Author Topic: Rent-to-own tires  (Read 2489 times)

MrMoneyPinch

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Rent-to-own tires
« on: June 29, 2013, 03:31:24 PM »
I had to read it twice to beleive it:
http://jalopnik.com/scummy-business-practice-that-has-been-around-for-a-whi-512271873

On the other hand, renting furniture is quite common...

Hamster

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Re: Rent-to-own tires
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 12:36:19 PM »
I had to read it twice to beleive it:
http://jalopnik.com/scummy-business-practice-that-has-been-around-for-a-whi-512271873

On the other hand, renting furniture is quite common...
You're probably not getting responses because there was recently a similar thread.

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Re: Rent-to-own tires
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2013, 01:40:58 PM »
And at least you get to own your tires when you rent to own.  In the other thread, it was just rental right?

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Re: Rent-to-own tires
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 08:30:43 AM »
I didn't go any further than the title. Americans are screwing themselves. Basic math fail, and if you can't afford to maintain a vehicle, you can't afford the vehicle.

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Re: Rent-to-own tires
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013, 10:37:10 PM »
There was an article on NPR about this....

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/06/14/191379313/why-more-people-are-renting-tires

This article was mostly about how tires have risen in cost over the years.  But as a result of this cost increase mixed with consumers unwillingness to change their lifestyles, you now see exactly what this thread is about.