do you all know Walmart is stopping layaways??

I was recently informed that wal mart after this christmas will not being doing layaways anymore. Did you know that? what are us minimium wage ppl suppose to do???

Update:

Yes it is going to be country wide. I was shocked. I just got divorced and money is tight this year so was planning on it.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I haven't heard anything about this. Do this rule apply to every walmart in the country? Where are you from?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You are correct. At some Walmart stores the last day they will be accepting lay-a-way is 11/19/06 with a 12/20/06 date to pick up all layaways. The

    Can't remeber where I read small print- stated that sales are down due to people using the Internet to shop. This statement by Walmart is hard to believe.

    Source(s): Alpharetta, GA , Walmart, employee notifed me that you cannot put items on layaway after 11/19/2006
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  • 1 decade ago

    Wal-Mart is only doing away with layaways after this Christmas season. The use of layaways has declined drastically in previous years. They are going to start offering more financing options.

    HOWEVER, no fear, KMART will still offer the layaway IF the items are ever in stock.

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  • Laura
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    1 decade ago

    I heard about that too. Of course I haven't used the Walmart layaways since I was a minimum wager. They are doing it because they keep losing money b/c people will back out of big ticket items and now they have a product they no longer stock so they just have get rid of it. They have just lost way too much money doing it. It kind of sucks for people who like to use them for Christmas and School shopping, but chalk it up to the deadbeats who bail on their responsibilities.

    I guess you are just going to have to save the money over time that you would have paid each month on the layaway and hope the product is still there when you can buy it. Sorry!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Just found out today in NH and they are still doing Christmas layaways

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    One word. People are putting stuff on layways and not coming back for it. That from a supply side is a nightmare. You don't have an accurate count of what you have, restock, additional departments, which mean more cost and manager time.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I never put stuff on layaway. I save up for it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    found out yesterday. just start a christmas club account and put a little back each week.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i did not know that. i didn't even know they layawayed things to begin with.

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