(Closed) What do you do if you buy a registry gift from a different store?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What do you do when a registry gift is cheaper at a non-registry store?
    I only buy from the registry store : (4 votes)
    20 %
    I will buy where ever it's the best price, and do nothing else : (3 votes)
    15 %
    I try to get a price match at the registry store : (2 votes)
    10 %
    I just let the registry store know the gift has been purchased so it can be marked as purchased. : (11 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
    3968 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I totally contact the store and let them know it was purchased to mark it that way on the registry. Usually registries will let you mark things “as purchased” even if you didn’t buy it directly through the registry. 

    Post # 5
    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Most places you can email, pretty much directly from the registry site.  That’s what I’ve been doing lately.  It’s especially useful because most people register at the big stores and the closest ones are 2.5 hours away from me.  I can often buy some of the more common things (kitchenaid attachments, for example), locally, or via amazon.  

    Post # 6
    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    A lot of stores will not let you mark something as purchased if you did not purchase it at that store.  They are trying to protect their sales.  Keep in mind that brides get perks for registering at a certain store because it pretty much guarantees a certain level of return for that store…so they aren’t exactly happy about you purchasing the same product elsewhere.  I learned the hard way after purchasing a shower gift off of a registry, but the clerk forgot to remove it from the registry list.  I called the store the next day (i had no time to go back there and show them the receipt) and the girl on the phone refused to remove the item off of the list. I told her every detail on the receipt…she would not budge.

    Anyway…my practice is this: if I buy the item at another store for a cheaper price, I MAKE SURE to give a gift receipt so that the bride/groom can return/exchange it if they receive two of the same item.  For the most part, I purchase off of the registry from the proper store…but some deals are too good to give up!

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