Had I not read the reviews and comments of other users, I wouldn't have known the real advantage of the layaway program. You can't miss the notice that sticks out at the top of the STORE page.
If that isn't awesome enough then read this
Once you have consistently paid for most of the total amount, they are willing to ship the Freeze Dryer. After that you will make monthly payments, interest free, until it is paid off.
That's pretty flexible, but it could just be the experience of one customer. If you are considering buying a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer then you should certainly give them a call at 1-800-700-5508 and see if they can work something out.