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post #121 of 149

Returns to MAC

I found a couple of old MAC products that have not been used. (old as in, the hello kitty collection in february). I used most of what I bought but didn't open a couple of things, like the Pretty Baby beauty powder, b/c my Emanuel Ungaro one is so similar. So I kinda put 3 products aside and just found them. I don't need them and wanted to return them to Macys, since the 180 return policy isn't up quite yet.
Are they going to give me a problem returning them? Am I going to get the nastiest looks?
post #122 of 149

Re: Returns to MAC

you should try to sell them on here...if you return them to MAC they will just get tossed away which is a huge waste. plus, it is sort of rude to return something 6 months after you bought it...that's just my opinion. you would know within a week or so if you liked it or if you had a reaction or something. i'm sure some girls on here would be happy to purchase the items from you!
post #123 of 149

Re: Returns to MAC

Thanks!
I tried selling them on Ebay about a week ago, but I got no bids.
I guess I'll continue to try to sell them online.
post #124 of 149

Re: Returns to MAC

I wouldn't return them after six months.
post #125 of 149

Re: Returns to MAC

I think macys policy is 90 days
post #126 of 149

Re: Returns to MAC

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Originally Posted by nicole2005 View Post
Thanks!
I tried selling them on Ebay about a week ago, but I got no bids.
I guess I'll continue to try to sell them online.
Yep, between the listing fes and the "commission" eBay gets expensive. Usually you can put a low starting bid but have a minimum amount. but still probably these sites are better as long as you have good feedback, etc.

And if you are not greedy and sell for below retail, if it's popular, you'll usually get some buyers.
post #127 of 149

Re: MAC Return and Exchange Policy Questions

Gosh I hate to think that all those things that people exchange are thrown in the bin, even for unused products. I do do do hope they recycle or do anything but wasting. I agree that we should be able to exchange if there is a faulty in the products but somehow, somehow... i still can't fathom if people return it because they decide they don't like the colors and there goes $20 eye shadow to the bin.
post #128 of 149

Re: MAC Return and Exchange Policy Questions

^At my location the department store (LP) throws it all away.
post #129 of 149

Re: MAC Return and Exchange Policy Questions

I really find it hard to believe they would actually throw a returned product away. Why not use it for testers? If someone tried it on at home, how is that different from the product being tried on in the store anyways?
post #130 of 149

Re: Returns to MAC

*merging with an exiting thread*
post #131 of 149

Re: Returns to MAC

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Originally Posted by nursee81 View Post
I think macys policy is 90 days
It's 180 days
post #132 of 149

Re: MAC Return and Exchange Policy Questions

Sooo I asked my sister for a new bottle of Fix + for my birthday and the MUA at Macy's gave her the studio lotion instead. If she goes to exchange, will they throw out the studio lotion eventhough its never been open? Or would it go in the B2M bin?
post #133 of 149

Returning false lashes?

I bought a pair based on the suggestion of a SA. I only put on one of them and hated how it looked on me. The other one is trimmed down but not even used. I took the set back to the MAC counter at Belk and the SA (a different one) said I couldn't return them because they are used and they can't resell them or anything (but makeup, used or not, you can return). I don't understand why I can return used makeup but not a pair of lashes that didn't work for me. Is she correct or should I try again with a different SA?
post #134 of 149

Re: Returning false lashes?

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Originally Posted by glitzbeary View Post
I took the set back to the MAC counter at Belk and the SA (a different one) said I couldn't return them because they are used and they can't resell them or anything (but makeup, used or not, you can return). I don't understand why I can return used makeup but not a pair of lashes that didn't work for me. Is she correct or should I try again with a different SA?
Try a different SA. At MAC, it doesn't matter if the item is used or not, even if it's brand new, you walked out, walked back in, they're not allowed to sell it and they do let you return it. Same with drugstore even!

This sounds very weird. =/ As long as you go back to the same counter its fine. (sometimes they get picky with that along with store vs counter). But yea, just request a different SA.

Good luck!
post #135 of 149

Re: Returning false lashes?

used lashes (even if they aren't used but have been removed from the packaging) can not be returned. unfortunately that's a chance you take with purchasing lashes. trying lashes is a choice you take at the counter, and isn't for everyone. mac can't tell if you used them and truely didn't like them, or you used them to go out, and you're returning them to cheat the system, basically "renting" lashes. its happened in the past, so that's why mac has set the policy of no returns on used or removed lashes.
post #136 of 149

Re: Returning false lashes?

^^^That makes sense. I actually think their return policy is way too generous and they shouldn't return half of the things they do. I know a lot of people buy too much and then have buyer's remorse and return some of it. To me that should not be allowed. It's a waste of product. The more that MAC has to waste by accepting returns the more it affects the price that the rest of us have to pay!
post #137 of 149

Re: Returning false lashes?

