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?This lady came in, interrupting one of our sales associates (who was working with a customer), by announcing, ?I’m here now, I’d like to see some pearls.’ We got another sales associate to help her, and she immediately asked if the window by the pearls could be opened so she could see and talk to her poodle, which was in her car. After looking at pearls, she wanted to look at some gold jewelry. She walked outside, and moved her car three spaces down, so it was near the gold jewelry. Then she asked that that window be opened. Every minute or two, she would stop and go to the window to talk and wave to her poodle. When she went to look at items in our estate collection ? same thing. She told us she did this because she didn’t want her dog to get nervous in her absence. After she left, we all felt so bad for her dog because we knew that, if he wasn’t already, he’d turn out to be as neurotic as she was.? 

HOPE W.,
BLOOMINGTON, MN 

?A few days before Christmas in 1982. Right at closing time, two men step into the store, ducking behind the front door as if hiding from someone outside. Obviously, we immediately went on high alert. After a few moments they begin to browse. In 10 or 15 minutes, they selected a dozen or so items and said they would take them all. All the while, we’re standing there, hands on phones, fingers on buttons, waiting for the inevitable. Finally, we take their credit card for processing and discover that it is Stephen Stills from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, buying for his staff. Once our hearts finally slowed down, it ended up being one of our best holiday-season sales days ever.  

KEITH H.,
BOULDER, CO

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?This lady came in, interrupting one of our sales associates (who was working with a customer), by announcing, ?I’m here now, I’d like to see some pearls.’ We got another sales associate to help her, and she immediately asked if the window by the pearls could be opened so she could see and talk to her poodle, which was in her car. After looking at pearls, she wanted to look at some gold jewelry. She walked outside, and moved her car three spaces down, so it was near the gold jewelry. Then she asked that that window be opened. Every minute or two, she would stop and go to the window to talk and wave to her poodle. When she went to look at items in our estate collection ? same thing. She told us she did this because she didn’t want her dog to get nervous in her absence. After she left, we all felt so bad for her dog because we knew that, if he wasn’t already, he’d turn out to be as neurotic as she was.? 

HOPE W.,
BLOOMINGTON, MN 

?A few days before Christmas in 1982. Right at closing time, two men step into the store, ducking behind the front door as if hiding from someone outside. Obviously, we immediately went on high alert. After a few moments they begin to browse. In 10 or 15 minutes, they selected a dozen or so items and said they would take them all. All the while, we’re standing there, hands on phones, fingers on buttons, waiting for the inevitable. Finally, we take their credit card for processing and discover that it is Stephen Stills from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, buying for his staff. Once our hearts finally slowed down, it ended up being one of our best holiday-season sales days ever.  

KEITH H.,
BOULDER, CO

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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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