(Closed) Veering from the registry

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I know I’m just being an “enabler” but FYI you can call the store you’re registered at, and if that person paid with credit card, the store can probalby tell you who purchased that item.  While you’re at it, check if that item was just a glitch on your registry, since you never actually registered for it.  Happy stalking!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

P.S.  I’ve never heard of other people adding their own stuff to registries before.  That’s got to be a glitch.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

This happened to us–sometimes people who buy off registry ask the salesperson to scan the registry. At least that means you won’t have two people buy you the same off-registry gift thinking they’re being “creative.”

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

What in the world??  I’ve never heard of this happening before.  We do have an item on our registry that is “Requested: 1, Has: 2”.  Why would someone buy us something off the registry that has already been purchased??  I don’t want TWO of this particular item!  Undecided

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

At BB&B they add it to the registry if you buy something for the couple- just to let them know that an item of that sort has already purchased.  My Mom bought our B&G a set of glasses that made more sense to her (same maker, larger set, different style) and it is now on the registry as 0 requested.  After the wedding, do an exchange for something you need.  Think of it as centerpiece currency.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Williams-Sonoma does this too—it just means they told the salesperson it was a gift for you, so it was added so that you’d be able to see who bought it and use the thank-you manager. (In our case, it’s generally been small things people have bought in addition to other registry gifts.) I actually find it a handy feature, since it helps you write thank-you notes for those things…and you can always exchange it later if you want. (Bonus: Since it’s linked to your registry, there won’t be any confusion about gift receipts or any of that, either.)

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

If its at BB&B they also have bonus gifts.  Like if someone buys over a certain amount of money from some brand, you get a free gift.  We got a free dutch oven from someone buying us our Calphalon pots and pans set.  So the dutch oven now appears on our registry as Requested:0 Purchased:1.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Who knows… the centerpiece may not even be for you.  At BB&B they put all items bought during a registry purchase onto the registry.  Sometimes, this adds things they bought for you but you didn’t register for.  But sometimes this adds things they bought for themselves while shopping for you.  This is why random stuff like gum, birthday candles, etc sometimes shows up on peoples registries.  Who knows, maybe they bought you something off your registry and bought themselves a centerpiece?

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Crate and Barrel does this too! My friend got married in October and someone had added on 8 coolers and a pitcher she hadn’t registered for. Kind of weird.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

Yep. It happened to my my daughter BY my other daughter. She picked up a few things for herself while shopping for her sister and they showed up on the registry! lol

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

People have added all kinds of stuff to our registry and it shows up Registered for: 0, Purchased: 1 just like in your situation.

You can always exchange it for something you actually registered for! And what is with buying you an ugly centerpiece?? That’s so weird!

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