(Closed) Walmart Registry- Go for it!

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Are you registering at Walmart.com?
    Yes- there's nothing wrong with that! : (19 votes)
    41 %
    No way! : (27 votes)
    59 %
  • Post # 3
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t have a problem with it at all.  I used an Amazon registry that I put quite a few items from Wal-Mart on.  We wanted camping stuff and some tools.  Why not have your guests buy them wherever they’re cheapest for the same items.

    Post # 4
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love the idea of using Wal-mart! Unfortunately, living in NYC there aren’t any Wal-marts here, so it wouldn’t be fair to my guests (who prefer to physically go into a store and not shop online).  But if they have what you want, you know the prices are great, GO FOR IT!

    Post # 5
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We don’t have any Walmarts in our area so we never shop there.  But I don’t think there is ANY problem registering there.  As a guest, I’d much rather be able to get $50 worth of inexpensive things from Walmart (like your whole towel set) rather than 1 gravy ladle from a more expensive store.

    We have most of our items at Bed Bath & Beyond which I think is pretty inexpensive as well.  I loved Crate & Barrel but the price of things there just isn’t practical for us.  I don’t think we’d get many gifts if we went there.

    Post # 7
    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My Fiance and I registered for about 30 things at Wal-Mart because I’m from small-town IA where there is NOTHING else nearby and wanted guests to be able to buy gifts locally. I don’t think there is anything wrong with registering there, it’s a store:)

    Post # 8
    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I refuse to shop at Walmart because of their business practices.  I just showed my AP Language students the documentary Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price.  I highly recommend it!  Luckily I have other options for shopping, being in a big city.  The fact that is no where else left to shop in smaller cities is sad. : (

    (I know other stores have their issues too, but Walmart is above and beyond…)

    Post # 9
    14492 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    we were asked to, but we have issues with the way wal-mart conducts business and we never shop there.  So anyone that asks us to, we simply explain our position and tell them we are not registering there.

    Post # 10
    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We live right by a Wal Mart and in their home section they have KitchenAide brand products and Pyrex so I think it is a great choice. Also if you get a double you know you will find something else that will be useful.

    Post # 11
    5493 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    ditto Sarahsd.  I too have issues with the way walmart treats its employees and conducts business.  luckily, chosing to shop at Walmart or not is not an issue for us as we do not have a walmart anywhere in the area and we live in a large city so have all the other options.

    Post # 12
    28 posts

    I am registered at Walmart, they have all of the same Paula Deen stuff as Target and BBB for about 10-20% less.  I can’t ask people to spend more for the same thing.  And it might make me a WB outcast, but I LOVE WALMART 🙂 

    Post # 13
    11324 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Honestly if I were from a town that didn’t have any place else for people to shop but walmart, I would probably focus on an Amazon registry (although really they could buy from BBB online too!). I just don’t like Walmart as a business. Not because I think its not weddingy or anything… I just choose not to shop there in everyday life so I’d rather not patronize it for my wedding.

    Post # 14
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I was in Walmart today thinking

    *#&@, why didn’t we register here?!

    Post # 15
    25 posts
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We registered at Walmart along with BB&B.  With the economy being what it is right now, we wanted to give the people that may be having financial difficulties a chance to purchase items that are in their price range and not feel bad for not spending a lot.  We figured that it would make some people feel better if they purchased something inexpensive that we had on our registry. We both love candles and things like that, so I put a bunch of stuff like that on our registries. 

    Post # 16
    2820 posts
    Sugar bee

    We didn’t register anywhere but I’m another one who doesn’t like Walmart.  In my area it’s definately not the cheapest option.  I remember the first year it opened in my home town it had really low prices, but after they’re open for a few years, far from it.  What I usually find there is lower quality at not a cost savings.  Sometimes there will be a good item on sale but for everyday shopping, not so much, and combined with their business practices, it’s not for me. 

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