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True Tales: September 2013

BY THE INSTORE TEAM

Published in the September 2013 issue.

SIZE MATTERS

A woman recently called and asked if we sized rings and the conversation went something like this:

CUSTOMER: “Do you guys size rings?”

ME: “Yes, we sure do.”

CUSTOMER: “How long does it usually take?”

ME: “Our normal turnaround time is 10 days, but we can put a rush on it if need be.”

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CUSTOMER: “How much does it cost?”

ME: “Ring sizing starts at $25 and goes up from there.”

CUSTOMER: “Do I need to bring the ring in to have is sized?”

ME: “Excuse me?”

CUSTOMER: “Do I need to bring the ring in to have it sized?”

ME: “Yes ma’am, we size all rings here in the store.”

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CUSTOMER: “OK, well, I’m gonna check with another jeweler.” And she hung up the phone.

Travis Piper, Piper Diamond Co., Vincennes, IN

TARNISHED REPUTATION

My father once had a young man come in the store with a 14K yellow gold rope chain. We had sold him the chain and it was tarnishing.

WALT FREEMAN: “You may have a high concentration of acid in your system, and that may have turned the chain dark.”

CUSTOMER: “Hey man, I haven’t done acid in years!”
Susie Freeman, Freeman Jewelers, Fort Wayne, IN

THE REAL THING

CUSTOMER: “I know you don’t have this, I’ve been looking for it for years. I want a 14K Coke bottle charm.”

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ME: “I have exactly what you’ve’ been looking for.”

CUSTOMER: “WOW! I can’t believe it. After all these years you actually have one!” I reached into the showcase and pulled out a 14K yellow gold Coke bottle charm.

CUSTOMER: “Oh, I wanted an 8-ounce bottle; this one is a 16-ounce style.”
Don Delano, JL Jewelers, Tampa, FL

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True Tales

True Tales: Size Matters

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on

True Tales: September 2013

BY THE INSTORE TEAM

Published in the September 2013 issue.

SIZE MATTERS

A woman recently called and asked if we sized rings and the conversation went something like this:

CUSTOMER: “Do you guys size rings?”

ME: “Yes, we sure do.”

CUSTOMER: “How long does it usually take?”

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ME: “Our normal turnaround time is 10 days, but we can put a rush on it if need be.”

CUSTOMER: “How much does it cost?”

ME: “Ring sizing starts at $25 and goes up from there.”

CUSTOMER: “Do I need to bring the ring in to have is sized?”

ME: “Excuse me?”

CUSTOMER: “Do I need to bring the ring in to have it sized?”

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ME: “Yes ma’am, we size all rings here in the store.”

CUSTOMER: “OK, well, I’m gonna check with another jeweler.” And she hung up the phone.

Travis Piper, Piper Diamond Co., Vincennes, IN

TARNISHED REPUTATION

My father once had a young man come in the store with a 14K yellow gold rope chain. We had sold him the chain and it was tarnishing.

WALT FREEMAN: “You may have a high concentration of acid in your system, and that may have turned the chain dark.”

CUSTOMER: “Hey man, I haven’t done acid in years!”
Susie Freeman, Freeman Jewelers, Fort Wayne, IN

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THE REAL THING

CUSTOMER: “I know you don’t have this, I’ve been looking for it for years. I want a 14K Coke bottle charm.”

ME: “I have exactly what you’ve’ been looking for.”

CUSTOMER: “WOW! I can’t believe it. After all these years you actually have one!” I reached into the showcase and pulled out a 14K yellow gold Coke bottle charm.

CUSTOMER: “Oh, I wanted an 8-ounce bottle; this one is a 16-ounce style.”
Don Delano, JL Jewelers, Tampa, FL

Continue Reading
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SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

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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