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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post
used lashes (even if they aren't used but have been removed from the packaging) can not be returned. unfortunately that's a chance you take with purchasing lashes. trying lashes is a choice you take at the counter, and isn't for everyone. mac can't tell if you used them and truely didn't like them, or you used them to go out, and you're returning them to cheat the system, basically "renting" lashes. its happened in the past, so that's why mac has set the policy of no returns on used or removed lashes.
O_o Makes sense...I stand corrected! =D The MAC I always goto accepted returns on everything...or so they say...

But thanks! I would've never known!
post #138 of 149

Re: Returning false lashes?

I know its a dent to the wallet but maybe you can use them for B2M? Someone correct me if I'm wrong but lash packaging counts right?
post #139 of 149

Re: Returning false lashes?

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Originally Posted by DILLIGAF View Post
I know its a dent to the wallet but maybe you can use them for B2M? Someone correct me if I'm wrong but lash packaging counts right?
not anymore you can't. as of 2 weeks ago, they no longer accept lash cases as they're now considered accessories. accessories have never been accepted.
post #140 of 149

Re: MAC Return and Exchange Policy Questions

Ok so...

When I was in the USA this summer I went to my first MAC counter and asked to get colour matched. Now I'm like 99% sure this MA told me NW20. Anyway at the time I didn't buy anything because I decided to wait and go to a store to see if someone else agreed. She didn't, but for the life of me I can't remember what shade she said I was.

Anyway, here I am back in the UK and I ordered my first foundation from them. Studio Tech in NW20. I wanted a full coverage foundation and it said it was buildable etc. Now, it felt nice on my skin... and maybe my lighting wasn't great (I'm gonna try it again in daylight to be 100% sure) but my mother commented saying my face looked dirty after I applied it. :|

I also don't feel like the concealer I bought from them did any good either. I got that in NW15, a shade lighter than my foundation like the MA at the counter told me to do. That was the Studio Finish concealer.

My question is, will they take these back and either refund/exchange? If they do exchange, can it be for any product or does it have to be for foundation/concealer? I figure seeing as I don't know my shade like I thought I did, I may as well get some new eyeshadows/lipstick instead?

I'm really upset neither seemed to have worked for me. I really wanted them to but I don't feel like it's right of me to exchange for different shades or something until I get the right one. It's a total waste of their time and mine, and product if it's just going to get thrown out.

Edit: Sorry - really hope someone can help me! I just looked on the website and it says

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Please note that we cannot accept returned goods that we reasonably believe have been used. In such circumstances, we will notify you that no refund will be available and you will be responsible for arranging for such goods to be returned to you within 28 days of our notification.
So does this mean I won't be able to return the foundation/concealer for a refund or exchange? Obviously they have been used - I tried them in hopes that they were the right shade for me and they weren't. Help. :|
post #141 of 149

Re: MAC Return and Exchange Policy Questions

Hello! My mum got me a bottle of studio fix fluid in nw20. The only problem is I am nw15, do you think I would be able to exchange it for the right shade? It is in the box unopened, but my mum didn't keep the reciept.
post #142 of 149
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Originally Posted by lolcats View Post

Hello! My mum got me a bottle of studio fix fluid in nw20. The only problem is I am nw15, do you think I would be able to exchange it for the right shade? It is in the box unopened, but my mum didn't keep the reciept.



I've exchanged brand new products without a receipt (a brush, an eyeliner and an eyeshadow).  They never gave me a hard time at all, but I think it will depend on the the location. You'll just have to try.

post #143 of 149

I think they know when it's a legitimate return and a scamming one. You know like empty containers or a year old or something. 

They seem to be pretty good about returning things. 

post #144 of 149

MAC return w/o receipt

I recently bought MAC studio fix powder like 2 days ago but I hate it however I threw out the receipt. It is still in the box with MACYS sticker *required for return* on it will they let me return it for something else it a shadow/blush. I think I am going to stick with MSF Dark as my foundation because I have fairly good skin.

Or can I call MAC cosmetics and maybe return it to them

post #145 of 149

starfire123 you should be able to return it to macys without the receipt. they may give you a voucher for it though. if you used a macys credit card they would be able to search for the purchase on your account and return it that way. at least the store i frequent does this

post #146 of 149
I bought a pro long wear concealer at a Mac in a Nordstroms I lost the receipt and I want I return it because it's a shade darker than my foundation can I return it w/o receipt
post #147 of 149
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Originally Posted by saramakayla View Post

I bought a pro long wear concealer at a Mac in a Nordstroms I lost the receipt and I want I return it because it's a shade darker than my foundation can I return it w/o receipt

 

Nordstroms will accept your return, but without a receipt you'll receive store credit vs. a refund.

post #148 of 149
I can return one of the sets of fashion lipstick. I buy them online and try but I think I want to return one. But the paper says that the product should be unused.
 
I do not understand.
post #149 of 149
The bin? Nooo... Tragic with so many loving homes out there!
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