(Closed) Amazon Registry

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Worker bee

I lovelovelove our Amazon registry.

 

The registry utilized a little “Add to Registry” button that you can add to your internet browser.  If you’r ever on a retail website and you find something you want…BOOM!  It’s in your registry.  We’ve got things from Ikea, Lands End, and BestBuy on ours.

Unlike a lot of other online registries, you can use this universal shopping feature to add things from stores.  If you add some stuff from Macy’s, grandma and grandpa can head down to the store and pick it up.  We’re planning on going to the mall to pick items that need to be “touched” (blankets, sheets, towels).  Then we’ll just add them to the Amazon list.

As long as the older folks can access the internet, they can see what you want and buy/wrap/ship it themselves.

I say go for it!!

 

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

We used it.  I can’t really say yay or nay because we didn’t receive too many items off of our registry anyway.  But our older guests used our BB&B registry, so I think it is easier for them to go into a store, print out the registry, and buy off of it.

Post # 5
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

LOVE the Universal Wishlist Button!

I was lamenting the fact that FH and I couldn’t register for stuff we needed at Ikea (note: white slipcovers are never a good idea) but the Universal Wishlist Button made it so I could just put the black slipcover we need on our registry.

Best thing ever.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

BUMP, any new reviews???

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

We used it and I loved it, very easy to use from I think both ends (us and guests).  One of the great features is that you can view a list of who bought what in order to keep track of your thank you’s.  There’s also the ability for your guest to buy something on your list from somewhere else, and then actually mark that it’s been purchased somewhere else so that no one else double buys.  The only thing I’m not sure about is that we had a number of items from other sites, but none of those were actually bought, so not sure if it was difficult to use or maybe just no one wanted to buy those items.  But yeah, A+!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@elysion:  after and item was purchased was it deleted from the list of “items you put on there?”

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

Is this all real?? Sounds too good to be true?  I have a lot of questions… 

 I’ve been comtemplating this, as we have a few stores we like, but I dont want to seem too prissy with a million stores on our registry list!  I bought for a friend off MyRegistry but found it non user friendly, and if I found something in store vs online, it didnt take it off the registry, and the store wasnt able to help.  

Most of the stuff we like is from Macys and Pottery Barn, but I do love Ikea textiles (and the prices are SOO much better!!) and a few things from BB&B/Target.  

Anyone use Amazon and find it user friendly?  Can a person buying a gift go into a store (ie Pottery Barn) and see my registry?  Or Is it only online via Amazon?  Can you create a registry in a store then add it to Amazon?  Some of the more traditional family members will be wanting to go to the store and find it, but the younger generation who is always on the go will find it easier to shop online and ship via their own amazon account.  

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

@AndysCraftsNmore:  Yeah, it gets removed from the “outstanding” items so no one else should mistakenly purchase something that’s already been bought, but the registry keeps a record of gifts that have been purchased and by whom (called the “Thank You List”).

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@elysion:  did it tell you who purchased things,or when things were taken off? i did sign up for it but only put one thing on it to give it a demo look….i did NOT select “email me when someone purchases an item”, i mean im telling people what i want ide still like to be surprised when i open gifts that day….

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

@AndysCraftsNmore:  So I did do the email me when someone purchasese an item, buuut the email that gets sent just lets you know that something was purchased, and you have to option to click a link that will take you to the Thank You List.  Otherwise, it keeps it all a secret.  When you go to the landing page for the registry, it only shows the remaining items as well; you have to actually click a link to get to the Thank You List and see who purchased what.  When something is purchased, unless you have multiple items (ie you requested 2 cookie sheets instead of just 1), it will not show up on your landing page list anymore.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@elysion:  nice, thank you so much i have been trying to find how it worked! Also, there was a section on MY address, so gifts can be sent to me dirreclty, i dont want them now, bring it to the shower….is there a way to make it so they dont send it to you??

 

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