Okay my darlings, I need to have this conversation. So some of you will know that I stopped offering layaway for a while after multiple problems with none payment. I have started to offer layaway once more on items over $500 (if an item has been in stock a long time, I will sometimes arrange a layaway on an item of lower value if asked). Thank you to everyone who is on top of their payments - some of you are even quicker than I am to send out a payment request! I love that! ❤️ Couple of gentle reminders with layaways that I think most sellers here can relate to: Layaways are special terms and they can be harmful to small sellers if payments aren't made on time. Essentially we are holding stock that has the potential to sell outright and we're doing it as a courtesy but it does impact cash flow for small businesses. Please bear this in mind and do not enter a layaway if it's going to be troublesome for you because you really can hurt the business that has offered it to you in good faith. Secondly, if you have had problems paying a layaway in the past, I am unlikely to extend layaway terms to you again. This is not me being mean. I am protecting my business that I have worked really hard to build. Thirdly, from this point on, I won't offer layaway on any item that hasn't been in stock for a full 7 days. I am finding that I have been setting up layaways and then getting messages from people wanting to purchase outright. An outright purchase allows me to pay for my stock and bring more to the table immediately for you. It works for all of us so while I am happy to offer layaway, I will be allowing a 7 day period for everyone to catch up with what comes into the shop. Hope you all understand and thank you!!!
Oh and lastly, if you call me names, threaten me, are aggressive in asking for deals, or ask me to break customs and/or trading laws (and no I don't care which other sellers do it all the time for you), I reserve the right not to do business with you at all. Yes it's happened. It's unnecessary and nobody needs to put up with it. Peace out.
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