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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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[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

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[span class=note]This story is from the December 2009 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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