(Closed) Macys or BBB?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

BB&B!  They carry very similar stock to Macy’s but cost less and have coupons all of the time!  They were very easy to work with, the website is great, and the return process is simple (no reciept needed).

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mrs.KMM:  There was a post maybe last week about BBB return policy become more difficult… It still maybe be no reciepts needed but they may only give you store credit… just an FYI, maybe look into it first?? 

 I registered at BBB but I was thinking about at macy’s as well

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I second BB&B!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Fiance and I first registered at Macys. We found a ton of awesome kitchen stuff, but that was about it, and the lady made us sit there and talk to her for like an hour before we could actually register. We then went to BBB because we didn’t register for that many things at macy’s, well BBB had everything we registered for at Macy’s way cheaper and we had a much better selection of all house hold items there. We canceled our Macy’s registry.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think it depends on what YOU like better. I like macys over BBB for a lot of stuff but we have both.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I vote Macy’s.  I just think it’s a little more high end and a nicer shopping experience for your guests.  I know my older guests in particular are probably much more comfortable and used to shopping at Macy’s.  BB&B can get a little overwhelming.  We registered at Macy’s and Crate and Barrel and we were really happy with both.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We went with Macy’s, partly because it’s something I know our families are familiar with and partly because their rewards program is AWESOME…plus they have the china we wanted, and BBB didn’t!  There are definitely downsides to Macy’s, too, but they usually have coupons in the paper and stuff goes on sale so often that I don’t think it ends up being THAT much more than BBB.  Their online interface is intuitive and they have a good return policy.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have never gone into BBB when they actuall had the items in store that the couple registered for. I have to pay for shipping even when I physically go to the store and it drives me crazy. Macy’s was awesome for us and I got 10% in gift cards for money that people spent on us.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I liked Macy’s better because they had more of a variety than BB&B. Plus my china went on sale a few days before our wedding and my husband’s uncle finished buying ALL of it (8 sets!). I don’t know how often things go on sale at BB&B.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It really depends what you’re registering for. If it’s mostly kitchen and household items, I think BBB has the same or comparable items as Macy’s. The only thing I hated about BBB was their linens. The majority of their bedding sets were obviously really cheap and we didn’t register for any bedding there as a result.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

BBB!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

+1 on BBB. . .

We had the same experience as MsBlueberryBee, we did not cancelled Macy’s though, we spend so much time there we felt like we had to keep at least some stuff lol!

BBB has coupons all the time, so I like that too 🙂

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We used Macy’s…I love Macys.  They had a great selection of normal – high end products that we were looking for, wasn’t as overwhelming, and the registry is super easy to use. 

Our friends had a registry at BBB and we had to wait in a huge customer service line just to get a print out of the registry that we couldn’t customize (by price or item) since the employee printed it out for us.  Not to mention it was ridiculous trying to find anything in that store.  That was a turn off for me.

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