Post # 1
I was looking (ok stalking) our gift registry online and saw that someone had bought us this Awful centerpeice that we didn’t even register for. I asked Fiance about it and he looked on the registry site and it said Requested:0 Purchased:1. Why oh why did i make a registry for people to add their own stuff to it anyway? ok i just read that and im kinda sounding pretty ungrateful but i needed to whine to someone it made me feel a little better 🙂
Post # 3
I know I’m just being an “enabler” but FYI you can call the store you’re registered at, and if that person paid with credit card, the store can probalby tell you who purchased that item. While you’re at it, check if that item was just a glitch on your registry, since you never actually registered for it. Happy stalking!
Post # 4
P.S. I’ve never heard of other people adding their own stuff to registries before. That’s got to be a glitch.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
This happened to us–sometimes people who buy off registry ask the salesperson to scan the registry. At least that means you won’t have two people buy you the same off-registry gift thinking they’re being “creative.”
Post # 6
What in the world?? I’ve never heard of this happening before. We do have an item on our registry that is “Requested: 1, Has: 2”. Why would someone buy us something off the registry that has already been purchased?? I don’t want TWO of this particular item!
Post # 7
At BB&B they add it to the registry if you buy something for the couple- just to let them know that an item of that sort has already purchased. My Mom bought our B&G a set of glasses that made more sense to her (same maker, larger set, different style) and it is now on the registry as 0 requested. After the wedding, do an exchange for something you need. Think of it as centerpiece currency.
Post # 8
Williams-Sonoma does this too—it just means they told the salesperson it was a gift for you, so it was added so that you’d be able to see who bought it and use the thank-you manager. (In our case, it’s generally been small things people have bought in addition to other registry gifts.) I actually find it a handy feature, since it helps you write thank-you notes for those things…and you can always exchange it later if you want. (Bonus: Since it’s linked to your registry, there won’t be any confusion about gift receipts or any of that, either.)
Post # 9
Lol thanks for th feedback, i saw that and was so surprsied but i can always exchange it. 🙂
Post # 10
If its at BB&B they also have bonus gifts. Like if someone buys over a certain amount of money from some brand, you get a free gift. We got a free dutch oven from someone buying us our Calphalon pots and pans set. So the dutch oven now appears on our registry as Requested:0 Purchased:1.
Post # 11
Who knows… the centerpiece may not even be for you. At BB&B they put all items bought during a registry purchase onto the registry. Sometimes, this adds things they bought for you but you didn’t register for. But sometimes this adds things they bought for themselves while shopping for you. This is why random stuff like gum, birthday candles, etc sometimes shows up on peoples registries. Who knows, maybe they bought you something off your registry and bought themselves a centerpiece?
Post # 12
Crate and Barrel does this too! My friend got married in October and someone had added on 8 coolers and a pitcher she hadn’t registered for. Kind of weird.
Post # 13
Yep. It happened to my my daughter BY my other daughter. She picked up a few things for herself while shopping for her sister and they showed up on the registry! lol
Post # 14
People have added all kinds of stuff to our registry and it shows up Registered for: 0, Purchased: 1 just like in your situation.
You can always exchange it for something you actually registered for! And what is with buying you an ugly centerpiece?? That’s so weird!