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Saving on Fireworks
This week, families were making the trip, in some cases, several, to the fireworks stand to pick out a few things that go boom in the sky.
"They`re asking about sound. Some people like those loud ones. You know, flash, bang, they want that belly rumble," said Kurt Weinberg with Black Powder Fireworks.
Prices from the very small to the very loud will vary. But owners say you don`t need to spend a lot to find some evening entertainment.
"One hundred dollars will put on a heck of a show. You`ll get a full cartload for 100 bucks. Multi-shots, reloads, all kinds of stuff for the kids. Snaps, sparklers, anything you need," said Big Top Fireworks owner Jordan Hauck.
Much like with Christmas decorations, your best odds of getting a rock bottom deal will fall the day after.
"I imagine we`ll get some folks coming back saying. `What kind of deals are you running?` Because rather than put it in the box, we`d just as soon sell it," Weinberg said.
"You can save a ton of money if you come back here on the 5th of July. We sell everything for a really good price. Whatever`s leftover," Hauck said.
Which, Hauck admits, may not be much. Most stands try to sell out of their remaining inventory because it`s cost effective and less of a hassle.
That doesn`t mean you can`t plan for next summer.
"The thing about fireworks is they don`t go bad. You can store fireworks for ten years and there`ll be no problems, just as long as they don`t get wet," Hauck said.
If you have a few dollars left over after lighting your own fire in the sky and you don`t mind fighting the crowds, you may find a few bargains on the 5th. Which will leave some change in your pocket for next July.
Fireworks can be sold over the counter until midnight.