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SOME TIME AGO, we did a battery and water-seal on a customer’s watch. I don’t recall the particulars, but something happened to displease her, so we refunded her money and sent her a letter of apology offering her 15 percent off her next purchase from our store. Sure enough, she came in recently looking to purchase a watch. When she finally made her selection, she reminded us of our letter and claimed that it offered her 20 percent off. Good thing I was able to produce a copy of the letter, 12 years later, to show her that she was entitled to 15 percent off! With customers like that, coming in once every 12 years, we’d all be out of business! — GINA WALLACH, WALLACH JEWELRY DESIGNS, LARCHMONT, NY

[span class=note]This story is from the October 2011 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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SOME TIME AGO, we did a battery and water-seal on a customer’s watch. I don’t recall the particulars, but something happened to displease her, so we refunded her money and sent her a letter of apology offering her 15 percent off her next purchase from our store. Sure enough, she came in recently looking to purchase a watch. When she finally made her selection, she reminded us of our letter and claimed that it offered her 20 percent off. Good thing I was able to produce a copy of the letter, 12 years later, to show her that she was entitled to 15 percent off! With customers like that, coming in once every 12 years, we’d all be out of business! — GINA WALLACH, WALLACH JEWELRY DESIGNS, LARCHMONT, NY

[span class=note]This story is from the October 2011 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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