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Regardless of these kind of places closing ,people will just find another source to borrow the money from to buy these kind of items 

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3 hours ago, rudds1 said:

Regardless of these kind of places closing ,people will just find another source to borrow the money from to buy these kind of items 

Shopacheck and Provident were the ones around when I was a kid.  I think we had a twin tub washer from Shopacheck in the 70s.

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I do remember Wigfalls and Visionhire from the 1970s :)

I don't think there was much of a stigma back then. Strange how and why attitudes change.... 

Edited by Mister M

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Radio Rentals & Granada too.  I can't recall anyone who didn't get a telly this way!

 

 

Edited by alchresearch

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On 11/02/2019 at 14:08, Mister M said:

I do remember Wigfalls and Visionhire from the 1970s :)

I don't think there was much of a stigma back then. Strange how and why attitudes change.... 

I would completely agree.   In fact I find it quite shocking some of the judgemental attitudes shown on this small thread.

 

The way some people talk it's as if the concept of high risk, high tariff credit facilities are some newfangled thing invented in the past decade.

 

Paying for household goods on the never never has been a concept around since the black and white days.  Even before that there was plenty of high interest lose your knee cap credit dealers wandering around in the horse and cart times.  

 

Even posh people with money in the bank use high interest credit facilities to get the things they want now.  Life is short and people are becoming less and less patient.

 

As someone else has pointed out, with the exception of the perceived snobbery and unnecessary finger pointing there is absolutely no difference between some ponce waving around their amex gold card with it's ridiculously high annual fee and it's 60% interest rate and some council house tenant desperately hoping they can scrape acceptance for a £500 provident cheque.  Rolling consumer credit is the same no matter what colour the card.

 

The lower classes and so-called thick people a sneered at for selling their jewellery to cash shops and pawnbrokers however when posh people do it the revered for their eco conscious attitude and it's suddenly called reselling. 

 

Some yummy mummy purchasing the latest washing machine with its specialist organic water filter and environmentally friendly waste disposal from John Lewis finance is just the same a so-called low life thicko buying a bog standard Creda from BrightHouse.    HP is still HP whichever way you trying to spin it. 

 

Who the hell are all these people to judge.

 

 

Edited by ECCOnoob

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