Post # 1
I’ve registered for china on Amazon and it shows the quantities available for each item. For example, I’ve registered for 12 soup bowls, but Amazon shows that only 2 are available. I’m worried that this will scare people away. Amazon shows other websites where the item is available for purchase, but none of the sites listed is a well known national retailer, but I do have experience with one of them. Should I add a comment on the registry that “Store x.com is also a reputable retailer of dinnerware products”? StoreX doesn’t have a registry function.
Post # 3
As a frequent shopper of Amazon and the other retailers that they sell from/use, I know enough to research and figure it out myself. I can’t imagine people not looking into the sellers themselves and figuring the process out. But, that’s me and maybe I’m being “snobby.” I wouldn’t include any note.
Post # 4
Well, maybe I’m not as Internet savvy, but if I didnt have any experience with a 3rd party vendor that listed a product on Amazon it would probably scare me away. But, that’s why I asked the question.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Amazon is one of our three registries, and I put notes on a few items- “Also available at crate & barrel, amazon is usually less,” etc. Gives guests the option to purchase in person vs. online, if they prefer. Since Amazon gives the “buying this gift elsewhere” option, I don’t think it hurts to add notes. Our mini food processor isn’t available at amazon currently, but two other web sites offer it, which I listed in the notes.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Amazon’s quantities change all the time, unless an item is and has been out of stock for a while, I wouldn’t worry about it.
Post # 7
This is one of the main reasons FI and I decided against an Amazon registry. I shop online all the time, so I would figure it out. But I don’t think most people will… But I also don’t think a note will help anything because a lot of people still aren’t totally comfortable with shopping online, and will be even less comfortable shopping through a third party that isn’t as well-known and trusted as Amazon.
Sorry, I know that’s not super helpful. Just giving feedback! Is there a way you can register elsewhere for the china you want?
Post # 8
I’m of the opinion that you should never assume anything about common sense. 😉 So, I’m pro note on the registry (ie: if the item you wish to purchase in unavailable via Amazon direct, storex is a reputable source).