Ownership is the goal at Aaron’s Sales and Lease, 4809 Broadway.
“Sometimes, it’s hard to pay for an appliance or room full of furniture out of one paycheck, but our customers can get what they need if they take advantage of our lease terms or 120 day same-as-cash option,” says Manager Quinn Baker.
Founded in 1955 by R. Charles Loudermilk Sr. and headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron’s boasts of more than 2,000 stores in 48 states and Canada. The local franchise is owned by entrepreneur Gopal Reddy from Springfield, Ill. He owns 11 Midwestern stores including facilities in Quincy, Jacksonville, Springfield, Champaign and Effingham.
Aaron’s sells a wide range of brand-name furniture, electronics, computers, appliances, accessories and more. Customers can purchase the items outright, lease them for a short time, or enter into an agreement to pay for them over time. Aaron’s offers a low-price guarantee on every item, automatic pre-approval and online payment options.
“Some of our customers come to us when they need a major appliance, such as a washing machine or refrigerator. The need is pretty urgent and they don’t have a large amount of cash,” says Baker. “Other customers need furniture for a short period of time, such as companies who are providing housing for an employee, or homeowners who are staging their home for sale.
“Then, of course, we have customers who are looking for that new living room outfit and find something that just catches their eye here,” she continues. “We really encourage everyone to compare our prices and our selection with other furniture stores in the area.”
Aaron’s and its employees are active in their communities, too. They sponsor youth sporting teams, donate school supplies, and participate in numerous community activities.
“Quincy is a small town, and we believe in getting to know our customers. We want to be active in efforts that impact their lives,” says Baker.
Showroom hours at Aaron’s Sales and Lease are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays until 8 p.m. and Saturdays until 5 p.m. Visit www.aarons.com for additional information.