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?One day, a good customer came in and wanted to talk to us about doing a custom design. She and I sat down at the design table across from each other and began to discuss details. Throughout the course of the conversation, she tells me (and by now my husband, who has squatted down beside the table) that she recently had some tattoos done. OK. Nothing scary about this so far …. She slightly pulls back the edge of her collar to show us this tiny little star. As she had had radiation treatment for cancer, she decided to have stars put where the scars were. Next thing I know, she’s lifted up her shirt to expose large breasts (with many stars). It was comical as they were right in my husband’s face when she did that! Talk about a deer-in-the-headlights look! Not bad enough? In walks a customer at that moment. ?Hey! I’ve got a pair of those!’ she says.? 

TERI V.,
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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True Tales: Seeing Stars

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Strange stories from the front lines

?One day, a good customer came in and wanted to talk to us about doing a custom design. She and I sat down at the design table across from each other and began to discuss details. Throughout the course of the conversation, she tells me (and by now my husband, who has squatted down beside the table) that she recently had some tattoos done. OK. Nothing scary about this so far …. She slightly pulls back the edge of her collar to show us this tiny little star. As she had had radiation treatment for cancer, she decided to have stars put where the scars were. Next thing I know, she’s lifted up her shirt to expose large breasts (with many stars). It was comical as they were right in my husband’s face when she did that! Talk about a deer-in-the-headlights look! Not bad enough? In walks a customer at that moment. ?Hey! I’ve got a pair of those!’ she says.? 

TERI V.,
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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