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post #721 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

You don't have to know people at a MAC store to pre-order but it certainly doesn't hurt.  Building a relationship with a SA/MUA is helpful because it allows them to get to know you, your likes, dislikes and preferences.  I have met some of the most wonderful people at my local MAC store who look out for me and who I consider to be friends.  From day one, upon walking into this particular store, every single SA acknowledged me and every person who entered.  This was not the behavior about which I had read regarding some other MAC stores...rude SAs, etc.  This is truly an amazing group of people.  I also ordered from a MAC store out of state because my local store was out of an item that I failed to pre-order, and later wanted.  My store referred me to a store in New Jersey and the SA who happened to answer the phone was really nice, took my order, shipped the merchandise & enclosed a sweet note.

Give it a shot!

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I live too far to build relationships with mac SAs lol. I did manage to go to my prostore downtown 2 weeks ago and tried to perorder  for taste temptations  and the sa told me they don't do preorders and she just told me the day it comes out. I don't know if she was bs'n  me or is it the truth.

post #722 of 4811

I went into my local MAC store today and the girls pulled the book out, apparently it says in the book that it will be full distribution but than is crossed out. so only mac stores and online will get it. I also tried to preorder they told me they only do that for holiday collections. cry.gif

post #723 of 4811
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Originally Posted by DILLIGAF View Post

This is so true in any retail environment. They will inform you of upcoming sales and sometimes even hold merchandise you like. I have great relationships with a lot of people in my favorite stores.

iagree.gif It's so worth it if you can make it happen.

post #724 of 4811
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Originally Posted by strudel07 View Post

I went into my local MAC store today and the girls pulled the book out, apparently it says in the book that it will be full distribution but than is crossed out. so only mac stores and online will get it. I also tried to preorder they told me they only do that for holiday collections. cry.gif

That's interesting with regards to pre-ordering.  I guess the MAC stores function independently, and obviously pretty differently.

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post #725 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Lipstickdiva420 View Post

I live too far to build relationships with mac SAs lol. I did manage to go to my prostore downtown 2 weeks ago and tried to perorder  for taste temptations  and the sa told me they don't do preorders and she just told me the day it comes out. I don't know if she was bs'n  me or is it the truth.

I understand what you're saying....It's unfortunate  ohboy.gif

post #726 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

I understand what you're saying....It's unfortunate  ohboy.gif
Yes it is ssad.gif oh well I will be sticking to online ordering collections for now.
post #727 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Lipstickdiva420 View Post

I live too far to build relationships with mac SAs lol. I did manage to go to my prostore downtown 2 weeks ago and tried to perorder  for taste temptations  and the sa told me they don't do preorders and she just told me the day it comes out. I don't know if she was bs'n  me or is it the truth.

sometimes it really depends on who you ask, not necessarily whether you have a good/bad relationship with them (though that would make a difference of course). i find i get different responses from different SAs, and definitely different branches have different policies....not to mention for certain collections (marilyn monroe for example...)

 

some SAs will happily let you peek at the book, while others absolutely won't even tell you a single detail from it, not because they're mean but just because they're following some rules somewhere...

 

...so just try asking another SA is what i'm saying...

post #728 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

You don't have to know people at a MAC store to pre-order but it certainly doesn't hurt.  Building a relationship with a SA/MUA is helpful because it allows them to get to know you, your likes, dislikes and preferences.  I have met some of the most wonderful people at my local MAC store who look out for me and who I consider to be friends.  From day one, upon walking into this particular store, every single SA acknowledged me and every person who entered.  This was not the behavior about which I had read regarding some other MAC stores...rude SAs, etc.  This is truly an amazing group of people.  I also ordered from a MAC store out of state because my local store was out of an item that I failed to pre-order, and later wanted.  My store referred me to a store in New Jersey and the SA who happened to answer the phone was really nice, took my order, shipped the merchandise & enclosed a sweet note.

