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?Our decor and presentation leads some people to assume our store is more of a museum than a retail jewelry store. Many times people come in and whisper amongst themselves about various pieces. When I saw them doing that, I used to stand up and announce in a loud, friendly voice, ?Hey, this isn’t a library or museum, so there is no need to whisper, and I’ll be glad to show you any of our items?. One morning, these two ladies walk in and go to the wall case farthest from my desk and start to whisper to one another. So I stand up and make my announcement about it not being a library or museum and that there was no need to whisper. At this point, the one lady raises an artificial larynx to her throat and says, in an electronic-enhanced voice, ?I’m sorry, I don’t have a voice?! I will never use that line ever again when people whisper in the store. 
 
 
DAVE P.,
DENVER, 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: The Woman With No Voice

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?Our decor and presentation leads some people to assume our store is more of a museum than a retail jewelry store. Many times people come in and whisper amongst themselves about various pieces. When I saw them doing that, I used to stand up and announce in a loud, friendly voice, ?Hey, this isn’t a library or museum, so there is no need to whisper, and I’ll be glad to show you any of our items?. One morning, these two ladies walk in and go to the wall case farthest from my desk and start to whisper to one another. So I stand up and make my announcement about it not being a library or museum and that there was no need to whisper. At this point, the one lady raises an artificial larynx to her throat and says, in an electronic-enhanced voice, ?I’m sorry, I don’t have a voice?! I will never use that line ever again when people whisper in the store. 
 
 
DAVE P.,
DENVER, CO

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Celebrate Your Retirement with Wilkerson

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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