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19 Jul 19
WDTN
(NBC) — Though you might be in the midst of your summer vacation, back of school is top of mind for many. With families starting earlier– and spending more– than ever before. Crystal Davis is stocking up on school supplies for her three kids. She’s among shoppers set to spend a record amount on back to school, according to the National Retail Federation. “Consumers are going to spend about 1673 dollars this year, that’s about 3 percent higher than last year,” said the National Retail Federation’s Mark Mathews. That breaks down to almost 700-dollars on average for K through 12, and nearly one thousand dollars for back to college. Forget the pencils and notebooks, electronics will be the big budget buster this year. According to Deloitte, there will be a 29% increase in spending on back to school gadgets. The retail services company expects parents to shell out a record 3-point-6 billion dollars on tech like smartphones, wearables and data plans. Household spending on those items is beating out computers for the first time ever. Retailers are racing to lure in shoppers with early campaigns. Amazon was ahead of the competition, by launching storefronts in mid-June. “Because of Prime Day, the back to school season started to shift earlier and earlier,” said Amazon’s Julie Law. Over the 48-hour sale this week, Amazon said it topped more than 100-thousand purchases for both lunchboxes and laptops. “Almost 50% of people saying that they are shopping based on promotions,” Mathews said. Driving the back to school creep, and pushing 44-percent of parents– including Davis– to start shopping sooner. Checking off back to school lists, and ringing up a record year of spending. Grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, weather and sports.
19 Jul 19
The PorcuDiaries

Week 77 of perpetual travel. Let’s see what my wallet thinks….

19 Jul 19
Machine Mean

Director: Dario Argento Writers: Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci Release Date: 12 August 1977 Country: Italy Review By: Jeffery X. Martin Synopsis: Suzy Bannion travels to Germany to perfect her ballet skills. She arrives at the Tanz dance academy in the pouring rain and is refused admission after another […]

19 Jul 19
I'm All About Books

  Cliff Hanger (A Maggie McDonald Mystery) by Mary Feliz   About the Book Cliff Hanger (A Maggie McDonald Mystery) Cozy Mystery 5th in Series Lyrical Underground (July 16, 2019) Paperback: 215 pages ISBN-10: 1516105303 ISBN-13: 978-1516105304 Digital ASIN: B07JLLRRT2 When a hang-gliding stranger is found fatally injured in the cliffs above Monterey Bay, the […]

19 Jul 19
The Drama Llama

— 1 — This song makes my heart ache. The summer I first played Kingdom Hearts with my cousin remains one of my favorites to remember. Strange as it is to say, it kind of as home written all over it for me. If you have played this game franchise you may well also have been […]

19 Jul 19
My C-SPOT

98% of businesses fail in their first 10 years. Of the 2% that survive, only a fraction of them achieve high-impact growth. What’s their secret? Over the course of four years Matt Brown has interviewed hundreds of local and international entrepreneurs and business experts for his podcast, The Matt Brown Show, and in the process […]

19 Jul 19
CW33 Dallas / Ft. Worth

Whoops: Amazon, apparently in error, priced a bunch of very expensive camera gear for $94.48 on Prime Day—and is honoring at least some of the sales. First, someone noticed a camera normally priced at $548 was listed for $94.48 and submitted the deal to Slickdeals. It made it to the site’s front page, and soon commenters […]

19 Jul 19
The United Free

It’s easier to love Apollo 11 if you were around to see it happen. For those who didn’t camp along the Cape Kennedy causeway to watch the Saturn 5 liftoff on July 16, 1969, or huddle around a rabbit-ear TV to watch Neil Armstrong climb down the ladder and walk on the surface of the […]

19 Jul 19
The Paregien Journal

July 19, 2019 Issue 181 An Occasional Newsletter Hello, I’m b-a-c-k . . . after a break to wrap up a brand new book of mine. I’ll have an announcement about that in a few days. All I will say right now is that I starting researching it in . . . 1994. Yep, true. […]

19 Jul 19
FOX2now.com

Whoops: Amazon, apparently in error, priced a bunch of very expensive camera gear for $94.48 on Prime Day—and is honoring at least some of the sales. First, someone noticed a camera normally priced at $548 was listed for $94.48 and submitted the deal to Slickdeals. It made it to the site’s front page, and soon commenters […]

19 Jul 19
KTLA

The privacy controversy surrounding FaceApp; Netflix loses subscribers in the U.S. for the first time in a long time; CES to allow sex toys at next year’s show; Amazon Prime Day is a roaring success once again; a new service ensures you’re never hit with subscription fees after a free trial ends; listeners ask about […]

19 Jul 19
Q13 FOX News

Whoops: Amazon, apparently in error, priced a bunch of very expensive camera gear for $94.48 on Prime Day—and is honoring at least some of the sales.

19 Jul 19
Homebrew Finds

Accuweight 207 Digital Kitchen Multifunction Food Scale for Cooking with Large Back-Lit LCD Display,Easy to Clean with Precision Measuring,Tempered Glass [expand title=”More Info”] From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability: Electronic gram scale equipped with 4 high precision sensors to give you accurate weight All the time; max weight […]