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July 21, 1989|Clipboard researched by Susan Davis Greene and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

The furniture rental business is a relatively new commerce, introduced during the postwar era. It has expanded rapidly during the last 20 years, with major growth occurring during the last decade.

There are two basic types of rental services available to both residential and commercial consumers. The rent-to-rent business is a very convenient type of service for the consumer who has the need of rental furniture for a short period of time. Second, there is the rent-to-own, often catering to those with lower-incomes, or who have no or poor credit.

Whether it's a matter of necessity or just something to use while the relatives are in town, here's a selection of local furniture-rental companies and their rates for the most commonly rented pieces:

Breuners Furniture Rental 1925 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa (714) 645-4772 Beds: King--$30 Queen--$25 Full--$21 Twin--$19 *Remote Television: $20 Refrigerator: $34 Bedroom Set: $50-80 Dinette Set: $16-80 **Office Set: $87-237 Delivery Charge: $27.50 plus $27.50 for pickup Minimum Charge: $50 per month; 2-month minimum Notes: Rates are monthly. Two-three working days for delivery. If items are rented 30 months, renter becomes owner. Other locations in Anaheim and Tustin Cort Furniture Rental 2540 Main St., Irvine (714) 852-0711 Beds: King--$25 Queen--$22 Full--$19 Twin--$16 *Remote Television: $38 Refrigerator: $38.50 Bedroom Set: $45-100 Dinette Set: $20-75 **Office Set: $75-300 Delivery Charge: $55 Minimum Charge: $75 per month; 3-month minimum Notes: Rates are monthly. Two-day delivery. If items are rented 28 months, renter becomes owner. Other locations in Anaheim, Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley Evans Rents Furniture 13791 Newport Ave. Tustin (714) 838-2834 Beds: King--$41 Queen--$31.Full--$25.50 Twin--$20.50 *Remote Television: $37.50 Refrigerator: $47 Bedroom Set: $23.50 and up Dinette Set: $49 and up **Office Set: $99.50 Delivery Charge: Minimum Charge: $75 per month; 2-month minimum Notes: Rates are monthly. Two-day delivery. If items are rented for 27 months, fees can be applied to purchase and an additional 3 months' fee must be paid for renter to become owner. Other locations in Costa Mesa, Orange and Westminster Budget Furniture Rentals 1702 N. Main St. Santa Ana (714) 835-3893 Beds: King--$34 Queen--$20 Full--$16.Twin--$13 *Remote Television: $30 Refrigerator: $35 Bedroom Set: $13-40 Dinette Set: $15.50-$42.50 **Office Set: $64.50 and up Delivery Charge: $50 Minimum Charge: $30 per month; 2-month minimum Notes: Monthly rates. No delivery charge for rentals 6 months or longer. Next day delivery if order is in before 1 p.m. If items are rented 30 months, renter becomes owner. Also located in Costa Mesa Rent-A-Center 52 E. Orangethorpe Ave.Anaheim (714) 870-8000 Beds: King--N/A Queen--$16.99 Full--N/A Twin--N/A *Remote Television: $9.99 and up Refrigerator: $15.99 and up Bedroom Set: $15.99 and up Dinette Set: $12.99 and up **Office Set: N/A Delivery Charge: Minimum Charge: 1-week minimum Notes: Rates are weekly. Bunk bed--$11.99. Some items if rented 12-18 months, renter becomes owner. Also in Garden Grove and Placentia *Breuners offers a 20-inch color television with remote control, Budget, Cort and Evans prices are for a 19-inch. Rent-A-Center not specified. ** All executive office set-ups include desk, highback chair, 2 side chairs and credenza. N/A Not available Source: Individual establishments.

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