International

Just fifty-two weekly payments

Dec 8th, 2014 | By | Category: International

“Just £1.92 a week”, declared the ITV television advertisement. The Barbie dolls’ house was £100, but by paying for it over fifty-two weeks it would cost the buyer just £1.92 a week.

Payments of less than £2 a week being used as an incentive to buyers suggest that perhaps spending £100 on a plastic dolls’ house might not be the wisest of their spending decisions, but buying things through weekly payments is nothing new. Many people will remember mail order catalogues. Enterprising individuals would keep the catalogues, take the orders …