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A man walked in and wanted to buy a diamond bracelet. I showed him many — stating the prices as “twenty-five hundred, thirty-three hundred, and this one is fifty-five.? He said ?I’ll take that one.? He gave me his charge card and I rang in $5,500 plus tax. The card was declined. I asked him if maybe it was declined because he only had a $5,000 limit? He said: “Five thousand” I thought you said fifty-five!? I answered “Yes, I probably did, but I meant fifty-five hundred!” He said, “I guess I haven’t been in a jewelry store for a long time.” We both laughed, and he left shaking his head. 
 
 
Terry and Sandy Smith 
Goldsmith Jewelers; Little Falls, MN 

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Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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True Tales: Definitely Not a $55 Ring

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A man walked in and wanted to buy a diamond bracelet. I showed him many — stating the prices as “twenty-five hundred, thirty-three hundred, and this one is fifty-five.? He said ?I’ll take that one.? He gave me his charge card and I rang in $5,500 plus tax. The card was declined. I asked him if maybe it was declined because he only had a $5,000 limit? He said: “Five thousand” I thought you said fifty-five!? I answered “Yes, I probably did, but I meant fifty-five hundred!” He said, “I guess I haven’t been in a jewelry store for a long time.” We both laughed, and he left shaking his head. 
 
 
Terry and Sandy Smith 
Goldsmith Jewelers; Little Falls, MN 

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Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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