Mountain View Voice

For the Record - July 8, 2011

Voices Around Town

Now that the state sales tax has gone down, are you planning any big purchases?

Asked in downtown Mountain View. Interviews and photos by Nick Gonzales

"I bought a new bicycle and a trailer for my baby. It didn't have anything to do with it (sales tax) but as far as me making the purchase, I did buy it at a local bike shop as opposed to going online."

Greg Gomez, Mountain View

"I'm not actually planning any big purchases mostly because my biggest one is a wedding that is coming up in a couple days. It actually helps us because (with) the 1-percent reduction in sales tax, we actually get some money back."

Eric Chu, Palo Alto

"Today I'm planning to buy a lathe machine and a welding machine and the 1-percent sales tax reduction has no influence on this purchasing decision."

Suminder Singh, Fremont

"Now that the sales tax has gone down 1 percent, I'm not particularly planning to buy anything more than I would otherwise. I make purchases based on what I need, not necessarily based on taxes."

Anna Botelho, Mountain View

"I'm not planning any big purchases because I just got out of college. And people who get out of college tend to have a lot of debt."

James Chu, Palo Alto

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