I registered at Target and it was awful. I LOVE Target, but the registry system was just ridiculous. When we first registered, the first two scanners we used ran out of batteries while we were using them, which resulted in everything we had scanned so far disappearing.
Almost everything went out of stock at some point (decor items, bathroom decor, even really basic things like a box of 12 plain beer glasses). I think they just re-do their stock numbers or something every six weeks or so… we had registered for a “Glass Dome Cake Plate” and it appeared as out of stock after a month or so. When I went to add a different one to the registry, the same cake plate was on the website, but called a “Glass Cake Serving Dome.” It’s like they get rid of something, and replace with an identical or nearly-identical item, but according to your registry it’s just out of stock. Meat thermometers, icing spatulas, Pyrex dishes… all of it went out of stock eventually.
Additionally, when I first looked at our online registry (the same day that we created it in the store), about 1/4 of what we scanned in the store showed up as “unavaiable online” or “limited availability.” By the time the wedding came around, about 3/4 of the stuff was “limited availability” or “unavailable online” (and that was after I had deleted and replaced some items).
Also, some of what we scanned in the store showed up differently on the registry. We scanned a white serving platter, but a blue one showed up. We scanned a wrought iron napkin holder, but a paper towel holder showed up. I had to go through and fix a lot of the registry online.
Other things showed up on the online registry as just a number (like “E06GH48396”) with no picture, so it was really hard to manage the registry online. I think those items showed up normally if you printed the registry in a store, but it was impossible for me to tell what they were when I looked at the online one.
Then there were issues with returns. We received duplicates of a few things (I’m not sure if it was Target’s fault, or if people just didn’t have the cashier scan the registry), and many of the shipped gifts came without a receipt. Target would only give us store credit for the lowest price the item had in the last 60 days (or something like that, maybe 90 days or 30).
Our registry was mostly kitchen and home decor stuff, so if that’s what you’re looking at, I definitely wouldn’t recommend it! BBB and Macys were both WONDERFUL though!