This weekend is the second tax-free weekend (August 1-3) of the year, and you may recall that I featured the first one back in April. As you may also recall, the state legislature decided to allow two tax-free weekends per year to spur sales of school supplies and clothing since Tennessee has the highest sales tax in the country (9.25-9.75% depending on the county). Exempt items include clothing ($100 or less per item), school supplies, art supplies for school, computers (less than $1500 per item). You can see a complete list of items by clicking here if you are interested.
Friday afternoon, we went to the mall to check something out, and I noticed the line of customers waiting to get into the Apple Store (above). From what I understand, if you didn't make a personal shopping appointment in advance, you had to wait in line to go in and buy a computer. In the hour we were at the mall (1:00 - 2:00 PM), the line never decreased in size. Consider, though, that the savings on a computer could be $100 or more depending on the model.