firearms processing. This insures your safety and gives you the best service in the area. We concentrate on your complete satisfaction and the security of your investment.
7. Informational Blogs
We post blogs on our website regularly for “how to” information, and items of interest to our customers. Check out our other blogs.
We are on Facebook to give you current information about our services, show you examples of our recent jobs and let you read our reviews to see the great things people are writing about us. Come like us and get in on the conversation!
We are also on Instagram so you can see our latest products that come into the store.
Stop by one of Albert’s four locations to find the perfect item that you are looking for! Albert’s has been family owned and operated since 1927. No matter what part of the Tri-Cities you’re in we have a location to serve you. With two locations in Johnson City (Albert’s Loan Office and Uncle Sam’s Pawn Liquidation), Albert’s Loan Office in Bristol and our newest store, Albert’s Pawn in Kingsport – getting top dollar for your items for pawn loans and finding that item you’ve been looking for at an unbeatable price has never been easier!