Thursday, June 17, 2010


My invisifriend (customer who I feel I know but have never met) Robyn suggested something to me the other day that I really feel could benefit my customers. She told me that because of the economy and budgets being tight for everyone that a friend of hers who sells handbags, etc. at a local market has started offering layaway. Now, I have to admit...offering layaway had never crossed my mind. But the more I thought about it the more I thought why not??? We all know that when money's tight jewelry probably isn't going to make it onto the "must buy this week" list. After can't eat it, and though it may sparkle (and it does), it won't power the lights or keep the washing machine spinning. You can't put it in your gas tank, and it won't keep the golf channel streaming 24/7 into your living room. And though some of us like to think it's a neccesity, it probably isn't. Probably. Soooooooo...if there is something that's calling your name. Loudly. And you feel you MUST have it, here are the terms....
1) 30% down
2) Balance to be pd no later than 45 days from date of deposit
3) If balance is not paid within 45 days, deposit will be forfeited

If you enter into a layaway contract, please understand that it is binding and that you are in agreement with these terms.
I really hope this will benefit awesome customers! I'd love to make it easier for you all to have some of the things you love and also make it easier to shop for gifts as it gets closer to Christmas. Let me know what you think...


  1. Hi Lynn,

    What a wonderful idea! I've actually thought about doing this with my furniture business. Although we, as women, think that jewelery and furniture are necessities, you are so right about it ~ we can't eat, drink, etc......

    CLEVER IDEA ~ mind if I use this concept over at younique727???

    Thank you and keep creating those beautiful pieces.

  2. I think it's a GREAT idea to offer layaway on your furniture! I think its always nice on larger ticket items to have the option of paying it out. I know for me personally it could mean the difference between making a purchase or not. Go for it!! And thank you for always complimenting my means a lot to me!!

  3. what a neat idea. I do like the idea on layaway and wish more shops went back to the old ways. i hope it works out for you. :)

  4. Thanks Laura! Time will tell if anyone takes me up on it, but I figured why not?? :)

  5. Glad you liked the idea!

    it's a "win~win" situation for everyone! <3

  6. Thanks for the suggestion Robyn!!

  7. Hey, it's worth a try, right? Hope you are having a great weekend.