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Let's say you had a baby registry...

where would you have it?

I'm starting to see that Target likes to discontinue their stuff quite frequently or "limit the availability" of a lot items.

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Re: Let's say you had a baby registry...

  • *Blushing and embarrassed*  I have a registry...Well, I made one 2 years ago when we were TTC and obviously things didn't go as planned. I have kept renewing it because it's a pretty awesome registry. Lol. But, we chose Baby Earth. The only physical store they have is in Austin, but they sell online nationally. They constantly seem to have the best prices, and great sales. It's a nice website, and most of it is earth conscience, and have a lot of organic and green items, which was important to me. They have a lot of educational stuff too, no junky and obnoxious toys.

    Also, Amazon baby registry is pretty awesome, and they always have sales too. Almost everyone I know has one here. The only good thing I can say about the big box stores like Babies R Us though, is that they have registry completion programs. You can often get 20% off anything on your registry that hasn't been purchased (pretty great incentive). And EVERYONE has a BRU somewhere near them.

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  • I had it on Amazon with a universal registry button :)
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  • I get EVERYTHING off Amazon.  We actually started a baby registry there just so we could keep track of what we needed.  Then I found out you could get a discount on one of your baby registry orders..when we thought we might match with someone already 8 months pregnant, I just went ahead and ordered it all, haha.  Thank goodness I did!  We are piggybacking off my sister's Amazon Prime so everything ships free within 2-3 days.
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  • I do have a registry (I'm a shopper and a planner). I have two in fact--one at Buy Buy Baby and one at Land of Nod. Buy Buy Baby's customer service has been really good and Land of Nod has some unique decor pieces that I can't find elsewhere.
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  • I think it depends what you want to register for..... big items?  Figure out what you want and go from there.

    Personally we liked Amazon and Right Start.  

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  • I have one at BRU (good for coupons and those who like to buy stuff for you at the actual store) and one at Amazon.  I agree with you on the Target disco stuff.  

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  • We have an emergency registry at Babies R Us.
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  • imagemaryoosa:
    We have an emergency registry at Babies R Us.

     

    BuyBuy Baby.  The best baby store in the land.  It is owned by Bed, Bath, and Beyond and so it is as big as a Bed, Bath, and Beyond but all baby stuff.  They accept the BBB 20% off coupons and have an amazing return policy that beats out babysrus.  My friends have had things for over a year and can return it just because.  It is an amazing store!  I could get lost for hours!

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  • My issue with target is their return policy. I had this problem with my wedding registry and then my best friend had it with her baby registry. Example- I received two pancake griddles that I had indeed registered for. We obviously didn't need two so I wanted to return one but they won't accept it without a receipt, even though it was on the registry. I was able to argue with the manager and put it on a store cred (which is fine considering we practically live at target) but I was just generally annoyed. Also, I'm close with both people who bough the griddles and they said they had used the registry. When I checked online, it was still listed as needed, so clearly there was an issue with them marking items purchased.

     

    Now that was 4 years ago so things have improved I"m sure. I just wanted to share. 

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  • imageLIQueen:

    imagemaryoosa:
    We have an emergency registry at Babies R Us.

     

    BuyBuy Baby.  The best baby store in the land.  It is owned by Bed, Bath, and Beyond and so it is as big as a Bed, Bath, and Beyond but all baby stuff.  They accept the BBB 20% off coupons and have an amazing return policy that beats out babysrus.  My friends have had things for over a year and can return it just because.  It is an amazing store!  I could get lost for hours!

    They'll also accept anyone else's coupons too (target, babies r us, ect.) and when you're registering you can have one of the consultants go through and do a personal shop to answer any questions about the products, everyone I've dealt with have really known their stuff. And if they don't have something you want, they still offer to see if it can be gotten either through the warehouse or by contacting the vendor. I pretty much recommend them to everyone I know, but LIQueen is right it's way too easy to spend hours in there so if you're going in there for the first time I wouldn't plan on it being a quick 10-15 trip.

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