Revamped layaway program provides "Shop Now, Pay Later" option

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- The Bitburg Main Store and Spangdahlem Powerzone Real Sports Store are reintroducing and, in some cases, expanding layaway options. 

Clothing, handbags and shoes are still eligible for 30-day layaway, but full payment on many other items can be put off for up to 60 days when shopping at the exchange. This extra time means families at Bitburg and Spangdahlem can start putting holiday shopping gifts in layaway as soon as the last week of October. 

Shoppers with an eye for something that sparkles or shines can start even earlier as fine jewelry at the Bitburg Main Store can be put on layaway for up to 120 days. 

Any purchase of $25 or more is eligible for layaway at both exchanges. A 15-percent deposit on the total purchase price is required to hold a product. 

Merchandise excluded from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's layaway program includes clearance merchandise, computers, major appliances, furniture, mattresses, exercise equipment, electronics $299 and up, and seasonal and outdoor living products. 

For more information, call the Bitburg Main Store at DSN 452-9227 or the Spangdahlem Powerzone at 06565-957215.