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IN THIS EPISODE of Jimmy DeGroot’s satirical Gene the Jeweler series, Gene tells a horror story about a diamond he sold to a couple.

When the pair divorce six years later, the woman wishes to sell the ring back.

But by this time, it’s somehow been replaced by a CZ.

It wasn’t Gene’s fault, but the customer sure was mad. As Gene explains, “We got involved legally.”

Yikes.

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Jimmy DeGroot is a jewelry store manager who has been in the business for over 20 years. Now he spends his time training teams around the world at jewelrystoretraining.com and sharing marketing advice through his blog site at jewelrymarketingguy.com. Sign up for training videos here.

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Video: Gene the Jeweler Thought He’d Heard It All … Until This Tardy Employee Told His Story

This tale probably should’ve gone untold.

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IN THIS EPISODE of the satirical Gene the Jeweler series created by Jimmy DeGroot, Gene deals with an employee who is about six-and-a-half hours late for work.

As an understanding and empathetic boss, Gene listens attentively to the staff member’s explanation.

As it turns out, the tale was probably best left untold. This employee is extremely dedicated to his job — either that or he has a very active imagination.


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Video: Gene the Jeweler Shares His Appalling Views on Customer Service

His ideas aren’t getting him far.

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IN THIS EPISODE of Jimmy DeGroot’s satirical Gene the Jeweler series, Gene explains his views on customer service.

It’s actually kind of appalling.

Gene’s a firm believer in providing the bare minimum.

By the end of the clip, you can see where that attitude is getting him.

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Gene the Jeweler’s Rule: Never Buy the Same Piece Twice

Hey, everybody needs to have goals.

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WHEN GENE THE JEWELER is choosing merchandise to carry in his store, has a rule: Never buy the same thing twice.

He makes this promise to his customers: “You’re never going to own something that someone else in town already owns. Everything is unique.”

But what if a particular item is selling like crazy?

“Well, we’d never know, because we only sell one of it,” the fictional character, a creation of marketing specialists Jimmy DeGroot, says in the video below.

In Gene’s mind, selling the same thing over and over again could lead to disaster. Perhaps if he were a better businessman, he’d realize that it would, in fact, lead to higher profits.

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