(Closed) Is there somewhere to set up a registry that accepts returns for CASH?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

We were combining two houses full of crap.  I didn’t register for anything anywhere.  When people asked my MIL told them we needed $$$, same thing my Dad told our side of the family.  Our friends asked and I told them, we  have a tone of STUFF we don’t really need anything.  We got on present and the rest were checks.

I don’t know of anywhere anymore that returns for cash vs. store credit.

Post # 4
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358 posts
Helper bee

I like the idea of the FHA bridal registry or making a house fund box for gift cards. As long as you let people know that you are saving for a house and that’s why you want cash I don’t think anyone should be offended as it’s logical. However I think returning gifts would be pretty offensive, even if its for a good reason and may lead to many awkward conversations later when people ask about their gifts.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@lovelove1028:  if everyone on your guest list is on board, then why are you asking where to register??

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think the FHA thing is a great idea!  My FH and I have also lived together for over 7 years, so we really don’t need more household stuff.  We live in a two bedroom apartment and don’t have anyplace to put excess items.  We’re also looking to buy a home in the very near future.  Btw, we might have to steal the FHA idea πŸ˜‰

Both of our families want to buy us stuff versus giving us cash (not sure why, but I think they like giving us physical presents instead of cash).  Perhaps you can register for Visa/Master Card gift cards, and use the gift cards to purchase your every day items, and put the money you would spend on those items towards a downpayment on a house.  That way, people can get you a “gift” without directly giving you cash.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I like the idea of the FHA registry (we looked into it), but please don’t set up a registry with the intention of returning things for cash. It IS rude, and you won’t find anywhere that will do it anyway. Every store will return things for store credit only. Just register for what you want (vacuum, espresso machine), and have your moms spread the word that you’re saving for a house and that you have an account set up for that at X Bank. I would be so pissed if I found out my friend registered for stuff just to return it for cash.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@lovelove1028:  I know some bed bath and beyond do it but I urge you to ask the store. I was told they would give me back cash but when I went I got a lovely paper store credit. Good Luck and just ignore the rude comments you get because we cannot please everyonoe! πŸ™‚ 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Bed bath & beyond will return for cash. They don’t like it but they will give you cash. You may need to insist on it and be sure to go at a time of day where they’d have enough cash on hand.

I ended up with several duplicates and stuff we found we just didn’t need. On one trip I returned $400 worth of stuff. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@lovelove1028:  I didn’t register for anything AND we had a bridal shower.  I had almost 2k in GC for Home Depot and Lowe’s …. tell me someone that can’t find a way to spend that $$ in those stores … who cares what your aunt wants

or you can sit down and start calling places to see who has return for cash policies … i would bet not too many do these days.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

If everyone is cool with you returning stuff for cash… why.. don’t they just give you cash? I don’t understand why you need the unnecessary middle man of returning things.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Hyperventilate:  This times a million. I hate the social ban on asking for cash, having to go through channels and jump through hoops. I feel like it’s even worse to register knowing you won’t keep any of it, because someday they’ll come to your house and wonder where that gravy boat is or whatever.

Sometimes money is really just the best gift.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Bebealways:  I didn’t know there was a stigma on asking for cash. Husband and I are, we don’t want physical items because we’re flying home for our formal wedding and we’d have to shlep everything back here to Oklahoma. Either have it shipped to our house, or give us cash/gift card/whatever.

I don’t understand what’s so taboo about asking for cash. Ultimately, the money goes towards a gift, right? So, why does it matter who purchases it?

I say trash the registry all together. If you want cash, ask for cash. Why dick around with a middle man when you can just cut to the chase and get what you want right off the bat.

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