True about those rent to own places.
It one of the many components that keep the poor, poor.
I will have to say, that occassionally those places (not this tire example) have their uses.
Years back, my bf and I were looking for a roommate, and this guy moved in that we knew would only be with us 6 months. He went down and rented a bed and dresser for just a few dollars a week, and it was totally worth it. When he was getting ready to leave, my sister decided to come down and spend a couple months with us, so we just kept up the payments.