Post # 1
Recently, my Mom and I attended a baby shower that the mom to be received multiple doubles from her registry. the items were a Target registration item, and I found myself thinking that every time I have had a friend register through Target there have been issues. If it was just one store I wouldn’t think it was a trend. I have a good memory and Target is a more recent shopping location in my region, so I realized that I actually remember some registry issues from probably 15 years ago when it was novel to shop there, and that it was problematic. Most of the time I wouldn’t think it was too big of a deal, but in this case the doubles involved huge items, that were definitely bought to be a special gift, and having to lug multiple large gift items back just doesn’t seem like a good thing. Has anyone else noticed this or is it just a fluke?
Post # 3
@Missbliss: I think a lot of people just buy the item and don’t let the clerk know they are buying off a registry. Hardly the store’s fault.
Post # 4
@Missbliss: +1 for what Julies1949 said. Lots of people will look at the registry at a kisok or online at home and go buy the item. I’ve heard of this happening at lots of stores and not just target.
Post # 5
I agree, it’s almost always the buyers fault. They don’t always remember to have the cashier scan the thing. maybe you’ve just heard about it a lot at target because so many people register there
Post # 6
@Missbliss: I don’t know if it is just my target store but when I was buying stuff off my cousins registry , I took the registry to the cashier but they said only custtimer service could take items off the list. So after waiting in line to pay you theN had to wait 20 min at customer service (and no I couldn’.T just have bought them at customer service). Most people I know wouldnt wait in another line just to take some items off the list.
Post # 7
Typically as PPs mentioned multiple gifting is a buyer error and not a store error. However, target notoriously has an awful return policy so registered beware!
Post # 8
@Missbliss: Target is notoriously bad with their registry program. Usually the customer is to blame but I wouldn’t be too sure with Target. I’ve had several friends and family members get MANY duplicates from their registrty. We discussed it after the fact and we had all handed the registry to the cashier and watched them scan it. I also checked the website and the gift that I bought wasn’t marked as purchased for 4 days.
They are also bad with returns without a receipt (7 items, I think). It’s on your registry so the guest doesn’t give you a gift receipt. You get duplicates because their system is terrible but then you can return it because you have no receipt.
Post # 9
@Mademoiselle-G: wow. That sounds super annoying.
Post # 10
Target’s registry stinks. My brother and his wife got FOUR of the same crockpot, and quite a few other duplicates from their Target registry. What a pain. I love Target, but wouldn’t register there for a million bucks.
Post # 11
That’s the main reason I decided to post about noticing that time and time again Target registry has issues. This latest shower, it was older gift givers who were giving the duplicates and you could tell that they had thought that they had a unique and much needed/wanted gift, and were disappointed. and comments were made that Target had been in error. In my social network, I notice that Target is often a registry location for a younger bride. i know mistakes happen and duplicates are sometimes unavoidable, but with Target it seems like they aren’t trying to avoid it, nor are they trying to fix the issue. I wouldn’t register there either, even though it might be a great place to purchase some things!
Post # 12
I LOVE Target, but would never register there. So many regristries I have looked at, and you can’t even buy half of they because they are “in store only”. I feel like a registry should be accessible for guests at all angles. I work weird hours so I don’t always have time to run to the store. Meh…
Post # 13
@neetaclaw11: ditto. Our friends registered at one of the main department stores here in Australia and I was SHOCKED that we couldn’t just buy online! We had to ring up, find which stores had what we wanted to pick from the registry, reserve those items then go to the store and actually find them physically ourselves. Of course we had to go to two different ones because they didn’t have both things in the same store… Then they couldn’t even find one of the items so we had to go with something else. It was an inconvenient MESS – like something from 10 years ago – and we knew straight away that we wouldn’t be using them, especially because we have a lot of interstate & international guests. We’ve ended up going with a registry that’s 100% online and whilst prices might be a tad over what you might find if a bricks-and-mortar store has specials, it’s made up for in convenience for guests. That double-up situation sounds like a total mess 🙁