Post # 1
I tried to see if this question had been asked already and it’s not coming up, sooo…. This weekend, my Fiance and I started tackling the registry. At Bed Bath and Beyond, we were advised to duplicate items that we registered for at other stores because we can return things there if they show on our registry as purchased but don’t have a reciept.
Example: Say we register at both places for a kitchenaid mixer. Someone purchases it for us at Macys and someone purchases another at BB&B. The Macys one does not have a reciept. I believe Macy’s policy is that we can return it without a receipt and receive the lowest amount of $ in return that it has ever gone on sale for. But since it’s also at BB&B, we can return it there without a receipt and get it for full price. make sense? I’m confused!
I thought the advice in all the books is to NOT duplicate. Can someone that’s been through this explain to me what the best thing to do is, really?
Post # 3
It’s best NOT to duplicate because that way… you won’t end up with two KitchenAid mixers in the first place.
You need to take a look at your guest list and determine if this is worth the extra time spent into making another "dummy" registry. If you think that there’s a big chance that people will
(a) buy a gift and not include the gift receipt
(b) buy a gift and not tell the store it’s from your registry… which means someone else could buy it
(c) either one of those situations arise and you don’t want store credit/less than full value store credit
Post # 4
I’m doing some duplication but mostly on items I’d like more than one of (place settings I’m doing half at Macy’s and half at Belks).
I wouldn’t duplicate the whole list – sounds like a waste of time but if you’re short on a particular price point I might double it just to make sure you have enough $50 gifts. Does that make sense?
I doubt you’ll actually get two Kitchenaids and honestly if I shelled out for that kind of gift and found out you returned it I would be more bummed than if you returned my towels and kitchen tongs.
Post # 5
It was kind of a bad example, the KitchenAid mixers… 🙂
Post # 6
We duplicated, but only because our families shop at different stores. So far we haven’t had any duplicate presents (other than towels, towels, and more towels!), AND it’s given me an excuse to check my wedding registries 😉 "But babe, I HAVE to look because your aunt bought us this grill thing, and I need to take it off the other registries!"
Post # 7
We duplicated items that we really wanted, like our china. We know that his family out of state will shop at certain stores, and my family in state will shop at different stores. We wanted those items to be available at whatever store they look at, since the chances of them looking at more than one store is slim.