(Closed) best/worst places to register

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m glad you asked because I wanted to know too!

My Fi and I registered at Macy’s this past weekend and it was horrible.  It took 30 minutes for someone to help/greet us and then another 30 mintues waiting for someone AGAIN to finish our paper work after registering for stuff.  In the end we only registered for 10 things!  Were going to do another registry @ Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I hated going through Bed Bath and Beyond – they were like wolves, or maybe vultures is more like it.  They’d sneak over one by one to bombard you with info and I really felt put off.  Or very presumtive things, like “So, when’s your first shower?”  Or how about when they said “Don’t think about prices – This is your wish list“.  Please.  It’s not your money being spent, honey – show some respect. 

Target on the other hand was great – low key, gave you a few books, a gun, and let you go on your own.  It was very welcome.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We registered at Bed Bath and Beyond, Pampered Chef, and Wishpot.com (online wish list). No problems yet. Tomorrow is our shower and our wedding is 3 weeks away so we’ve only got a few gifts so far. I’ve heard nothing but good things about BB&B. I haven’t had to deal with any returns yet but I don’t anticipate any issues.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We only dealt with registries online.  Crate and Barrel & Pottery Barn.  I really am not a fan with dealing with retail people and them telling me what I should register for.  This way I can also tweak it at work!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@melissabegins-Our experience at Bed Bath and Beyond was nothing like that. The guy showed us around the store and explained some features of products. But after that he handed us the scanner and let us loose and didn’t bother us until we were done. Of course we went in at like 8:30 pm and we didn’t finish until after the store closed (they didn’t rush us out at all) so he was probably busy.

 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We did Target, Macy’s, and Crate and Barrel.  We have had a lot of problems with Target.  They change their inventory and throughout the time we had out registry things would become unavailable.  The stores are so big it is hard to get someone to help you, and I’ve had trouble calling and understanding the people on the phone.  With macy’s and crate and barrel, I have found that the people in the stores have been very helpful.  There was one macy’s in boston that I didn’t like, but I found I could just go to a different store. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We also had a good experience at Bed Bath and Beyond. They did approach us once or twice but only asked if we had questions and to offer us water and a snack!

We also registered at Crate and Barrel. I think it was THE day to register there cause we saw at least 10 other couples there! It was fun to see what they wanted and it gave us a few ideas.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had a TERRIBLE time registering at Dillards. It was a total nightmare. We couldn’t get any help at Macy’s either. BB&B couldn’t care less we were there.

I have only great things to say about Crate and Barrel. If you live near a store, you can attend one of their bridal registry events. They’re held on weekend mornings before the store opens. It’s uncrowded. They have drinks and snacks (very nice touch!). Best of all, the sales people are really there for you to ask questions of. They never pushed or prodded us. I was so impressed I sent an email to their corporate office!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

We registered at Target and Macy’s.  Our Macys experience has been wonderful!  Very nice when we came in to set things up and very helpful to guests who have had to order some gifts that were not in the store.  I have no complaints on them, plus if you have a credit card with them you get a great bonus cash back system. 

Target – not a fan.  Sales people aren’t super helpful and I agree that the inventory changes a lot.  I would of gone to BB&B if I could go back and change anything.  oh well. 

good luck!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We’re not going to register for a few more months, but it’s interesting to read all of your (sometimes differing) opinions!  This thread is making me very excited to register! 🙂

I’ve heard bad things about Target’s return policy – you can only return 2-3 things per year without a receipt.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We registered at Bed Bath and Beyond and Pottery Barn and haven’t had any trouble. We’ve gotten a few gifts that were broken and we just took them back to Bed Bath and Beyond and they exchanged them with no problems. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yes, Target’s return policy is a nightmare! I had some friends register there and their registry got mixed up with another couple with similar names and they got a bunch of things they didn’t register for and they would not take them back nor except the blame for the mix up!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Bed Bath and Beyond has been a dream for us!!  The only “oops” have been our guests forgetting to tell them it was for our registry… and the returns have been sooooo easy!! When we first registered in store our lady was a bit pushy, but we told her (nicely) to please back off a bit, though we appreciated her advice… after that she checked in from time to time to see if we had questions but was plesant as a peach. 

We didnt even register at target because we had two friends who did recently and told us DO NOT register there!! because theirs had been such nightmares. I’ve heard some success stories there, but not many in comparison to the loads of horror stories.

Oh, and we did Dillards for our fancy china and haven’t had a single problem.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1990

I can’t rave enough about Amazon.com.  They have the most amazing customer service I’ve ever experienced- they gave me a refund on MP3 downloads!  No questions asked, I told them the qualityh was bad and they immediately refunded me.  I got an air mattress and there was a hole in it, they sent me by 2 day delivery a new one before even receiving the old one.  I love amazon.  Their registry is the easiest, most intuitive function I’ve seen on a website.  I was done registering in an hour.

Macy’s was AWFUL.  I was in tears when we left.  They are terrible.

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