(Closed) Where to Register?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Where would/did you register?
    Bed Bath and Beyond : (40 votes)
    28 %
    Crate and Barrel : (27 votes)
    19 %
    Macy's : (30 votes)
    21 %
    Target : (17 votes)
    12 %
    Amazon.com : (10 votes)
    7 %
    Other : (21 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We did BBB and Target for a wedding registry. BBB was awesome. I returned a bunch of stuff no problem. They take those 20% coupons expired. No complaints.

    Thank god I didn’t have to return any of the Target stuff. I’ve had to return gifts there before and they are a PITA if you don’t have a receipt.

    I did Amazon for my baby registry though. No complaints. Just do your research before you register for things and only register for things you really want/need and you shouldn’t need to deal with returns.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    we did Crate and Macys, but I REALLY wish we had done BBB instead of Macys. They were the worst. We got multiples of a few different gifts, gifts without cards, and a lot of the gifts would come in seperate shipments from the same guest.

    BBB gives cash for returns…that alone is worth it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @pinkandsparkly:  BBB no longer does this. It used to be their policy but they stopped doing it before I even returned stuff from my wedding.

    Post # 6
    Member
    390 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We’re going to do BBB and Lowes.  I don’t need very much from BBB but we do need tools, a new garage door opener etc.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2815 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We registered at Target and BBB.  So far so good and we’ve never had any problems returning stuff to Target.  

    Post # 8
    Member
    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Here’s a loophole to getting cash back courtesy of my Bridal Bargains book, just in case anyone was interested 🙂 AHEM:

    “How can you turn unwanted wedding gifts into cash?”

    Use an in-store credit card. If you want to return a gift (say you got 3 salt & pepper shakers) many couples will have the returned gift credited to their in-store charge account.  Now what’s the deal with this?  Well, federal law requires that the store refund any balance to the cardholdler if they request it.  So you get cash back!  Needless to say, retailers are not happy about folks discovering this loophople (particularly those like Target with incredily strict refund policies). In fact, some stores now will not credit back the items to your credit card, they only issue a store credit voucher.  Check with the stores you are registering with to see if they will allows returns to be charged back to in-store credit cards.  Macy’s has such lenient return policies as of this writing.  And other stores like Crate & Barrel are willing to refun cash for any exchange.  

    Post # 9
    Member
    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Also, just in case you wanted to register for anything online, myregistry.com and thethingsiwant.com lets you add gifts from any website 🙂 myregistry.com can be setup so you can be e-mailed whenever someone makes a purchase, not sure about thethingsiwant though

    Post # 10
    Member
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I registered at Macy’s, Sur la Table, and William-Sonoma, and all but 2 gifts at my shower came from Macy’s. It’s easy to register in person or online, and they ship most registry items for free most days and ALWAYS have sales. It’s definitely been popular with my guests. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    As much as Target is good for some stuff, the vast majority of my experiences with them is that their stuff is just not as quality. I did register with them despite knowing this and I regret it. Luckily I only got a few items and I tried to pick them smartly.

    We also did Macys. 

     

    Post # 12
    Member
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We are registered at BBB, Macy’s, and Amazon.com

    At Amazon.com, we registered for things that we couldn’t elsewhere, like tools, an air compressor, air purifier, etc.  The good thing about it is that you get free shipping on most anything if you spend $25!  So, that’s a great incentive for people.  Plus, it gets shipped to your house, so you don’t have to worry about bringing anything back from the wedding.  The returns would definitely be a hassle, so just be choosey on what you register for.

    Macys-LOVE Macy’s!  Not to mention they have coupons, but if you sign up for their credit card (which I don’t even use), you get 5% back for every gift that someone buys you on a gift card.  So far, we have $150 on a gift card for our own personal use.  Returns are super easy, too.

    BBB- so far, no problems!  We’ve returned things that we registered for that we didn’t want, we got store credit, no problem!  The 20% off is a huge perk for people, too.

     

     

    I have nothing against Target- in fact, it’s my second home.  But when I think of registering there, I think, “why would I do that?  If I want something from there, I’ll just go buy it myself.”  I guess you could think that way of any place that you register, but I guess I look at Target as your “every day” type of things that I would just go and pick up while I was in the store.

    Registering was one of the best things about being engaged…it was so much fun!  Not to mention that my Fiance love the scanner!

    Post # 13
    Member
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    BBB is great because if you return something from your registry, they will cut you a check and mail it to you. It takes a couple of weeks because it has to go to corporate headquarters, but it’s still great!

    CB gives store credit. They have such cute things. I registered for stainless steel chargers that I would never ever have purchased for myself because they’re soooo unnecessary (IMO), esp at $15 a pop. But I love them and everyone comments on how great they are 🙂

    Registered for a GPS on Amazon…a tent…tools. Only got the GPS, but it was a great gift!

    Post # 14
    Member
    505 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We are registering at BBB and Crate and Barrel.  I don’t ever really shop at Macy’s (I’m a Nordy girl)  so I wouldn’t really know where to start there.  We wanted our guest to be able to use those great 20% coupons at BBB and we need new towels and sheets.  

    Post # 15
    Member
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We did BBB and Target and I wish we would have done BBB and Lowes instead. I am already fed up with target’s registry and like pp said, I can just go get whatever I want from there anytime.

    Post # 16
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    1351 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    MACY’S! I  My guests got my china buy one get one free PLUS 20% off and free shipping. I ended up with 15 sets of china when I only registered for 12. No worries, Macy’s has an easy peasy return policy. Some things were sent to my parent’s house, and they allowed my mom to take it back no worries. They have awesome deals ALL THE TIME.

     

    Also registered at BBB although I hate the store, people seem to love buying off of it. I can never find anything in all that stuff everywhere but better them than me!

     

    Lastly, I registered at Crate and Barrel. However, not one thing has been purchased off of that one.

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