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Old 10-30-2008, 09:03 AM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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Any stores in San Antonio that still have layaway besides Burlington & Sports Authority?
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I think TJMAXX and Marshalls has layaway. I wish Walmart would bring it back
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:24 AM
 
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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.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:35 AM
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I keep seeing the KMart layaway commercial over and over, but that's sort of mean of me to mention it seeing as they packed up and left our pretty city.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Also, one of the biggest problems is people not finishing paying for their merchandise. By the time the customer reneges on the agreement, the stuff has to be sold at clearance, especially clothing

That being said.. it looks like it is making a comeback
Stores drag layaway out of storage
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I keep seeing the KMart layaway commercial over and over, but that's sort of mean of me to mention it seeing as they packed up and left our pretty city.
I know! I wish they could find a way to pull that commercial from our area. All it does is make me jealous.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: South Side
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Also, one of the biggest problems is people not finishing paying for their merchandise.
I guess some retailers might see getting SOME money from customers is better than NO money. I was so disapointed that by the time I had kids WALMART was doing away with layaway. *sigh* now I will never know the joys of making payments on crap my kids probably wont care about 2-3 months down the road.
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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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.
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: North Central SA
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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.
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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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.

That's more of a lease or rent to own plan and likely subject to a credit check.
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