Shoppers Take Advantage of Tax Free Shopping

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

According to local store managers, lots of people have been taking advantage of those energy star tax breaks.

Managers at Best Buy in College Station say by 4p.m. Saturday afternoon, the store already had about 70 customers cashing in on the savings.

They say lots of shoppers had been planning for this weekend, and had orders all set up and ready to go.

"I think the largest we've seen today is a couple came in and spent about $8,000. Every single one of the appliances they bought qualified for the tax free savings. They saved about $600 in taxes," said Best Buy Manager Sean Logan.

Some Texas A&M football players used the tax free weekend to stock up on refrigerators.

Managers say some customers brought in their economic stimulus checks, which Best Buy converted to a gift card, to pay for the appliances.

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