General admission three-day passes will cost $399 (Dh1,465), the same as they have in recent years, and again will be available through the festival's layaway plan
for those who don't wish to pay the full amount up front.
Kmart is reprising its no-money-down layaway plan
. And Amazon is adding 100,000 seasonal employees, mostly for its 50 fulfillment centers and 20 sorting facilities nationwide, to make sure holiday gifts get to their destination on time.
They raised $735.4 million for their general fund and have a 20-year layaway plan
to pay it all back.
The world s largest dedicated toy retailer boosted its presence on social networking sites like Facebook and offered shoppers a layaway plan
to buy holiday gifts.
A layaway plan
can be 2-6 months long, with a maximum of 13 payments.
They'll also use debit cards instead of credit cards, and the once considered obsolete layaway plan
is likely to enjoy a comeback.
The Wall Street Journal and others say that the humble layaway plan
is regaining popularity with a cash-strapped, debt-hobbled public.