(Closed) Why register for the same items more than once?!?!

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ok no offense but I just find it a bit creepy that your peaking at other brides’ registry. Sorry just had to say this.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

1. Dunno. Maybe they drink a crap ton of coffee.

2. Maybe the wedding is still far off.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I recently attended a wedding where the bride registered for nearly 600 items and many were duplicates.  I couldn’t figure it out at first, then realized that she did it for the gift with registry freebees (register for $500 of a certain brand and get a free butter knife, for example).  She only got about 10% of her registry because her wedding was fairly small.  it doesn’t seem worth it to me to have to track and return all the duplicate gifts.

I’m in a strange situation though where one of my store registries has been mostly ignored by guests, so I’m considering leaving that registry open, but adding those items to another registry to increase the likelyhood that they will be bought.

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I did look at recently married friends’s registries to get ideas.  I wouldn’t pay too much attention to unknown registries since possibly someone is still updating it or started working on one and abandoned it.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

They probably registered for things more than once because they wanted more than one set of the knives…not sure about two different coffee makers though..maybe they couldnt make up their minds which one they wanted so they just put both and hoped only one would get purchased and that would settle the debate on which to get??

Also as for there not being many items purchased, perhaps these brides have not had their showers yet, lots of people wait until very close to the wedding to have their showers.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Omygosh. I can’t imagine.  I only registered for 45 gifts so far (I need to finish), but am having a hard time thinking of other things to add!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s possible that they’re registering for the same items but at different price points. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t understand the duplicates either.  A friend did that with a baby registry and had a really hard time returning some of the duplicates.  And she had them at two different places so it’s not like someone could look at see that she already had a stroller. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

1. We registered for two sets of steak knives because we wanted 8 knives, not 4 in case we had guests.  We also double registered at two stores because we wanted to give people a choice if they didn’t like one store or the other.  That said, I monitored the registries and removed if something was bought from one.

2.  Dunno.  Want the registering gifts?  It’s far away?  Their family/friends gave cash?  Their family friends gave nothing?  (Over 10% of our wedding guests gave nothing, not even a card.)

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i dont think youre being creepy. i registry stalked just about anyone i could think of.

maybe they were like me and went scan crazy at the store, with the intention to “clean up” online later?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We registered for two sets of steak knives because there were only 4 per set and we wanted service for 8.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

registry stalking = my new fave hobby. You def aren’t creepy! I don’t get duplicates either – I just assumed they forgot they registered for something at 1 store and registered for it at another store.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ok I must be out of the loop on staking registries… what do you guys do, just search some random name and see what they registered for?

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t see a problem with looking at other brides registries to get ideas…I just don’t know why these questions are even on your radar.

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