Best Buy ending rent-to-own pilot program

Dow Jones reports the Richfield-based electronics retailer is removing the Rent-A-Center kiosks from 13 Chicago locations. Best Buy began testing the program last summer.
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Dow Jones reports the Richfield-based electronics retailer is removing the Rent-A-Center kiosks from 13 Chicago locations. Best Buy began testing the program last summer.

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