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True Tales: A Fine Thanks

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True Tales: A Fine Thanks

Published in the May 2014 issue

A FINE THANKS

I sold Eddie a few pieces of jewelry and over time he became a regular customer of mine.

He came in one day and bought a necklace (his most expensive purchase yet) and shared with me he would soon be shopping for a new diamond engagement ring.

I followed up the sale by mailing him a thank-you card, saying something like, “I’m sure she loved it, can’t wait to see you again soon.”

Soon after, a woman came into my store and asked for me by name. She had a photocopy of my thank-you note and accused me of having an affair with her husband, Eddie.

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I told her she was mistaken (not giving many details), and she got even more irate. Since she was making a scene at this point, I asked her to leave the store.

But she had just one more question for me: “You’re telling me that you send a hand-written thank-you card to every customer of yours?”

I reply: “Yes, actually I do.” And I showed her my stack of receipts and cards for the week.

She left.

I saw Eddie many months later, and he mentioned that he was going through a divorce. — Jen Foster, David Douglas Designs, Marietta, GA

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True Tales: A Fine Thanks

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True Tales: A Fine Thanks

Published in the May 2014 issue

A FINE THANKS

I sold Eddie a few pieces of jewelry and over time he became a regular customer of mine.

He came in one day and bought a necklace (his most expensive purchase yet) and shared with me he would soon be shopping for a new diamond engagement ring.

I followed up the sale by mailing him a thank-you card, saying something like, “I’m sure she loved it, can’t wait to see you again soon.”

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Soon after, a woman came into my store and asked for me by name. She had a photocopy of my thank-you note and accused me of having an affair with her husband, Eddie.

I told her she was mistaken (not giving many details), and she got even more irate. Since she was making a scene at this point, I asked her to leave the store.

But she had just one more question for me: “You’re telling me that you send a hand-written thank-you card to every customer of yours?”

I reply: “Yes, actually I do.” And I showed her my stack of receipts and cards for the week.

She left.

I saw Eddie many months later, and he mentioned that he was going through a divorce. — Jen Foster, David Douglas Designs, Marietta, GA

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SPONSORED VIDEO

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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