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    renting to own lol

    Man i was just looking at a local rent to own stores add and i did the math they want 15 hundred bucks for a 42 inch no name tv.hect for 5 hundred i can get a lg 50 inch tv

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    I asked how much to just buy a washing machine at a rent2own place and they wanted a few hundred dollars more than a new one would have cost, the scratches must add value. you want to watch TV? buy a pair of binoculars and watch the neighbor's.

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    Those places are ridiculous. I had a friend that furnished his entire first apartment with stuff from one of those... In the end he paid 2-3 times retail value easily.

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    I am lucky my flat screen still works great .it is made by olevia and it has been a great tv.but its pretty old now so i expect to have to get a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rx Rider View Post
    I asked how much to just buy a washing machine at a rent2own place and they wanted a few hundred dollars more than a new one would have cost, the scratches must add value. you want to watch TV? buy a pair of binoculars and watch the neighbor's.
    If your neighbors had a big enough TV you wouldn't need the binoculars.
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    Hulk Hogan certainly lowered himself in my eyes when I saw him promoting one of those places. And that takes some doing .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Hulk Hogan certainly lowered himself in my eyes when I saw him promoting one of those places. And that takes some doing .
    My thoughts exactly when I first saw those commercials... I understand his wife took him for everything in the divorce and his spoiled kids bled him dry.

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    You can go lower than being a professional wrestler ?
    I remember Hulk crying about how far he had fallen, from being World Champion of wrestling, to a broke divorced wrestler .... Hulk, you were never "World Champion". You played a character in a live action sit-com in which your character won a World Chapionship in a fictitious sport ..... a bit of a difference.
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    It's no coincidence that there is a cash store close by.

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    These places cater to the crowd that demands immediate satisfaction and don't know how to do math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    These places cater to the crowd that demands immediate satisfaction and don't know how to do math.
    Exactly, or decent credit.
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    I got my sense of humor from a rent to own place. Only 73 more low weekly payments and it is all mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    These places cater to the crowd that demands immediate satisfaction and don't know how to do math.
    There's a bunch of them around here for the young Marines. Check cashing, cars and furniture. E-4 and up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    I am lucky my flat screen still works great .it is made by olevia and it has been a great tv.but its pretty old now so i expect to have to get a new one.
    I have the same tv, bought it in 2005 and it still works. But everytime I walk into Costco I drool at the newer displays. I think it is time to upgrade...

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    I saw a rent-to-own case where the contract grouped together your monthly payments. For every purchase you made there over time while maintaining a balance (TV first, then next year a stereo, etc), it spread your subsequent monthly payments out over all of them. That sounds nice and convenient, until you realize that nothing ever gets completely paid off until the final balance (of everything you've ever bought) is down to 0. So they could (and did) come and take ALL of the lady's stuff when she defaulted. Contract was later deemed void, but yeah, read the fine print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    There's a bunch of them around here for the young Marines. Check cashing, cars and furniture. E-4 and up!
    I've thought about setting up a tax service near a base....$200 for a 1040EZ...and those clowns will pay it.
    I just have too much respect for myself to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    I've thought about setting up a tax service near a base....$200 for a 1040EZ...and those clowns will pay it.
    I just have too much respect for myself to do that.
    *claps your back* Bravo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    You can go lower than being a professional wrestler ?
    I remember Hulk crying about how far he had fallen, from being World Champion of wrestling, to a broke divorced wrestler .... Hulk, you were never "World Champion". You played a character in a live action sit-com in which your character won a World Chapionship in a fictitious sport ..... a bit of a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    Man i was just looking at a local rent to own stores add and i did the math they want 15 hundred bucks for a 42 inch no name tv.hect for 5 hundred i can get a lg 50 inch tv
    If your credit did not suck you would not be in a rent-to-own store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    If your credit did not suck you would not be in a rent-to-own store.
    i wasnt in one i was reading a add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    If your credit did not suck you would not be in a rent-to-own store.
    Not necessarily, The bus stop near my last job was right by a rent-to-own store. If it was raining, that was the only place to stay dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    i wasnt in one i was reading a add.
    If you credit did not suck you would not be reading a rent-to-own ad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    If you credit did not suck you would not be reading a rent-to-own ad.
    THats not always true i read the stock market daily and yet i dont own stocks
    Last edited by windhchaser; 08-28-12 at 06:11 PM.

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    Further more no one buys a tv on credit There so cheap today pay cash .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    You can go lower than being a professional wrestler ?
    I remember Hulk crying about how far he had fallen, from being World Champion of wrestling, to a broke divorced wrestler .... Hulk, you were never "World Champion". You played a character in a live action sit-com in which your character won a World Chapionship in a fictitious sport ..... a bit of a difference.
    Well yeah... he tried politics for a short while... I don't believe you can get lower than that.

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