It’s that time again, when summer starts to wind down and back-to-school sales start to spool up. In honor or celebration (or simple vote-whoring), many states in the US will have Tax Free Weekends . For two reasons, this is an excellent time to stock up on
school gaming supplies (sorry, but Cheetos are still taxed).
Reason Number One is simple: No sales taxes on school supplies. The sales tax on a pack of notebook paper is pretty insignificant, but most states include more-expensive items. In Texas, clothes, shoes, and backpacks up to $100 are tax-free. Throw in a year’s worth of notebooks, pencils, graph paper, etc, and you could save lunch money for a few weeks.
Reason Number Two is a bit more subtle, unless you read the newspaper. To get in on the feeding frenzy, local retailers will put up ‘loss leaders’ that draw in the back-to-school crowds. Here in Texas, it’s not uncommon to see notebooks for a nickel, boxes of pencils for under a dollar, etc.
So if you want a deal on a year’s worth of gaming supplies, check here  to see if your state has a Tax Free Weekend (or week), and get to shopping!
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