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Old 10-22-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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I remember as a child my mom would use a store's lay-a-way plan to get us clothes. We were very poor, but the anticipation of getting those new clothes was wonderful! I remember proudly handing the last of the layaway payments and my receipt and getting the loot! Ahhh the smell of brand new clothes. So it was no surprise when I saw a commercial for Sears announcing they had layaway, it brought back so many fond memories. Memories of waiting and planning exactly what my outfits were going to be, and how long until I had them. I learned that from my allowances I could go and make a payment towards our purchases and help out my mom pay it off faster (the allowance was from my grandparents). So now I see an online ad for Kmart layaway and I click on the link. They are offering online layaway! How cool is that? Now I've known that Kmart has been offering layaway for the longest, but there are no Kmarts in my area anymore. Ahhhh the old memories of NON instant gratification....the anticipation......and the pure joy of actually waiting for something you really, really want.

I think I'll put something on Layaway, just for the heck of it. Maybe some Christmas gifts.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:01 PM
 
Location: MN
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I think more stores should bring this back, to fend off the credit crisis. Everyone could then work towards it again, instead of buying with a credit card and paying it off after the fact. Good business move if you ask me.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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There are a lot of people who will be taking advantage of the lay-a-way plan this holiday season. I guess they are doing it since they are now with KMart who offers the same thing. I'm still debating whether to shop early and pay weekly. It is probably a great idea.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:31 PM
 
Location: between east and west coast
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I think more stores should offer layaway services,especially as we get closer to the Christmas season. I guess with credit cards stores don't feel layaway is needed as much.
As a child, my mom would often put my school clothing and Christmas presents on layaway.
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:51 PM
 
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WalMart would be so smart to bring back layaway. I used to do all my Xmas shopping at WalMart. I don't buy anything from them at Xmas time because they don't have layaway. KMart allows you to keep a layaway in right up until Xmas.
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