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Is renting the new buying?

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The rental market for everything from televisions to handbags is booming, according to new figures.

Research by YouGov shows that two thirds of people questioned think we save money renting and a third think it is easier and less hassle than buying.

Maryam Moshiri reports on how the recession is affecting our desire to own.

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