Get It Now to open in Waukesha

Published on: 9/8/2010

Get It Now, a division of Rent-A-Center, will open a store soon in the Shoppes at Fox River, on Waukesha's southwest side.

This will be the 23rd store in Wisconsin for Get It Now, an easy-credit operation that sells furniture, appliances, computers and electronics. There are eight Get It Now stores in the Milwaukee metro area, all of them in Milwaukee County.

The Get It Now division is a small part of Rent-A-Center's retail store operations, which include just over 3,000 stores around the country. According to the company's public filings, it operates the Get It Now division in Wisconsin, instead of Rent-A-Center stores, because of a court ruling that classifies rent-to-own transactions as credit sales subject to consumer lending restrictions.

At Get It Now, customers can buy items using a payment or a layaway plan.