Target Complaint - Do Not Register At Target!!!
SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI -- I am writing this review to hopefully help anyone who might be considering registering for a baby at Target.....DO NOT DO IT!!! Since this was my 3rd child I thought I had this registering thing down to a science...I knew what we would really need instead of wants and thought that by browsing at Target that they would have everything that we would need so we decided to go ahead and register. I had lived in a big city with my other 2 children and had always used Babies R Us and honestly can say that I had no complaints...the staff was always very helpful and they seemed to have a selection that couldn't be beat. But there is no Babies r Us where I currently live so we unfortunately went with Target... From the very beginning we had problems!! When we got home and looked at our new register there were so many mistakes!! Some of the items just had a jumbled title and were price marked at 1 cent!!! Other items said online only even though we had just scanned them in the store!!
Lucky for us we had 2 baby showers one was in a big city and low and behold they had a Babies R us...and everything for that shower went smoothly...no duplicates and everything was up to date...But when I went back to my target registry to delete some items I saw more mistakes!! I went to the store to see what was going on and was shocked to see that a lot of the items that were in the store a week ago were now online only...but of course this wasn't updated on my registry info...after trying forever to walk grandmas through the "how to buy online" procedure we discovered that it was going to be an additional 60 dollars to ship!!! How embarrassing that someone is trying to buy you a gift and they get smacked with such an outrageous fee!! After apologizing over and over I jumped on Walmarts site and found the exact same thing 15 dollars cheaper and 97 cents to ship to your house or free to a Walmart store!!! How does one company charge 97 cents and another 60 dollars??!!
So the grandmas took their business to Walmart. And I deleted the items from my Target list...it is becoming more gratifying for me to be able to delete things off of the list than it is to receive the gifts!! my "Target baby shower is in 2 days and I have told everyone coming that they should just avoid printing the registry all together and if they want to give a gift it should just be a gift card or go to Walmart or anywhere besides Target!!I love it when family calls and tells me what they have picked up elsewhere so that I am able to jump online and delete...knowing that that is more of my friends and family's money that they will not be getting!! But just for fun I went to the store and printed my own registry and went through looking for items...out of 30 items 6 are actually in the store to date...what a joke!! I also asked a sales person to help and what a shock they had no more idea than I did..
My only fear now is all of the reviews I had read about what a nightmare you have to go through if you get duplicate items or need to return anything!! Hopefully I have gotten the word out that no one should use the registry!!