I went an ordered a computer from Aarons Rents in Hamden, CT. I was paid for three months and the fourth month I was late, because I had to close my parents estate, which they knew I told them. I went into the store and talked with the manager and told him what was going on. HE didn't say anything that he would close the account the next day if payment wasn't made or if he recieved the computer back. No I own a NASCAR magazine and I deal with several people from the corportae side of Aarons. I was told that I would get a discount on my computer from several people from Corporate. I have incoming phone calls on my phone from Atlanta's Corporate Office, I talked with them and I was told that there will need to be some phone calls made and she would get back with me. I called after a couple of days of no call backs and told them again. The next thing I knew they closed my account and wanted the computer back.
I called Aaron's Legal Department and explained, I was late on one months payment, they got paid 3-months already. Now owning a magazine I had downloaded several costly programs for the computer and the magazine (Over $1,400), I went to the police department and explained my self and told me what the legail department told me, they said to go make the payment and if they refuse it to call them to the store. They closed my account, they knew the reason, I had to go close my parents estate, but what gets me is that after I talked to them that day, they continued to call friends untill they closed and harrassed me on my phone. I talked with one person and then got a call back in a matter of minutes from somebody else in the store, this happened for days. The best part of the deal is because they wanted the computer back and that it was at a computer store getting the programs removed, The Aaron's Car won the NASCAR race, but I was unable to do a story on the race for Aaron's and I did send some documentaion to the Corporate office. Don't get anything from this store, you'll get your contract vioded, loose your money, but believe me my lawyer is in court as I type this and is working on a suit.
New Haven, Connecticut