(Closed) Amazon.com registry experience and advice?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How was your amazon.com? registry experience?
    Great, I would highly recommend it. : (13 votes)
    87 %
    Good, a few issues (I'll explain) : (1 votes)
    7 %
    Poor, would not recommended (I'll explain) : (1 votes)
    7 %
    It's complicated. (I'll explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    845 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I registered with Amazon and I’m not sure yet because my shower invites haven’t gone out just yet.  However, even my somewhat savvy friends were confused how I had added stuff from Pier One yet it wasn’t on Amazon’s site.  I think ultimately it’ll be confusing for non-techy peeps.  I also registered at BBBEyond and Target because I anticipated this.

    Post # 5
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    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We registered there, and there were no issues! People loved that it was online and easy 🙂

    Post # 6
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    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Pros- you can register for stuff from any site!  It has a much more equal representation of things FI and I want.  Its easy to online shop for guests.  Returns are super easy.

    Cons- older guests do not use it.  Even though many are tech-saavy and will just buy something from BBB online anyway, they seem to avoid Amazon.

    Post # 8
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    1406 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We used it for our wedding (over a year ago) b/c we’re overseas and Amazon is our saving grace to order anything from the states….and we get the stuff super fast.

    We did register at BB&B so our family could go in and purchase stuff themselves.  We had a DW though and nobody brought gifts except cash.  The only one that really used the BB&B registery was my MIL…..EVERYONE else used the Amazon one.  Maybe b/c shipping is free over $25 and that’s a big selling point!

    Post # 9
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    7 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Does anyone know if registering under a Prime account gives perks to them or us? As in, quicker or cheaper shipping??

     

    I have a regular account, FI has Prime. Wondering if his would be best to register under or if it doesn’t matter

    Post # 11
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    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @lealorali:  I used this for a baby shower in 2011. it was great, BUT I found out my family prefers to have a store to go to.

    Post # 13
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    31 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I read a few reviews that said Amazon was not the best to deal with for returns. But I read the FAQ here: http://www.amazon.com/registry/faq.html#7

     

     

    Am I correct in thinking that as long as we only register items that ship from Amazon directly, returns will be straightforward and that the gift giver will not be involved? 

     

    Post # 15
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    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We are registered at Amazon and BB&B. I started out with the registries about equal in size. People REALLY favored Bed Bath & Beyond, even though we have a pretty young, tech-savvy crowd – even some of the people that I know have Prime favored BBB.

    That said, a fair amount of people did buy off Amazon, enough that it was definitely worth it – and there’s stuff you can put on Amazon you simply can’t put on BBB. We did shift things over to BBB from Amazon if BBB offered it, even if it was a little more expensive – and the stuff got snapped right up.

    I LOVE the Thank You list feature of Amazon. BBB really needs to get their act together and do something like that. I also like that people can mark it as purchased elsewhere on Amazon, a couple of people have taken advantage of that.

    The only downside of Amazon that I’ve found is that their merchandise stock seems to rotate quite a bit. There have been things we’ve added and a few days later it isn’t available, so we need to swap it out for something else (or in the case of an item where there wasn’t a good alternative available, I just noted in the notes where the item could be purchased in a regular store, and someone did buy that and mark it off as purchased elsewhere).

    But yeah, I was really shocked at how much people have favored BB&B. It’s like 75% BBB, 25% Amazon.

    Post # 16
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    8464 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We registered at target, the container store, and amazon.  I would say 95% of our gifts are from amazon.  I think it just really depends on your guest list.  Most of our guests purchase items regularly from amazon, have kindles, etc, and since our wedding involves traveling for most of our guests, shipping the gifts to our home is simply less of a hassle.  I love the ‘thank you list’ feature amazon has and the registry set-up was incredibly easy to use.  I highly recommend it, especially if you’re doing a destination wedding.

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