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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
    More: Scary, KATU Problem Solvers, NW Freedom Corp., special agents, Oregon Attorney General, furniture, chess tactics  
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2014-02-25 11:40:57 AM  
3 votes:

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.

"Byproducts, Mayonnaise and Tomato," I think. I like mine toasted.
2014-02-25 11:31:21 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-02-25 12:46:11 PM  
1 vote:

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.

Biggest, meatiest, tastiest.

I have no idea why that is still rattling around in my brain, but I wish I could get it out of there.  It's taking up room for something more important.  I think it's from an ad campaign many years ago.
2014-02-25 12:31:58 PM  
1 vote:
My CSB time:

Back in the mid 80's, VCRs were still a bit pricey and I was in need of one. Not knowing then what I know now about rent-to-own joints, I not only got one from them, but it was a top-of-the line $700 (retail) Stereo HiFi VCR (it was a weird little model from Zenith that took in cassettes inserted sideways).


Anyways, near the end of the rental contract, it started to suddenly die on me as if the power cord was pulled. Several repairs were attempted but the problem continued. Since they no longer made that type of VCR anymore, I used my side of the contract to request a new VCR in replacement, AND it had to be one of equal value (not some crap-ass bargain basement one). The store owner himself tried to weasel his way out of it, but I read him the contract word for word which TOLD him his legal obligations. He knew he wasn't dealing with some ghetto dumbass and he had no choice, so I ended up with a $1200 primo JVC S-VHS deck.

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Before DVDs came along, this was some good stuff.

I came out of the experience about how slimy rent-to-own places are, and felt satisfied that I at least in a way got my money back.
2014-02-25 12:30:01 PM  
1 vote:
Mabe some day UNICEF will get into the tv rebtal business, until then i'm the guy you have to talk to.
2014-02-25 12:15:50 PM  
1 vote:

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?

Seems that the most vile of companies like to have the word "Freedom" in their title, don'nit?

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2014-02-25 12:07:31 PM  
1 vote:
If you cant afford furniture you shouldn't be wasting time sitting around anyway.
2014-02-25 11:56:12 AM  
1 vote:
I always love the adds that come out around Christmas. Nothing says Christmas like a Rent 2 Own Xbox.
2014-02-25 11:55:14 AM  
1 vote:
That guy over there he's the one that didn't pay the bill.

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2014-02-25 11:42:02 AM  
1 vote:
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This "Tough Guy" collection approach doesn't make any sense to me.  It's only going to eventually get them sued for FAR more than the crap they're out.

Why risk a (probably) VERY profitable business model screwing over poor people by doing this?  They should just keep to the proper ways:

1.  Letters/Phone calls.
2.  A couple of POLITE visits-- maybe with a second guy carrying a video camera to document that they're being nonthreatening
3.  Either go to court or sell the account to a debt collector and claim the loss on your taxes.


My guess is when there's a loss, the franchise owner gets a stick up his/her ass that they've been "stolen" from and that they have some kind of right to threaten to break some kneecaps to get "their" stuff back, while in the meantime forgetting their WHOLE FREAKING BUSINESS MODEL is morally no better than theft from the poor and stupid.

These franchise owners just need to chill out, count their money, snort some coke  off a hooker's ass, and generally enjoy the rest of their lives until they eventually die and get reincarnated as a dung beetle with MS. Or something worse.
2014-02-25 11:39:19 AM  
1 vote:
Back in the 90's I had an incident with Rent a Center. I had rented a house with two other guys and one day after about a month living there I come home one Saturday and the front door was all messed up. My roommates said that 3 guys saying they were from Rent a Center showed up looking for some lady, and when they told them that she didn't live there an argument broke out. That escalated to them demanding to be let into the house, and eventually to the 3 of them trying to push past my one roommate to get in. My other roommate grabbed a baseball bat and took a swing at the 3, but missed breaking the door frame. They said that made them back off and they guess somebody called the cops, because just then they showed up and made them leave.
2014-02-25 11:25:40 AM  
1 vote:

Sin_City_Superhero: FTFA: Stay tuned for an update.

"Stay tuned"? It's the internet.


Same bat-time; same bat-channel as it were.
2014-02-25 11:19:04 AM  
1 vote:
FTA: "If I hadn't stood my ground, (he) would have forced (his) way into my house," predicted Long

If she lived in Florida it would have ended quite diffrently if she "stood her ground."
2014-02-25 11:18:41 AM  
1 vote:
One of the new guys on my team used to work at a rent to own place. He pretty much told the guys to never use them. Hell I knew that before he even told us. We have one coworker we nicknamed drama that is so far in the hole with some rent to own place she may never see the light of day.
2014-02-25 11:16:09 AM  
1 vote:
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2014-02-25 09:10:28 AM  
1 vote:
"'Just let me walk through your house' is what he kept saying," Long said. "If you really don't have the furniture, you'll let me walk through your house. You'll let me go see for myself."

Just let me shoot you in the chest.  If you don't have a heart, you'll let me shoot you in the chest.
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