(Closed) has anyone done a sears registry? good, bad, ugly?

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@stephanie63087: We haven’t registered yet, but that is exactly why Fi insisted that we will register at Sears (tools, so that some presents might be something he wants -lol).

I’m interested to hear what others have to say about Sears Registries!

Post # 4
2836 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Sears seems like a good idea. My FH wanted the Best Buy Pitch In card for his registry (well it’s ours).

Post # 5
869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m wondering as well! We’ve considered doing the Bay…same reasons for my Fiance (tools) lol.

Post # 6
33 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, I suppose you could say we have a Sears registry, but it’s so hard to use! (At least for me)   It doesn’t seem like they’re used to having people do them for weddings, so I found it hard to even find, though I was ultimately able to set up online.  I think it’s also hard for our guests to find because no one has bought anything off of it and I discovered yesterday that a link I thought would get people to it doesn’t work either. 

I should say, however, that it’s entirely possible that I’m just an idiot…

Post # 7
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was excited to register at sears. We have a lot of the “home” stuff but after buying a foreclosure needed a lot of “tool” stuff for the house.

It’s worth it, and I find it’s easy to purchase for others off the registry… but registering was frustrating. A lot of smaller items weren’t able to scan onto the registry. So things like sprinklers, garage hooks for tools, and solar lights weren’t able to scan. We already got a note from someone saying to be on the lookout for a package from sears and that they hope we get years of use from it. Fingers crossed for a new mower! lol

Post # 8
3165 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I ended up registering at Sears, but only because my little brother lives in Alaska and they fon’t have BBB or Macy’s (my other registries). So, it’s basically just for him, lol. But if your Fiance wants tools, i think you should do it.

I did have some technical difficulties when I registeed online. It was mgically cleared up in a few days though.

Post # 9
775 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have both a Sears and Bed Bath and Beyond.  It was a little hard to do the registry but that was just because the day we went in they happen to have some computer issues but we went and walked around the mall and came back an hour later and it worked.  We didn’t find a single thing that we couldn’t register for.  We haven’t had anyone buy off of the Sears one yet but I am guessing we will get some gifts off of it for the wedding though instead of shower stuff. 

I say it is a good place to get some of the tools and yard items for the house.  We also registered for some electronic stuff and a freezer. 

Good luck.

Post # 10
24 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

When we discussed registering, FH said (very excitedly, might I add) “can we register at Sears?”  Inside I laughed because it is a little non-traditional and I have never heard of anyone registering there.  After looking at their website and putting some thought into it, I think we will TOTALLY register at Sears.  They have all the basic home items and the tools make it so much more wirthwile.  We already have all the home things we need (so, we may need a new set of dishes) but we don’t have many tools.  We could do so much more to our home if only we had the tools (in theory, at least), so I am totally on board! 

I just saw that they also have a group buying plan, where it looks like a group of friends can get together and split the cost of a bigger item.  I love that idea and wish that all registeries would allow you to pay a partial amount of an item. 

Please keep us updated on how it goes!

Post # 11
8246 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Didn’t register at Sears but we did register for (and received) a bunch of tools from Target!  They were probably DH’s favorite things to register for. 🙂

Post # 12
2593 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We registered at Sears and ended up closing our registry. We mainy registered for Rock Band and a few tools. Aside from those things, there wasn’t much we wanted that we couldn’t find at BB&B. Plus the Sears website was SO slow and frustrating to use that I never wanted to add anything online so we ended up just closing it.

Post # 14
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My friends got married in August and had their registry at Sears. I, as a guest loved it, because there was so much to choose from. Not everyone will want to buy something traditional, and this way you’ve got some choices – as for the tools, if my dad (a woodworker) could go to a wedding and buy a power tool, his life would be wonderful haha.

Post # 15
936 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I worked at Sears corporate and their registry isn’t the slickest out there.  However, there is obviously a lot of useful stuff in the store.  Even if people have difficulty shopping it, maybe they will get you gift cards.  Fiance prefers Lowes or Home Depot, so we just asked for gift cards word of mouth.

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