Give it a shot!

cheerleader.gif

So they can ship it to you from the store? I will try calling one and see if they go for it :D

post #729 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Lipstickdiva420 View Post

I live too far to build relationships with mac SAs lol. I did manage to go to my prostore downtown 2 weeks ago and tried to perorder  for taste temptations  and the sa told me they don't do preorders and she just told me the day it comes out. I don't know if she was bs'n  me or is it the truth.

Aww same here. My closest MAC store is about 120 miles round trip ssad.gif

post #730 of 4811
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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

sometimes it really depends on who you ask, not necessarily whether you have a good/bad relationship with them (though that would make a difference of course). i find i get different responses from different SAs, and definitely different branches have different policies....not to mention for certain collections (marilyn monroe for example...)

 

some SAs will happily let you peek at the book, while others absolutely won't even tell you a single detail from it, not because they're mean but just because they're following some rules somewhere...

 

...so just try asking another SA is what i'm saying...

So true aradhana!  I think I've just been very fortunate.    

post #731 of 4811
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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

sometimes it really depends on who you ask, not necessarily whether you have a good/bad relationship with them (though that would make a difference of course). i find i get different responses from different SAs, and definitely different branches have different policies....not to mention for certain collections (marilyn monroe for example...)

some SAs will happily let you peek at the book, while others absolutely won't even tell you a single detail from it, not because they're mean but just because they're following some rules somewhere...

...so just try asking another SA is what i'm saying...
ok thanks, I'll try again at the pro store and ask someone else and I have a guy in mind that was nice to me the last time I was there and I knew I should've asked him when I went 2 weeks ago. If that doesn't work I'll ask the at the other one in the next block. I didn't know there was some type of rules to preordering.
post #732 of 4811
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Originally Posted by CharlieKelly View Post

Aww same here. My closest MAC store is about 120 miles round trip ssad.gif
Omg damn that's a journey, you're really far from a Mac store. If I knew how to drive and had a car I would have no problems. I'm stuck with an hr to hr half train ride so I only go when I happen to have to go downtown.
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I wonder when we will finally start to see the products and swatches? I'm getting impatient again. I need to make my list.mac_wishlist.gif

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Me too blush-anim-cl.gif

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Originally Posted by OctoberViolet View Post

I wonder when we will finally start to see the products and swatches? I'm getting impatient again. I need to make my list.mac_wishlist.gif

post #735 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Lipstickdiva420 View Post

Omg damn that's a journey, you're really far from a Mac store. If I knew how to drive and had a car I would have no problems. I'm stuck with an hr to hr half train ride so I only go when I happen to have to go downtown.

I do have two MAC counters inside the local macys' and one sephora inside a JCpenneys though! haha

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Originally Posted by OctoberViolet View Post

I wonder when we will finally start to see the products and swatches? I'm getting impatient again. I need to make my list.mac_wishlist.gif

Me too! I am afraid it will sell out so I am thinking I should just call around and try to pre-order anyway.

post #736 of 4811
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Originally Posted by CharlieKelly View Post

I do have two MAC counters inside the local macys' and one sephora inside a JCpenneys though! haha
Me too! I am afraid it will sell out so I am thinking I should just call around and try to pre-order anyway.
me too lol and jcpenny is walking distance for me lol. The only thing i hate about the macys near me is that it looks terrible in there just terrible and the worst macys i've ever seen and it's been that way for years. Thankfully they're building another one next to jcpenny to replace the terrible one.
post #737 of 4811
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DILLIGAF View Post

This is so true in any retail environment. They will inform you of upcoming sales and sometimes even hold merchandise you like. I have great relationships with a lot of people in my favorite stores.

 

IMO, that's the crucial part. It really makes a difference.

post #738 of 4811

Is this the Macy's on Herald Square? I know when I went inside it seems to be going through some "changes". I didn't realize that they were going to build another on near JC Penney. That's awesome.

 

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Originally Posted by Lipstickdiva420 View Post

me too lol and jcpenny is walking distance for me lol. The only thing i hate about the macys near me is that it looks terrible in there just terrible and the worst macys i've ever seen and it's been that way for years. Thankfully they're building another one next to jcpenny to replace the terrible one.
post #739 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

 

Yup, at my MAC store.


