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Here’s What One Jeweler Wanted to Say When A Client Asked Why There Was A Charge for Appraisals

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“Yes, there’s a charge. Or, you can go up to the mall to a chain store and get a ‘free’ verbal appraisal, then call your insurance agent with the amount they told you. Ha!”

To the customer who said: “There’s a charge for appraisals? All you have to do is look at it!”

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