Walmart offers Layaway this year again after a 5 year break.
With the US economy still in the Dumpster and Obama's new plan just got announced retailers start to worry about the holiday shopping season. Walmart for instance announced today to bring back the Walmart Christmas Layaway program. Walmart did not offer layaway for the last five years. The new layaway program only applies ot electronics and toys. The Walmart Layaway program starts on October 17 and runs through December 16.
“We’re always looking for ways to ease budget strain for our customers, and we know this holiday season in particular brings with it additional financial pressure,” said Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer, Walmart. “Our layaway program for Christmas, along with our every day low prices and great variety of gifts, will provide a worry-free way for our customers to fulfill their families’ Christmas wish lists.”
Walmart’s Christmas layaway program will enable customers to make payments when they want and for how much they want on the hottest Christmas gifts. Toy and electronic gifts with a retail price of $15 or more will be eligible, including dozens of toys on Rollback to $15 starting Sept. 12, such as Leapfrog Scribble and Write, Disney Princess Toddler Dolls, Transformers 3 Mechtech and select Lego playsets. Other great gifts at an every day low price included in the Christmas layaway program are bicycles, HDTVs, and video games.
Layaway payments can be made at any register. Putting an item on layaway and picking up layaway orders is done at the Walmart.com counter in the majority of stores. Pick up hours are 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. local time. Layaway orders and pick up will not be accepted on the day after Thanksgiving.
You can watch the video below where Walmart introduces the new Layaway program.
The Walmart Christmas Layaway Program has launched.
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