I am curious what you pre-ordered?  What were your have to haves?

post #740 of 4811
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Originally Posted by OctoberViolet View Post

Is this the Macy's on Herald Square? I know when I went inside it seems to be going through some "changes". I didn't realize that they were going to build another on near JC Penney. That's awesome.

 


Oh no no not Hearld Square lol. I love Hearld Square they have so much of a choice and I haven't been there in a long time. I'm talking about the Macy's in the Bronx in Parkchester. Im in co op city in the Bronx and they have a Jcpenny here and they're building a Macy's next to Jcpenny to replace the one in Parkchester.

post #741 of 4811

No way! I'm in Co-op City also. Bronx twinsies!!!!! Shout out! I don't know why I didn't realize you were speaking of the new Macy's being built next to our JC Penney. I can't wait, but since I don't drive, I walk everywhere. I hope they make a good pedestrian pathway to Macy's, cause Bay Plaza is murder if you walk over there and trying to cross from where Applebee's is over to JCPenney can be hazardous to your life. LOL. For some reason I never go to the Macy's in Parkchester. I always go to the one in Herald Square. I guess cause I'm always downtown anyhow.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Lipstickdiva420 View Post


Oh no no not Hearld Square lol. I love Hearld Square they have so much of a choice and I haven't been there in a long time. I'm talking about the Macy's in the Bronx in Parkchester. Im in co op city in the Bronx and they have a Jcpenny here and they're building a Macy's next to Jcpenny to replace the one in Parkchester.

post #742 of 4811
Bronx triplets? ^ I'm from there! I like the MAC in Parkchester the people there are nice.
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grouphug2.gifBig hugs & shout outs to my fellow Bronx/Brooklyn peeps.

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Originally Posted by MsWestchesterNY View Post

Bronx triplets? ^ I'm from there! I like the MAC in Parkchester the people there are nice.
post #744 of 4811
Totally agree with you MAC-Guy


IMO, that's the crucial part. It really makes a difference.
post #745 of 4811
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Originally Posted by OctoberViolet View Post

No way! I'm in Co-op City also. Bronx twinsies!!!!! Shout out! I don't know why I didn't realize you were speaking of the new Macy's being built next to our JC Penney. I can't wait, but since I don't drive, I walk everywhere. I hope they make a good pedestrian pathway to Macy's, cause Bay Plaza is murder if you walk over there and trying to cross from where Applebee's is over to JCPenney can be hazardous to your life. LOL. For some reason I never go to the Macy's in Parkchester. I always go to the one in Herald Square. I guess cause I'm always downtown anyhow.

 

 

Wow the world is too damn small lol. Yes Bronx tiwns lol. Yup I thought it was just all talk at first, but then I see they're actually building over there. You do know that there is suppose to be a indoor mall built over there as well. It's suppose to be about 75 stores in that one and yes they do need a good pedestrian pathway to Macy's and other stores because the traffic in Bay Plaza is insane now and I don't drive either and living in Co op you don't really need too. I remember when it was just Bay Plaza and no other stores were there yet. I can't stand the Macy's in Parkchester there is nothing there lol, but it looks better than years ago. I love the Macy's in Herald Square there is more of a selection down there the one in Cross County is Ok.I use to be downtown a lot I miss it :(.

post #746 of 4811
This collection arrived at my local MAC store today. They just called to confirm my pre-order.
post #747 of 4811
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Originally Posted by MsWestchesterNY View Post

Bronx triplets? ^ I'm from there! I like the MAC in Parkchester the people there are nice.

Yeah another Bronx peeps lol. Yes they're nice because I did call up there to ask the girl to hold the Impossibly Sweet Lipglass for me because it was selling out quick and when I did come back in the morning it was there. I just don't like the Macy's how everything is setup and there not much to choose from.

post #748 of 4811

I can't believe we haven't had any kind of product pictures except for Firm Form and the blushes. This is ridonkulous. tease.gif

post #749 of 4811
my pro store just got this collection along with Taste and Making Pretty...so it should be popping in stores soon
post #750 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

This collection arrived at my local MAC store today. They just called to confirm my pre-order.

 

Ahhhh so jelly!
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