Big Lots Informative - WHAT more can you expect??
I sent this inquiry about Bog Lots Layaway policy...I know the USE to have Layaway, as I have used it! But, I wasn't sure if Big Lots (like Walmart) had quit using Layaway, so I wanted to check BEFORE I drive 50+ miles to the closest store to see about some specific furniture pieces that I want to purchase.
HERE is how the correspondence goes:
02/19/2010 11:18 AM
Subject From BigLots.com: Other
The following item has been submitted via TalkBack from a Biglots.com user:
Name: DELETED for privacy
City: Live Oak
E-mail: DELETED for privacy
Phone: DELETED for privacy
Message: Does Big Lots still have Layaway on furniture?? If SO...can I make arrangement to make MONTHLY payments instead of weekly or bi-weekly? I am a senior disabled lady living on a low fixed MONTHLY income, and I can only make payments as I get my check on the 3rd of each month! You have some bedroom furniture that I would LOVE to have...but, I can NOT afford to pay CASH for the complete outfit, and I don't want to run the risk of losing the availability of part of the set by purchasing it by one piece at a time. The items I am wanting would run about $250 - $300, so it would take me about 3 months to pay it out of layaway by making monthly payments of approximately $100 per month! I also live about 50+ miles to the nearest store, and I don't want to waste the time/money/gas to drive all that way IF you don't allow layaway. PLEASE let me know ASAP, as IF you allow layaway...I would like to plan a trip for March 3rd...when I get my check! Thanks!
This is the reply I got back from Big Lots...in a timely manner, I must admit!
Good afternoon and thank you for contacting Big Lots! Big Lots stores do not offer layaway for any of our products. We do offer a Price Hold policy for our furniture products. Price Hold is not a layaway, only the price is guaranteed for later merchandise pickup. We do not store your items. Big Lots holds customer payments until items are paid for. Feel free to contact your local Big Lots store for further information.
OK...Am I missing something here? Does anyone make any sense out of this 'Price Hold'? Sounds like a wild goose chase to me...and I think the GOOSE gets away with the money, and I end up empty handed all the way around!
At any rate...I've decided that as much as I would LIKE to HAVE those pieces of furniture, I'm NOT going to travel in excess of 50 miles (one way/per trip) to take the risk of being taken even MORE!
SORRY Big Lots! But, you USE to be a decent place to shop for furniture...but, I think you've gone down hill with the rest of them! I'll keep checking around...ONline if I have to! I'll find a better deal *somewhere*, I'm sure!