Amazon.com registry pros and cons? — The Bump
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Amazon.com registry pros and cons?

We started a registry on amazon's website and it seems great.  You can add things from other sites using their universal registry and people can even opt to buy one of your listed items at another store and amazon will mark it off to prevent duplicate gifts. 

I'm curious if anyone has done an amazon registry before and how it worked out.  Seems great to me, but having never used it before, I might be missing something.

FWIW, we are also doing a registry at a local store for people that don't like/aren't comfortable shopping online.  

TIA for any input! :)

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  • My registry is on Amazon.com too. I love it because I can research items as I add them and I find the site much easier to use than most baby store sites. However, we did create an almost duplicate registry at Babies R Us because someone pointed out that when people shop online they will only buy what you have listed, instead of the cute other stuff. We didn't really register for cute stuff like clothes and toys because store inventory changes to quickly, but we need that stuff too. That is the only down side that I found. Plus my mom, who buys EVERYTHING on Amazon was super disappointed that she wouldn't be able to go and shop for a baby, she said she likes to touch baby stuff when she buys it.
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  • We did one as a wish list for Cole's first birthday.   (We were asked by family and didn't 'advertise' it, it was even more for me to keep track when people asked.  I think true wish lists/birthday registries are tacky.) It ended up working out really well for people who did use it. 

    I wouldn't make it my sole registry, but you said you already have another, so it's GREAT in my opinion!

     The onyl downside is that you have to 'confirm' a purchase with an email.  Some people don't like that, but I've never had a problem with amazon and junk mail, so I love when people do it.  

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  • For our wedding, DH and I registered at BBB and Amazon with the Universal Registry Button dealy.  Only ONE person ordered anything off of our Amazon registry.  I think it was really cool, because I was able to add things from so many different sites.  But apparently, it was too complicated for all of our guests lol.  I think they prefered the BBB option because it was one store.  Also, the Amazon registry won't tell you when someone has purchased something for you (unless it's something from Amazon.com, then I suppose it will).  But if it is something from another website, it will only tell you if someone has "reserved" it or something like that.  Meaning, they may order it, but may decide to order something else instead and you end up wondering for months if you're ever going to get a mesh grill basket.  I don't think we'll be going with Amazon again, just because our friends and family didn't seem to like it.
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  • image leeshab1982:

    We started a registry on amazon's website and it seems great.  You can add things from other sites using their universal registry and people can even opt to buy one of your listed items at another store and amazon will mark it off to prevent duplicate gifts. 

    I'm curious if anyone has done an amazon registry before and how it worked out.  Seems great to me, but having never used it before, I might be missing something.

    FWIW, we are also doing a registry at a local store for people that don't like/aren't comfortable shopping online.  

    TIA for any input! :)

    I did the same. Amazon.com is where i first registered. Some of my mother's friends moaned and groaned so i also registered at babies r us for the computer retarded or otherwise paranoid, and i made sure that i didn't register for the same things on both registries.

    Frankly, I didn't want to do a shower/registry to begin with but, my mother in law and mother kept bitching at me to make a registry so i caved. I told my mother that I do not want a baby shower but it seems that the shower is more for my mother than me, so i'm considering letting her do some sort of luncheon just to get her off my back.  

    The good thing about Babies R us, is that anything that doesn't get bought on your registry as a gift they allow you to buy for 10% off yourself, so i figured hey, OK it's worth the time and effort I'll just use it as a coupon for all the stuff i was going to buy anyway.. 

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  • DH's cousin did her baby registry on amazon.  Honestly, I thought it was weird because she registered for so many clothes, and I remember thinking, don't you want to see it in person?  However, when you think about it, it makes things more affordable and easy.  I was not able to attend her shower, so it was great to simpy have amazon send the gift to her, and she could return it if needed.  Most items are eligible for free 2 day shipping, which is a bonus.  My mother in law got our city mini, chicco keyfit car seat and other accessories on amazon for much cheaper than if we had registered at a baby store.  We also bought our crib on amazon last night (after seeing it in a baby store) and we saved over a $100.
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  • I had a babies-r-us registry for awhile, then i moved to Guam with my DH. Last night i was looking at it and come to find out over half the stuff we need/want isnt eligible to send to Guam, or they were out of stock with everything. it was so frustrating. and if its out of stock you cant put it on your registry. So i went to amazon and found EVERYTHING in stock and cheaper than babies-r-us. This is our second 3 years apart and i gave all of our stuff to a friend who was broke and had nothing, i figured we wouldnt need it for a while. When i did registries for my first, and my wedding, no one bought us anything. they all ended up asking me what i wanted. But this time i went to amazon and emailed everyone the link and posted it on facebook so everyone would know 'hey i have a registry' lol 
  • Thanks for the comments, ladies.  I think I will stick with the amazon registry.  I am a total online shopper, so I would be pumped to shop on amazon for someone's shower as opposed to going to a store.  I know that not all people are like that, though. 
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