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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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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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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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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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