Monday, September 3, 2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) College students are
packing up and heading to school, and theres one thing they
wont forget their wallets.
College Kids Are Big Spenders
According to a survey by the National Retail Federation,
college students and parents are expected to spend a whopping
$47.3 billion gearing up for school.
The big spenders will dish out an average of $956.93 on back-
to-college merchandise, up from last years average of
Other college costs include...
$7.41 billion will be spent on fly gear for the school
year, like clothing and accessories.
Must-have electronics like laptops, digital cameras, cell
phones, iPods, and the trendy iPhone will have college kids
spending $12.8 billion, while school supplies like notebooks,
folders, and pencils, will set them back $314 billion.
Students will spend a pretty penny $15 billion to
be exact on college text books.
Furnishings for their new dorm digs are expected to reach
costs of $5.43 billion, with students ages 18-24 spending an
average of $158.61 to get their pads perfect.
Finally, 57 percent of students will be shopping for
school stuff at college bookstores, while nearly 52 percent will
head to discounters, and 42 percent will spend their college cash
at department stores.
(Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
Copyright © 2007 Wireless Flash News Inc. All rights reserved. Wireless Flash® and FlashNews® are registered trademarks of Wireless Flash News Inc.