Media Markt trials service to rent drones, VR headsets

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  • Friday, 20 Jan 2017

New service: Electronics retailer Media-Saturn's store in Ingolstadt, Germany, 2014. The retailer has a new service that allow customers shopping on Media Markt's website to rent products for one month or more. — Reuters

BERLIN: Media Saturn, Europe's biggest consumer electronics group, is trialling a new service at its Media Markt unit to allow customers to rent devices such as drones or virtual reality headsets, in a bid to tempt customers to try out new products.

Media Saturn, part of retailer Metro, reported sluggish Christmas sales, hurt by consumers pulling forward purchases due to the "Black Friday" sale in November.

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