Originally Posted by Seawaters
I would like to be around that tree, too! I envy you your sales tax holiday. We get nothing like that here in California!
It's a (usually) annual gimmick one weekend in August to help boost retail sales. (I say "usually" because some years the Commonwealth decides not to do it.) It helps a little if you've been holding off on a big-ticket item like a TV, because sales tax is 6.25% in Massachusetts. We'll probably save enough to get a modestly priced lunch somewhere. As we say, it beats a sharp stick in the eye. It's limited to purchases under $2500.