(Closed) china sold at multiple stores

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Would you...
    register for 12 sets at one store : (13 votes)
    45 %
    register for 6 sets at one store and 6 sets at the other store : (4 votes)
    14 %
    register for 12 sets at both stores and try to watch/update when people buy : (12 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
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    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    if you really want it, i would register at both stores.  sometimes people forget to take them off so you might get double but u shouldnt have any issues returning one set.  this happened to me at my bridal shower and i just took the store credit and bought something else i wanted.  maybe if they see it on both they’ll know you really want it!

    Post # 4
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    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Are they the same price at both stores?  If so, I would go for 6 at each store.  If all six happen to get filled at one store then at that point maybe move a couple more over from the other store.

    Post # 5
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    739 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    As a guest at a wedding, I usually look at all of the bride’s registries.  If I see the same item on more than one registry I usually shy away from purchsing that item.  I wonder if the bride has made a mistake or what is going on.  I’m afraid that my gift will end up being a duplicate.  I am aware that some brides may be doing what you mentioned of splitting between registries.  However, speaking for myself, I wouldn’t by something that was on more than one registry.  Wierd?  Maybe!  But I’m just letting you know how I would handle it as a guest.

    Post # 6
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    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I would just go with one store (which ever is less expensive).  If may get a little confusing for the guests.

    Post # 7
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d register for all of it at one store (who ever has it for the cheaper price or who offers more coupons if the prices are the same).  I also always look at all of a B&G’s registries and it is a little odd to see the same thing registered for at multiple stores.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I voted register for all the place settings at one store (whatevers cheapest). I usually pick the store I want to go to and look up the registry. I would then wonder why you only registered for 6 place settings.

    Post # 9
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    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I agree it makes the most sense to register for all the china at whichever store has them for cheaper. It would be confusing to guests otherwise.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’d do it at one store but if you do it at two (perhaps because one store isn’t available to some guests) then do it for all of it at both.

    I registered for 12 settings of individual pieces at Macys and then when someone gave us a “set” (it all came boxed together) I went back a registered for 12 of those as well (just to give people options). We ended up getting all of our china and I only had to take a few things back.

    Post # 11
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    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    hi bees, i’m in a quandry over this exact question. originally i had registered at just BB&B, but then my Future Mother-In-Law said that her family would likely buy me gifts from macy’s even if i wasn’t registered, so now i’m registered both places.  they have my china pattern both places – bb&b is significantly cheaper (unless there’s a sale at macy’s, then they’re the same price);

    my question is, should i still register for my china at both places? i really want my china – help!

    Post # 12
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    875 posts
    Busy bee

    I would register at both shops for the same china!  I tend to shop at Macy’s and they have sales all the time, so I would tend to think that the price is really the half off price!  I know that when I look at registries, I think of them as guides of what you want.  In my case, going to Macy’s is easier than going to BB&B.  If you only as for 6 at each place… I would think you either only want 6 or that you already have some at home, and do not need more than 6.  But if I saw that you were asking for 12, then I’d figure that you need a complete set.  If I saw that you had already received 23 sets… I wouldn’t be apt to buy another one… but if you had 3 sets bought at one shop and 4 at the other… I would know that you still need a few pieces.  In my family, my aunt, mom, and grandmother have already started buying everyday china for me… (It’s Wedgewood, so they get it for me for Christmas.)  So while I still have a need for 4 place settings, I don’t need a whole complete set of 12, and I have a lot of extra serving pieces too!

    Post # 13
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    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @missbliss, thank you so much!!!

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I voted for register for all of it at only one of the stores.  In choosing your store, make sure to check out the registry bonuses that are offered.  For example, at Macy’s, if you or your guests buy at least 10 place settings of your china, you can get a free vegetable bowl. 

    Also, Macy’s has their china on sale more often than it is not on sale, and then has registry completion events when you can get 20% off things remaining on your registry (even though you’d typically only be able to get 10% through your completion discount).  Perhaps BB&B or whatever other store you’re thinking of does the same, I don’t know, but it’s something to look into.  We saved well over $400 by being smart about completion bonuses and additional discounts. 

    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @abbyful: Check out http://www.macys.com/r60x39_registryTableTop_popup.jsp.&nbsp’ defer=’defer;

    [EDIT: hmm… the link doesn’t seem to be working, maybe because it’s a popup or something?  Just google “Macy’s Tabletop Bonus Program,” and you should be able to find it.  Or call the Macy’s registry department–I swear I am not making this up!]

    It’s called their “Tabletop Bonus Program.”  If you or your guests buy 10 sets of china (from certain lines, make sure you qualify), you get a matching vegetable bowl.  The one we got as a bonus retails for $99.99 ($69.99 on Macy’s frequent sales).  In fact, one of our guests bought us the vegetable bowl, so we were able to return it for credit to buy something else and got the same vegetable bowl as a bonus for free.

    They also do something similar for flatware (bonus is a serving set in your pattern) and stemware (bonus is a “matching stemware piece,” whatever that means).  Our flatware (Nambe) isn’t part of the program, and we didn’t end up completing our stemware… but it’s kind of a cool deal if you qualify.  It seems like something the manufacturers run this program, so it might be available at other retails, too, but I am not sure. 

    Also, keep in mind that they’ll verify that you or your guests actually purchased 10 from Macy’s through your registry.  We got a couple of china place settings from guests that had purchased them elsewhere or somehow didn’t record them on our registry… so I updated the quantities needed on our registry manager.  These “updates” did NOT count toward the minimum 10 purchase to qualify for the bonus — only the ones actually ordered through the registry.  Just FYI.

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