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Save with Florida's back-to-school tax-free holiday

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This weekend is a good time to save money on back-to-school items and certain electronics. Florida's Back-to-School tax-free holiday started Friday and runs through midnight on Sunday.

Like past years, Items such as crayons, notebooks, pens and school uniforms are available without the usual 7 percent sales tax. But this year, shoppers can save even more if they're in the market for a big-ticket item like a computer.

Some of this year's tax free items that may surprise you: computers, tablets, printers and even headphones

The limit on clothing is $75 per single item. For electronics, the limit is $750 per item, and for school supplies the limit is $15 dollars per single item.

If you're unsure of what you need, many schools have posted lists, by grade, on their web sites. Target prints out many of these lists and has them available for customers in the school supply section of the store.

Thomas Gray, manager at Best Buy in Clearwater, says his store opened two hours early Friday. There was a line of about 30 people, and he says he expects an even bigger turn out during the weekend.

"It truly is a back-to school holiday, which is our second busiest time of the year at Best Buy," he said.

Gray said many shoppers were surprised that some electronics are included in the tax-free holiday. He said tablets and computers were the most popular items sold.

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