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never thought I'd hear that word again

October 24th, 2008 at 05:21 am

Lay-away. Wow. I actually heard this on a TV ad this evening. In Seattle. Or maybe I'm just more attuned to 70s thinking.

6 Responses to “never thought I'd hear that word again”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    K mart is advertising it.

  2. reginaastralis Says:

    I've had more than one coworker tell me about how I should be putting things on layaway.

    I admit, a lot of us our single mom's ... but I don't remember having these discussions in years past.

  3. baselle Says:

    We had one Kmart in Seattle, now we have none. It will be really exciting when Best Buy advertises layaway on an Xbox. We'll know then that the apocalypse is nigh. Smile

  4. Analise Says:

    I guess it's being revived all over. Here is a post about it from the Wastrel Show:

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  5. scfr Says:

    Hmmm ... I've never used layaway, but I do remember seeing it at clothing stores. Now that I think about, it probably was some time in the 80's that I last saw it.
    Are there any interest or carrying fees assessed? I wonder why people use lay-away instead of just saving up before buying?

    I'd be concerned about a store going under before I got my product.

  6. baselle Says:

    I think the big plus of layaway is that you reserved the item until you could buy it outright. I've never used layaway, if you can believe it - I either bought it outright or gambled that it would still be there by the time I saved up for it. And yep, layaway is not your choice at a going out of business sale. Smile

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