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post #1 of 23 Old 01-12-2013, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Do any of you like Mary Kay?

Just curious, I'm a consultant and just got to college for farm and ranch management, all the profit goes to helping me pay for hay to have my horse on campus and compete in versatile ranch team:)
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Haha...I assume you mean the company. OK...as pyramids go.

The person? Not so much. Mary Kay Ash and I got into a giant battle in 1991...she lost. No love lost between us, rest her soul...
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Haha...I assume you mean the company. OK...as pyramids go..
Yep! My mother was into Mary Kay along with all of her friends. I saw them spending a lot of money to buy product but making very little... always wondered if they ever broke even. Mary Kay as a company is successful for a reason but it still seems like one giant pyramid scheme. If I were a female, I sure as hell would never get involved with it... good luck though! :)
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Mary Kay products are comprised mostly of talcum powder & mineral oil, cheap, however priced expensively. There was a joke about how you could spot a Mary Kay consultant, her face was orange from the cheap make up. Give me Mac, Clinique, Este Lauder, heck even Revlon before that stuff! Sorry, but you asked!
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its actually not a pyramid set up.. it may seem like it, but you actually don't make money off of any of the other people and you also can go higher than the person who recruited you, its very much individual sales. The only thing "pyramid" about it is that I get another paycheck from mary kay if I have a team member, but it has nothing to do with what the team member makes or anything so it doesnt affect them at all, its a completely seperate appreciation transaction from mary kay. So, just to clarify it isnt pyramid. I don't like pyramid businesses, been in a few and its crap and I never did make any money.

So far with mary kay I've got a couple random appreciation prizes in the mail, and I have one team member and so I get a 25$ check from mary kay for that but it doesnt have anything to do with my team member. I signed up for my starter kit for only 75$ and got $600 worth in product, and anything I do after that is a 90% buy back garuntee, for me and and 100% for any customer. I purchased a few things for myself after I got my kit so I could get anything I wanted at cost, but occasionally my family or friends will buy a few things.

But mary kay is actually the only thing I've ever had success with as far as "selling" things. I don't do the whole party things either, I just kind of have open options to anyone intersted in the products but I don't try to shove it down their throats, it is what it is and if someone wants it they do if not that's fine.

But that's my experience so far

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Mary Kay products are comprised mostly of talcum powder & mineral oil, cheap, however priced expensively. There was a joke about how you could spot a Mary Kay consultant, her face was orange from the cheap make up. Give me Mac, Clinique, Este Lauder, heck even Revlon before that stuff! Sorry, but you asked!
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Just curious, but have you ever seen a consultant that actually looked like that? Just saying, but I havent. I think the foundation is nice. Im not saying im a total fan of every product, but personally I don't think it is a cheap product as far as results. Everyone has a preference though, MAC obviously is a great brand, and este lauder but really, clinique isnt any better than mary kay. And certainly not revlon, atleast some product.

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Mary Kay products are comprised mostly of talcum powder & mineral oil, cheap, however priced expensively. There was a joke about how you could spot a Mary Kay consultant, her face was orange from the cheap make up. Give me Mac, Clinique, Este Lauder, heck even Revlon before that stuff! Sorry, but you asked!
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I second this. I used to be in theatre and if someone forgot their stage makeup, we had a big box of Mary Kay foundation to use instead because it's so thick and pasty.

I'm sure they have decent products otherwise, but that's my experience with them.
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Yep! My mother was into Mary Kay along with all of her friends. I saw them spending a lot of money to buy product but making very little... always wondered if they ever broke even. Mary Kay as a company is successful for a reason but it still seems like one giant pyramid scheme. If I were a female, I sure as hell would never get involved with it... good luck though! :)
I think everyone is different when it comes to whether they make money, lose money or are successful and all. Some of the girls in my unit actually make a killing, its surprising. Me, I make a profit but nothing huge then again I don't really get out there and try that hard, I just more or less sell to family, friends and anyone who asks me about it. Its easy to break even if you don't overdo your spending with what you make, for example when I first started I deffinately spent alot of money getting decorations, props, table and party things... really you don't need any of it, but some people go that route and end up spending more than they make. And some people sign up and never really try to make money, so they don't make any.

It really depends, you get what you put into it lol doesnt just fall in your lap ill say lol but mary kay is the only business I've actually really made anything with and they have more appreciation checks and prizes and all that I've seen in other businesses

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My mothers best friend was in Mary Kay for over 30 years before she got her Pink Car.

But just like Avon, Amway, etc. It is a pyramid plan. I know several people that have been in all 3 of them.

Any profit is spending money I guess, but for the money you make for actual time invested, well......


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A friend of mine tried to get me into a similar company selling... juice. Supposedly full of antioxidants and other 'good for you stuff', he had little parties and was always trying to get you to buy a bottle. LOL. I'm an awful salesperson so that certainly wouldn't be the type of 'job' for me, I have trouble trying to upsell muffins with coffee.
As a brand I don't really like it though...
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