(Closed) What is better??? Bed Bath and Beyond OR Target??

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

Oh gosh! I love both places! I always shop at Target because it is cheaper. But, since people are buying you the stuff, I would probably put Bed Bath and Beyond! Its not like its REALLY expensive, so they should be able to find resonable things for you. And whatever you don’t get from there, you can just go pick up for cheap at Target! 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We registered at bed bath and beyond. We have had two wedding showers and loved our experience with them. They were so easy to register with, the store employees super friendly, have easy returns, wrap gifts for guests in store free of charge etc etc

Also, I don’t think BBB is really that expensive. Customers are also able to use all of those 20% off coupons that they receive in the mail!

I have heard bad things about target registries and that their return policy is hard to work with.

Good luck deciding!

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

BBB will be much easier on returns than Target… and they have those great 20% off coupons! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love both! That’s a tough call! I think I may be a little more partial to Target :]

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We registered at both. Depends on what you’re looking for – Target has electronics, which is something BB&B doesn’t have. We have a digital camera and Wii on our registry.

I would actually vote for Target because it’s pretty accessible to most people (at least in my part of the country). Macy’s, C&B and BB&B are only in larger towns, so unless your guests are ordering online, it might not be convenient for them.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Good point too! Target has a HORRIBLE return policy.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I registered at both (those are our only two registeries) so I think it depends on what else you’re looking to register for that you don’t have from your C&B and Macy’s registries. 

BB&B has nicer small appliances, pots and pans, bedding, etc while Target has some fun things like electronics, outdoor items (we’ve registered for bocce ball, a tent and sleeping bags, etc.).

I’ve heard some not great things about Target’s return policy but if people are using your registry, I don’t think you’re going to have that much you need to return.  Especially because the return policy is only bad without a receipt.  There can’t be much you’d need to return that you also don’t have a gift receipt for.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

We registered at Macys, Crate & Barrel and BB&B. I would say BB&B is better than Target because they always have 20% coupons and their inventory is not ever changing like Target.  I feared registering at Target I would find something we loved and then they wouldnt carry it in a couple weeks.  Also, BB&B has a great simple return policy, Target is very strict with theirs.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@ KMM: I registered at Target for my baby shower. So, I assumed that since people used it, I wouldn’t get duplicates and stuff. I was so wrong! I got quite a bit of 2′ of things because Target is so horrible at updating their registry! If they do add the return receipt you are ok, but most of my gifts didn’t have them and then I had to keep 2 of some things, like a rubber ducky bathtub! haha! We registered at both Target and BB&B, our only 2 also, so I hope that Target does better with the registry, or people include gift receipts!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

BBB….alot easier to return gifts is what I am hearing. I registered there.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Bed Bath was super easy to make returns too and most of our items were delivered to the house and nothing was damaged in the shipping.  I’ve heard horrible stories of Target’s return policy so I stayed away from there. Although I love shopping there!

I also did Macy’s and their return takes awhile in the store. For instance, I took 4 items at one time to return.  All 4 items were bought from different people. They scanned item 1 and gave me a gift card for the amount.  Then scanned item 2 and gift card and so on.  So it took a while and I left with multiple cards.  However, they have a gift registry manager that keeps track of who bought you what so if you didnt’ get a gift receipt they can look it up and give you the amount that they bought it for.  Which is nice when the item is at a lower price when returning.

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

sorry it duplicated the comment 🙂

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Just one thought.  I don’t want to burst your bubble or anything – I just want to correct what I see as misinformation.

My Fiance and I registered at BB&B and Target at the same time and we have had WAY more items off our BB&B registry go unavailable due to inventory change than off our Target registry.  We have a pretty equal total number of items on each (a little more at BB&B, but not exteme) and we had to redo almost half of the BB&B registry while we only had to replace 2 items at Target.

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