BBB advises shoppers to get the most out of layaway

With Christmas around the corner, the Better Business Bureau says layaway is an attractive option for many holiday shoppers.

â??Layaway services can be a great alternative to a credit card,â?? said BBB President Michelle L. Corey. â??But itâ??s imperative that customers understand the fine print and know what to expect.â??

The fine print can include when payments are due, storage or service fees, and what happens if you miss a payment. The BBB wants consumers to get everything in writing.

This year look for more retail stores to make layaway services available and for an increased amount of eligible products.

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