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[dropcap cap=One busy December day,] a woman came in with a very old box from our store and said she would like to exchange a necklace she had been given. Upon seeing the necklace I knew it was something we’d sold at least 15 and maybe closer to 20 years before. I tactfully explained our return and exchange policy — which is pretty liberal — but made it clear that I was aware of how long ago the piece had been purchased. To the shock of all who were eavesdropping, she said, “Oh, I received it for Christmas 17 years ago and I have never been sure that it is really me, but I wanted to be sure I didn’t like it before bringing it back.” [/dropcap]

Tory Michel
Tory’s Jewelry, Marblehead, MA

[span class=note]This story is from the December 2009 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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[dropcap cap=One busy December day,] a woman came in with a very old box from our store and said she would like to exchange a necklace she had been given. Upon seeing the necklace I knew it was something we’d sold at least 15 and maybe closer to 20 years before. I tactfully explained our return and exchange policy — which is pretty liberal — but made it clear that I was aware of how long ago the piece had been purchased. To the shock of all who were eavesdropping, she said, “Oh, I received it for Christmas 17 years ago and I have never been sure that it is really me, but I wanted to be sure I didn’t like it before bringing it back.” [/dropcap]

Tory Michel
Tory’s Jewelry, Marblehead, MA

[span class=note]This story is from the December 2009 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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