Buddy's Home Furnishings was founded in 1961 by Mr. Norman "Slats" Slatton. Selling used appliances from his home, Slatton had a dream that one day he would have an appliance store of his own where he could service the demands of growing Tampa. A few years later, Slatton's dreams were realized when he opened his first appliance showroom.
Later on Mr. Slatton realized that a growing number of young families were not able to purchase a new television or appliance because they either lacked good credit or were unable to come up with a large down payment. It was at this time the "Rent to Own" plan was introduced to the bay area.
In 2011, Buddy's was excited celebrated its 50th year as a family owned business. Buddy's Home Furnishings currently has over 120 stores in 11 states and 3 countries!
Products and Services
Buddy's product lines include:
- Audio/Visual Electronics
Buddy's offers name-brand products, ranging from Ashley Furniture and Serta bedding, to Whirlpool appliances, Sony, LG, and Samsung electronics. Products are offered to customers through "rent to own" programs or traditional retail same-as-cash platforms.
Buddy's caters to the "credit challenged" consumer. Benefits to the consumer include any easy application process, no credit checks, and a wide selection of quality merchandise, flexible rent-to-own payment plans, same-day delivery, and no long-term obligation to keep the merchandise.