In the face of a bad economy more & more stores are bringing back the time honored tradition of layaway. Toys 'R Us is promoting its layaway program this September in anticipation of Christmas shopping.
The Better Business Bureau advises shoppers to know all the terms of their layaway plan before signing up. That includes whether you are entitled to a refund if you do not finish paying for the item.
If you choose to layaway online, the BBB recommends checking a layaway site's rating on the BBB's website.