Post # 1
Just curious, based on a thread that got brought up from a few years ago. I figured the comments there were worth it’s own topic!
I often go to another store if I think it will be on for a better price, especially now since it’s easier to price check online.
Post # 3
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 # 4
I usually contact the registry store as well. Price matching is too much of a hassle, unless I have a flier from the store and the registry store is easier to get to. I’m all about saving money when I can!
Post # 5
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
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!