Selling your wedding registry

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
Member
5689 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Asking for stuff with the intention to sell it and pocket the cash is shady as heck. 

Hopefully that’s not what this person has done; perhaps they had an extremely high, unexpected expense after the wedding and are selling their gifts because they’ve got no choice. That’s the story I’ll tell myself because I don’t want to lose all faith in humanity.

but yeah, registering for high-end stuff with the sole intention of selling the gifts = way worse than just asking for money.

Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

That is pretty messed up.. but then again, we don’t really know how they got those gifts. People giving gifts can get whatever they want.. so maybe they really were given duplicates, or many of the same item. And, some people don’t buy from the registry, sometimes they buy the item from another store so it wouldn’t be taken off the list.

I do agree that registering for things for the sole purpose of returning them for cash is shady.

Post # 4
Member
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It seems strange that they would be selling those things on Craigslist if they are from Bed, Bath and Beyond. Believe it or not, you can return gifts from BBB for cash. 

Post # 5
Member
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m not sure if the ad states it’s used, but my first thought was actually this was a broken engagement too close to the wedding.  This happened to my best friend.  Most things she was able to return, but there were still others for a reason or not she had to keep.  Just a thought that maybe this couple never married.

 

Now, saying that, I do also think it’s wrong to keep gifts for an event that doesn’t happen, so she should’ve returned them to the stores if possible.  Question I don’t know the answer to – if you return gifts to the registry, does the original purchaser get money back or do you only get a gift card?

Post # 6
Member
1897 posts
Buzzing bee

kittycatpancake:  Asking whether or not straight up asking for cash or registering for expensive stuff *with the express intent* of selling/exchanging for cash is tackier is like asking whether or not you’d rather be hit in the head with a hammer or a brick.  😉

Let’s hope previous posters are right and there is an innocent explanation for what you saw.

Post # 7
Member
6337 posts
Bee Keeper

I thought maybe they were selling all that stuff because the marriage didn’t work out.

Post # 9
Member
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

kittycatpancake:  just ask her on the fb page!! haha I am dying to know! Pretty stupid to be selling them via facebook so all of your “friends” can see you selling your gifts. lmao

Post # 10
Member
729 posts
Busy bee

Ls413:  You cannot get cash back for items there. It is in store credit. 

Post # 11
Member
7755 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

That’s shady as hell. Just don’t register. You’ll get checks instead. It’s not that hard.

Post # 12
Member
7755 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

chrissyjm:  yeah the etiquette for broken engagements is to return the gifts to the sender, not the store for cash! ::facepalm:: 

Post # 13
Member
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Reminds me of that Melissa Joan Heart movie “My Fake Fiance” — which I loved btw, never thought I’d see it in real life though!

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