(Closed) Has anyone used ZankYou for their registry?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Nope.  We are using one at http://www.uponourstar.com – it has worked well for us- you can have honeymoon and more traditional stuff on it- which is what we are mainly using it for- furniture, drywall, cabinets, household fixer-upper stuff!  But I assume it works similar to that, but isn’t the pledge the same concept all around?  

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

wait, what’s wrong with honeyfund? i thought it didn’t have fees?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrs. Meowerson: I think the issue with Honeyfund is that it doesn’t actually take money- it just lists the “items”and people say they will give you the money.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

@accorn: im confused…you can make payments through honeyfund though….

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

we considered using them but looking into it more, it just seemed a bit sketchy and not straightforward. every site has fees (and why not? they’ve gotta keep the lights on!) and that amount just seems too low. they charge for direct deposit transfers too. honeyfund is kind of like the kmart of cash gift registries. if you want the totally “free” version then it’s like an IOU, which to me isn’t free b/c it’s a lot of work to track down the gifts. anything else requires paypal, which is a pain, and if you want an ad-free site with pics, you have to pay a fee. we’re using http://www.depositagift.com and it rocks. lower fee than uponourstar, easiest to use and really great customer service. direct deposits are always free, they accept credit cards only so it works much more like a regular registry and they have a customer service number. we’re having a great experience. i highly recommend deposit a gift!

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am also looking at zankyou, but I can’t find any reviews.  Did you try them yet?  I love all the stuff they offer on there free wedsite and  the 2.85 % registry.  I think they make it look classy.  Not just like your asking for money, but also giving all the information to your guest’s about your big day.  Plus you can chat with your friends, post song and exchange ideas.  But are they legit…?????

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Can I ask why you don’t just not register?  Then people will get the hint that you want cash, and your bridal party can disseminate that via word of mouth.  And you get all of their gift.

As a giver I would never contribute to something that takes a portion of my gift away.  I’d rather just give cash if that is what the couple actually wants.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Because some people really want to buy you something- we have a lot of household things- we bought a total fixer upper and what we need is paint.  and drywall.  so we have a lot of items like that- but also some honeymoon excursions and furniture- so people can “buy” us part of our couch or table- I don’t know, it seems to be working well for us (we are using http://www.uponourstar.com)

I think there is one for everyone, but this as the most inclusive for us.  

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve looked at ZankYou and I just wasn’t crazy about it. I’m using MyRegistry.com and I like their cash gift fund option the best. This way you can create a Honeymoon Fund and guests can make a gift towards it (via Paypal) or they can select any other gift on your registry. I like that it gives options. Some people might want to buy you a physical gift, like the (KitchenAid mixer) while others are okay with a Honeymoon donation.

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What I’ve been looking for is the best site for guests to pay for part of a larger gift. My fiance and I already live together in a small townhouse, sure we might register for new dishes and towels, but what we really want is new luggage, more expensive appliances, basically, stuff over $250- and we feel that most guests will probably spend around $50. With that said, we want them to be able to contribute to a particular gift (not just generic cash). Has anyone used ourwishingwell.com? It seems cool, because it shows the toal amount you entered, and then the amount remaining that people can pay. The company is out of Australia- and the fees are 5% if you have less than $5,000 contributed, 4% from $5-10,000, and goes down the more money people give you. It seems a bit expensive. Zankyou.com seems a good value at the lower %. Depositagift.com has a 7.5% fee, that’s pretty high, right? Has anyone used any of these and gotten the money out already?

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We haven’t yet, but are very close!  ๐Ÿ™‚  So far with http://www.uponourstar.com (that we are using) it has been used a lot and we have limits as low as 20.00 for a contribution- I don’t want people going broke on my wedding gift- but we should be paying a small % regardless.  

So far I would say 65% of our gifts have come from this registry, 20% from our BB&B- and a couple things that I can only say WFT?  ๐Ÿ˜‰  

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