Myths About Rent-to-Own Furniture and Appliances

Posted on Apr 01, 2021

When it comes to rent-to-own furniture, appliances, electronics, and other household items, unfortunately, there is a continued misunderstanding by consumers on what it is really like. People often do not know what RTO stores are or have incorrect information about rental agreements. We at Rent One are here to break down common myths and misconceptions about our furniture and appliance rentals and give you the facts!

Myth: Rent-to-own stores only offer off-brand and low-quality products.

Here at Rent One, we carry the best name-brand furniture, appliances, and electronics. The top brands we offer are ones you know and trust, like Ashley Furniture, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, Samsung, and much more! Rent-to-own does NOT mean low-end. We are proud to help families get high-quality household items for an affordable price.

Myth: Rent-to-own contracts are long-term and expensive.

Our RTO plans may be 9, 12, 18 or 24 months. Whether you choose to pay monthly, or weekly, the total cost is the same! Included in your rental agreement with absolutely no additional costs or hidden fees are free delivery and set up, as well as free repairs, pick-ups, and loaner products if off-premises repairs are needed.

Myth: It's difficult to return your rental item.

Most stores don’t welcome returns but Rent One does! There is no obligation to own the product and you can stop your lease whenever you want for any reason and have us pick up your item for free. You are also granted reinstatement rights when a product is returned, which means you have up to six months to have your item redelivered without accumulating late fees. When a product is redelivered within this time frame, you do not lose all previous payments — you are able to pick up where you left off.

Myth: You have to go in-store to start a rental agreement.

While we would love to have you visit us in-person at your local Rent One showroom, it is not required to complete your rental purchase! We make shopping for household items easy by allowing you to complete the entire process from the comfort of your own home! Simply choose your payment plan, check out and provide delivery and billing information. After you check out, submit your customer information online and your local showroom will contact you within 24 hours to confirm your order and schedule delivery.

Myth: It is always better to buy home products.

Everyone is different and there are many reasons why RTO might make more sense for you than buying. Whether you have a fixed income, are just starting out, have a temporary living situation, or don’t have the full amount to purchase right away, Rent One has got you covered! With rent-to-own, you can get high-quality, name-brand household items right away with only the initial payment!

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For the best rent-to-own furniture, appliances, electronics, mattresses, and so much more, choose Rent One! Find your closest store location or shop online today!

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