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Circuit City To Hold Calif. Sales-Tax Promo

Richmond, Va. — Circuit City, in a move to help California consumers stretch their dollars during the back-to-school shopping season, will hold a “Sales Tax Holiday” Aug. 9 and 10.

During the weekend, Circuit City will absorb the cost of state and local sales taxes for all purchases made in all of its 95 California stores. The savings for shoppers, averaging 8 percent, will be in addition to seasonal sales promotions already underway.

“We’ve seen shoppers enjoy the savings during sales-tax holidays in other states around the country, and we want to offer that same opportunity to consumers in California,” said John T. Harlow, executive VP/COO at Circuit City. “Especially during this time of high energy prices, we know that hard-working families need to make every dollar count this time of year.”

Circuit City stores in California have beefed up inventories in anticipation of the weekend, and are extending store operating hours to accommodate shoppers. Statewide, store hours on Saturday will be 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., the chain said.