Back-To-School Trivia & Facts

I love fun facts some how they put things into perspective like nothing else. Trivia we all are fascinated by it. So here some Fund Back-to-School Facts.

Total back-to-school spending is estimated to reach $17.6 billion, up from $13.4 billion in 2005.
In 2006, total spending on electronics or computer-related equipment, such as home computers, laptops, PDAs, or calculators is estimated to increase by more than $1.5 billion (from $2.06 billion in 2005 to $3.82 billion in 2006).
When do people start back-to-school shopping?
16.5% will begin at least two months before school starts,
41.9% will begin three weeks to one month before school starts.
32.5% will wait until 1-2 weeks before school begins.
College students and their parents returning to campus will spend $36.6 billion, more than double of what parents K-12 will spend.
College students are expected to spend 27.5% more on electronic purchases ($10.46 billion) as the category expands to include flat screen TVs, Xboxes, iPods and notebook computers.

For more back-to-school facts, you can check out the NRF 2006 Back-to-College Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey at http://www.nrf.com/modules.php?name=News&op=viewlive&sp_id=342

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