Layaway

OMG!  I just saw a K-Mart commercial.  The lady was going Christmas shopping and her husband pointed out that Halloween just took place.  She says, yes, but they have layaway.

I’m serious.  I haven’t heard of people using layaway since the 80s.  Essentially we all got credit cards we couldn’t handle, screwed up our credit and finances,  went without, or talked to someone with a credit card who bought it and let us pay them back.  Except when we really wanted it and really decided to tank our credit rating by bouncing a check to buy that precious item (that we had to have, but no longer own and can’t really remember).

I guess this is a HUGE sign that the economy is going to get worse before it gets better.  Not that I’m not into it.  I actually liked layaway.  It was like I got to visit my stuff once a week and when it was paid for, it was mine.  I remember using it to buy school clothes at places like TJ Maxx and Lane Bryant.  That was before I messed up my credit and stuff.

I have to say, good idea.  I hope more businesses embrace this rather than having people really end up in bad shape for the Christmas season.

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One thought on “Layaway

  1. It is too bad that layaway has fallen so far out of favor. I recently started to look for more information on which stores might offer layaway. I found such little useful information that I decided to put a collection of what I found on the web. Unfortunately, I was not able to find as much info as I would have hoped.

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