(Closed) Registry Failure – what would you do in this situation?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Thank the gift giver(s) for the gift and exchange it for a similar, better reviewed product.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yeah, registry flubs happen all the time. You deal with it w/o bringing the gifter into it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Return it!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I agree, just thank the giver for the present, and then exchange it.  If they ask, just say that the motor didn’t work, so you needed to exchange.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

@laceandpearls10:  Unless it’s a piece of furniture or something similar that guests would see every time they were at your house–and unless this gift giver is someone you woud have over to your house often–I would say just give immense thanks to the gift giver and quietly exchange it for something (or a couple things) that are higher quality or you’d get similar use out of.  I’m sure the gift giver would rather their money be spent on something you’ll use and will hold up.  But, if it’s someone you don’t see often, it’s likely they’ll be none the wiser. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

return it, but a better version of the same item. you can also see if this item is on ebay an get a used version, depending what it is.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It may not be a single giver overextending herself–it could be a family or group of friends going in on it together.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Just exchange it. The person doesn’t need to know. Definitely don’t contact them and tell them you don’t want it anymore. That would be a bit weird/a faux pas. Gift exchanging happens regulary. People decide all the time that they actually don’t want things that they registered for – no biggie.

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