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Local business sees different meaning behind last-minute costume shopping this year
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Local business sees different meaning behind last-minute costume shopping this year

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – With holidays comes last-minute shopping.  Yet for Halloween Express, the preparation takes months. They tell us they begin preparing in August but say most of their customers arrive the day before Halloween to get their shopping done. However, the owner Barric Thompson says this year, that’s not by choice.  “It’s tough this year, everyone knows the economy’s not doing well and you’re paying more for food, groceries and gas and I think it’s tough to spend some money on Halloween stuff and most people are waiting until the last minute to see if they can afford all of that.” Aside from waiting, we’re told other Halloween shoppers have found themselves joining the last-minute crowd for different issues. “Last minute is different this year,” sai...