GameStop Layaway

Oct. 15, 2017 update: GameStop announced a No Fee Layaway program for the holiday season, through Dec. 15. It’s good on video game systems, hard drives, and headsets. Deposit a minimum of $25. While GameStop encourages payments be made every week or two, all that’s required is that the contract be paid off by Dec. 20, 2017, at which time customers must either take possession of the item or accept a refund of payments made up to that point. (Trades can also be accepted as a payment.) Payments and pickup must be made at the same store location throughout.

With the start of the 2010 holiday season, GameStop began offering a new layaway program on select items, including the video game systems Kinect for XBox 360 and new Playstation 3 systems as well as Wii (including the special edition red Mario Wii), XBox or XBox 360, Nintendo DS, DSi or XL. Unfortunately, the program apparently isn’t available for games, even pricey new releases such as Call of Duty: Black Ops. Also, GameStop won’t allow layaway on used gaming systems.

A store representative I spoke with said that buyers put $50 down (note: changed to $25 for the 2016 holiday season), which reserves their console, and have until Dec. 17 to pay off the item. “We put that system away for you so no one else can buy it,” the rep told me. Payments are typically made weekly, but the representative I spoke with said regular payments aren’t necessary as long as the console is paid off by the 17th. (The date is Dec. 16 for 2016)

In 2016, GameStop again advertised its layaway program, highlighting specific consoles such as Playstation 4 and Xbox One bundles and the Nintendo 3DS XL as well as the Xbox One Elite wireless controller, wireless headsets by Sony and others, and external hard drives for the PS4 and Xbox One.

Some gamers are reporting that they plan to use the layaway program not only to pay over time, but to “lock in” sales prices or use coupons during the week a system is on special.

Other stores offering layaway on gaming consoles include: Kmart, Sears and Toys R Us.

GameStop partner stores include EB Games and Software, Etc.

4 Responses to “GameStop Layaway”

  1. i would like to put a ps2 silver on layaway

  2. angel laughlin says:

    i would like to put a playstation 3 on layaway for christmas

  3. Tina says:

    I would like to put 2 playstation 3’s 40 GB the bundle 1 on layaway & 1 3DS system the midnight purple 1 but I don’t want refurbished ones how does the layaway work there & if u can give me a full amount tax added to me plz I also have a membership there thanks

  4. Anonymous says:

    I would like to put a ps4 on layaway

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