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This Customer Paid In Cookies

The owner didn’t want payment, but got a sweet surprise anyway.




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“There are times when a clock owner will call me on the telephone and tell me their clock has stopped. After asking a series of questions, many times the owner is able to take care of the problem themselves. One person, after the completion of the over-the-phone repair, asked what they needed to pay me. I told them nothing since they solved the problem themselves. They insisted, so I told them they could send me a dozen oatmeal cookies. It was a year before I collected.” — Glyn Jolly, G.J. Enterprise, Victoria, TX

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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