The Other Lay Word

Not layoffs, but layaway. What a sign of the times.

When I was a teenager, and maybe even in my early twenties, I remember buying things on layaway. I had very little debt back then. Those were the days.

Well, for many people, what's old is new again. Layaway is back. It makes sense. Instead of racking up debt, you can pay a little cash over time to make your purchases. There's no instant gratification, but there's also no buyer's remorse.

I've recently learned that layaway has gone 21st century. Now you don't have to go to the store to put your items on layaway, you can go online and do it. and eLayaway both offer these services. I haven't tried them out, but the concept is kind of interesting. Have any of you tried the new layaway?

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Bertie said…
I haven't tried it or even heard of them online- that is great!! Thanks for the links- if I use them I'll let you know how it goes:)
Lisa Johnson said…
bertie - You're welcome! And please do let me know. Have a great weekend! ; )
Cakespy said…
I remember when I was little my mom would do this a lot (we weren't *poor* per se, but with three kids and a stay at home mom, certainly not rich). I'm intrigued by this aspect of "everyting-old-is-new-again" aspect of the economy.
Lisa Johnson said…
cakespy - It makes me wonder if this might translate to food a bit more too. I wonder if more people are making bread pudding and casseroles, which are made from lots of leftovers.
So So Simple said…
Hi Anali
In New Zealand we call them laybuys. They haven't gone away I think but when I was young that is how I bought most tghins.
By the way. I have always been a leftover queen I can't see food go to waste. Probably picked from my Mother.
If I can make something with it I will. Cheers
Lisa Johnson said…
so simple - I just used up some old scraps of bread that I had frozen. Well not scraps, but the heels. I don't like to eat them, so I used them to make stuffing. It was good!

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