dont let rent a center bully you!

Oct 18, 2010
review #203158

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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12 hours ago

I like anyone else came across a financial struggle they called all my references my job and me multiple times at first I had asked them if they were willing to work with me n they said no if you don't pay it will be posted to your credit and now today I just received a voicemail stating that I am a felon now for being in possession of their item that I no longer have a contract for....I'm not going to lie its starting to scare me what should I do???

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1 day ago Roanoke, Virginia

Rent A Center has called me and my boyfriend everyday multiple times a day and then if we don't answer then they call our jobs. They even told my boyfriends job that they was going to take us to court about the issue. I currently have 40 voice-mails which is all from them which is just over a three week period.

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Oct 14

is this still true? or did the rules change cause this was posted four years ago.. I just don't wanna take any chances. my item I was renting from them got stolen and I haven't been paying them and I'm scared they're gonna get the police involved.

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Pissed RAC Consumer

Sep 27 Medina, New York

I RENTED Games from Block Buster and never returned them. RENTED!!!!. They didn't throw me in jail, didn't go on my credit i just couldn't rent from them any more. Basically they bully you because if their numbers go down they can lose their job. Who the *** would work for a place that if some customers refused to pay or they cant get customers to buy you would lose your job. Pathetic losers with no education that cant get a real job works for RAC. At least McDonalds employees know their job is secure even if they get no customers that week! LOL RAC employee slaves

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Rent A Center Aint shit

Sep 23 Gary, Indiana

Let's be real yall, when you buy a car off the and you mess a payment do they send the polices out to your or call the polices an say Hey i want to report one of our vehicles stolen. Noooo this is a small claims court matter they don't have the right to press charges against you at all. Ill just say hold it til you can pay on it or something. But that not theft cause they handle it to you with no problem. Its only stealing if you took it behind their back remember that for real.

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quite stealing

Sep 11

just to let you know that all this is false it not your equipment and on the lease its states that failer of non payment is a breach of contract and all items are to be returned or reposed they can wait out side you home they can call you references and they can take there stuff back because its not your till payed ooff get your facts strait

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Sep 08 Knoxville, Tennessee

I signed a contract with rent a center. I agreed to give the washer and dryer back, and I noticed that the TV wasn't on the agreement. So I kept the TV. Now they are mad saying that they will put me in jail if I don't return them back

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Sep 02

I'm one week late that was sat today is tues and almost finish paying some of my stuff off. Now they lady is saying she wants my items returned not the money anymore. If I leave a money order in drop box they don't even want it and I'm not going to return my stuff when I'm almost done paying them. I live in texas they always talk bad to me trying to scary me and treat me like a kid what if I don't return my stuff to them can they call the police or what will happen

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Aug 23

I just talked to rent q center and they began calling me a *** bag and a thief can they do that

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Aug 11 Louisville, Kentucky

Rent a center...aarons....buddys...they all are pieces of *** crooks..iam 2 days late ..on vacation these *** idiots have been to my work looking for me ..what kind of business is that

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Jul 09

This maybe the case in Washington, but in many states the can file criminal charges and you will have a felony on your record and can serve jail time. Rent to own is not like a credit card and I have never seen one dismissed. Rent to own is not a credit type company, the is no interest charged, no finance charges, it is renting products with the option to purchase. When you buy something on credit you own it, when you rent items you do not own it until it is paid off otherwise it is called felony conversion.

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Jul 07

What if you recieved the merchandise but the person that delivered never made you sign a contract. The orioriginal application wasbdone online and the first payment was done in person by a different person than the one that applied and the first payment/ down payment was made in cash. What if you have the blank contract and they dont have one at all? Can they file criminal or civil charges without a contract??

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Jul 09

It depends. If the item is electronic or appliances they have serial numbers. They can report it as stolen and give them your info as the person who stole it. The you will go to jail. If it is furniture then you could steal it if your that type of person. I am personally not a thief and wouldn't do that either way

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Get A Clue

Jun 25

You are a retard. Collector's can do every single one of these things you listed. These items are RENTED not owned by you, so if you miss a payment, you breached your contract and have bigger legal matters to worry about other than them legally retrieving THEIR items.

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Jul 09

I think your the retard and probably work for rent a center. legally they have no right to do those things in the state I live in.

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Aug 21

What state do u live in? Do u know if it's the same in oregon

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Jun 03

It's seems like it would be easier to just pay or let them come and get it if you can't.

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