(Closed) target registry really does SUCK

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

Yeah, Fiance and I registered at Target because there’s really not many options in our town… and yes the registry is terrible! I feel your pain.

Although, our Kohl’s registry has proven itself to be equally annoying.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Random Target registry story: Boyfriend or Best Friend and I are friends with a couple who registered at Target, and we bought a few things from their registry for their wedding. In their shipment, along with the items Boyfriend or Best Friend and I ordered, was a Schick razor. The very confused bride contacted me asking if it was something I meant to buy for myself but mistakenly sent to them, but I hadn’t ordered it, and it definitely wasn’t from their registry. That was kind of a LOL/WTF moment…

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

But it was worth the $25.00 right!? Yeah I’ve heard such bad things about the Target registry. I don’t love that BB&B doesn’t have the registry tracker like Crate & Barrel, but it’s so much easier to use. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I didn’t have a problem at Target. Our scanner died at the very end, but the customer service department was happy to scan our last items in. Maybe you had a bad scanner? 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We cancelled ours and went with Bed Bath & Beyond and Amazon because of how long it took to load pages on the target site. Ridiculous. Nice job on the gift card though. 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We got the same gift card offer – and created a registry with games and camping gear on it!  But half our registry is now “not available”.  Oh well.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  We’ve had some problems with Target. We decided to go with them because of their variety (not necessarily with plates and things, but because we could add entertainment items, household items, etc.). I love shopping at Target. It is one of my favorite stores.

  That being said, I haven’t been the happiest with their registry.

  We’ve had a lot of things disappear off the registry. Then, when we’d try to re-add them, they wouldn’t show for awhile. Then, they would appear, but there would be 5 of them. When people would check out and give the cashier the registry, the item wouldn’t be taken off, leaving us to make quite a few returns.

  They’ve been okay. My favorite so far has been BB&B.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We only registered at Target, not many options here, and I didn’t want all the the on my registry to be high dollar like I felt BB&B and Crate & Barrel would. I didn’t have any problems with them or my registry. Sorry

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hm. We’re only registering at Target. I did most of it online and haven’t had any problems.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I can’t update/stalk my Target registry online at all because it JUST.WON’T.LOAD. Ever. But we got a $20 gift card for registering and the registry prints out just fine at the store, so I can’t complain too much.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I didn’t register at Target as my experience with their registry (and their online site in general) has been less than stellar. When I ordered some items from their online store (it was one of those pop-up designer shops), they took forever to arrive and all in separate packages and shipping methods. I ended up just buying all of it in-store and returning the online purchases as they came in. All in all, it took about a month for all six items to finally show up on my doorstep. To be fair, all of it was packaged well. In addition, their return policy is terrible IMO. You can only return about two items a year without a receipt and I didn’t want to take the chance that someone would buy something without scanning it off the registry/including a gift receipt and I would need to return or exchange it for some reason (even if it is damaged). At least if they bought from Macy’s, there’s the sticker they attach on the bottom and other stores, such as C&B, are really good about returns for credit as well. Their site is also rather slow to load and in general, there’s just too many items for me to manage the registry well. I’ve also read online that people had problems scanning in-store as the barcodes on the shelf didn’t necessarily match the one on the actual item and people were getting random things (e.g. pacifiers!) on their registries. I registered at smaller, more specialized stores, like Sur La Table, and those were much easier to order, track and manage.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

OMG! I totally got a schick razor in one of my boxes too! How crazy is that?!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I didn’t have any problems but I have to say for a company their size, thier website is TERRIBLE! It moves so slow it is ridiculous! I dread it every month when I have to go on there to pay my CC.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@soonerbride:  So did I!!! I registered there and my husband’s cousin sent us a gift from there. In it was a razor!

I was like “Wtf…does your cousin think I am hairy or something!!??”

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