Next weekend's sales tax holiday will come too late for parents in some Georgia school districts.
Students starting school this week -- including Brantley, Charlton, Glynn and Ware counties -- would have to put off their shopping until this weekend to benefit from the tax break.
Several parents said they were shopping ahead of the sales tax holiday because it didn't make sense to split up their shopping trips.
Other parents of students who start earlier in August said they are buying essential supplies now, but holding off on big purchases until after the first week of school.
In Georgia, businesses won't charge sales tax next weekend on clothes, shoes, school supplies and computers. There are limits. For example, a pair of shoes and an item of clothing can't cost more than $100.
The tax holiday is Friday and Saturday only. Click for complete list of items included and limits.