Amazon's universal registry question!!!

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I know I wouldn’t be put off by it, and we do have universal registry stuff on our Amazon registry.  But, whether anyone buys from it remains to be seen (wedding in 3 months, don’t want a shower, so gifts won’t roll in for awhile yet).  I think it depends on your guests.  People in their 20s and 30s probably won’t think twice about it.  People in my grandparents generation most likely will stick to the regular registry or just give cash. 

If you’re going to do a BB&B registry I HIGHLY recommend doing as much as you can online first and just save things that you really want to check out in person for your trip to the store.  You’ll have a sales associate walking around with you trying to get you to register for ALL THE THINGS and it was so great for us to be able to say we only need to look at dishes, flatware, and towels.  And then we left!  Otherwise we would have been there all day and I would have been a very cranky bride.  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Our guests have had no issue with it! However, I will say that our Crate&Barrel registry went faster.

I would definitely register ASAP, just to have something. Some of our family members started asking where we were registered the day after we got engaged!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - City Winery New York, NY

MrsMeowton:  I started a Universal Registry on Amazon because my fiance and I love West Elm, but they don’t have a registry option.

I asked my Mom to test it out and she said she was comfortable with it. Her only question was if she had to go back to Amazon and mark the item as purchased and the answer is yes. So, I just added a note about being sure you do that step at the top of our registry.

 

Oh, and I should add – if my mom can figure it out…anyone can figure it out! Lol!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  LAB.
Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We had one, people bought from it!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

MrsMeowton:  we used MyRegistry.com which is also a universal registry.  I don’t *think* there were any issues… we got a lot of stuff from the registry, and a lot of stuff off-registry (but that’s just because of who are guests were – “creative” etc).  I’ve also used it for friends’ weddings and baby showers without any issues…

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MrsMeowton:  We have an amazon universal registry too and people bought from it  – it seamed very easy and convinient from my prespective. 

Also, when we went to BB&B we did not have a sales associate with us – they just gave us the scanners and let us go around as much as we wanted, so that probably varies from store to store. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

MrsMeowton:  We’re registered on Amazon, and honestly it’s been a bit of a headache, at least with the items they purchase from Amazon. Some fine print I apparently didn’t read: If you need to return something, the return shipping charges are deducted from your refund. In our case, we got a small crock pot that wasn’t on our registry that ended up being nicer than the one we did register for. When we returned the other one to Amazon for credit, they deducted the shipping- leaving us with $3 of credit from a $10 item. :/

So I guess just make sure you really want the stuff you register for from Amazon directly! All in all, it’s useful as someone making a registry and wanting to add things from different sites. But, as a guest buying a gift, I think I’d want to avoid it knowing what I know now.

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