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Best Buy soon will let customers rent gadgets

DENVER — Best Buy is trying a new tactic to bring more customers into its stores.

The electronics retailer soon will let customers to try gadgets at home before committing to buying them.

Best Buy will allow customers to rent items such as cameras, wearables and audio devices through a button on the company’s website. Third-party site Lumoid will mange the rentals.

Customers will earn about 20 percent off the price in Lumoid credits, which can then be applied to the purchase of the rented item.

Most of the items available to rent will be open box returns instead of new items.

Drones are not among the products that will be available to rent.