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Sales Tax Holiday Kicks Off

By: Erica Proffer Email
By: Erica Proffer Email

Shoppers were out early Friday morning, trying to be one of the first ones to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.

It kicked off at midnight Thursday night, and will run until this Sunday.

Some customers are really raking in the savings.

Best Buy may be more than just the title of this store.

As back to school shoppers hit the supply aisles this weekend, the sales tax holiday is proving this time may be the best time to buy.

"We are open from 12 to 2AM. We had a really good turnout for that event, and we're looking forward to an even bigger weekend," Brandon Watford, with Best Buy said.

Some retailers are comparing this weekend to Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving where many shoppers stock up on Christmas items.

The state of Alabama, along with many cities and counties, has waived their sales tax on certain items deemed back to school.

And, all customers can take advantage.

"I've wanted to come all week. So, yeah, we're going to pick up some good stuff, good buys," says Doris Saxon.

On big ticket items, shoppers can save anywhere from $50 dollars on a computer to $150 dollars on a computer, putting money in your pocket for back to school.

Cordesia Pride is wasting no time at saving money. "It's mostly for school and college."

And, saving her money now, "I came to get my laptop because I did not feel like paying taxes," adds Pride.

And, she won't have to worry about those taxes, at least for some items this weekend.


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