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): April 26, 2004


                                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 April 26, 2004, announcing the
            Company's financial results for the first quarter of 2004 (furnished
            pursuant to Item 12 of Form 8-K).


      On April 26,  2004,  Aaron  Rents,  Inc.  (the  "Company")  issued a press
release to announce its financial  results for the first quarter of 2004. A copy
of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.

      On April 27,  2004 the  Company  held a  conference  call to  discuss  the
results of the quarter with  investors and  analysts.  During the course of this
call,  management  disclosed that earnings before income taxes for the Company's
rent-to-rent  business segment were  approximately  $2.6 million for the quarter
ended March 31, 2004, and that this represented an increase of over 20% from the
quarter  ended  March  31,  2003.  Management  attributed  this  increase  to an
improving  economy  and  actions  taken  by  the  Company  to  win  competitors'
customers.  Finally,  management  disclosed  that  the  internal  goal  for  the
rent-to-rent segment's earnings before income taxes is $8 million for 2004.

      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: May 3, 2004                           Chief Financial Officer