Post # 17
I’ve heard Target is crappy about registries and Babies R Us has terrible customer service, so Amazon it is. I’m considering Buy Buy Baby just to have a registry at an actual brick & mortar store, but the nearest one is still 40 mins away so probably not even worth it.
Post # 18
I would do Amazon. There are a ton of stuff to choose from and it seems like even the hard-to-find brands are on there. The pricing is usually pretty good too, especially for very common items or books. I think there’s less temptation to go off-registry on Amazon. Mother-In-Law, for example, gets distracted by all the other stuff at a B&M store so she’ll be like, “But this is even better than what they asked for!” and buy that (unless we intercept her and steer her back on course).
Speaking from gifter, I would say Amazon is a lot easier especially since I have Amazon Prime. Just scroll, click and check out. BRU can be intimidating for those of us that haven’t really set foot in it and the lines are sometimes really long for checkout and returns. I’ve even done the order online and pickup instore and waited quite some time for that. Their limit for free shipping is also higher than Amazon’s.
Post # 19
I’ll be registering at Buy Buy Baby and Babies R Us. Target and Wal*Mart are popular options. I’ve known people to also register at Land of Nod and Pottery Barn Kids.
Post # 20
One of the easiest places to register is Amazon.com. I live out in the sticks as well and I registered online at Target, BabiesRUs, and Amazon. You don’t HAVE to go to the store to set up a registry, it’s very very easy now.
Post # 21
We registered at BRU and will also register at a local independent shop.
I was completely overwhelmed when I started thinking about registering. Someone on the boards recommended Lucie’s List and I’ve been kind of obsessed with it ever since. When you subscribe they send you a multi-page registry cheat sheet with the products and brands they recommend based on their research and experience (I swear I have no association whatsoever with Lucie’s List! I’ve been talking about it so much lately that I swear I sound like they paid me to promote it!).
Post # 22
@mrssrm: MTE I came in here to say the stork or some wiseass remark like that.
Post # 23
Although you said there are no baby stores near you, you can still register at places and people can buy you the stuff you need online.
As many people who’ve posted already said:
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Buy Buy Baby
- Babies R Us
Post # 24
i registered at amazon and i loved it.