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Kmart has confirmed all of its Australian stores are now offering Afterpay in store – just in time for the Christmas rush.

For the past three years Kmart has offered the buy-now-pay-later option on online orders totally between $70 and $2000. But Afterpay is now available in store.

“The news has arrived just in time as restrictions ease and in the lead up to Christmas, signifying the mark of a brighter future for retail,” a spokeswoman for Kmart said.

“Christmas shopping can be incredibly stressful and following on from another troublesome year, the Kmart and Afterpay offering in-store will provide budgeting relief to many families and individuals.”

The retailer confirmed the new service is running in 322 Kmart and K Hub stores across Australia.

Will this news help with your Christmas shopping?

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  • I don’t use Afterpay and never would. I’m unable to work or get any type of pension so I live off my savings so if there’s no money in the bank I just don’t buy.

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  • I use after pay just once because of the promotion and save money on eBay.

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  • I don’t like that people are encouraged to spend money that they don’t have. I wouldn’t support Afterpay.

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  • This won’t make any difference to me, I don’t use Afterpay ….

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  • I do not feel that this is the right thing to offer as I fear it will get people into debt. The fees this service charges is very expensive.

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  • Yay this is so helpful for Xmas ☺️

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  • They’ve had this for a while and it’s only available online.

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  • I have a feeling this is just going to lead to more people spending money they don’t have on things they don’t really need or can’t afford.

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  • Not something I use, but I’m sure a lot of people will appreciate it.

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  • I’ve never used Afterpay. If I can’t afford it, don’t buy it.


    • Yes good motto to live by! I don’t want any unnecessary debts

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  • I have never used Afterpay, but I know it is widely used so this will be helpful for some people.

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  • Not at all. I simply don’t buy when I can’t pay. And certainly not for Xmas presents ! Who says I need expensive Christmas presents ? When I would be totally broke, we would do with what we have and I would make handmade gifts


    • This year we won’t do Xmas presents at all as we’re going to travel to Europe, which is expensive enough. So happy I don’t have to do the gift hunt !!

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  • Not an after pay person but i feel this will just send more people in debt

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  • I’ve already done my Christmas shopping and it’s all wrapped up as well.
    I like to get in early as I don’t want to be disappointed or have to get something that’s second best if what I want is sold out.


    • Wow, you’re well organised !!



      • Super impressive you have not only done your shopping but it is wrapped too! You have inspired me to get organised.

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  • Nope, won’t change a thing for me, I dont have afterpay and don’t plan on getting it. If I haven’t got the money up front then I dont buy it

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