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Sales tax holiday shopping in full swing

If you plan to do your back to school shopping this weekend, be prepared and be patient.

Stores are vamping up for a possble record number of shoppers for the tax holiday weekend.

Retailers statewide are extending hours, scheduling extra workers and planning special sales.

Items covered by the sales tax waiver are clothing priced at $100 or less, school supplies priced at $50 or less, books valued at $30 or less, and computers and computer equipment selling for $750 or less.

The tax-free weekend is designed to help parents with back-to-school purchases, but anyone can buy items covered by the sales tax holiday in Alabama.

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