Washington, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K


                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

         Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): July 29, 2003

                                AARON RENTS, INC.
             (Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

            Georgia                       0-12385               58-0687630
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(State or other Jurisdiction of       (Commission File         (IRS Employer
 Incorporation or Organization)            Number)          Identification No.)

      309 E. Paces Ferry Road, N.E.
            Atlanta, Georgia                                    30305-2377
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(Address of principal executive offices)                         (Zip code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (404) 231-0011

                                 Not Applicable
          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


(a)   Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired:


(b)   Pro Forma Financial Information:


(c)   Exhibits:

Exhibit No.                              Description
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   99.1           Aaron  Rents,   Inc.   press  release  dated  July  29,  2003,
                  announcing  the  Company's  financial  results  for the second
                  quarter of 2003 (furnished pursuant to Item 12 of Form 8-K).


      On July 29, 2003, Aaron Rents, Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release
to announce its financial  results for the second quarter of 2003. A copy of the
press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.

      The press release presents the Company's systemwide  revenues,  along with
the most  directly  comparable  financial  measure  calculated  and presented in
accordance with GAAP, which the Company determined to be Company revenues, and a
reconciliation   of  Company   revenues  to  systemwide   revenues.   Comparable
information is given for the Company's Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership division.
Systemwide  revenues is calculated by adding Company  revenues as calculated and
presented in accordance with GAAP to the revenues of the Company's  franchisees,
and  subtracting  the  Company's  royalty  revenues  from the  resulting  total.
Franchisee revenues, however, are not revenues of Aaron Rents, Inc.

      Management  believes that presentation of non-GAAP financial measures such
as systemwide  revenues is useful because it allows  investors and management to
evaluate and compare the overall growth and  penetration of the Aaron's brand in
a more meaningful  manner than relying  exclusively on GAAP financial  measures.
Non-GAAP financial measures,  however,  should not be considered in isolation or
as an alternative to financial  measures  calculated and presented in accordance
with GAAP.  Because  systemwide  revenues  is not a  measurement  determined  in
accordance with GAAP and is thus susceptible to varying calculations, systemwide
revenues as used in the press release may not be  comparable to other  similarly
titled measures used by other companies.

      As used herein,  "GAAP" refers to accounting principles generally accepted
in the United States.

      The information in this Report,  including the Exhibit attached hereto, is
furnished solely pursuant to Item 12 of this Form 8-K.  Consequently,  it is not
deemed "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities  Exchange Act of
1934, or otherwise  subject to the  liabilities of that section.  It may only be
incorporated by reference in another filing under the Exchange Act or Securities
Act of 1933 if such subsequent filing specifically references this Form 8-K.


      Pursuant to the  requirements of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                              AARON RENTS, INC.

                                              By: /s/ Gilbert L. Danielson
                                                  Gilbert L. Danielson
                                                  Executive Vice President
Date: July 29, 2003                               Chief Financial Officer