As you can see, starting September 16, Walmart will be offering layaway in its stores. But they have decided to add small appliances, jewelry, and select sporting goods to the list of acceptable items that can be put on layaway. But compared to last year as far as down payments and minimum total purchase, it's the same.
To see the policy, click here. You will have to click on the Layaway image on the Walmart website, which will bring a popup.