Don’t Be A Lazy Borrower

As soon as I saw the post about Lazy Borrowers it reminded me of an experience I had in a store out here. There was a couple shopping for a huge flat screen TV at the same time I was looking for a much more reasonably priced unit. The salesman said that it would be $250 a month for 24 months for the TV the couple wanted. The man said that he could only afford $200 a month. The salesman looked like the request was impossible, but said he’d go back to his manager and see if he could work something else. About 10 minutes later, the salesman returned and said that they could do it for $200 for 36 months. The couple both broke into huge smiles as if the salesman had done them a huge favor a


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2 Responses to Don’t Be A Lazy Borrower

  1. Jonathan says:

    What’s equally saddening is the apparent resurgence of Rent-To-Own places… Why buy when you can rent your TV? Sigh.

    Do they have those in Japan?

  2. How To Be Poor says:

    I’ve used a Rent-To-Own place once … I needed a digital camcorder for a week.

    Does anyone know why one would use a rent-to-own place? Is everyone’s credit so terrible they can’t just charge that washing machine and responsibly pay it off in three months?

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