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Road Work Wife

Paragould, AR

#1 Jul 20, 2008
Whats everyones thoughts on rent a center? I personally think they are over priced. I am also looking for a couch if anyone has one in decent condition.

“Love me or Hate me.”

Since: Jul 08

Paragould, AR

#2 Jul 20, 2008
It is over priced but it is good when you dont have the money up front and you wanna have nice things... That is how i am buying my Amazing washer and Dryer : )

Since: Jul 08

Paragould, AR

#3 Jul 20, 2008
yep we have an awesome front loader from there and it is the bomb. the staff there is real friendly and do anything to help.
Previous customer

Paragould, AR

#4 Jul 20, 2008
I have dealt with Rent a Center and I will not do business with them ever again. They will call you the day your payment is due when you havent even had enough time to get up and get there to pay it. I have called them to let them know when I would be in to pay and they still would harass me til I made it in. They are overpriced and they bug you to death. Keep in mind, I did pay off my product from them so its not like I wasnt paying.
Guest08

Paragould, AR

#5 Jul 20, 2008
You people do know these places are scams right?
elaine

Little Rock, AR

#6 Jul 20, 2008
it's called purchase power, ladies. stop buying certain products and maybe the business will get the hint, huh?
Pathetic

United States

#7 Jul 20, 2008
Previous customer wrote:
I have dealt with Rent a Center and I will not do business with them ever again. They will call you the day your payment is due when you havent even had enough time to get up and get there to pay it. I have called them to let them know when I would be in to pay and they still would harass me til I made it in. They are overpriced and they bug you to death. Keep in mind, I did pay off my product from them so its not like I wasnt paying.
i disagree with all of this.. they were calling you cause you were prolly way behind... or have been late several times in the past... but im sure you wouldnt dare admit to that...
hahahah

Paragould, AR

#8 Jul 20, 2008
Pathetic wrote:
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i disagree with all of this.. they were calling you cause you were prolly way behind... or have been late several times in the past... but im sure you wouldnt dare admit to that...
Don't beat around the bush, Go ahead and call them all liars.
Aplus Teacher

Paragould, AR

#9 Jul 20, 2008
psychochick0716 wrote:
It is over priced but it is good when you dont have the money up front and you wanna have nice things... That is how i am buying my Amazing washer and Dryer :)
Why would you not just save up the money and pay for what you need rather than make payments on an item for FOREVER and ultimately paying 3X what it should have cost you??

The only people that these places cater to are those with terrible credit. Anyone else would purchase it outright or place it on a low rate credit card. I would refuse to pay $2000+ for what is essentially a $1000 washer/dryer.
previous cutomer

Paragould, AR

#10 Jul 21, 2008
Pathetic wrote:
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i disagree with all of this.. they were calling you cause you were prolly way behind... or have been late several times in the past... but im sure you wouldnt dare admit to that...
If I was gonna be late, I would call them and tell them when I would be in and they would still call. Actually, it wasnt but a few weeks ago when they called me 5 times in one day. Are you kidding me? I never had to pay two payments at once so must have not have been to late. And, I did mention I paid my product off.Pathetic.. you must be one that pays your bills before they are due or the government pays them for you..but Im sure you wouldnt dare to admit that.
GuEsT

Paragould, AR

#11 Jul 21, 2008
Aplus Teacher, some people like myself are living check to check and when things tear up or no longer server their purpose you don't have too many choices if you don't have money saved up. I would love to be able to go purchase major appliances out right but because I am a single mom of 2, doing everything myself without ANY help I can't do that. I do have terrible credit from a previous divorce. I haven't had any problems with rent-a-center yet, but I will tell everyone do not do business with FAN. Thats a whole different story though.
Aplus Teacher

Paragould, AR

#12 Jul 21, 2008
GuEsT wrote:
Aplus Teacher, some people like myself are living check to check and when things tear up or no longer server their purpose you don't have too many choices if you don't have money saved up. I would love to be able to go purchase major appliances out right but because I am a single mom of 2, doing everything myself without ANY help I can't do that. I do have terrible credit from a previous divorce. I haven't had any problems with rent-a-center yet, but I will tell everyone do not do business with FAN. Thats a whole different story though.
I only stated that "the people these places cater to are those with poor credit"....which you said yourself that you have terrible credit. I didn't say people with poor credit are bad people. I understand divorce and other things happen. My point was that these places "prey" on those with no other choice and then force them to pay 3x what they should have to and charge unGodly fees for late or missed payments ON TOP of their interest rate/mark-up. Sorry if I sounded judgemental to you...I was judging the business not you. I was saying I would do without and use a laundry mat and save up before giving those people any money. In my book they are as low as the Payday Loan people.

