Tax Free Shopping Is Upon Us

School is just around the corner and it may be a good idea to start your school shopping this weekend.

Friday marks the start of the tax-free shopping holiday this weekend. Computers under $3,500 dollars and computer supplies under $250 dollars will qualify to be tax-free this weekend.

School supplies like pens, pencils, and paper along with clothes and footwear under 100-dollars are also tax-free.

And if you're getting ready for the fall sports season all sporting equipment up to 50 bucks is all tax-free.

But, not every shopper looks forward to the tax-free holiday.

The shopping holiday ends Sunday at midnight.

According to Consumer Reports, last year during the tax-free holiday school shoppers saved an average of 93 dollars.

Click the link below for a full list of tax-exempt items.


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  • by Endurance Swimmer Location: Greenville on Aug 6, 2010 at 10:45 PM
    My boyfriend went to Kohl's Fri. night, he bought a pair of Nike sneakers and saved $10 dollars! My mother and I are going to Belk on Sun., hope we save alot!!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 6, 2010 at 06:43 PM
    I love how everyone wants taxes lowered, but still want the free handouts that come from them. Its a 2 way street folks!
  • by Michelle Location: E NC on Aug 6, 2010 at 06:36 PM
    saved $60 on textbooks today. Oh yeah! Thanks!
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Aug 6, 2010 at 06:18 PM
    I agree with Moderators Nightmare point, lower taxes is good for the economy.
  • by hmm on Aug 6, 2010 at 11:39 AM
    $16 would get me enough gas to ride around for nearly a week...I would honestly be happy that I saved $16.
  • by Greenville gal on Aug 6, 2010 at 11:15 AM
    HOLY COW! I bought a notebook and saved $0.08! I love this tax free thing! Even better, I got school supplies that came to a total of close to $200 and saved 16 bucks! I am so giddy right now that I cannot contain myself.
  • by Moderators Nightmare on Aug 6, 2010 at 10:21 AM
    You folks are missing the point. If the government knows that it will help folks spend money to suspend taxes. Then why isn't the government smart enough to figure out if they cut taxes, it helps business and the rest of us?
  • by Anonymous on Aug 6, 2010 at 09:18 AM
    Tax free weekends only work when teachers HAND OUT THE SUPPLY LIST NEEDS BEFORE!!!!
  • by ryan Location: greenville on Aug 6, 2010 at 07:58 AM
    Texas does this and it's big. No one has ever complained about it and no one can wait for it to start.
  • by savings is savings on Aug 6, 2010 at 07:30 AM
    TO CRAZY AND THE ORGINAL ENC GIVE ME A BREAK MAYBE YOU ARE TO RICH TO GET SAVINGS IT'S NOT JUST 8% MOST STORES WILL HAVE BIG SALES BECAUSE THEY KNOW FAMILIES LIKE MINE(A FAMILY OF FOUR) THAT NEED TO SHOP FOR EVERY THING FOR SCHOOL FROM POINT A TO Z CAN REAP THE BENEFITS OF IT! I'M THANKFUL FOR ALL THE SAVINGS I CAN GET. I'M BUYING THE BIG AND SMALL ITEMS SO MARK GET SET AND I'M GOING TOMMORROW!
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