(Closed) Creating a registry just to return for store credit?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
675 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oh wow, I’ve never heard of someone doing that before.  How awful

Post # 4
1270 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

No. Weirdest and most ungrateful thing I’ve ever heard of! I’d get her nothing if I learned that! What a waste of everyones time and energy. 

Post # 5
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I didn’t think there was anything more tacky than asking for cash… until now.  You’re right to feel creeped out/offended/used and everything else. (The snarky side of me would say to personalize everything you give her so she can’t return it, but that’s just the snarky side of me speaking).

Post # 6
8721 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@sweet5k:  Sadly this has been talked about and encouraged by some on here before. I personally find it beyond rude.

Post # 7
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@sweet5k:  This is terrible… If she was going to so it why would she admit it? 

Post # 8
7208 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@sweet5k:  since BB&B stopped letting you return for cash I can’t think of a single store where they’d get it so it makes absolutely no sense to just register for random things and then go back to get something else from the same store. Why do double the work? That is the most random thing I’ve ever heard of. 

Post # 9
5951 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Obviously that’s a strange thing to do and not very nice.

However, I do think that it highlights a purvasive problem – a traditional shower no longer fufills a need for many people.  Most couples who are getting married do not need or want a lot of kitchen/household goods.  This is a CONSTANT topic on the boards.  I personally would have much prefered to have a shower with an emphasis on the fun and time spent together and no gifts at all.  

I detest the waste of owning items you do not need/use and would rather have someone retun a gift I bought them to get a store credit and buy something they actually want.

Post # 10
709 posts
Busy bee

@sweet5k:  Uah. I think that’s what happens if people feel like it’s not okay to ask for money. That’s so ridiculous. and I totally share your feeling of being disappointed.

Post # 11
8721 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@cbgg:  That is a very good point.

Here in Australia bridal showers are not tradition but unfortunately are catching on. The tradition here is a kitchen tea which is a non gift giving party. It is basically just an afternoon tea with games and drinks. So basically a shower without the showering with gifts part.

Post # 12
11270 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MexiPino:  i agree. 

it sounds like she’s doing way more work than necessary.  why not just pick what you really want now instead of later plus saves time having to return items too.

Post # 13
241 posts
Helper bee

What a freaking psychopath! I would be seriously considering my friendship if I was in that situation. That just seems like a really immoral thing to do and I would not want to be friends with someone like that as a I think that they would have no qualms doing something to me. Just my opinion.

Post # 14
13287 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not normal.  This is really rude and gift grabby.  Personally, I’d get them something from another store and make sure it couldn’t be returned for cash.   I think this is really terrible to do to your friends and family.

Post # 15
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

That is dumb and frustrating! May she have trouble returning her gifts! 🙂  Sorry I shouldn’t be so mean, but people like that make me mad!  If my mixer isn’t exactly what I choose, I’ll just be glad to have a mixer, I’m selling EVERYTHING to move across country, what I get as gifts are basically all I will have in our kitchen for awhile!  So I am not picky by any means! Actually I’ll be happy with whatever I get! 🙂

Post # 16
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

that is dumb. some people spend (waste in this case) a good amount of time thoughtfully picking items off of people’s registries!!  

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