Post # 1
So I had my bridal shower yesterday, thrown by my wonderful aunts and attended by a number of wonderful women who care a lot about me and my fiance.
One of the ladies gave me a lovely set of corning ware that I am excited about (I love to cook and bake). When I opened the box today, I discovered that one of the dishes is broken. It could have been broken by the store, it could’ve been broken my me in transit; who knows. My question is this: should I tell her?
FYI: I in no way expect her to return or replace it. I also have no intention of slipping a “btw your gift came broken” in my thank you note. I really just want to know if I ought to tell her.
Post # 2
” I in no way expect her to return or replace it.”<br /><br />Nope, don’t tell her.
Post # 3
Did she give you a gift recepit? I’d just take it back to the store and tell them you received this as a shower gift and it was broken. I wouldn’t tell her.
Post # 4
loudsilence99: I disagree with the pp. I think it’s perfectly reasonable to ask the giver where she purchased the set. Tell her that one of the plates arrived broken and you would like to exchange/replace it.
An alternative would be to google the name of the pattern, find a store that carries it and replace it.
Post # 5
She didn’t spend her hard-earned money to have you throw broken cookware away! Just give her a call and let her know that you don’t mind exchanging the broken item yourself if she’d be so kind as to let you know where she bought it. Easy peasy!
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Post # 7
Absolutely tell the giver the circumstances So that she can let you know how to make the situation right.
Corning is sturdy, and should not have broken.
I had a bunch of pieces shipped to my DIL2B, and when some arrived broken she returned them and got new pieces to replace them. I was proud of her good sense!
Post # 8
If there’s a gift receipt, no.
Post # 9
I opened a broken cake plate in front of the giver at my shower. She didn’t have the receipt but since I registered for the item, I was able to exchange it at Macy’s without issue. I would try to handle it privately first by contacting the store (if you know where it was purchased) or World Kitchen (parent company of Corningware) then tell your friend if you don’t get anywhere yourself.
I’ve personally complained to World Kitchen about a product and they’ve remedied the situation. Good luck.
Post # 10
ilovebacon: i had the same situation happened as you for a gift at my bridal shower.
Sinece there was no receipt but was registered at my gift registry, i was able to exchange it with no questions asked..maybe you could do the same if you have an idea on the store puchased.
If you dont, maybe try a store since many stores sell it.
Post # 11
Don’t tell her but just take it to the store and exchange it for ones that aren’t broken.. same ones of course
Post # 12
loudsilence99: i had two broken gifts. i took them back to the store and exchanged them. i did not tell the sender.
Post # 13
loudsilence99: There’s really no reason to tell the gifter.
Is there anyway you can contact the place if purchase for a replacement set?
Post # 14
I agree with PP. Contact the store where you registered from and tell them it arrived broken. If they won’t do anything without a receipt, contact the friend who bought it for you.
Post # 15
I also agree with asking where it was purchased so it can be exchanged for an undamaged set.