Friday, March 17, 2017

Aarons: Making screwing the poor sound downright virtuous since 1955

Yeah, Aaron's "helps" people get "the things they need" (like big screen tvs and game systems) at "guaranteed low prices" (guaranteed by whom?)  If that's what you call charging legal-only-because-this-country-continues-to-worship-Capitalism interest rates with weekly payments to people whose credit rating is in the toilet.  In other words, Aaron's, like Rent-A-Center, sells itself as a Friend of the Poor by taking advantage of the poor.  Lovely.

I do think it's funny that the words "immature" and "disorganized" come up in this ad, since those words pretty much describe anyone who signs their name to an Aaron's contract.  "Sucker" does too, but I guess it didn't make the final cut.


  1. I've never bought appliances or electronics unless I had the cash on hand (in full) to purchase said item at a legitimate store or outlet.
    I never quite got the "need to" immediately acquire desirable-but-nonessential products concept.

    1. As I've posted before- if your refrigerator breaks down and you're rich, you get another one delivered within 72 hours and you pay the retail price plus tax and delivery. If you are middle class, you pay using credit and add interest charges over the course of six months to a year. And if you are poor, you get a "new" fridge from Aaron's or Rent A Center and pay $40 every two weeks for three years on a $1000 fridge. I can understand that people need things like refrigerators and beds whether they can afford them or not. What drives me nuts about these No Credit Check rental places is that they do such huge business in game systems and big-screen television sets. You DONT NEED THESE THINGS and if you can't afford to buy them from stores YOU CANT AFFORD THEM, SORRY!