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"Essentially, the business we are doing in three days, is what you're going to do in the whole month of December," Costa explained. (Source: Conor McCue) "Essentially, the business we are doing in three days, is what you're going to do in the whole month of December," Costa explained. (Source: Conor McCue)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Saturday's rainy weather wasn't enough to stop people from flooding into City Mac in the Market Common looking for savings. Almost halfway through tax free weekend, shoppers looked to save on computers, accessories, and software.

"Once the weather cleared up, the next wave of people came in and it's been good ever since," said City Mac store Manager Jeff Costa.

Costa said City Mac and other businesses look forward to this weekend all year long.

"Essentially, the business we are doing in three days, is what you're going to do in the whole month of December," Costa explained.

The store has also seen extra business this year because North Carolina recently voted against its own tax free weekend. Costa said more people are now coming to Myrtle Beach and looking for savings for school and much more.

"We've had some Christmas shoppers or just some holiday shoppers, or birthdays taking advantage of the sale going on," Coast said.

While the tax on something small like an iPad case may not amount to much, Costa said the real savings this weekend come from bigger purchases.  He helped one customer who saved more than $300 on taxes in a single purchase.

"The bundling is where you're going to get the bang for your buck because you are just saving on all that tax," Costa explained.

Costa also said getting rid of the tax on things like computers and software can help the customer afford more features or even a better device.

"When they're adding the warranty, the apple care, sometimes the tax they're saving is now allowing them to add another feature," Costa added.

For a full list of tax exempt items, read the list provided by the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

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