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[h4][b]A male customer is dithering on a purchase for his wife (or girlfriend). You ‘ve gotten to know each other a bit, and you know he’s not too prudish for a little off-color humor. So, when he’s holding the item in his hand, you laugh and say: [/b][/h4]

“If this doesn’t get you an evening of great sex, I’ll refund your money.”

Why? The joke makes a tense decision easier. And, while definitely not appropriate for everyone, it’s an earthy, guy-to-guy way of expressing the very real fact that a jewelry purchase is a terrific relationship- and romance-enhancer. As for the refund offer, you’re no more likely to give a refund with this pitch as you would with any other sale.

Source: Lauri and Bruce Lipsey, The Jewelry Studio; Encino, CA

This story is from the September 2004 edition of INSTORE

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When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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[h4][b]A male customer is dithering on a purchase for his wife (or girlfriend). You ‘ve gotten to know each other a bit, and you know he’s not too prudish for a little off-color humor. So, when he’s holding the item in his hand, you laugh and say: [/b][/h4]

“If this doesn’t get you an evening of great sex, I’ll refund your money.”

Why? The joke makes a tense decision easier. And, while definitely not appropriate for everyone, it’s an earthy, guy-to-guy way of expressing the very real fact that a jewelry purchase is a terrific relationship- and romance-enhancer. As for the refund offer, you’re no more likely to give a refund with this pitch as you would with any other sale.

Source: Lauri and Bruce Lipsey, The Jewelry Studio; Encino, CA

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This story is from the September 2004 edition of INSTORE

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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