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Layaway Plan Highlights:
$100.00 Minimum order
Minimum payments are 20% of the total, per month
Deposit of 10%
No interest or fees.
Just add the "layaway" item to your basket and we will NOT process the order immediately; we will contact you to sort out the details.
Click here to go directly to the layaway page on our website.
We offer layaway on orders of $100.00 or more, with minimum payments of 20% of
the total (including shipping fees and taxes if applicable) per month, due in
advance. Each item on layaway requires a deposit of 10% of its value (excluding
shipping fees and taxes), and this deposit is refundable only towards the final
payment of that item. The deposit is taken as a portion of the initial payment;
it is not in addition to that initial payment.
We do not ship your package until the last payment has been made.
There are no additional fees or interest payments associated with our layaway
plan: the amount you will eventually have paid is the same as you would have
paid had you bought outright.
Initial payment is due upon your agreement to the layaway plan, and subsequent
payments are due at monthly intervals thereafter. Thus, five payments of 20%
each would span 4 months. There is a grace period of 10 days for the initial
payment; thereafter the grace period is one month. If a payment is not received
within a month of it being due we reserve the right to put the order back into stock. We would not do this without having sent
you one or more reminder notices at least a week beforehand, and we would refund
all payments with the exception of the original 10% deposit.
Payments in excess of the minimum will be considered to be advance payments
towards future installments; if you initially pay 50% of the total this would
cover the first two payments, but 10% of the total would become due the
following month since at that point 60% of the total should have been paid.
The "monthly minimum" is intended as a guideline for those who wish to make the
lowest individual payments over the longest time. Larger payments over a shorter
time will get you your stuff quicker.
There is a 21-day hold placed on shipping an order when payment is made by
personal check, as it can take our bank that long to return a check to us if it
does not clear. This is likely to affect the shipping of your layaway package
only if the last payment is made by personal check. We recommend paying the
final installment by Money Order or credit card.
If you wish to make regular payments by credit card, we can keep the information
on file and issue a charge to your account on a predetermined date each month.
Since this is not automated, you can ask us to change the amount or the date at
In order to have your order processed as a Layaway, you can contact us before
placing your order, or you can "buy" the stock item with the product code "Layaway", which is listed towards the top of the page. We would then
contact you to make specific arrangements.
If you place an order then decide you really wanted it to be processed as a
Layaway, but you didn't indicate that on the order or make prior arrangements,
just contact us as soon as possible and hopefully we'll be able to catch the
order before it gets processed (we ring up sales manually, so there is a delay
between your placing an order and your credit card being charged).
If you have any questions, please ask. You can email us
through this form.
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Page Added: 20 Nov, 2007. Last Update:
January 07, 2009.