Tough Times? Rent, Don't Buy, with Erento

Call it an eBay for rentals: Germany's Erento lets you borrow everything from wedding dresses and pets to karaoke machines

Covet a Ferrari? Dream of impressing your date with a flashy Rolex or the latest Balenciaga bag? As the global economy weakens, fewer Europeans can afford to buy such luxury goods. So they are renting them instead.

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