(Closed) Reviews and tips for Amazon Registry??

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We did about half our registry on Amazon, and while relatively few people bought from there (the older contingent prefers BB&B brick and mortar stores, what can I say), we’ve gotten great feedback from people who bought of Amazon.  It makes it easy too because they give you a “thank you list” with the names and addresses of who bought you each item.  Overall it’s been a great and easy experience.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

We had a few people buy items from Amazon- mainly items Darling Husband registered for. I like that it gives people the option to find it elsewhere for less and mark it off your registry. Only downside would be for returns- luckily we haven’t had any.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love our Amazon registry! That being said, people didn’t use it until the other 2 registries were nearly sold out. So, my advice would be to either use only Amazon (and the universal registry option), or to only use it for items that are low in priority. I hope that people will become more comfortable with the Amazon registry concept because it was great from a bride’s point of view: we registered for merchandise that isn’t available in local stores and guests didn’t pay tax or shipping. The downside is that there’s no completion discount.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Another one whose Amazon registry didn’t get used as much as other registries (can’t comment on the universal registry as we didn’t really use that). People did buy us a lot of cookbooks off of it, though–maybe they are still less comfortable with buying other products sight unseen? And it ended up being convenient for our overseas guests as many other registries don’t allow purchases from overseas.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I really liked making an Amazon registry. The options are almost endless!

One tip, though: my older relatives had difficulty accessing it (not very internet/computer literate). Making sure that everyone knows how to at least veiw the registry would definitely be good.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Great advice!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Would love to hear recent experiences with this type of registry. We don’t want to register for stuff at all and would probably use the universal option to register for cooking classes, museum memberships, etc.

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