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Babies "R" Us
This has always been one of the most popular places for expectant parents to set up their baby registries. There is one main advantage to registering here: shoppers can make registry purchases online or in-store, but their 30-day return policy isn't terribly helpful. You can return many items to a Toys "R" Us or Babies "R" Us store, but only for store credit. If you return an item by mail, refunds can only be given to the original purchaser. This policy applies even if you received something as a gift. Babies "R" Us has an extensive selection of gear that spans the range from low (Graco strollers) to high end (strollers by Bugaboo, Maclaren and Inglesina). Unfortunately, their nursery furniture, baby linens and clothing selections are not too inspiring.

Tiny Ride
Free shipping on $100 orders and low prices make this one of the best places to shop for baby gear - it's where I bought my Phil & Ted's stroller and Britax car seat. They have all the best car seat and high stroller brands including Maclaren, Phil & Ted's, Quinny & Inglesina.
Free shipping on all orders over $100. No sales tax in any state.
Shipping: USA only

Baby Center
This is where I had my baby registry. With Quinny and Phil & Ted's strollers and baby clothing by Charlie Rocket and Tea Collection, Baby Center has a more fashionable selection than Babies "R" Us. Instead of carrying every stroller, bouncer and crib toy under the sun, Baby Center tries to narrow it down to items that have garnered positive industry and customer reviews. I have found their customer reviews to be extremely helpful. Plus they have a generous return policy.
$5.99 per order plus $.40 per pound up to 50 pounds.
Shipping: USA only

Baby Universe
This is another well-stocked baby superstore that carries well-known budget and mid-range brands. Notable high-end offerings include Dwell baby linens, Bugaboo strollers, and a great diaper bag selection.
$7.95 flat rate shipping (shipping surcharges apply to oversize items)
Shipping: USA

Babystyle has a smaller, but more upscale selection than most baby superstores. In addition to popular basic registry items like the Graco Snug Ride carrier and the Fisher Price cradle swing, they also carry fashionable items like Oeuf cribs, Dwell linens and Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bags.
Shipping: USA only (no APO/FPO)

Target - Online purchases can be returned or exchanged at their retail stores.

BabyAge - All orders ship out for the flat rate of $7.95 with no additional or oversize shipping charges. They will also match the price of any established online competitor.