I'm sure I had the same reaction you did if you have seen the new commercial for Kmart layaway.
Something similiar to " Oh.. ... No. " ( you can fill in the blank as I did, but can't put it on this page!)
I get it tho. I truly do. Retailers depend heavily on 4th quarter, and the holidays, to really help out their bottom line. For some stores, it could mean their future. Its simply a business issue, with some benefit to the consumer too.
No one wants to go into debt for the holidays and have large bills coming their way at the end of the fun. And layaway is a great way to get the items you want to get, and be able to pay for them and have a no debt holiday. And with many of the stores now waiving the layaway fee this year too...a bigger bonus for many people.
Thats a good thing!
But September is still kinda early. I know Thanksgiving is just a large family meal now before the holiday shopping starts that night, but still...it feels a bit rushed right??
Well, we aren't going to stop them from doing it. Its going to benefit some people. And look at it this way....the Holidays are there, just waiting for us now, when we are ready to find them!!