I'm not generally a forum user, but I'd like to share a recent experience I had. We're registered at Bed Bath and Beyond but haven't officially told all of our people yet. Someone must have looked around and found our registry, because the other day, I found a FedEx tracking slip on my door. I tracked the package and found that it is a SodaStream from our BB&B registry. SodaStreams are considered hazardous and only the addressee (not the employees of my apartment building) can accept the package. I wasn't able to take off work and due to an error at my local FedEx location, it ended up being shipped back to SodaStream.
I called SodaStream, as the returned package would be going to them, not Bed Bath and Beyond and they told me they have no way of tracking things and I'd have to speak to Bed Bath and Beyond. Fine. I send an email in to BB&B and found I was SOL. They don't send information to registrants, only the customer. They suggested I contact the customer, but wouldn't tell me who the customer was. I'm not about to send a group email out to my invite list asking who bought me something already. Apparently, if I want to get information about the packages headed my way, I have to monitor their site and contact them whenever something new is purchased.
Perhaps this is the same everywhere and I'm in for a headache with Crate and Barrel too, but I sure hope not.