First Name: Emily
My mom, while at an expo for local businesses signed me up for a drawing to “win” a free facial.
I, along with three others, of course, won and were invited to a Mary Kay party.
The girls were extremely nice and told me I had “what it took” to be a MK consultant, and I would receive free samples if I talked to their sales director (no pressure). So I said alright and the sales director called me.
She went on and on and for an hour and a half about “why not give yourself a chance?” and all this B.S. I remained unconvinced and told her as such.
She then stated that MK would buy back anything I couldn’t sell for 90% of what I paid. I said alright and purchased a starter kit for “only” $100 (plus an additional $20 for shipping).
The next day the sales director calls me back and tells me how happy she is that I’ve decided to join MK. I tell her I am as well, and she asks what my “sales goals” are.
I tell her my first step is to make back the $120 I just spent on the starter kit.
Oh no, she says, you need to invest in inventory.
She wanted me to spend an additional $725 to “stock up” on inventory when I hadn’t even made a dime yet! She was very pushy and kept calling me.
It made very little business-sense to me to buy products for customers I don’t have, and upon investigation, reading this website and PinkTruth.com, everything clicked into place.
I just can’t believe I fell for it!
I eventually blocked her and the other consultants’ numbers and on FaceBook.
Now I’m stuck with an unopened starter kit as the MK company gives me the run-around on how to return it and get my money back.
I can’t believe a company like this is allowed to operate.