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

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
Member
13 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Being from Canada, Sears is a store that is very widely available. We have lots of family and friends that live in remote areas, where there are really no other options. So, we registered at Sears, but are also registering at The Bay and Home Outfitters. We had a little trouble when we were registering- there were some items that would not scan. so I could not add them. But, it was pretty easy to go online and find things to add on there.

As a guest, I have had no problems using the Sears registry. Really easy to use!

Post # 18
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27 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We have a Sears registry and Fiance loves it.  He and his brother went and scanned all of his dream tools lol.  The only thing on it is tools (although you can registry for bedding and housewares there too).  It’s listed on our website and for our couples shower I made little registry cards for the invites that said “the groom is registered at sears.”  He got quite a bit of nice Craftsman tools from his friends and my brothers and dad.

It’s not the easiest to log into as the registrant (FI says you have to go in thru facebook?  I tried and couldn’t log in except with his FB login so I guess he is right…which is weird.).  We didn’t have any shower guests tell us it was difficult for them, and a few that bought from Sears were single guys so I know they were actually the ones doing the shopping.

I’d say go for it–a lot of the Craftsman tools are pricy, and it’s a good time to get them.  I’d rather get the tools from his friends because it’s less for us to buy later.  We’ll end up with plenty of kitchen items and half them probably won’t get used, but I know he’ll use the giant $500 tool chest.

Post # 19
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2011

DO NOT REGISTER AT SEARS! I thought it was a great idea despite the super old website and difficult registering process, but once people starting buying gifts for us from Sear’s registry it became a nightmare. We would get gifts shipped to us with zero information. No idea who bought it, no order number, nothing! Then working through the maze on sear’s customer service call center for over an hour only to have 5 different people tell me they couldn’t see who made the purchases! Save yourself a huge headache and having to call all your guests to ask then if they purchased something for you!

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper

I’m only chiming in to say that our Sears registry was great. We never had problems identifying who sent us a particular present.

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