Yet another reason not to rent a computer (or other major appliances)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by deltask8er, May 4, 2011.

  1. deltask8er

    deltask8er Well-Known Member

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    Those rental places always seemed like a long-term ripoff to me. Now it's turned into a nightmare for one family.

    http://www.wtop.com/?nid=209&sid=2368845

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  2. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    I really hope this was a Mac because paying $1000+ for any other computer is beyond ridiculous and does not make "financial sense."
     
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  3. WindSpirit

    WindSpirit OmnipresentAdmeanistrator

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    That's funny since Macs are ridiculously overpriced. I paid $1700 for my computer. I would have had to pay way over $3000 to get the same specs if I wanted a Mac. Yeah, that would have made sense financially. :lol:

    Now, buying any computer from a rental place doesn't make any sense financially whatsoever.
     
  4. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    Rent to own laptops typically costs 3-4X what you pay to buy them outright. One firm that rents prior year Dell desktops charges a minimum of $25 a week for 52 weeks before it's paid off. That's $1300 for a bare bones machine that's obsolete when you get it.
     
  5. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    People tend to rent computers because they don't have the credit or cash required to be able to purchase one. No, renting one doesn't make financial sense. However, for those who actually need one, and have bad credit and no cash, rental can be their only option.
     
  6. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    When I was stationed in San Diego, companies like this would lure the young sailors and their wives into credit hell.