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(KATU)   Evidently the mob handles the collections for the rent-to-own furniture business. Next up, rent-to-own coffins for collection agents   (katu.com) divider line 115
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bav
2014-02-25 05:14:55 PM

Lipspinach: The Pope of Manwich Village: I like to rent electronics, then pawn them for cash, then buy bitcoins and then buy BMTs from Subway. Makes the subs taste better for some reason.

What does BMT stand for anyway? I could never figure it out.


Big Meat Trio, if I recall correctly.
 
2014-02-25 05:35:52 PM
wikipedia confirms what i had been told in the past:

"Subway's best-selling sandwich,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subway_(restaurant)#cite_note-1 6">[16] the B.M.T., contains http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepperoni">pepperoni, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salami">salami and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham">ham. The name originally stood for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn-Manhattan_Transit_Corporation">B rooklyn Manhattan Transit, but now stands for "Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest".http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subway_(restaurant)#cite_note- 17">[17]"
 
2014-02-25 05:36:51 PM
originally brooklyn-manhattan-transit, now biggest meatiest tastiest
 
2014-02-25 05:48:37 PM

The_Six_Fingered_Man: They cannot threaten that you will be arrested or prosecuted for a breach of contract. That IS a strong arm tactic. They have no legal recourse to have you arrested, especially if you are not their customer, AFAIK.


If you're not the customer, you're right.  If you ARE their customer, it may depend on where you live.  Where I live, failure to return leased property is actually a criminal offense.  Apparently, they have kick-ass lobbyists.

Patronizing establishments like Aaron's and Rent-A-Center is very similar to Global Thermonuclear War:  The only winning move is not to play.
 
2014-02-25 06:48:14 PM
Ha, once upon a time I was an account manager for Rent A Center, then was a store assistant manager.

The shiat we'd do to people was crazy.
 
2014-02-25 06:57:08 PM

redmid17: 1) Say "get off my property"
2) Call police to file complaint, use 911 line if the person won't leave
3) Call police again if the person shows back up
   3a) tell police he's threatening you with a gun and your scared for your life
   3b) Use your gun if he tries to come into your house


You're renting a couch, you think you own your home?

redmid17: "Hello, 911? There's a man here threatening me. He's looking for my brother, but my brother isn't here and lives across the city/state. I've asked him to leave but he keeps trying to get into my house."

Yeah, because the type of people who do rent to own want cops stopping by for a visit.

I'll stop by at random times for the next couple weeks until I get my shiat back.  I get paid to be an asshole.
 
2014-02-25 07:25:25 PM

Molavian: Ha, once upon a time I was an account manager for Rent A Center, then was a store assistant manager.

The shiat we'd do to people was crazy.


Crazy like remotely activating the microphone and camera of rented laptops, using hidden "security" software?
 
2014-02-25 09:30:09 PM

Molavian: redmid17: 1) Say "get off my property"
2) Call police to file complaint, use 911 line if the person won't leave
3) Call police again if the person shows back up
   3a) tell police he's threatening you with a gun and your scared for your life
   3b) Use your gun if he tries to come into your house

You're renting a couch, you think you own your home?

redmid17: "Hello, 911? There's a man here threatening me. He's looking for my brother, but my brother isn't here and lives across the city/state. I've asked him to leave but he keeps trying to get into my house."

Yeah, because the type of people who do rent to own want cops stopping by for a visit.

I'll stop by at random times for the next couple weeks until I get my shiat back.  I get paid to be an asshole.


Well given that the person renting the couch didn't live at the house in question, I'd say it's a fair possibility. If you routinely show up to my house looking for someone who doesn't live there and harass me, you and your company, who I have no business or pre-existing relationship with, are liable to end up with restraining orders, a civil lawsuit for harassment, and possibly an arrest or two.

Also it doesn't really matter if the family owns the property or not, as the lawful residents they get pretty much the same privileges regarding evicting trespassers and exercise of other property rights unless explicitly forbidden by their rental contract.
 
2014-02-25 11:04:35 PM
Does no one understand that he was looking for stuff to steal? Has anyone checked where this place gets its "things" from?
 
2014-02-25 11:27:02 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: FTFA: Stay tuned for an update.

"Stay tuned"? It's the internet.


So? My internet has a brightness knob, though it doesn't work.
 
2014-02-25 11:35:17 PM

ImpendingCynic: Sin_City_Superhero: FTFA: Stay tuned for an update.

"Stay tuned"? It's the internet.

So? My internet has a brightness knob, though it doesn't work.


Yeah. You're not gonna find much brightness on the ol' intertubes...
 
2014-02-26 03:49:56 AM
Had one of these vultures calling me.
Someone used my number on the contract, and this idiot is calling from Cali to NY to get his rented coffee table back.
The moron says 'I'll come to your home and take it by force!'
I reply 'You're gonna spend a thousand bucks on airfare for a two hundred dollar table? Go for it, assmunch.'
 
2014-02-26 08:35:37 AM
I knew those Waltrips were trouble.
 
2014-02-26 09:19:43 AM

akula: RoxtarRyan: akula: There is a cycle of poverty, but then again, the people themselves are participating in it- nobody forces anybody to use rent to own.

I agree, I just can't comprehend how someone would willingly choose to live like that. That kind of lifestyle isn't even paycheck to paycheck, since they are likely in the red every time they get paid right off the bat due to the interest alone on a lot of these purchases.

I think the answer is likely along the lines of "it's all they know." They get into it when they're young and stupid and think that "A few bucks a week to live like a king? AWESOME!" Next thing they know their paycheck is spoken for before they even get it. There's definitely a personal responsibility angle to this- don't buy stuff you can't afford. But there's also cultural angles- we're very much a "have it now" culture and people want to look like they're doing well even if they aren't. There's also socioeconomic angles- with better jobs this would work itself out rather quickly for most of the people since they could finally get out from under this cycle (but there's others who would just dig themselves deeper too). And when you're judgment proof in court (you have nothing for collectors to take), I can easily see how people would just decide "fark it all" and go for it. It isn't like they're able to ever climb out of the hole they're in, so whether they dig themselves in deeper or not is immaterial. Farked five ways from Sunday and farked six ways from Sunday look pretty darn similar from the inside.


And then there's people who simply refuse to climb out of the hole.  When I was having work done on my house, my general contractor was explaining why he never scheduled roofing or carpeting to be done on Friday.  The guys doing that kind of work were notorious no-shows so everyone got paid daily at the end of each day.  Of course that meant if it was Thursday afternoon and the guys looked in their pockets and saw they had enough beer and weed money to make it through the weekend, they just wouldn't bother showing up on Friday.  Basically every weekend they'd binge themselves down to nothing and have to start all over again the next week.  They never even tried to save or earn an extra buck when the opportunity presented itself.
 
2014-02-26 11:33:04 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: NW Freedom Corp. says that it conducted its own internal investigation and found its associates conducted business in a professional and ethical manner.

Since the SCOTUS ruled that corporations are people, can you get a restraining order against an entire corporation?


Corporations have been people since Trustees of Dartmouth College vs Woodward in 1819, when Obama was still a small child in Kenya.  That's why we see so many corporations doing hard time in prisons because of their egregious transgressions.
 
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