ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Next weekend's state sales tax holiday will come too late for parents in several metro districts.
Those starting school in the coming week will have to put off their shopping until August 9-10. Many shopping this weekend said they weren't planning to split their trips.
"It wouldn't be worth the stress putting it off until after school started," Sheila Gray said.
But others said they'd get what was required now, then hold off on larger purchases until next weekend.
The National Retail Federation says $26.7 billion will be spent nationwide in back to school shopping this year. An average of $635 per family on school supplies, clothing and electronics.
For list of school supplies you can find the state's fact sheet here.