(Closed) Any stores give you cash refund for returned registry items?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

bb&b said it was a cash refund when we registered!  i hope they didnt change their policy!

Post # 4
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Honestly, I wouldn’t register at all. If anyone asks you parents can just spread the word that you need cash. Even if you register, people are going to give gifts that aren’t on your registry. If you don’t have a registry anywhere, most people will get the hint.

Post # 6
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

The point of showers are to shower the new couple with gifts. So with two showers, those 10 items are not going to go far. So you will either have a lot of people complaining that there is nothing left on your registry and/or people are just going to buy gifts from other places. I think very few people (especially an older more traditional crowd) will give you cash for your shower.

Post # 8
49 posts
  • Wedding: December 2009 - Phoenix Art Museum

i agree with tessabella! if you really just want cash, you could always set up one of those alternative registries like miss cowboy boot for your honeymoon, down payment, etc.

you would know your guests best – i know some prefer giving a more “personal” gift over cash, and some would rather just give you cash.

i think that williams-sonoma has a cash return policy; i think a lot of stores are going store credit with the bad economy 🙁 

Post # 9
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Just wanted to second that Bed Bath and Beyond does this!

There is always the option of not registering at all – unfortunately, I think you might run the risk of getting something you really don’t want, if people still want to give a gift but have no idea what you need. At least if you register at a store you love, you can get store credit.

One little nugget my wedding planner shared with me – you can actually register for gift cards. I’d never heard of this but it may be a nice alternative for you.

Post # 10
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

If you really don’t want any *things*, the shower may disappoint you–the point of a shower is for people to give the bride *gifts*, not cash. I almost always give money for a wedding, but I always buy a gift for the shower.

Anyway I disagree that people will get the hint if you don’t register–people are basically dumb. 😉 If you don’t register, you will get random crap that you can’t return. If you do register, you will get random crap that you can’t return AND you’ll get stuff off the registry. You’ll probably get some money either way.

I think BB&B is the best bet for cash returns, but it sounds like they are getting iffy, too. Maybe you should register somewhere that you can actually *use* the store credit at some point in the future. Maybe Macy’s? Amazon?

Post # 11
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

I spread the word for my shower that i need lingerie..and that’s exactly what I got!! A lot of them came from department stores where i normally shop. Easy to return and use the credit. Plus the lingerie was beautiful and the nighties (not so pretty ones) are super comfy. I won’t ever have to buy nighties again. Although I’m sure Fiance wants me to wear none of the above when we sleep. ha!

Post # 12
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We thought B,B&B returned for cash because they did as of about a year ago. However they definitely changed their policy!! They told us store credit only. It’s a bummer but at least you can save the credit- there’s always going to be things you need down the line!! 

Post # 13
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

BB&B changed their policy? good to know- that was one of our selling points on creating a registry there.

Post # 14
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

ugh really?  Thats the only reason we registered there (and got a SH*T TON OF DOUBLES) over WS.  Grumble.  Im sure if you throw an absolute fit their customer service dept will do it IF you registered when that was the policy.  We still have all our paperwork that says that, Ill be sure to make a stink Cool

Unless we break down and exchange it for the awesome coffee pot we didnt get…

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