(Closed) Hm…I’m a bit suspicious but also curious

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I would call the consultant and even if it is a ploy to get you to buy cosmetics…you can always say no Smile.  If it is legitimate I would enjoy the pampering!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s probably a ploy to get you to buy stuff but there might be some pampering as long as you are strong willed to say no.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It probably is a ploy…in the way that passion parties and tupperware parties are…You can always go, enjoy the free stuff, and not get anything. It sounds to me like they’ll try all these products on you guys and then you would buy them.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My Future Sister-In-Law won this..and it’s a ploy to get you to sit there and listen to their presentation and buy their cosmentics.

The facials/pampering session were little cards with pre-measured make up put on them and you had to apply yourself as you sat and listen to them tell you about how great this and that would do. The only time the personalize anything is when the came around with foundations to match your face than give u a little dap in one of the little square. They want u to do like half your face, but we all did the entire face because we wanted to go eat afterwards. Our consultant didn’t even stay in the room, we only saw her at the beginning to greet us and at the end, when they wanted you to give names of your friends for the special treat and spend money.

 I think what made us kind of unhappy about the experience is they told us would would get Olive Garden! Woot…than it was a salad and one cold soggy breadstick. 🙁 We were all starving so we just walked over to Red Lobster and had a blast with all the girls and a few drinks!

They also had new employees there learning the Mary Kay background and whatnot.

 

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh, one of the girls did win a travel size make up remover solution from the raffle.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I dont wear make up either so it was like what do I do with this but my fsil helped me and told me how to apply this and that and I guess I looked alright. We were all trading colors of eye shadow to try and match our eyes because the literally just dumped six pre-measured eye shadow sheets on our table in all kind of colors.

My Future Sister-In-Law became a consultant after this to try and make some money for the wedding. They had another event. It’s basically a ploy to get their clientele up..because they want u to fill out this card with your information and six friends who would enjoy this special gift..blah blah blah. I needed up leaving my blank and giving the the lady some lame excuse.

With the right crowd, it was fun because we all laughed and picked fun…and chilled. But, we all didn’t want to buy anything and weren’t serious about the event like some brides/moms that were there!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I got suckered into the “Would you be interested in being a model for a training session”.  I thought, “Sure.  I’m happy to help out another ‘business owner’.” 

I left after the face washing part after I realized everyone was “modeling”.  I thought it was legit because the woman was a district sales trainer.  She called me the next day and asked why I left.  I told her, and I gotta say I was pleasantly surprised how positively she received the feedback.  I hate a bait & switch marketing tactics.  Just be honest and tell me about a couple of new products that you think I would like. Don’t trick me into coming down and expect that I’ll sit through the whole thing because it’s impolite to leave.

Probably wasn’t great for sales that a “customer” left 15 minutes in, but my time is too valuable to sit through something that I have no interest in.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I got this call last week!  I decided not to call back, because I figured they would just be trying to sell us girls stuff!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I got this call yesterday!? Anyone else!?

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@CupCakeMeg: It’s a ploy. David’s Bridal and other salons/services sell your info to these people. My friend roped me into one. It’s a heavy pressure sales pitch. Seriously…all free things have a price, guys.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I actually got one of these! I set up the appointment but the consultant had a death in the family and had to cancel. I found another make-up artist before she called me again so I didn’t have anything to worry about. It seemed legit though…

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