Monday, June 29, 2009

Sears to Let Jobless Stop Payments, Still Keep Fridge

Customers who spend at least $399 on appliances and related merchandise between July 6 and Aug. 1 will have one-twelfth of the purchase price credited to their account for every month they are out of work, said Larry Costello, a company spokesman. Those who are jobless for more than a year will have the full debt forgiven, he said. The offer period may be extended, he said.

"We thought this would be a way to get folks to jump in where they'd been a little reluctant," Doug Moore, president of Sears's home-appliance unit, said in a telephone interview.



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