JAMES LYON – JESUP FURNITURE TRANSCRIPTION
This is a transcription of an audio testimonial. The question poised to PFP clients is: If another retailer called you to ask about what Planned Furniture Promotions did to assist them, what would you say?
James Lyon, Jesup Furniture Outlet
Yes this James Lyon (sp?) with Jesup Furniture Outlet in Jesup, Georgia. I am the owner, been in business now for 40 years. Unfortunately, the current administration in Washington has basically put me out of business along with a lot of other across the nation as a retail establishment. Unfortunately, after 40 years we can no longer stay in business due to the lack of residential construction, etc. So we took a long hard look at the economy and didn’t see a change in the next 4 years and it’s been absolutely terrible in the last 4 years so we chose to try to find a going out of business firm that could take us out of business with as little pain as possible.
We chose PFP because it had been well recommended by several dealers that we know of that has used PFP and I was pleasantly surprised when they came on board in the professional manner in which they conducted themselves from the general manager right down to the warehouse operator. The sales personnel brought on board was personable it was just a heck of a nice group of folks. Here you know in the Deep South we are very appreciative of you know personalities and friendly people especially representing us, so I cannot say anything to the contrary. PFP conducted themselves in a very, very professional manner they met all of our expectations. They fulfilled every promise that they had given us before hand before we signed the contract. Okay I think one of the things I may add is that when PFP came on board my partner and I just kind of backed away and turned the day to day operation over to the general manager and again he conducted himself well. They came in and did professional promotions on radio, TV, newspapers, billboards. They did a heck of a better job then we have been doing for the last 40 years. I can say they came on board and were very professional. You can tell that they ……from a lot of experience.
Yes and as far as preserving our name, a Jesup Georgia is a very small town we continue to live here even after closing the store. PFP did a remarkable job in preserving our reputation and our name here in the community. That was one of the concerns we had but again they conducted themselves very well and we just have no complaints whatsoever. Unfortunately, this is our second going out of business sale in the last 6 or 7 years. The firm that we used beforehand came up short and they cannot measure up to the PFP folks. As far as a recommendation I would highly recommend PFP to do any professional promotion from generating revenue on to having a going out of business sale.