Registry – one store more popular than othes for gift buying?

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Kacie209:  I only registered at one place, but personally when I’m shopping for someones wedding I always go to Target because I have a card there!  I know lots of people choose BBB because it’s a more traditional wedding registry store (and they have more coupons available!).

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We’re registered at BBB and Macy’s and much more has been purchased from BBB. Their stores are more plentiful in my area and the Macy’s website is a hot mess, so I am not surprised.

Post # 4
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585 posts
Busy bee

We registered at Target, BBB, and Crate & Barrel. Only my family has purchased from Target, BBB is going like hot cakes, and 1 item has been purchased from C&B. I think it’s because people can use coupons at BBB and it is easy to shop at online and tons of stores.

My FI and I assume C&B hasn’t been purchased because unless you are younger, you prob have no idea what it is. Especially if you’re not from a city where it’s in. The first time I saw it, I assumed it was expensive, but it’s not at all (at least the dining stuff..). So people prob. don’t even bother. We will prob get more variety towards the end though when the good stuff starts getting eaten up and people want to look around more for more options.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

most people bought off of BBB. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

We registered at BBB and Amazon.  My theory was that the older family members would want to buy items in store at BBB and our younger friends would want to use Amazon because they all have Prime subscriptions.  In reality, everyone is just using Amazon.  We’ve had 1 item bought from BBB and almost 10 from Amazon, and most of the Amazon purchases were from our older family members.  Our wedding is a month away, so that might change.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We registered at BBB and Amazon.  We got VASTLY more stuff from BBB, I’d say probably a 90/10 split. That said, the stuff we got from Amazon was typically closer to what we actually wanted, and a much better value. Because of that, we intend to do a majority Amazon registry for babies, with just basics like diapers and plain onesies from a regular store, so we can get the brands and styles we actually want, rather than some close approximation.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Every month BBB sends you a 20% off of one item online coupon when you are on their e-mail list. That is exactly why BBB is the first place most registry buyers (including myself) hit up first. I can give the bride a more expensive gift this way! I also think it’s viewed as a popular reasonably priced store, where as pottery barn and WS is more expensive and might deter some guests. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we had a small registry at macy’s; our main registry was bed bath and beyond.

we registered for a ton at bed bath and beyond and received a lot of it, but there were still a lot of things we ended up buying ourselves. we received almost everything from our macy’s registry, but again, it was small, so there wasn’t a whole lot to choose from to begin with (and also the dishes we registered for were buy one, get one free, so a lot of people took advantage of that).

Post # 10
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601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Kacie209:  like everyone else has said there’s a lot of coupons available for BBB plus even though their coupons have expiration dates, they take them even when expired. My mom asked a store manager about it & she’s been using her expired coupons since but also sometimes Targent won’t show something was purchased off the registry. I recently attended a bridal shower & bought the gift from target but it never updated that I did

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We registered at Macys and on Amazon (where we could pull in specific items from all over).

We received about half and half between amazon and macys.

Post # 12
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452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We registered at BBB, Crate and Barrel and Williams Sonoma.  Almost all of our BBB registry is gone.  I will say I typically buy registry gifts at BBB because I can always use a coupon and the stores are everywhere!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Kacie209:  BBB has coupons. 🙂 I started registering at Williams-Sonoma bust realized I would probably not get anything I really wanted because everything in that store is over 150$. 🙁 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Like a lot of PPs, BBB was our registry go to choice.  I also think a lot of the things we really wanted where on our BBB registry, so I was happy about that.   At the same time, we got TONS of target gift cards (I think we got one BBB gift card) and where able to purchase the TV we put on our registry to get 10% off at Target completely on gift cards and have some left over. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

One item has been bought off my three non-BBB registries (C&B, pottery barn, and restoration hardware). BBB is everywhere and the store is practically all 20% off with the coupons they pass out like candy

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