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WHEN GENE THE JEWELER is choosing merchandise to carry in his store, has a rule: Never buy the same thing twice.

He makes this promise to his customers: “You’re never going to own something that someone else in town already owns. Everything is unique.”

But what if a particular item is selling like crazy?

“Well, we’d never know, because we only sell one of it,” the fictional character, a creation of marketing specialists Jimmy DeGroot, says in the video below.

In Gene’s mind, selling the same thing over and over again could lead to disaster. Perhaps if he were a better businessman, he’d realize that it would, in fact, lead to higher profits.

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Jimmy DeGroot is a jewelry store manager who has been in the business for over 20 years. Now he spends his time training teams around the world at jewelrystoretraining.com and sharing marketing advice through his blog site at jewelrymarketingguy.com. Sign up for training videos here.

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A viewer’s question brings out the worst in Gene.

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Gene suspects he knows who sent the query. He’s not pleased.

In fact, the situation brings out the worst of Gene’s competitive spirit.

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Video: How Gene the Jeweler Hires Great People

Craigslist is always a great start, he says in this satirical video.

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IN THIS EPISODE of Jimmy DeGroot’s satirical Gene the Jeweler series, Gene answers a viewer question about hiring.

Where does Gene find good employees such as Jeremy?

Well, Craigslist, for starters.

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Video: When Gene the Jeweler Speaks, His Employees Listen

His staff members take him very, very literally.

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IN THIS EPISODE of Jimmy DeGroot’s satirical Gene the Jeweler series, Gene has a simple request for his employees.

The good news is that they follow his instructions. The bad news is that follow a bit too literally.

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