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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