Anybody can open a pawn shop. To stay open for 38 years – longer than any other pawn shop on Maui – you have to deliver the service, care and aloha that keeps customers coming back when they need cash, on the spot.
We now have customers whose mothers and grandmothers dealt with us, and we look forward to even 43th-generation customers in a few years.
Kamaaina Loan And Cash For Gold is a full-service pawn shop, fully regulated by state law (which means, for example, that we cannot lend on car titles, which is allowed in some states). But within the limits of the Hawaii pawn and second-hand dealers’ laws, Kamaaina Loan can and does make loans on anything of value – we like to say, anything that doesn’t eat or belong to an automobile.
We have a main pawn shop (at 96 N. Market), with a Private Transaction Room for special consideration.
Next door is our shop retailing sporting goods and tools. Next to that, our general retail store. And at the corner of the block, the Cash For Gold store, full of fine diamond and gold jewelry, musical instruments, surfboards, Hawaiiana and curios.
We will lend on whatever has value: jewels, precious metals, tools, historical items, dolls, collectibles, militaria, Asiana, Hawaiiana, coins, watches, computers, professional audio and video equipment, surfboards, fishing reels and poles. You name it, we’ve probably made a loan on it at one time or another. We even made a loan on an Egyptian mummy case (sarchophagus)
No object is too rare or too common to be considered.
We are members of the Hawaii Pawnbrokers Association, the National Pawnbrokers Association and the Hawaii Better Business Bureau. Our founder, Richard Dan, is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America, and is a member of the National Numismatic Association and the Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. He has 38 years experience running a family business that serves the other families of Maui island. We are trusted because of what we have done in the past.

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