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Renting Tires April 26, 2007

Posted by daveintexas in Bidness.
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And wheels.

Saw one of these places the other day and I did a double-take.  Rent tires?  For what?  A hot date?

They rent wheels too.  Spensive wheels.  I had to do a little homework cause I’m slow, this is the latest “rent-to-own” gig.  Started with appliances, TVs and stereos 30 years ago.  No money, no credit, essentially a very expensive loan.  90 days same as cash.  I’ll bet they get a lot of that.

Oh well.  Somebody’s got to take the poor peoples’ money. 

When I was in college I went to work for the first TV and appliance rental company in the little Texas town where I went to school.  He hired a guy named Cleveland to work with me.  Cleveland was a “collections expert”.

He was quite good at his job.  I recall my boss asking him the day he came in looking for work, “are you any good”?  Cleveland held out both hands.  “You see dese diamond rings”?  Eight of em.  Huge.

Carol said “yes”.

Cleveland said “I’m good”. 

He was too.

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1. lauraw - April 26, 2007

Weird.

‘Edit post’ is showing up on your site as an option on all the post headers.

Yes, of course I tried clicking on it. Didn’t work.

2. daveintexas - April 26, 2007

I noticed that just now and did the same thing over at IB.

Not that I actually would have edited anybody’s post. At least, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


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