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.
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.
redmid17: 1) Say "get off my property"2) Call police to file complaint, use 911 line if the person won't leave3) 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
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."
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.
Molavian: redmid17: 1) Say "get off my property"2) Call police to file complaint, use 911 line if the person won't leave3) 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 houseYou'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.
Sin_City_Superhero: FTFA: Stay tuned for an update."Stay tuned"? It's the internet.
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.
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.
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?
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