(Closed) Target is awful

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Thanks for the advice! I wonder how Macy’s and Bed Bath and Beyond are?

Post # 4
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I registered at target. If you print your registry (they have the printer there) you should be able to return them if they are on your list. I hated registering at target for a few of the reasons you mentioned above. It was just super annoying to deal with. I also was only allowed to get the sale price on a couple of the items when I know it was full price at the time of purchase. 

Post # 5
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I used to work at Target and we always made sure to get people who registered at least something for the items they returned. Yes this may mean sale prices because there is no way they can know that they were paid for at full value without a gift reciept. Honestly I think you’re going to have issues no matter where you go. Also it depends on who is working.

Post # 8
44 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was warned by a friend to not register at Target for the reasons you posted.  Sorry to hear you are having such a horrible experience with them. I opted to register at BBB and Crate & Barrel.  

Post # 9
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@lolitapbg:  Agreed.

I am still dealing with Target returns and we are now having to use my DH’s license because I already met my limit for the year on non-receipted returns.

The thing that really ticked me off is all the duplicates. I got so many duplicates (three to four of the same thing) and Target makes no exceptions for this. If you registered for one wall clock and got four they will only allow you to return one wall clock using your registry as a receipt. The other three that you didn’t register for (since I’m assuming no one registers for four wall clocks) must be returned as non-receipted items that go towards your maximum yearly allowance.

Just last week I had to fight with them because despite returning $30.00 worth of goods that they supposedly gave me store credit for the card that supposedly had the store credit on it was totaling $0.00 when I went to use it for the first time. It took me over 30 minutes and I dealt with several different people until they finally relented and gave me in-store cash ($3.00 x 10 cash coupons). This was the SECOND time this had happened, the first time was for $7.00 and the card came up as totaling $0.00 (which I overlooked thinking I had made a mistake and used it without thinking).

Yeah I am ready to scream they are so frustrating! I highly recommend Bed, Bath and Beyond they have been absolutely amazing and so accommodating with all our of returns.




Post # 10
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh man I registered there and now I’m nervous. I did the majority at BBB so target only has about 20 items…FI’s grandma just stuffed all the shower invites so I’m sure there is no turning back now Undecided

Post # 11
5786 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I saw the title of this post and was like BLASPHEMY!

I have heard their registry is awful.

@Artificial-Sweetener:  I registered at Macys and it was very pleasant. No dupes, I received broken glasses in the mail once and they took them back no questions asked. Cash back perks were half decent (discount after the wedding was a joke).

Crate and Barrel was pleasant too but their prices are higher and the boxes they pack everything in are no joke. I had so much trouble at my shower haha.

Post # 14
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@lolitapbg:  Such a shame to hear because I love Target stores – love their home items especially. However, this does not surprise me. Their online ordering isnt the best and twice now I’ve purchased items online to send to friend who just had a baby and when I included a “gift message” it’s only assigned to one item unless you do it for each item in the order. The problem was the order was split and sent in 2 speerate deliveries and the recipient had no idea who one shipment was from because my “gift message” was in the other shipement of course. After hearing your story, I would highly recommend speaking with someone at the 800 number, not with the store directly and explaining what happened. A company, especially one like Target, should not be run this poorly. If they agree to have this service, it should work properly.  Keep us posted!

Post # 15
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@LGenz:  A lot of why I registered at Macys was the convenience and excellent return policy for gift registries.

OP, I hate returning things to Target normally, and I’ve heard so manu terrible things about their registry. It’s a shame, because now that I’m pregnant, it would be so nice to have a baby registry there, but it just seems like it’s not worth it.

Post # 16
1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m glad for this thread.  I think we’ll be deleting our Target registry and doing a BB&B one instead.  I thought Target was the better choice because there are stores EVERYWHERE – but this sounds like a nightmare.  No thanks!  BB&B has everything we’d want from Target and more, plus they always send out those 20% off coupons, so our guests could probably get a good deal on items…

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