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The customer opened the jewelry box and found nothing inside. Except for a short, but thrilling, note.A woman came in looking for an anniversary gift. She liked some opal pieces and asked to look more closely at a pendant and opal earrings. She left, saying she would try to get her husband to come in and look at them. My wife, Georgiann, figured that she was having trouble getting her husband to come in, so she suggested the customer take the earrings out for a ?test drive?. “See if he notices,” she said. The customer was pleased and went out of the store wearing them. Just two hours later, the husband came in asking if someone knew which of the pieces — the pendant or earrings — his wife preferred. Georgiann laughed and told him the story of the “test drive”. He laughed and asked what he should do, since he couldn’t give her what she was wearing … and he couldn’t afford both. Georgiann told him: “I’ll wrap a box and we’ll let her think you picked up something else. But just so it’s not empty, I’ll include a note.” He loved the idea, paid for the earrings and went out of the store smiling broadly. I asked my wife what was on the note. She said she had written “Test drive over. They’re yours.”
 
CHARLES B., EUGENE, OR 

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True Tales: The Jewelry Test Drive

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The customer opened the jewelry box and found nothing inside. Except for a short, but thrilling, note.A woman came in looking for an anniversary gift. She liked some opal pieces and asked to look more closely at a pendant and opal earrings. She left, saying she would try to get her husband to come in and look at them. My wife, Georgiann, figured that she was having trouble getting her husband to come in, so she suggested the customer take the earrings out for a ?test drive?. “See if he notices,” she said. The customer was pleased and went out of the store wearing them. Just two hours later, the husband came in asking if someone knew which of the pieces — the pendant or earrings — his wife preferred. Georgiann laughed and told him the story of the “test drive”. He laughed and asked what he should do, since he couldn’t give her what she was wearing … and he couldn’t afford both. Georgiann told him: “I’ll wrap a box and we’ll let her think you picked up something else. But just so it’s not empty, I’ll include a note.” He loved the idea, paid for the earrings and went out of the store smiling broadly. I asked my wife what was on the note. She said she had written “Test drive over. They’re yours.”
 
CHARLES B., EUGENE, OR 

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Maximize Every Sale with Wilkerson

When it’s time to run a sale, whether it’s a retirement, going-out-of-business, anniversary or “we’ve got too much merchandise” sale, let Wilkerson handle the details. The Diamond Galleria did just that when they selected Wilkerson to run its liquidation sale. According to Sharon, their CPA, it was the right choice. “We could have done a going-out-of-business sale ourselves and done 30 to 40 percent of what we actually sold with Wilkerson involved,” she says. Seeing the strategies that Wilkerson puts in place for every sale was something that convinced her they had made the right move. “I would highly recommend Wilkerson to anyone considering this type of sale.”

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