Walmart is lowering the fees for it’s holiday layaway program from $5 down to zero for 2013. Score one for the consumer!
Starting September 13th and running through December 13th (Facebook fans can start on September 11th and September 12th, the Walmart layaway program will be returning for 2013.
This year, shoppers will also be able to layaway infant toys, and automotive accessories such as stereos and speakers in addition to small appliances, large exercise equipment, some sporting goods such as trampolines, toys and electronics of $15 or more, including dolls, bicycles, video games and televisions,
Walmart will require that each item be priced at $15 or higher and the total of your layaway purchase must be at least $50.
A down payment of $10 or 10% will be required, whichever is greater and that will be applied toward the purchase. These are the same terms as last year. There is no opening fee to begin your layaway (last year there was a $5 fee to open the account.) This year there is a $10 cancellation fee. Cancellation fees do not apply in Ohio, Maryland, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia.
Once Walmart layaway has started, the expected popular items are expected to include:
- Tablets, such as the iPad, iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Nexus
- Smartphones like the iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy 3 (prepaid only)
- PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles and new releases
- Big screen and smart TV’s
Here are the toys that Walmart is expecting to be popular once layaway has started: (from the Walmart press release)
- Furby Boom
- Barbie Dream House
- Big Hugs Elmo
- Zoomer, a robotic dog
- Bikes and ride on vehicles
- Children’s tablets and learning toys such as LeapFrog
Don’t forget, Walmart will price match competitors ads, so bring in the competitors ad and get your items price matched and put them on layaway to avoid paying credit card interest charges and fighting the crowds later in the year.
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