About Us

Scott Desouza and Vance Jaffe Scott Desouza and Vance Jaffe

Partners Scott DeSouza and Vance Jaffe bring more than two decades of retail experience to American Cash Traders.

Scott has worked in the financial service industry since graduating from Penn State in 1985. After years managing pawn shops, he opened his own in Norristown in 1989. He is now owner or co-owner of three pawn shops and serves as a consultant to others wishing to follow in his successful foot steps.

Vance is a former chef and restaurateur. He's owned and operated three successful restaurants: Vees in Norristown, Jaffe's Half Way House in Pottstown and Chef Vee's in Norristown.

Scott and Vance joined forces in 2007 and opened Pottstown Cash Traders. It was such an immediate success that they quickly expanded. Their Quakertown store, called American Cash Traders, means the pair have a combined 5,000 square feet of retail space under their masthead.

Now Scott and Vance are poised to expand their growing brand. Customers can look forward to seeing American Cash Traders affiliates nationwide, as Scott and Vance share their acumen with other willing and dedicated entrepreneurs.

What has made Scott and Vance so successful is a basic premise: All customers are treated fairly and with respect.

Customers feel comfortable with a friendly staff in American Cash Traders’ clean stores. They know Scott, Vance and their staff are professionals who understand that sometimes a little extra cash can make a big difference. Said Vance, “We’re here to take care of people. We’re here to help.”

American Cash Traders offers extras like bill paying facilities in-store. Their experienced staff has worked with generations of families as they negotiate tough economic times. Customers know American Cash Traders pays the most for traded-in goods while selling quality items for less.

Scott and Vance invite you to shop around: Come in and check out our prices, then see what our competitors are offering. We guarantee you'll be back. That's an American Cash Traders promise.