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Online retailers let you try before you buy

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NEW YORK — The fitting room is coming home. Online retailers that sell jeans, eyeglasses, and shoes are shipping their products to customers for free to try on at home before buying them.

It’s a way for newer online brands to hook potential customers. A credit card is needed, but nothing is charged unless the items aren’t returned on time. The limit for how long you can keep items is usually about a week. Shipping is free both ways and there’s no obligation to buy anything.

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