I received an email from a Mary Kay inventory liquidator that she was served with a notice that she was being sued by Mary Kay Inc.! I guess Touch of Pink Cosmetics has some company now.
This liquidator is a power seller on eBay and has been selling there since 2002.
According to the document this liquidator received,
” Mary Kay seeks to obtain testimony from ***** (which the method of getting the testimony is a request for the court to get my computer!!!) to determine the identity of Independent beauty consultants in order to file suit against them for breach of contract.
Also they seek to obtain such testimony to investigate a potential claim for tortious interference with contractual and business relationships and Texas common law trademarks.”
Apparently MK has now decided to go after the major sellers of all their excess inventory flooding the market. All the products that their former consultants couldn’t sell. All the products that their directors are purchasing month after month to keep their directorship. All the limited-edition products that they promoted that didn’t sell.
I’m no lawyer, but I don’t understand how once a consultant has purchased inventory that Mary Kay can tell them what they can do with it forever.
Regular businesses have overstocks of merchandise all the time. It’s the reality of retail. Ever heard of Big Lots? That’s where all the stuff that didn’t sell in regular stores goes.
If you’re selling Mary Kay products on eBay or an online store…please be aware of what’s going on. If you receive any notices from Mary Kay Inc, please let me know.
You know I’ll keep you posted on this!