(Closed) Registering at Target….How was your experience?

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

I haven’t really had a problem but I haven’t had to return a lot of items so far.  

I have noticed that a lot of the items are only available online which kinda annoys me because I think most guests either want to buy a physical present or will just send money.  

We set up our registry in October and since then they have gone through like 3 season changes of bedding, etc and things keep going out of stock.  Not a big deal but just have to keep up with it.  

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

We made ours online and only have like 4 things on there. The only reason we opened it was to add a TV (which totally ain’t gonna happen!) So yeah, I have no idea yet.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

We haven’t started getting anything yet, obviously, so I don’t know anything about their return policies, but I haven’t had any problems with the setup of their registry! We did have some problems removing multiples from the registry while we were at the store, but it was super easy to just come home and fix it on the website.

We’re a bit concerned about things going out of stock, but that’s not really Target’s fault. One thing I haven’t liked so far is that some of the stuff we registered for isn’t available online and so there isn’t a picture of it on the registry – that might make it harder for our guests to find.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with the items going out of stock being a little stressful, but I’ve also found that twice already I’ve done the scanning in the store and their scanners have stopped working- not sure if that’s a sign for me but it has been a huge inconvenience. We did a registry there just to provide another affordable option, but there isn’t a Target in VT which is where most of our guests come from…

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We haven’t gotten anything from our registries yet, but do keep an eye on the Target one if you go that route. I’ve heard of some people getting baby stuff showing up in their registry. For our Target registry, three random things showed up in it about a week after we opened it, and it showed that someone had bought them already. Which is ridiculous because A) we didn’t register for 1 red bath mat, 1 red vase, and 2 clear vases, and B) no one knew we had opened a registry at Target.

It took me a couple weeks to figure out that I could just delete them, because I wasn’t too bright about it!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

They told us when we registered that you can only return $150 worth of merchandise per year.  Luckily we didn’t have to return any big ticket items to them.  But I was still worried the whole time.  Target did make a lot of mistakes with our registry.  Items would disappear or not show up, random items that weren’t ours would be on our registry.  

I didn’t think Target was that easy to work with, but most people in my state love Target so we had to register there for our family and friends basically.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Bad.  The lady at the service counter was so unhelpful, that Fiance had to tell me to stop being a B and this was supposed to be fun.  I mean, I’ve never registered before!  Like I knew I was supposed to create an online account before coming to the store (is that even true?  I swear she was just being difficult).

Anyway, we registered, and when I got home and looked online, more than half of the items were not available online.  Like, didn’t even show up on the registry.  It was just a non-sensical description and a bunch of numbers, and no picture.

I deleted 90% of the stuff off and added comparable items to my Crate and Barrel registry.  Bummer, because I LOVE Target, but it was too much hassle.

Oh, that $150/year thing is only for items without receipts.  If you have a gift receipt, it’s not a problem.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

With the random stuff showing up on your registry, that happens if you scan the bar code on the shelf and not the actual item. Sometimes things get stocked wrong and what you see on the shelf isn’t actually what you’re looking at. So, as long as you scan the item itself, you shouldn’t have that problem 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I registered there because like another MN bride said, people here really love their Target. But I’ve gotten stuff from the registry at my shower and everything came with a gift receipt so I’m hoping that I will have no problems returning the items with the gift receipt. I did look at the return policy online for gift registries and it said if you have the gift receipt, there shouldn’t be a problem. Not being able to see pictures of everything on the registry online isn’t the greatest and it’s not so good that some things aren’t available online but it’s not a big deal. And I haven’t had any problems with random things showing up on my registry. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

So far, Target has been the easiest to work with.

If I could do it again, I NEVER would’ve gone through Macy’s – I have had more problems with them than you can imagine. And their customer service department isn’t helpful at all. Items disappear from your registry because they are “no longer available” but they don’t tell you what the item was. Just an item number which they are unable to track (?). I can’t remember all 95 things I registered for – impossible.

Also, even if an item is purchased, people can still buy it (it isn’t as clear as on other registries that the item is no longer needed). I was told by customer service that I should check my registry often and delete items that were purchased. I didn’t want to check my registry for a lot of reasons – I have no time and I wanted to be surprised!

Sorry for the rant – I’ve just been super frustrated with them.

 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

In person, Target was really easy – we didn’t have any problems with the scanner and we found a lot of things we wanted. However, we had to constantly update our registry online because things would be marked as unavailable (and we had to try and figure out what it was – there’s no way to see the item) and some items were only available in stores, which didn’t work for our friends that didn’t live near a Target.

 

If you do go with Target, just make sure to check your registry every few months, to make sure that there aren’t duplicate items and that everything is actually available.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I haven’t started receiving gifts yet but creating the registry was easy. I did it online and I feel like it was a lot easier than being in the store. Online you can print off a checklist and eveytime you add something to your registry, like 5 item suggestions pop up like if you registered for that, you might also need this.

So no problems yet….crossing fingers.

I also registered at Sears, the only problem I have had with them is that their website runs irritatingly slow. Ugh!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

the only reason i registered at target was because of the low prices, but bb&b has good coupons so it’s not needed. i constantly had to be looking online to make sure my items weren’t out of stock, and then changing it up. and their return policy is aweful. they want receipts and most people don’t give them to you. we have a pile of things in our extra room that we don’t know what to do with.

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