Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Layaway Plan

Kmart, WalMart, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and others are bringing back the 80s hardcore with the layaway plan, which, for those of you too young to remember, involves paying for something over time while the store holds on to it for you.

So you can "save" items that you might not currently have the cash for, but can get a down payment on early enough so by the time Christmas rolls around, it will be waiting under the tree. It's what people did before credit cards, and it looks like it's what people are going to be doing post-credit as well.

Hey, that's a novel idea. Pay for something, in full, before you get to take it home! Some old ideas are worth bringing back.

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