(Closed) Walmart or Target for my Registry?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Which one?
    Walmart : (7 votes)
    10 %
    Target : (60 votes)
    90 %
  • Post # 3
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    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I don’t know anything about Walmart registries but I haven’t heard a lot of good things about Target registries. Try searching on here for other threads because I know I’ve seen other topics about Target. I heard that their return policy isn’t that great and whatnot.

    Post # 6
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    24 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2009

    PLEASE choose Target

    Post # 7
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    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I don’t live near any Walmarts. The neighborhoods here banned together and kept them out. But funnily enough, no protest about Target.

    I’ve been to Walmart before, and they just seem a little lower quality than Target but maybe that’s just bias.

    Post # 8
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    1556 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    If you like Walmart better, then go with Walmart.  You and your Fiance are the ones who will be using the stuff anyway.  And a Rival Crock-Pot is the same whether you get it at Walmart or at Target.

    The other thing you might want to consider is your guests.  If your guests are like me, they can order just as easily online from either.  But a lot of older people aren’t comfortable with that.  Do more of them live near a Walmart or near a Target?  Where I live, there are plenty of both around, but in some more rural areas that might not be the case.  I think there are more than twice as many Walmarts nationwide as there are Targets.

    Post # 9
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    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I think Wal Mart is good for  electronics… though I haven’t bought any from there. I chose Target because I LOVE Target and go there constantly. But that is before I saw that you prefer Wal Mart, if that’s what you prefer then do that. I have heard great things about Target registries.. nothing bad, so I’m not sure about that. But I definitely love their products better than Wal Mart.

    Post # 10
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    4547 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Go with whichever you like best! However, I have heard not so great things about Target’s Registries. My SIL was registered with them for her wedding and she said the return policy was horrible and it ended up being a huge hassle.

    Post # 12
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    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My Future Sister-In-Law said the same as you – she had younger people coming to her wedding and didn’t want to put a financial burden on them.  Now, six years later, she’s wishing she registered for some nicer things, say at Macy’s or whatnot.  You’d be surprised at what people will buy for you….

    Post # 14
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    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We registered at Target over Walmart only because they are the closest store to many of our guests… 

    I’ve had other family members around the country use Walmart though and I haven’t heard any complaints.

    So far, I don’t really have any for Target but it’s still pretty early in the game 🙂

    Good luck!

    Post # 15
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    36 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We had lots of trouble trying to register at Walmart.  Apparently most of them have taken scanners out of the store (like bed bath and beyond has) and you have to do an online registry instead.  This was difficult because a lot of the things we wanted to register for at walmart (think yard stuff like water hoses, shovels, etc) are very limited online.  It has an option online to see items in a particular walmart store and even when we had been there and saw an entire row of water hoses, it would show maybe one option online that it said was in that store.  And apparently, according to their online registry, they had zero shovels…even though we saw them in the store.  It was really frustrating!

    On the other hand, I’ve heard people having lots of trouble taking things back to Target that were from their registry.  I would just make sure you know their policy.  I also feel Target has much nicer products than Walmart. 

    And I agree with some above posters about also registering at a nicer place like Dillards/Macy’s.  It doesn’t hurt to ask for something you really want; you never know what someone might decide to buy you!

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