Post # 17
I don’t think the number of registries matters so much (I had guests from all over, so having 4 was more convenient for them) as the fact of registering at Best Buy. Unless he wants to add appliances, much of what they sell isn’t really registry appropriate.
Post # 18
I don’t really consider that there is a “registry appropriate,” for the most part. We registered at an art supply store and a local outdoor store. I have friends that registered at a local bookstore and REI. I think that you can register for whatever matters to you. These were the things that mattered to us- we are planning to move across the country again or out of the country, so fine china and traditional just didn’t work for us.
Post # 19
Why are electronics not regirstry appropriate? I think as long as it’s stuff for your new house/life together that you will both use it is fine.
I think there is nothing wrong with being registered at 4 stores. In my experience people will shop for you wherever they usually shop. We registered at Kohls, Shopko, and Amazon. I left things off the Kohls registry so we’d have enough to register for at Shopko because there is no Kohls in my hometown, only Shopko (and Walmart and I do not set foot in that place.)
We got everything on our Kohls registry and several Kohls gift cards. We got only 2 items from the Shopko registry and 1 from Amazon. I was surprized, but all the local people seemed to want to buy from Kohls (even though Shopko is next door) and all the people from my hometown gave money or bought non-registry items.
So I think people who go to Best Buy will be glad to buy off a Best Buy registry, and some others won’t consider it.
Post # 20
I think some Best Buy items are fine (small appliances and things) but one can get those at the others stores they have registered. When I think of Best Buy, I think of XBOX, DVD’s and video games, tv’s and computers. Where I’m from that wouldn’t be considered appropriate.
Post # 21
I have, uh, 5 registries. I pretty much made a couple of them to get the free incentives for registering *innocent whistling*. I like my Bed Bath & Beyond, Target & Thinkgeek ones. The other two are out there if people want to shop at those stores, but I don’t expect it. I’m still not sure about 5 though 🙂
Post # 22
I think having a fourth registry is just fine. And, those people that don’t think that a bluray player is registry appropriate, don’t have to buy that item. If you are a couple that enjoys watching movies together, you will actually probably use a bluray player more than a kitchenaid mixer, which is a common registry item.
Post # 23
I don’t see anything wrong with 4 registries. I mean, come on, are you really expected to limit the things you like to 2 stores? Plus (at least with me and my FI) we are from two different areas. So where my family is from and his family is from there are way different stores. We don’t have a target back home, but where his family is from they are all over. So for me at least, 4 registeries i think would be appropriate, 2 stores from each area so guests who want to buy off registery aren’t restricted to just one store.
As for the electronics thing, i don’t think there’s anything wrong with either. Someone mentioned only buying the “essentials” like “appliances.” but in my way of thinking a blender is no more an essential to life than a blu-ray player is. No one “needs” fancy china or awesome flatware. they are all wants. just like the electronics at best buy.
Post # 24
I say go with 4! We got RockBand for an engagement gift (it was on ur registry)! It’s something we use together, so why not?
Post # 25
I can’t think of any reason why having 4 registries is wrong.
As long as you have a wide range of prices for all your items, then you’re fine!
Post # 26
The reason some find 4 regsitries off putting is that registries are not meant to be just giant wish lists of everything you would like to receive, but more to give gift givers some information, like what colour of sheets, what pattern of china.
4 is too many for me. Honestly, for me any more then 2 starts to look gift grabby. I would also look at how many items you have registered for in total. It is nice to have several items from each store. As a giver I wouldn’t want to go to Best Buy to find out you are registered for 5 things. 5 is just too few IMO.
Post # 27
I think no big deal… we have a lot (mainly for completion discounts) but I don’t share them all with everyone- If asked, I give a couple out 🙂 I have target, potterybarn.com, http://www.uponourstar.com and BB&B!
Post # 28
I somewhat agree with this. If adults want a video game consol, they can buy it themselves. Why am I funding a wish list? That’s like registering for a baby shower and requesting the latest Madden game.
Post # 29
But shouldn’t a registry help dictate to some degree what’s important to your household? I registered for just 2 settings of china, so I can have a special dinner with Fiance. If I don’t get them, all will be well. I don’t want a whole fancy set though. I love cooking but our regular plates will be just fine. If they match, that’s great, but even that doesn’t matter.
We’re both gamers, so a new video game would get more use. *Shrug*. I think I have 4 of them on one of my registries. If people don’t want to buy them, they don’t have to. I agree with @Lee Ann – there are very few essentials. Almost ALL of it is wants.
Post # 30
We have a 4th registry at Sears so Fiance could register for some tools. I’m not concerned about four registries because we’re inviting 300 guests and they need options.