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Back-to-school shoppers take note: Pay no tax this weekend

...school.She and her mother, Sharon, also were browsing tablets for the 16-year-old's twin brother at the electronics store. The pair was headed to Staples later that day to pick up the remaining supplies on her school list."It was a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-01/back-school
Key industries beginning to see raises

...Wages for liquor-store staff rose less than 1 percent in April from a year earlier, according to the BLS. At electronics stores, pay actually fell 4 percent. Perhaps some of their money was going to workers at Internet retailers: Their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-16/key-industries-beginning-s
Sales of gigantic TVs are on the rise

...advantage of the demand. Amazon.com plans to feature some 100-inch models this year, while Chicago-based electronics store Abt is expanding its warehouse space by nearly 30 percent, in part to accommodate bigger TVs.Best Buy is increasing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-01/sales-gigantic-tvs-are-ris
US retail sales up 0.1 percent in April; spending online and on furniture and electronics dips

...But most of those gains were offset by declines in spending at restaurants, online retailers and furniture and electronics stores.Excluding autos and gasoline, retail sales fell 0.1 percent last month.The Commerce Depart ment previously...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-13/us-retail-sales-01-percent
Martinez TV repairman arrested

The owner of a Martinez electronics store was arrested Thursday, and Columbia County authorities are looking for people who believe they've been duped by him.Perry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-17/martinez-tv-repairman-
Don't Go In!

...books if I don't go into a book store. I can't spend money needlessly on electronics if I don't go into an electronics store. I can't spend money needlessly on coffee if I don't go into a coffee shop. If I want less incidental spending...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/simpledollar/2013-10-27/don-t-go
The Art of Figuring Out "Bang for the Buck"

...tablet I might want to buy. Next, I'll look for opportunities to try out the products myself. I'll visit an electronics store, or I'll ask my friends to let me try out their tablets. Any opportunity for hands-on access is golden. I'll...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/connor-threlkeld/2013-08-23/art-f
Mom-and-pop also try doorbusters for Black Friday

...of the most hectic times of the year for retailers, but the boost in shoppers often becomes a fun experience for electronics stores, Glover said."It's pretty brisk, but to me it's fun. It's something you got to have a love for," he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2012-11-16/mom-and-pop
Wireless speakers take center stage

ATLANTA - Diminutive wireless speakers are filling the shelves at electronics stores. They're proving to be the ideal accessory for people who listen to the bulk of their music on mobile phones.Because the smartphone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2012-07-07/wireless-speakers-take-center-stage
Favorites return for state fair

...rotates like a ferris wheel.The ride is not new to Augusta, but Best Buy's game competition is new this year.The electronics store will take over the Exchange Club's 3,000-square-foot commercial building to host competitions of popular...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2010-10-13/favorites-return-stat
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