Shoppers lined up at the stores three doors Friday morning and customer traffic was steady through the noon hour,.
There was no line at ABC Center School Supplies in Toledo when it opened, but st patrick's day gift ideas to make shoppers were waiting in cars, said Collin Reeves, a store clerk.
While some parents may balk at the steepness of the figure, back-to-school shopping undoubtedly is a big economic driver in late summer.
The Ohio Attorney Generals Office says residents should first review which items are eligible, check businesses return policies, and keep receipts until the billing process is over.
Many were teachers, but there were some parents.Youre not paying taxes.Assisting them is store employee Danielle Gordon.Oh my God, its great, she said.I start out the year with five uniforms, a gym uniform, new shoes and stuff, and shop accordingly to how he ruins it,.Robinson said that first year customers and retailers were unsure what the event was about or how it would work but now both have caught.The study found no evidence that consumers simply had shifted purchases theyd have otherwise made, meaning more revenue for the state.I know a lot of customers today have said that they were already out shopping, so they might as well stop in here, he said.However, the tax holidays goal to drive customers to retailers for back-to-school items is being achieved,.Jennifer Coley, manager of the Cleveland-based Schoolbelles uniform store on Monroe street, said a handful of customers were waiting for their Friday opening, but she thinks the bulk of the business will come later.
Owner Evelyn Robinson, who has become a seasoned pro of the event after being caught a little off-guard its first year, prepared for a shopper increase.
I think the holiday really helps because theyll spend a little bit more knowing they have that extra money to spend, she said.
You really do save a lot of money when you dont have to pay that tax.In Northwood at School Matters uniform clothing shop, customers also lined up awaiting the stores opening a first for the small business.People are aware its a tax-free weekend, but we would be busy regardless if its a tax-free weekend,.Im from Georgia actually, and theyve always done it down there, she said.The packages include three polo shirts with the Lorain Titans shield and sword logo, two pairs of pants, a belt and one Titan Pride T-shirt.THE blade/dave zapotosky, enlarge, buy This Image,.C.