Have you tried or considered renting to own?

Shoppers look for bargains at a Kmart store.
Shoppers look for bargains at a Kmart store.
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A rough economy has some shoppers looking to rent to own items, from televisions to furniture.

Stores such as Kmart allow you to bring an item home even before you have fully purchased the product. Buyers pay weekly installments and a lump sum to own the item, but they must then pay a premium over the original sale price in the rent-to-own program.

KPCC business reporter Wendy Lee asks: Have you tried or considered renting to own? 

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