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Zen Jeweler: On The Folly of Being Rational

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Do gamblers gamble to lose? They don’t think so. But the odds are against them winning. 

Do jewelers gamble on the belief that their customers are making rational decisions? Yes, we do. We expect them to hear what we say and make cold, sensible, rational choices. Concerning the most emotional purchase on the planet. 

It’s time to bring emotion, pure emotion, to the sales floor. Stop expecting sense, and expect senses. Stop talking about deadlines and talk about eternity. Stop telling them about your finance options and tell them about the time you surprised your own loved one with a great gift. Is your store missing the fire it once had? Well, weren’t you once the spark? Go get ’em, Sparky!

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Thinking of Liquidating? Think: Wilkerson

When Peter Reines, owner of Reines Jewelers in Charlottesville, VA, decided it was time to turn over the “reins” of his 45-year-old business to Jessica and Kevin Rogers, he chose Wilkerson to run his liquidation sale. It was, he says, the best way to maximize the return on his decades-long investment in fine jewelry. Now, with new owners at the helm, Reines can relax knowing that the sale was a success, and his new life is financially secure. And he’s glad he partnered with Wilkerson for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “There’s just no way one person or company could run a sale the way we did,” he says.

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Zen Jeweler: On The Folly of Being Rational

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Do gamblers gamble to lose? They don’t think so. But the odds are against them winning. 

Do jewelers gamble on the belief that their customers are making rational decisions? Yes, we do. We expect them to hear what we say and make cold, sensible, rational choices. Concerning the most emotional purchase on the planet. 

It’s time to bring emotion, pure emotion, to the sales floor. Stop expecting sense, and expect senses. Stop talking about deadlines and talk about eternity. Stop telling them about your finance options and tell them about the time you surprised your own loved one with a great gift. Is your store missing the fire it once had? Well, weren’t you once the spark? Go get ’em, Sparky!

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Thinking of Liquidating? Think: Wilkerson

When Peter Reines, owner of Reines Jewelers in Charlottesville, VA, decided it was time to turn over the “reins” of his 45-year-old business to Jessica and Kevin Rogers, he chose Wilkerson to run his liquidation sale. It was, he says, the best way to maximize the return on his decades-long investment in fine jewelry. Now, with new owners at the helm, Reines can relax knowing that the sale was a success, and his new life is financially secure. And he’s glad he partnered with Wilkerson for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “There’s just no way one person or company could run a sale the way we did,” he says.

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