Back to school shopping goes on even after school starts

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The school year’s started for nearly all Tri-State students, but the back to school shopping isn’t done for some parents.

Parents are still hitting the stores, getting those final supplies.

Back to the stores, after the kids went back to school.

“Right now, we’re buying locker decorations,” said Shannon Thomas of Union County, who was shopping with her granddaughter.

“We knew the kids didn’t need a lot for Thursday and Friday, so we figured we’d get the list from the teachers and go this weekend,” adds April Maxey of Boonville. She also says Her family’s busy schedule kept them from buying some supplies until after the year started.

“Just because of the kids sports schedules and stuff, we didn’t have a lot of time until the fall time. So, now that back to school is in session, our schedules have dwindled down,” Maxey says.

Other parents waited for better deals. The national retail federation says parents of grade school and high school students will spend an average of nearly $685.

“It’s just, some things are kind of high, other things are right on price,” says Thomas.

“We just say where you had the pencils, it was like $4.99, and now it’s $2.99,” adds Monica Coral of Evansville.

Others waited for better traffic for a better chance of getting everything on their list.

“It’s less crowded. You don’t have many lines in the checkout, and it’s also mre affordable,” says Coral.

“I think now we’ll probably wait because the traffic has been a lot less. There’s not as many people. It’s been a little easier to maneuver around the stores,” adds Maxey.

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(This story was originally published August 12, 2018)

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