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Payday Loans - Don't Go There

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by zimbo, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. zimbo

    zimbo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 15, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Was passing thru N. Ky again and couldn't resist taking a pic of the sign outside the Payday Loan store. This place is a major ripoff. After they get you in the door with the teaser they screw you over big time. The loan is tied into your checking account and the actual interest is about 20%+. Plus if you get up to about $400+ like a friend of mine did they tell you they don't take partial payments.

    As I was taking the pic an older guy with a couple of teeth left was walking in and asked me if they could help him in there. I gave it to him straight but he still walked in. Sad.

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  2. emu!

    emu! Poster Extraordinaire

    When you need a fix, you need a fix.
     
  3. blowtorch

    blowtorch Doctor of Teleocity

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    Someone once explained it to me this way, it's cheaper than NSF fees on returned checks.
     
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  5. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    52
    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    I'll loan anybody on this forum money at 12% which is waaaay less than the payday loan folks.

    Of course my collection agency involves Satriale's Pork Store so...
     
  6. zooropamofo

    zooropamofo Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2006
    Long Valley-Birches
    LMAO :lol:
     
  7. GMAN715

    GMAN715 Tele-Meister

    489
    Nov 13, 2006
    Texas
  8. jjkrause84

    jjkrause84 Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 28, 2009
    London, England
    Actually, people who use them tend to just be poor, and in a cycle of poverty. Don't forget that these places cash checks, too....and when you don't have a bank account (and can't get one it's the onyl way to access the money you earn. There are lots of people out there who have to pay exorbitant prices just to access their OWN paycheck.

    You can make arguments from afar and hold your nose, but it is a fact, pure and simple. Downright evil.
     
  9. jefrs

    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 20, 2007
    Newbury, England
    Read the small print!

    This one might be 20% APR but that's for 14 days.

    Some of these rip-offs run to 1400%+pa

    Best way to get out of debt and stay out of debt is not to borrow money.
     
  10. Thorby Bislam

    Thorby Bislam Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2011
    North Yorkshire
    Exactly. You need a passport to open a bank account here and if you're unemployed and living from giro to giro, you aren't going to be able to spend a lot of money getting a passport you can't afford to use, (even supposing you have the references) to open an a/c. And these loans are over 2000% apr. The only man to make money off these parasites is Mike Ashley.
     
  11. ADinNYC

    ADinNYC Friend of Leo's

    Jan 2, 2010
    New York City
    Montel Williams has resorted to do ads for a place like this. You know your career is in shambles when you're working for loan sharks.
     
  12. cowboytwang

    cowboytwang Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 28, 2003
    Sonoran Desert
    Yup, that one may be one of the worse.

    Here is their rates page!!
    A loan of $850 for 12 months is 342.86% APR, plus a $350 "loan fee"(that's taken out of the loan up front so your really only getting $500). So if you borrowed $850, you only get $500 of it, and paid it back in a year, it would cost you $2158.64...
     
  13. viking

    viking Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    50
    Jan 23, 2007
    Denmark
    We have a law here : NO adverticing without the true annual cost shown in the same picture or sign or whatever......
     
  14. Stubee

    Stubee Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 22, 2007
    Mid-Michigan
    I know people are hard up and go to those places. I've been poor & it sucks. When you are in need the world can treat you pretty meanly. The world can treat the same person quite a bit more nicely when they've got $. Way it is.

    But those places are run by bloodsucking scum, just like forever & they will be tomorrow, too.
     
  15. Nick JD

    Nick JD Doctor of Teleocity

    How is that not illegal?
     
  16. DrumBob

    DrumBob -------------------------

    Jul 23, 2009
    Highland Lakes, NJ
    I regularly see a TV commercial with a beautiful American Indian girl pitching a payday loan company that will give you up to $10K. I have to believe that's a major ripoff too. The interest rate must be atrocious.
     
  17. garytelecastor

    garytelecastor Poster Extraordinaire

    Yeah Drumbob that's Western Sky.
     
  18. DrumBob

    DrumBob -------------------------

    Jul 23, 2009
    Highland Lakes, NJ
    Gary...Right! She could lend me money anyday.
     
  19. OceanBoy

    OceanBoy Tele-Meister

    417
    Jan 3, 2006
    I went into one of these places when I was down and out years ago. I read the small print in the agreement and it said they would NSF you for $300 aside from what the bank's NSF charge would be. I can only say I'm glad I read the small print.
     
  20. sumed

    sumed Tele-Meister

    363
    Mar 24, 2006
    Yarmouth, IOWA
    ...let me get this straight now... if you bounce a $100 check, your bank charges you like 25-35 dollars for returning it, the store you bounced it on charges you another 10-30 dollars. If you APR that out it's like 1600%, or you could get a $100 payday loan until your next paycheck to cover the shortage in your account and your fee (in our state $15 per $100 is maximum) I think if you APR that out its wayyyy less... and that somehow is more crooked than what the bank charges you (and they'll charge you even if they cover it for you).

    I can remember scrambling one time years ago because I had to pay the mechanic to fix our car more than we expected and the same day my wife (ex now) wrote a check for groceries I wasn't expecting...let me tell you it was stress city. I can see how a payday loan could come in handy...as long as you PAY IT BACK on time...isn't that the key?

    just sayin...
     
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