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Share Economy - Bartering Instead of Buying

A new trend is to share rather than own. Thousands are joining in, bartering and sharing, instead of buying books, tools and clothing from the store. Philipp Glöckler is promoting the idea.

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28-year-old Philipp Glöckler of Hamburg founded an internet platform called "why own it?" 10,000 users around Germany are now using it to benefit from the synergetic effect of sharing their things. Report by Julia Henrichmann.