What an original, smart way NOT to get presents. Unless of course you were hoping for a random collection of ceramic fruit bowls and casserole dishes from 40 different non-refundable places of your guests' choice. Cause that's what you'll get for registering at a place that is a) not accessible to anyone -- or rather, anyone with money (i.e., your parents friends who live in Boston and Milwaukee!) and b) not available online for the rest of us who are lazy!
This is, however, a BRILLIANT strategy for ensuring lots of checks! So well done!
If you take Amy's advice, you'll end up with a living room filled with $120 corkscrews and four types of mixers.