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Why do places like rent a center charge so much for there items?And if ur a good a faithfull customer they still stalk u for ur payment,and i mean stalk u like calling from different numbers and all day long.It get's annoying after a while.I knw some people will hit me off with then dnt rent from them but nit all of us got it like that to go buy ya knw wat i mean so we have to rent.But y is it so much more to rent the stuff???????


Asked by carisa368 at 2:56 PM on Dec. 27, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Because it is all about profit for them. If they rent out a living room suit and some 4 year old spills juice on it or tears it up, there are repair cost or some items have to be disposed of. Their mark up is like 400 % you will pay 4000 dollars for an 800 dollar computer. It really is ridiculous and they can't rent out the mattresses more then once they give you those really crappy mattresses, unless your willing to fork out 100 extra a WEEK ......its ridiculous how they treat ppl. I had a friend who worked for Aaron lord talk about ripping ppl off !!!!! They take advantage of people who don't have the means to get furniture or appliances else were , its like these check writing places...sure you can write a 500 dollar check...but you have to pay back 585 sucks for any one who needs the money, because it is a no win no win situation

    Answer by tracylyn245 at 3:05 PM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • Right, it is so much more to rent it, so don't do it! Go buy some cheap used stuff from craigslist, or do without until you have the cash.

    Answer by Candi1024 at 2:57 PM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • You are better off heading to used places like Goodwill for furniture. And used places for appliances.

    Answer by Melbornj at 3:18 PM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • They charge so much because they are a scam. You are paying nearly 2x ,sometimes more, for the same item than you would if you just went to the store and bought it. These companies do not make their profits off the actual value/cost of the item that someone is purchasing. They make their money off of the interest, just like a payday loan place (title loan..etc) does. Their entire business is built on, taking advantage of people unable to pay full price for an item, and who are willing to buy something on "time" payments.

    This types of places, much like payday loan/title loan places are a scourge on low income people. They take advantage of them and their circumstances in order to get as much money out of them as possible. The interest rates they charge are legal loan sharking and highway robbery. Purchasing (or borrowing money) from these places should be avoided at all cost, whenever possible.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 3:33 PM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • most people go there because they don't run a credit check. But you pay the price though. If I don't have cash, I don't buy it. Besides my house and car of course.

    Answer by arenad at 2:59 PM on Dec. 27, 2010