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“One time a funny old man came into our store. He didn’t know where he was and he just wanted to rest. He sat on a chair in our showroom. Finally, after about an hour, I was tired of talking to him and had work to do. So I asked him where he was going and where he lived. He didn’t know! After much probing, I finally got a phone number out of him. He said it was his friend’s number and, if I asked, his friend would come and pick him up. I called and another very old man answered the phone. When I told him I had his friend in my shop and that he needed to be picked up, the old man on the other end of the line said: ‘Oh, you mean you have Wilbur there?’ Figuring this was the end of the saga, I said with relief: ‘Yes, I think so.’ Then the man answered: ‘I’m not picking Wilbur up, he’s a nuisance!‘ and hung up on me!
 
LARA B., 
Victoria, BC, Canada

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True Tales: The Old Pest

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“One time a funny old man came into our store. He didn’t know where he was and he just wanted to rest. He sat on a chair in our showroom. Finally, after about an hour, I was tired of talking to him and had work to do. So I asked him where he was going and where he lived. He didn’t know! After much probing, I finally got a phone number out of him. He said it was his friend’s number and, if I asked, his friend would come and pick him up. I called and another very old man answered the phone. When I told him I had his friend in my shop and that he needed to be picked up, the old man on the other end of the line said: ‘Oh, you mean you have Wilbur there?’ Figuring this was the end of the saga, I said with relief: ‘Yes, I think so.’ Then the man answered: ‘I’m not picking Wilbur up, he’s a nuisance!‘ and hung up on me!
 
LARA B., 
Victoria, BC, Canada

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It’s Going to Set Us Up Very Nicely for Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life. And if you’re like most jewelers contemplating retirement, you’re hoping that your going-out-of-business sale will add to your nest egg — with minimal complications. That’s exactly what Doug and Jacki Friedrich, fourth-generation owners of Friedrich Jewelers Inc., of Vernon, Conn., experienced when they selected Wilkerson to run their sale. “Jewelers who are contemplating a sale should go with Wilkerson because of their experience,” says Doug. And with financial goals “exceeding expectations,” the couple can now focus on enjoying the next chapter of their lives. “It’s going to set us up very nicely for retirement,” says Jacki. “The money’s coming in and we have no complaints. It’s been wonderful.”

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