Looking to Sell Your Lululemon Stuff? Proceed With Caution
If you want to recoup some of the big bucks you laid out for those leggings, you'd better think twice...
Sounds preposterous and downright Orwellian, right? Not to those who've tried to sell anything with a Lululemon logo on it.
Seems that the Canadian "yoga inspired athletic apparel company" has a problem with folks standing to make a buck on their products and they've taken to tracking down people who list items on auction sites and blocking them from being able to buy anything on Lululemon.com.
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Would-be sellers are even chastised for trying to unload things that don't fit, something they no longer like, a gift they received, etc. Bottom line: once you own a piece of Lulu, you own a piece of Lulu.
"We do not support the re-sale of new product, especially if it is at an elevated price point," reads a portion of the FAQ section on their website.
Kristin, a longtime, big-buck spending fan of the high-priced athletic wear recounted her experience to Business Insider. Seems she was blocked from shopping at the brand's online store when she sold a racerback tank that didn't fit. "They said we are welcome to shop in their stores, and that in my case, I should have donated the [tank]," she says. Kristin, who says she feels like she was treated like "a common criminal," is not amused.
Complicating matters is the fact that Lululemon only permits returns of unworn merchandise within 14 days of purchase --even when it comes to gifts. (So, next time you think you're doing that friend who lives in NoWhere Alaska a favor by getting her some cool Wunder Unders, think again.)
Needless to say, the expensive spandex-wearing crowd is none-too-thrilled with this policy and has taken to Facebook to air its grievances and some people are downright outraged.
"It is 100% legal for me to resell anything I own regardless of your made up policy about reselling. You can't stop anyone from doing whatever they want with your clothing once they purchase it and leave the store," reasons Laura Good.
Lakena Tompkins wonders: "Are you going to start sending someone out to garage sales and the such to find lulu being resold? I'm just about done with you myself. Between how poorly you treat your customers, your horrible return policy, and sheer pants..."
For now, the company whose original intent was to "elevate the world from mediocrity to greatness" (seriously) is sticking to its guns because the policy is "for the good of customers and is meant to protect them from buying counterfeit items."
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