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Shop early or save tax? "Unscientific" experiment unveiled

Ashley Bargainer wants to avoid the crowds during the sales tax holiday at all costs. But what will it cost her? Ashley Bargainer wants to avoid the crowds during the sales tax holiday at all costs. But what will it cost her?
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

It's the calm before the sales tax holiday storm. Crayons, pencils and long clear aisles; that's the attraction for teacher and parent Ashley Bargainer.

"I do not want to be here on sales tax holiday. It's just not worth it."

The bargain for Bargainer, picking out supplies with her daughter minus the chaos and bumper to bumper buggies.

"I have plenty on my plate, I don't need to fight people at target."

As Bargainer and her children prepare to return to the classroom, their list is much like everyone else's: "We're looking for index cards, big binders, pens and pencils." 

In a matter of minutes, the mother-daughter duo knock out the family's list and it's the moment of truth.

Target manager Andrew Petersen helped WSFA 12 News with an "unscientific sales tax holiday experiment".

"The extra money would be nice, I am going to pretend I didn't see that." laughed Bargainer.

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