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Hello Chuck,

If you say that like Seinfield says, “Hello Newman,” it’s a lot funnier.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Sandi Barnett and I am the assistant manager with Gause and Son Jewelers in Ocala, FL (Even though it sounds pedunk we sell Rolex and Hearts on Fire). I’ve just finished reading your article “Do you do appraisals?” in the October 08 issue of SJN. Interesting story.

All that you say is a mirror of what happens in every jewelry store at some time or other. For all the reasons that you mention, or don’t mention, we never give “it’s worth about” verbals as well. Thanks for putting it in a different, albeit disgusting, perspective.

Oh! By the way, our bookkeeper is from TN and even though the Gators are right up the street she absolutely loves, loves, loves the Vols.

I’ll keep reading SJN if you keep putting your spin on things. Thanks again for the great story.


Sandi Barnett
Gause and Son Jewelers
Ocala, Florida



Hi Chuck,

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Dear Chuck:

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