(Closed) Registry Peeve

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Hahaha you are too funny!!  I absolutely check for the presents that I give to people when I  go to their house after the wedding!! I totally agree with you on the concept.  The only reason I cared about return policies was because of the chance of duplicates.  Sometimes people will buy you something off the registry.. but not tell the store who they are buying it for.. so then someone else buys the same gift because it still shows as available.  We had this happen a couple times.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I agree with you. My cousins kept telling FI and me that we should registered for the most expenisve gift, exchange it for a cheaper one and keep the cash difference. I AM NOT DOING THAT By The Way, but seriously? WTF!! Just register for what you want!

Although I can see if you registered for something and then someone got you two of something – I know that is the point of the registery, but I anticipate that this may happen.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Haha Lord have mercy on the souls you buy tongs for if they aren’t in sight when you are around 🙂 This kills me lol. By The Way I totally agree with you

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

If you ever come to my house I’m not grilling!!  I wouldn’t even want to HOLD tongs in your presence : )

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

We’ve had people purchase items from stores we didn’t register from.  Which mean our registry wasn’t updated and we got multiples of an item.  Awesome.  So we’ve had to return items to the store we registered at (I’d rather have their store credit or cash than store credit at a store I didn’t even register at). 

We made sure to register at places with good return policies.  Stuff happens that is out of your control and you want to be happy with the customer service you get and the customer service your guests get when they are purchasing a gift for you.  I fully intend to keep all the gifts we get – unless they are duplicates or part of a set gets discontinued before we complete our set. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

LMAO- you are hysterical, Melissa, but I hear ya.

Other couples specifically told us to register at stores that will give you cash for returns, and I thought to myself, then what’s the point of registering if I’m just gonna take the stuff back? Plus, I would be hurt if I bought someone something I thought they really wanted from their registry only to have them return it- so I wouldn’t want to do that to someone else.

Plus, registering stressed me out (I am bad at making decisions and accepting gifts from people)- so you bet your ass I actually want everything we registered for! 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@texasmerideth- ahhh, I see what you mean about getting multiples from people who didn’t buy off the specific store registry. I didn’t think of that. I see your point.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

@melissa… you get no BBQ and then if you complain about not liking what I do decide to make.. I’m going to ask you if you are “with child”.  SERIOUSLY.. your Mother-In-Law says that to you?  I would die.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

Many tims the registries arent updated fast enough and you get two of one item and you want to return it.  I dont think many people are talking abuot return policies with the intention of not keeping what they registered for.  We registered for full china sets and then realized it was a better option for us to have individual pieces so when people bought us the china set before we changed it, we were able to return/exchange it for the individual pieces.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

You know, I always really wanted to have three sets of tongs…

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I totally get you. It makes no sense. Honestly, I would much rather have a return policy with flexible in store credit. Then if I get three blenders somehow, I can complete the registry instead of frittering away cash on lattes and crap.

I only registered for things I really want and will use. There are too many good options to take any other approach.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I see it more as what if I really want one thing on my registry, but no one buys it for us?  Then we can return something that was nice to have but get the must haves.  Does that make more sense?

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