Post # 1
I was so excited when I today because one of my favorite gifts that we registered for was delivered! It was purchased online from Bed Bath & Beyond, but was shipped directly from the vendor.
Anyway, I was so excited about this gift and eagerly read over the packing slip to see who ordered it so I could thank them properly. But the name is not familiar to me at all. Neither my mom nor Future Mother-In-Law recognized it either. The packing slip wasn’t like the other ones I’ve received with BB&B gifts either… normally they have the name and address of whoever ordered it, but what I received only had a name and the entire format of the sheet was different. It also looks like it was just a photocopy of an original document, though I assume that’s because the order was taken by BB&B and then processed by the vendor who actually shipped it. There’s also nothing written in the gift message space, so that’s not giving me any clues to what may have happened.
Just for kicks, I googled the name on the order, and the first result I got was someone who works for BB&B… so that’s weird.
I love this gift, but feel weird that it’s possibly from a stranger. If you were in this situation, what would you do?
Post # 2
That is weird! Can you call BB&B and ask?
Post # 3
Can I ask roughly how expensive the gift is…just because that might affect people’s opinions. You could enquirer through the store they may have more information if you are worried it was done as a mistake. Two senarios come to mind though. A) You really do know this person in a “great aunt on your father’s side” kind of way in which case if you enquire that person might be hurt that they gave you a gift and you don’t remember them. Though I find it weird that there was no note in that case. Or B, I’m not sure how registrys work at BBandB, but is it possible that this person meant to give a gift to Missjoy A (their coworker or something) but accidentally clicked Missjoy0819 from the search and bought off of your registry without noticing. If the gift is expensive I would call the store and follow up just because that person may have been looking forward to giving that only to find out when no thank you card comes that it was never received by the other person. I hope if you do give it back that someone else buys it for you though.
Post # 4
One time I bought a set of oxo pop containers (for a good discount) from eBay and they shipped directly from Kohl’s. The box was clearly shipped from Kohl’s and the packing slip had an employee discount on it. I assumed an employee was selling discounted items on eBay. 🤷🏻♀️
Post # 6
Or someone could have intentionally sent the gift anonymously, and they substituted the name of the sales person? I’d call the store to see if they can shed some light. Or spread the word to close friends and family to see if anyone knows.
Post # 7
missjoy0819 : It sounds like an error to me. My best guess is that someone went to a BB&B retail location to buy a gift from your registry and chose to have it shipped to you, rather than just buying it online through your registry? I’m guessing when people do that, there is probably a box where the cashier is supposed to enter the gifter’s name, but accidentally entered their own.
I would call BB&B to try and get some info, because I would feel badly not being able to acknowledge and thank whoever gave it to you. Hopefully they paid with a credit card & BB&B can track them down. If not the retail location they purchased at might at least give you a clue.
Post # 8
The other thing I’d wonder about is if you have any relatives who are older and not necessarily computer savvy who might have gotten help from an employee at BBB and they paid but the employee had to go onto your registry to place the order. I work for an online company and a lot of our customers are older and need quite a bit of hand holding when doing orders and other tech related things so that was the first thing that came to mind.
Post # 9
Thank you bees! I am currently chatting with BB&B trying to get this sorted!
anikaof9 : That’s a great point… the gift was ~$60
Post # 10
missjoy0819 : This happened to me. It was from Amazon and it was a third party seller. They never put the person who bought the gift on the paperwork. No one in the family knew who the hell this person was. Finally, my friend asked me if I recieved her gift. I said, which one? She said the cassarole dish..I thought oh from Sammy Smith..yeah. Your name wasnt on it so I had no idea who gave it to me.
So I’m wondering if it is a smilar sistuation.
I would ask around and see which one of your guests sent it…cause I’m guessing they probably did and the paperwork didn’t get put in with it. Or you can call BBBeyond.
Post # 11
MYSTERY SOLVED! I spoke with a BB&B customer service rep, and they were very easily able to look up who ordered it, and also provided the message that was supposed to be included with the gift. I recognize that name as one of FMIL’s friends. I’m betting you all were right that it was an inputting error and the name I saw on the order was actually the BB&B employee handling it.
Sharing a tip: if you’re like me and hate calling and having to listen to awful hold music, you can access the chat function through your BB&B registry and they can handle any queries!