Crowds, sales plentiful in no tax weekend

Published 12:04 am Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Shoe Department manager Chris Jarrell waits on Opp seventh grader Brent Rogers who is attending his first day of school today.

Local retailers saw big sales and big crowds during this weekend’s tax-free holiday.

Goody’s manager Leslie Melton said sales at her store were “outstanding.”

“We were very busy,” she said. “We did a little bit better than anticipated. We would definitely describe it as a mini-day-after-Thanksgiving sale.”

At Shoe Department, store manager Chris Jarrell said while the store didn’t meet its revenue goals, sales were much better than last year.

“We were very, very busy,” he said.

Factory Connection district manager Tori Shirey said the weekend’s sales were “phenomenal.”

“There were a lot of ball players shopping here,” she said. “It was a good weekend, and we made a substantial amount of money.”

From Friday until midnight Sunday, all sales taxes were waived on select purchases such as the majority of clothing items $100 or less; computers and computer supplies if costing no more than $750; and school supplies, such as notebooks, pens and paper, as long as the individual prices is $50 or less.