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): October 28, 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  October 28,  2003,
                  announcing  the  Company's  financial  results  for the  third
                  quarter of 2003 (furnished pursuant to Item 12 of Form 8-K).


      On October 28, 2003,  Aaron Rents,  Inc.  (the  "Company")  issued a press
release to announce its financial  results for the third 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.
Non-GAAP  systemwide  revenues  is  calculated  by adding  Company  or  division
revenues  determined  in  accordance  with GAAP to the revenues of the Company's
franchisees and subtracting the Company's royalty revenues. 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: October 28, 2003                   Chief Financial Officer