(Closed) Amazon baby registry

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Bao:  My friend registered on Amazon and I thought it was an awesome idea. We only have Babies R’ Us as a choice here really, so it was nice to see she had lots more options of items. However, almost no one bought from it 🙁 I think maybe because it was an older crowd or something. Instead she got a bunch of things she didn’t register for. My crowd is going to be older too, so I just registered at BRU. 

Post # 5
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641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I registered at Amazon, but sort of figured that people wouldn’t necessarily buy things off of it.  My MIL flat out said “She’s registered at amazon. I won’t buy anything from there, I just don’t trust it”.  Oh well, at least I have a list of all of the things that I want/need in one place!

Post # 6
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618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve also heard of people saying that things got bought off their registry and they never received it. I don’t know if everyone can see your registry, but I would hate it if I thought something was purchased and I never received it.

Post # 7
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2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hi!I registered at Target and Amazon. I actually had more people buy off the Amazon registry than the Target which I was kinda surprised about.

How did things work out for your wedding registry? I think that’s a good indication. For our wedding we did the same thing, a brick and mortar store and a online registry. We had people that bought off both so that’s why I felt comfortable doing a store and online registry for the baby shower.

I liked doing both because I’m frugal and was able to find items we wanted elsewhere than the store or Amazon registry. I was able to link to other websites through Amazon. And guests also had the option of purchasing a gift elsewhere if they found it cheaper.

@Mrs. Bonnie Blue: 

I didn’t have any problems not receiving things or heard of guests who purchased things off the Amazon registry. I think that might have more to do with the individual stores who sell on Amazon than Amazon as a whole in general.

Post # 8
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339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My registry was online only; the majority of items came from Amazon or Babies R’ Us (so at least if anyone wanted to go to the store they could). I liked Amazon because they have everything and it was usually cheaper there (I compared Amazon and Babies R Us and could usually find the same item at Amazon for less money). I received everything that was purchased for me through Amazon, lots of people purchased from it, and it was great.

 

Post # 9
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618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@regberadaisy:  That’s good. I just read about it happening to someone on HB when they registered for their cushee diaper pad/changer. Now you can’t get them anywhere. They were really sad.

Post # 12
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I had lots of folks purchase off of Amazon.  Also registered at Target just so there would be a brick-and-mortar option.

Post # 13
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3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love love LOVE Amazon and will probably register there when the time comes. Of course, no one has to buy off a regisgtry, but almost everything on Amazon is cheaper than in stores. Especially if you have free shipping (we do) and you factor in time + money for transportation to and from the store.

If someone registered for their baby shower on Amazon, I’d be happy. My best friend just got married (well, in a few hours!) and registered at Target and Macy’s. Target has a really shady shipping/return/online order policy and many of the things on the Macy’s registry was a lot cheaper on Amazon. However, I felt like I couldn’t buy it from Amazon, because it could mess up the registry…

I’d say “go for it!”

Post # 14
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643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’m considering registering at amazon too.

If I saw an amazon registrty on an invite, I’d love it. I order from there all the time and I love their free shipping over $25. I think it is very convenient. 

I will probably have a local brick & mortar store as well (babies r us?) in case people want to go in store. And you’ll have a lot of people that don’t buy until the last minute, so they may want to go into a local store so they don’t have to pay for expedited shipping. But I think it is a good option.

 

Post # 15
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554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i have a registery on Amazon because we use it all the time and things are usually cheaper. I plan to also register at either Target or Babies R Us just in case people prefer to go to the actual store to make a purchase. I’m torm as to hat to put on which registry though as I have almost everything already on the Amazon one. 

Post # 16
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2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My shower was this weekend, and the majority of purchases came from Amazon. There were only a couple things left there, while a bunch of stuff was still left on my Babies R Us registry. The only issue I have now, which I’m going to call about later today, is somehow I ended up with 2 pack n plays from the Amazon registry. I’m hoping I can send one back and get a credit to finish up what’s left. Oh, and I’ve had one present sent directly to my house that doesn’t have a name attached to it, so I currently have no idea who it’s from. Also hoping Amazon might be able to help me out with that. 

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