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Old 10-30-2008, 04:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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That's more of a lease or rent to own plan and likely subject to a credit check.
No it's not. One place that does easy pay is QVC.
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Old 10-30-2008, 04:29 PM
 
Location: South Side
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This is sort of the same, and sort of not; but many of the television shopping channels have "easy pay" options where they break the payments up into little monthly chunks. You get your merchandise and pay for it over time. You can check their websites as sometimes they're listed on-line and sometimes you just have to watch. However, you can get some really, really good deals. I've used this option on everything from flatware to a camera.
RU referring to flex pay and easy pay on the home shopping channels? I bought an awesome flat screen that way and it was way easier than going to an electronics store and trying to get credit. No interest and free shipping and handling.
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Old 10-30-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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There are Kmart stores near Corpus (Portland) and Laredo, and I think that our TV stations cover those areas so that is why we see the commercials.
KMart buys national TV time, so sometimes we see commercials for things we don't have...like Dunkin Donuts (sniff!). We got Kohl's commercials long before they came here, too.
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:39 PM
 
Location: North Central SA
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KMart buys national TV time, so sometimes we see commercials for things we don't have...like Dunkin Donuts (sniff!). We got Kohl's commercials long before they came here, too.
But I thought the reason we had DD was because there was 1 DD and then the one in the airport that opened earlier this year. I think they'd do a commercial in an area that would be expecting the store. I don't see them doing a commercial for a place that will never be here, you know? But doing them in anticipation for the new location I can see that. We also got Ruby Tuesday's commercials all the time too, but now we are finally getting them.

OT - I know! Sorry.....
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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But I thought the reason we had DD was because there was 1 DD and then the one in the airport that opened earlier this year. I think they'd do a commercial in an area that would be expecting the store.
I know they are supposed to build more...maybe I can put my coffee and donuts on layaway!

Back OT, I thought somewhere that WalMart was going to test pilot bringing back layaway?
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:48 AM
 
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Well, some of the gun stores like Dury's have layaway. I also find that some coin dealers will do so. It may be because those items don't deteriorate in 3 months.

Layaway might be on its way back giving the economy crash.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: southwest michigan
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One retailer told me that credit cards made "layaway" obsolete. Which it sort of does. Especially "store" credit cards like Dillards, Macy's etc. Also, just storing items until they are paid off takes up expensive real estate not to mention the extra time to handle, accept and process payments and employees being trained to deal with the red tape that goes with what can and can't go on layaway.

With the economy on the skids...who knows? Stores might decide it's a good idea again. Some small boutiques or mom and pop shops still allow items to be purchased on layaway.
The retail store I used to work for did away with layaway for all these reasons. It was a bummer pulling out a winter coat from layaway that had never been picked up and marking it down because spring had arrived. We ran some numbers and found out that only 25% of layaway transactions were ever fully completed, so we determined that the administrative hassles just weren't worth it.
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:01 AM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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Sorry 42JetSet,

I missed the part where you wrote "television shopping channels". I've used a similar service through AOL membership which was very convenient. Now only if Kmart would offer there layaway service online, that would be awesome.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:48 PM
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Sears is bringin' layaway back.

Sears Brings Back Layaway Program | WOAI.COM: San Antonio News
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Austin
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OMG!!!! This is great! DH loves the Craftsman stuff!
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