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Parents Choose To Pay Now, Or Save Later On School Supplies

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by Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Many parents spent their Tuesday night in the school supply aisle of stores across middle Tennessee as more than one hundred thousands students get ready for the first day of class.

Many of them had long lists of supplies mandated by their children's school. But they had to make a decision to buy now, or save later.

Tennessee's tax free holiday starts this Friday and students in Metro Nashville Public Schools and Wilson County Schools start class Wednesday.

"I had no idea, or I would have waited," said parent Shain Robbins.

He filled his cart with the supplies his 2nd and 4th graders will need when the school bell rings for the first time.

Jennifer Demoss had a long list of supplies she was purchasing for her son Levi's first day of kindergarten.

"So I want to have everything we need now, we can't wait for the tax free," Demoss said.

She was one of many parents who tackled the aisles Tuesday night at the Target in the Nashville West shopping center.

She said the savings just did not outweigh her son having what he needs when school starts.

"I mean it really on saves you, what, $10? So, I'd rather get it now," Demoss said.

While Robbins decided to buy the school supplies his children needed, he does plan on coming back to the store this weekend.

"If the need shoes, because shoes can be $50. So if they need shoes or pants, or whatever, yeah I'll come back for tax free," Robbins explained.

Tennessee's tax free shopping weekend includes supplies, clothing, and computers. It runs Friday through Sunday.

email: ccannon@newschannel5.com

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