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Tax holiday may have produced best results yet, Mass. retailers say

Retailers say the sales tax holiday weekend that just ended probably produced higher sales and traffic than in previous years, proving to be a crucial crutch to get them through an otherwise quiet shopping period.

At Percy’s, a television and appliance store in Worcester, vice president of sales Alan Lavine said sales this past weekend exceeded the previous year’s tax holiday by a considerable amount — somewhere in the high single digits. Lavine also said customers weren’t being indulgent, rather, they were buying basic goods such as appliances they would use for a long time.

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