Just curious about noticing registry issues

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
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Newbee

@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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@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 # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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 # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@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 🙁

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