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Layaway at Walmart begins today

by Jennifer Palmer Modified: September 13, 2013 at 9:40 am •  Published: September 13, 2013

 

We’re well into September and for many folks, that means holiday shopping is already beginning. The past several years, we’ve seen a resurgence in the popularity of layaway, and it looks like this year will be no different.

Beginning today, Walmart shoppers can use layaway to pay for electronics, toys, jewelry, small appliances, sporting goods, infant toys and automotive electronics such as speakers. The retailer did away with the opening fee (last year it was $5) and payments can be made through Dec. 13. Walmart will assess a $10 cancellation fee, however.

Toys R Us and Kmart also offer layaway.

Moore, Friday, Nov. 28, 2003. Shoppers wait in the layaway line at the Walmart in Moore, SW 19 and Telephone Rd. Some shoppers had been in line for two hours.  Staff photo by Jaconna Aguirre.
Moore, Friday, Nov. 28, 2003. Shoppers wait in the layaway line at the Walmart in Moore, SW 19 and Telephone Rd. Some shoppers had been in line for two hours. Staff photo by Jaconna Aguirre.

by Jennifer Palmer
Investigative Reporter
Jennifer Palmer joined The Oklahoman staff in 2008 and, after five years on the business desk, is now digging deeper through investigative work. She's been recognized with awards in public service reporting and personal column writing. Prior to...
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