“Can't we agree to disagree?”

Since: Jul 08

here

#13 Jul 21, 2008
have you ever been to a laundry mat? Idon't think so. I had drether pay 4 times the price as go to one
Aplus Teacher

Paragould, AR

#14 Jul 21, 2008
Yes, but if you are in financial distress to the point of buying appliances through a rent-a-center and miss a payment, what happens when they come pick your appliances up? You've paid for God only knows how long on an item you will never see again. I think I would rather spend my money in a laundromat saving for something I know will be mine and can't be taken away. That's just me. And yes, I HAVE been to the laundromats in this town. Would I would not go to but the new one is fine.

“Love me or Hate me.”

Since: Jul 08

Paragould, AR

#15 Jul 22, 2008
Previous customer wrote:
I have dealt with Rent a Center and I will not do business with them ever again. They will call you the day your payment is due when you havent even had enough time to get up and get there to pay it. I have called them to let them know when I would be in to pay and they still would harass me til I made it in. They are overpriced and they bug you to death. Keep in mind, I did pay off my product from them so its not like I wasnt paying.
Totally not true.. there have been times we forgot to pay and they would call and i would tell them what was going on and they are fine with it.. I have even pushed my payments off for a week or two...

“Love me or Hate me.”

Since: Jul 08

Paragould, AR

#16 Jul 22, 2008
Aplus Teacher wrote:
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Why would you not just save up the money and pay for what you need rather than make payments on an item for FOREVER and ultimately paying 3X what it should have cost you??
The only people that these places cater to are those with terrible credit. Anyone else would purchase it outright or place it on a low rate credit card. I would refuse to pay $2000+ for what is essentially a $1000 washer/dryer.
Some people cant save money.. I know.. I have bills, two kids, and other obligations.. We dont have money falling out our ass! And my husband has decent credit so youre wrong there... Not everyone can just save money and if i saved enough to get my washer and dryer it would take me like two years.. I have them paid off before then...

“Love me or Hate me.”

Since: Jul 08

Paragould, AR

#17 Jul 22, 2008
Aplus Teacher wrote:
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I only stated that "the people these places cater to are those with poor credit"....which you said yourself that you have terrible credit. I didn't say people with poor credit are bad people. I understand divorce and other things happen. My point was that these places "prey" on those with no other choice and then force them to pay 3x what they should have to and charge unGodly fees for late or missed payments ON TOP of their interest rate/mark-up. Sorry if I sounded judgemental to you...I was judging the business not you. I was saying I would do without and use a laundry mat and save up before giving those people any money. In my book they are as low as the Payday Loan people.
Umm.... Laundry mats are expensive.. Especially if you have a large family. I was for me, two kids, my husband, and my sister.. I would waste more money going there than going to rent a center and as far as you judging the store I believe they are doing me a favor for even giving me a chance to get the things I want..

“Love me or Hate me.”

Since: Jul 08

Paragould, AR

#18 Jul 22, 2008
Aplus Teacher wrote:
Yes, but if you are in financial distress to the point of buying appliances through a rent-a-center and miss a payment, what happens when they come pick your appliances up? You've paid for God only knows how long on an item you will never see again. I think I would rather spend my money in a laundromat saving for something I know will be mine and can't be taken away. That's just me. And yes, I HAVE been to the laundromats in this town. Would I would not go to but the new one is fine.
They will let you pick back up on your payments. You dont really lose much by that.. And anyway if you tell them that you are going to be late on your payment they will give you a little time. If you cant pay they will hold your appliance for you until you can make another payment....
Searay

United States

#19 Jul 22, 2008
You might as well give up...they just don't get it...and never will. That's why these rental places, pawn shops, lottery ticket sellers, and payday lenders all flourish, some people just never learned about statistics or finance...
Aplus Teacher wrote:
Yes, but if you are in financial distress to the point of buying appliances through a rent-a-center and miss a payment, what happens when they come pick your appliances up? You've paid for God only knows how long on an item you will never see again. I think I would rather spend my money in a laundromat saving for something I know will be mine and can't be taken away. That's just me. And yes, I HAVE been to the laundromats in this town. Would I would not go to but the new one is fine.

“Offended Yet?”

Since: Apr 08

United States

#20 Jul 22, 2008
Searay wrote:
You might as well give up...they just don't get it...and never will. That's why these rental places, pawn shops, lottery ticket sellers, and payday lenders all flourish, some people just never learned about statistics or finance...
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Some people can never catch a break long enough to catch up on everything else. Then they have to deal with some jackass such as yourself mocking them.

You can't pull yourself up by the bootstraps, if you can't even get ahold of a pair of boots.

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