Bed Bath and Beyond registry–do they pressure you?

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Not for me, but I think it would depend a lot on the individual store and employee helping with it.

Post # 3
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

sunflower22:  We have our with them, but we did our registry online, (joys of living in the middle of nowhere). But, I did talk to some reps at bridal shows and they all seemed very nice!

Post # 4
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

When we registered all the associates were so nice and helpful. When we did have questions about items they gave us the honest truth. Sometimes it was in favor of more expensive items (higher quality) and other times the cheaper items won. 

The first time we registered we did have an associate with us to guide us around the store (It was a HUGE BBB!!!)

Post # 5
10454 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

The gave us the option of going alone or coming with us, we went alone.  They did do their ‘popular’ items at the beginning on the info, which was all expensive stuff.  That was right in the registry section though, and took about a minute.

Post # 6
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Our guy was really obnoxious and followed us around for a good 45 minutes. He definitely tried to talk us in to the “top of the line” everything. We were so annoyed by him that eventually we started just scanning whatever he told us to, then when he left, we deleted it all and replaced it with what we actually wanted (and was more reasonably priced. Uh, no, sorry, nobody needs a $300 toaster oven.).

Post # 7
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Not at all! Our person was very helpful when it came to the finer flatware and created a tablescape for us.  Other than that, we were set loose and was able to finish up.

Post # 8
1789 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We had a really annoying lady who tried to follow us around until we told her we’d like to do it ourselves and that if we needed her we’d come find her. She left us alone after that. I’ve added a lot of stuff to the registry online though. It’s much nicer that way.

Post # 9
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

sunflower22:  For us the guy was with us the entire time, which was annoying (like registering for china – we already have china that my parents gave us). I deleted a lot off our registry when we got home. It was fine though.

Post # 10
4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We did ours online, so note pressure at all 🙂

Post # 11
1169 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

They gave us the option of having help or doing it alone. We just asked to do it ourselves and they left us alone after that. We did end up flagging someone down when we hit the knives section and were totally overwhelmed. The employee was really helpful in picking a good choice for us and then left us alone as soon as we moved on 🙂 I had a great experience with BB&B… the only bad experience we had is with Target and that’s just because the website is awful. 

Post # 12
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We were very clear that we wanted to do it on our own and they let us. Just be firm and say that you want to do it on your own.

Post # 13
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We did most of ours online. One of the times we went into the store, the guy wouldn’t give up control of the scanner until we let him know that we wanted to be on our own and would let him know if we had questions. After that, it was super easy and totally stress free!

Post # 14
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We signed up online first, added a few items there then went to the store so we could actually see some items in person before choosing. 

Signing up online first saves time, too once you get in the store. The manager just set up the scan guns and explained how to Orkney thm and said if we have any questions just let him know and we were off on our own. He did pop around a corner here and there asking if we were doing ok. It was fun.

Post # 15
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - The Fox Hill Inn

I was really excited to start the registry process so I started everything online, but then I got overwhelmed so we went into our local store. We are also registered at another store so we told the associate that this was not our only registry right off the bat. We said we do not want not have a need for fine china and just tell us how to scan and we will wander on our own. We did ask for a pot & pan suggestion toward the end of our wandering and she suggested a $600 11-piece box set that wasn’t even available in store, which we were excited about until we discussed it with family members and realized we would be better off registering for the pots and pans we wanted individually. 

I guess it really depends on who you get as an associate and what you tell them. We did the rest of our registering online, although we did get a few emails asking us to come back into the store to finish our registry. 

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