Central Georgians Hit Stores On Tax-Free Weekend

7:48 PM, Aug 10, 2012   |    comments
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Tax-Free Weekend kicked on Friday. The Georgia Retail Association predicts that the weekend could bring in a lot of money to the Peach State. The group forecasts that the tax holiday will generate an additional $476 million in economic activity.

13WMAZ caught up with shoppers at Eisenhower Crossing and the Macon Mall, who got an early starting hitting the stores.

Some shoppers said that they have been holding off of getting those electronic items until Tax-Free Weekend.

"I've been looking at it on the computer for days," said Ish Brew of Macon. "I have to wait, so here I am, I got off of work this morning and haven't slept yet."

Other shoppers said that they are looking forward to sharing some of those new items with their family.

"I have 11 grandchildren, so I am excited about being able to share it with them," said Marlene Highland of Unadilla.

A few said this is a much needed break on school supplies before the kids head back to school.

"I don't have to worry about paying taxes and stuff," said Holly Martin of Macon. "We're also going to pick up some school supplies that we didn't get at the beginning of the school year."

Tax-Free Weekend will continue until midnight on Saturday.


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