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About Ace Buyers

aisle_viewAce Buyers is the longest standing establishment of it’s kind in Northern Michigan, serving the “Up North” communities for over 25 years! Ace was established in 1990 to meet the demand for access to instant cash in Northern Michigan. With a history of serving our communities for well over two decades you know Ace Buyers is a company you can trust!As proud as we are of our history here at Ace, we are even more proud of the great service we are providing people just like you NOW. We strive to be the newest, brightest, and cleanest store in Traverse City and the Northern-lower peninsula. We hear how much our customers love the new look and feel of our store daily! We are always working to be on the cutting edge and to provide the best possible experience for our customers. Of course we wouldn’t be anything without our excellent staff. Our friendly team of experts are trained to say “YES” and get deals done! We can provide instant cash for your jewelry, coins, watches, diamonds, firearms, sporting goods, musical instruments, electronics, and more! We are confident you’ll love our bright, clean, full retail store with a huge selection of new and used merchandise from high quality name brands.

Meet the Team.

Dan, President

Dan is a TC native and serial entrepreneur! Dan is a true outdoors man. He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, riding his ATVs and any other outdoor activities. Although his band days are over, he also enjoys unwinding by strumming his guitars and playing music with friends.

Lane Griffith Ace BuyersLane, VP

Lane currently heads the team in Traverse City. His pride and joy are his wife and three children. Lane has earned his AJP (Accredited Jewelry Professional) certification from the Gemologist Institute of America, and is working towards his graduate diamond degree. When not on the job Lane enjoys collecting and shooting a wide verity of firearms. He also is a NRA certified CPL instructor, and is very involved in the local shooting sports scene.  


Cory Fancher Ace BuyersCory, SLA

Cory is an Ace Buyers veteran with over 10 years on the team! He is a fun loving guy who is always brightening someone’s day and loves making people smile and laugh. Cory ran his masonry business for a number of years, but decided that the fun and exciting people and merchandise of Ace Buyers kept life interesting. This guy loves the water! Swimming, canoeing, and fishing fill most summer nights! In the colder months he enjoys curling up for a good movie or a retro video game.  


Sanjay Woolcott Ace BuyersSanjay, SLA

Sanjay has been with us for three years now. He enjoys learning all aspects of the business, but particularly enjoys the pleasant surprises that come with engaging with people and the products we see here everyday. When not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. He loves taking small vacations, being outdoors, and playing guitar. Most weekends he can be found volunteering his time at his church, leading worship music and occasionally even delivering sermons!    

Emily Taylor Ace BuyersEmily, SLA

Emily’s friendly smile has become a staple here at Ace! She loves finding a way to make the world a little brighter! Her favorite part of working at Ace is all of the beautiful and unique jewelry, especially loves helping couples find the perfect wedding jewelry. Who can blame her?! Helping people who are so happy, nervous, and in love is a special privlidge! (You know diamonds are a girls best friend) When not on the clock she enjoys spending time with her family and playing with her dog.  


Jack Thomas Ace BuyersJack, SLA

Having been with Ace for about a year Jack has become known as the go-to guy for gearheads and DIY weekend warriors alike! This guy knows his tools! The son of a mechanic, Jack has always had a passion for anything with a motor and is currently restoring a ’71 GTO! Jack also has a soft spot for small gears too! He is a passionate watch enthusiast who really knows his luxury brands.


Dave Lawicki Ace BuyersDave, SLA

Dave is the newest deal maker on the team. Although he is fresh to the squad, he brings a great deal of experience in some of our most popular areas. He is a firearms aficionado  and has quickly become the go-to gun guy. If it goes bang, this guy can tell you all about it!


Clare, Warehouse

Clare is the man making it happen behind the scenes! He makes sure the store is always stocked with tons of clean, high quality, low cost goods. If you see one of our staff zipping back and forth from the warehouse it is probably this guy! Pay attention to where he is at. The freshest deals are sure to be near!