Couple may have returned my gift, but I got the refund instead of them?

posted 2 months ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 31
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

skunktastic :  We got double of something we registered for!  However, there was no gift receipt for either so we just brought one back to the store where we were registered and they gave us a gift card.

Post # 32
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Least awkward way is definitely to call the store first and just double check what actually happened, then try and get them to send a gift card or redirect the refund.

Post # 33
8016 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

if their received it, they probably have a list of gifts received from whom so they can write thank you notes.  then they returned the item to the store.

i agree with others, you should call the store to find out what happened.

when i was returning stuff, i was handed a gift card right there.  so maybe it was returned double.

Post # 34
1805 posts
Buzzing bee

Heck, I wouldn’t say anything! If I wasted my time and energy buying them a thoughtful gift off their own registry, and they returned it, I would keep the credit. 

Let them squirm and mention it to me, if they have that much gall.

Post # 37
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Perhaps contact the store and at least make sure the credit is given to the couple. Depending how you feel next time you see your coworker, bring it up and explain the situations and you at least want to give them the money that would have been spent. 

I do agree with people it is awkward to bring into up and ask them.

Post # 38
4983 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

camenae :  Best resolution all around – no one’s in the wrong, coworker isn’t a jerk and neither are you.  Glad you figured it out!

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