Kmart: Customers buying on layaway

August 26, 2009 4:22:11 AM PDT
One retailer says consumers are taking advantage of its layaway option for back-to-school shopping. Kmart says a record number of customers are using its layaway program to pay for clothing and school supplies.

Kmart says its layaway rooms are packed with jeans and shirts, as well as less expensive items like notebooks and markers.

Layaway lets shoppers pick out what they like, make regular payments and then take them home once they've paid off the bill.