Big Ticket Savings During Tax Free Weekend

Destin Thomas is preparing to head to college.
He has been researching new tablets and computers.

"Yes. Quite extensively actually," he said.

And he has decided now is the time to buy, while the store is not charging state sales tax.

"I'm at Best Buy today, buying a Windows Surface Tablet because it's tax free," said Thomas.

The state has had tax free holidays for many years.

It is usually confined to clothing items and school supplies.

This year parents can buy most apparel, under $75 and school supplies, under $15, without paying taxes.

But this is the first year the state has added computers and data transferring devises to the list of eligible items.

"No taxes for anything over $750. It's really cheap. It's fantastic," said Mik Thomas, a lead associate at Best Buy. "We're really busy today. Definitely thousands upon thousands, really busy over here."

And Destin, he said it is worth fighting the crowds to get the savings.


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