For a fresh take on selling cookware, there's Central Market in Shoreline, Wash. Here, housewares manager Erin Kealy expects to launch a tryout program on three different pans: a 12-inch skillet, a 2-quart saucepan and a 3.5-quart saute pan. Customers wishing to test one of these pans for 48 hours leave a deposit of $25 to $40. If they decide to buy it, they return the item and pay for a brand new pan, minus the amount of their deposit. If they choose not to buy, their deposit is returned ...
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