dont let rent a center bully you!

i worked for rent a center and i know first hand of their bullying scare tactics and over all shiester buisness practices. let me put your mind to ease if you are being harrassed for non payment of your items

1) if you fail to pay they can not come to your home and demand payment.

2)they can not enter your home and seize the items.

3)they can not wait outside your residance to confront you about payment.

4)they can not call your referances and enquire about you for non payment

5) you are not required to give them the items back.

6)they must stay away from you and your home and freinds. if they want the items back by law they are to leave you alone and file a small claims action for the items. this process can take up to 6 months or more. in the mean time the items depriciate in value. you do not have to attend the small claims hearing. what will happen is the judge will dissmiss their case against you and inform them that like a credit card this is a credit issue and they need to put it against your credit rateing. if they are doing any of the things i mentioned in 1-5 you can call the police and tell them they are harrasing you and/or scareing you your family and freinds. also, BIG NO NO RENT A CENTER CAN NOT CALL YOUR WORK FOR YOUR NON PAYMENT!

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2 days ago Portland, Oregon

Hi there I am dealing with aarons. Is it the same for them the things you said in your post?? Because they have called my parents and sister. Harassed my husband at work while he works two states away. Somehow found where I worked (didn't have a job when first started this). And calls me three or four times a day. My boss is ready to fire me. Finally tonight I went and had a meeting with store manager and he practically grabbed my purse asking how much money did u bring me. Very uncomfortable and I will not do alone again. He threatened to wait outside my house so he can pick up items. I'm actually scared. My husband is gone for three weeks at a time and I am here alone. Just wanna know my rights.

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Apr 09 Louisville, Kentucky

They call all my references and we are three weeks behind. They sent us a letter from an attorney.

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Apr 08 Beaumont, Texas

Yeah they'[re sitting outside my house now over and xbox. Have been for days and days. They are doing all the things on your list...... five voicemails a day and calling my job nonstop. Told me they files charges against me and are still coming to my house..... He's been outside for almost an hour now.

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Mar 04 Sacramento, California

They have called my work twice!! And I specifically remember signing a paper that said they weren't allowed to call there... my director of operations took the call and now I look like a broke *** in debt. What should I do?

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Feb 23 Baltimore, Maryland


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Feb 05 Maryland, United States

I owe $580 a week too rentacenter I don't have the items what will happen too me now and will this be a criminal or civil case

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Mar 11

this will be a civil case

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Mar 25 Galax, Virginia

Depends on your state actually. So check your local laws. In the Commonwelth of VA it's actually criminal. You can be charged with a misdemeanor if it is under $1000 if it is over $1000 you can be charged with a felony and on a per item basis

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Feb 03 Houston, Texas

My sister has stuff from rent a center , I'm on her references and they call me all week sometimes twice a day how do I get the calls to stop I told them I would get a lawyer and I have no contact with her and I live 12 hours away from her but they are still calling me

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Jan 31

Can they pursue me criminally if I wrote a check and didn't know that I don't have the funds to cover it or don't have the money now to pay because they just lefty house an said if I don't come in today their filing charges with my local sheriffs office. Can someone please help with an answer?!

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Feb 01 Green Bay, Wisconsin

They have to try to deposit the check twice.then.if no payment they will.just charge u a insufficient jusy stay on your account and jail

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fucking pissed

Jan 09 Coatesville, Pennsylvania

They suck use and simple they do nothing but lie cheat and steal from people the one in Pottsville sucks beyond belief. They harassed Everyone on my references I have there insurance and that's just a big joke they don't And won't use it now they say they will have me arrested cause I lost my job and can't pay for it so why was I paying extra for insurance to cove job lose if they won't use it. If you need something don't use rent a center and definitely don't use the one in Pottsville there nothing but *** and bullys.

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one piisseedd of mother

Mar 13 Woodbury, New Jersey

hey lady you are full of it beans and treating and u blow yes it are payment u must pay we call tell them what happen and they just dont want to work out anything or even try to help u keep your stuff rent a center wow just some real world u got lady u not gonna have anyone want to rent from u bullies door harrassing bell ring mass phone caller your massing calling of people should be illlegal like your company u liers not one person said if bring back and u can pick up where u left off u got some nerve getting on here acting like we are so *** and u sooooo smart that lady at renta center lied to her boss didnt listen to the rentee lady it all good when u can take up for the company u work for i got some news for half of all the stuff your selling in your store it like 50% over priced and if we pay full price for that one item would could have bought 5x that some where else that a crime for poor people who dont have money and need thing and some have fixed incomes u dont think about that just money well thyat all good maybe some of us should show the judge what ur chargen poeple it may be brand new but in week it show where it cheaply made and over priced like u

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Jan 06

I need to know if RAC can come after me. For a lost phone. That I have been making payments on. They keep treating me about fileing charges on me if I don't make a payment.

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Jan 30 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Once you've paid over half the original cost of the item (not the cost on the tag, but the price RAC paid for it), they are not going to file any charges. Quite frankly, if you're still paying for it then you're throwing your money away.

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Jan 05 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I love this article I just got told I would be arrested for bringing their TV back for late payment and damages I tried to work with them I asked how we could resolve this they told me I didn't need baby formula to shuffle my bills and pay the Nile negative 5 stars and I had no problem with Aarons

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Dec 18, 2014 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I never worked for rent a center but i am living proof that they harass people i never even signed my contact with them and they refuse to show it to me they are *** artists and they feel free to treat people like *** i live in Pittsburgh pa and have never been treated with any retailers or my landlord like they treat me sorry to say either wait til you have money or save up never go through rent a center

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Dec 14, 2014 Texas, United States

Ok, let me clear up a few things I'm reading here. I've been working in rent-to-own for 8 years, the last 3 as a general manager. I've worked for Aarons, RAC, and have been running a Buddys Home Furnishings for a little over a year now in Texas. Whoever made this original post, I doubt ever worked for any RTO company. The information in it, is about 5% over-blown policy info, and 95% made up BS. So before anyone else takes his advice I'll correct a few things first, just so you're informed on the actual "inside information" and don't go letting this *** get anyone into trouble. So starting from the top....
#1. Oh, they can most definitely visit your home. Ever see any movies or tv shows about vampires? Same rules apply! By signing that rental agreement, (that no one ever really reads which is why GMs are required to walk ya thru it like that before signing) you just invites the vampire into your home. For Service, Delivery, and field visit (Collections). Magic words to stop the knocking?! Go into the store ask for GM or CAM and face to face say "Please don't come to my home, it's becoming a problem for me and my family." If it continues, open the door next time and say "I've asked already to only deal with this issue at the store" and close the door. You don't say the magic words then you don't trigger FDCPA laws and you're fair game for more field visits.
#2. Of course they can't go inside your home by force, but as long as you're not saying magic words a good
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Dec 15, 2014 Colleyville, Texas

Ok I rented a cell phone from RAC but I lost it they won't give me a another one I'm not going to. Pay for it if I don't have it but they keep bugging me about so what do I do about it ?????????????????

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