What do you think about Walmart cancelling there lay away?

@karahb (221)
United States
November 12, 2006 4:14pm CST
I think they should have kept it. Some people rely on layaway @ Walmart for X-mas, Birthdays and other stuff Whats your thoughts?
9 responses
@rracers89 (3247)
• United States
12 Nov 06
i personally never used layaway but I have a bunch of girl friends that used it all the time at Christmas,ecspecialy with items they knew would be harder to find closer to christmas, they were pretty bummed out. I dont think it was a good bussiness decision.
@karahb (221)
• United States
12 Nov 06
I agree 110% with you They will find out on the long run and I bet you they will try to get it started again and people will not want to come back I hope Target starts lay away!
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Target has never had Lay Away, and to me, they are more expensive than WalMart, and do not have the selection either, so I do not see that happening.
@jrk0624 (406)
• United States
12 Nov 06
yes i agree i was kind of disappointed that they're cancelling lawaway cause i always put the kids school clothes and christmas gifts in layaway i think this may hurt business cause some people will go where they can put things on layaway
@karahb (221)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Yeah I am upset because I knew a lot of people that relied on the lay away plan. They are going to loose a lot of bussiness. I think Walmart is starting to make some mistakes and they are going to loose some customers, including me!
• United States
12 Nov 06
There are hardly any stores that offer layaway now days. I doubt if Walmart will ever lose business over something like this.
@tickedoff (672)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Yeah but at K-mart, they are doing a free layaway day when the Wal-Mart by me shuts down their layaway on the 19th. K-mart is going to see an increase in business in their layaway Dept.
@karahb (221)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Oh that is cool I am going to have to tell my friends that Thanks for the info :)
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
25 Nov 06
I hadn't heard about Wal-mart doing away with layaway. I'm sorry for the people that have to rely on layaway. I can remember those days and not fondly. I hope there's more stores like K-mart who will offer layaway plans as they are needed by many people.
@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
12 Nov 06
eeeeeeekkkkkkk. I didn't even know about this. How horrible.
• United States
12 Nov 06
My friend told me about Walmart's cancellation of layaway. But, what can you say. I know plenty of people that didn't get their merchandise out on time and even let it go back. In this case the good has to suffer with the bad. I never really used layaway but I'm sorry for those who did.
• United States
12 Nov 06
I don't care, as I don't do layaways.
@am99gt (187)
• United States
12 Nov 06
I think they should've kept it...I used it maybe once a year...but some people used it alot
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Well, lay away is becoming a thing of the past for all the stores anymore. I think the Cost factor is one of the main reasons. They need to be able to Save on costs, and make money quicker, so it is cheaper on their budgets to cut this out. I don't think this will be a Big factor for WalMarts though since a lot of them are turning into Super Walmarts now.