Fireworks sales booming ahead of Fourth of July weekend – WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.

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SELL CONSUMER-GRADE FIREWORKS ARE PACKED. >> ALL OF OUR PRODUCT IS SOME NEW STUFF. ED: JAMIE BAIR OF YORK COUNTY, LIKE KID IN A CANDY STORE AS HE CHECKS OUT THE SHELVES AT SKY KING FIREWORKS. THERE IS A LOTF OCHOICES. HE TOLD ME HOW MUCH MONEY HE PLANS TO SPEND. >> JUST A COUPLE OF BUS. ED: HOW MUCHS IA COUPLE? >> MAYBE $100. EDFIRE: WORKS CAN BE EXPENSIVE. SOME OF THE MORTARS ARE CLOSE TO $300, AND IT IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR SOME CUSTOMERS TO SPEND OVER $1,000 OR SEVERAL THOUSAND. TACK ON AN 18% TAX FOR THE BIG STUFF. THE INDUSTRY HAS SEEN MESO DISTRIBUTION PROBLEMS IN THE WAKE OF THE PANDEMIC. >> WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH DIFFERENT DISTRIBUTION CENTERS AND WHOLESALERS TO GET AS MUCH PRODUCT AS POSSIBLE. ED: THE STORE IS LOCAT OFFED INTERSTATE 83 IN SOUTHERN YORK COUNTY, AND IT DRAWS IN A T OFLO CUSTOMERS FROM PENNSYLVANIA, MARYLAND, AND VIRIGINA. MANY PLACES RESTRICT THE USE OF CONSUMER FIREWORKS. YOU SHOULD CHECK TO SEE WHERITE IS LEGAL. >> SAFETY FIRST. ED: IT CAN BE A HARD LESSSON. >> INSTEAD OF IT FLYING OFF, IT GOT STUCK, EXPLODED IN MY HAND. ED: HE WAS LUCKY, JUST AAD B BURN. IN YORK COUNTY, ED WEINS

Fireworks sales booming ahead of Fourth of July weekend

After a year with not much bang, fireworks sales are booming as we enter the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Shops that sell consumer-grade fireworks are packed.Jamie Bair, of York County, was checking out the shelves at Sky King Fireworks. He told News 8 how much money he plans to spend.”Maybe a hundred,” he said.Fireworks can be expensive. Some of the mortars are close to $300, and it’s not uncommon for some customers to spend more than $1,000 or even several thousand. There is also an 18% tax for the big stuff.The industry has seen some distribution problems in the wake of the pandemic.”We’ve just been working with different distribution centers and wholesalers to try to get as much product here as possible,” manager Justin Ballew said.The store is located off Interstate 83 in southern York County, and it draws in a lot of customers from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.Many municipalities restrict the use of consumer fireworks. You should check to see where it is legal.

After a year with not much bang, fireworks sales are booming as we enter the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Shops that sell consumer-grade fireworks are packed.

Jamie Bair, of York County, was checking out the shelves at Sky King Fireworks. He told News 8 how much money he plans to spend.

“Maybe a hundred,” he said.

Fireworks can be expensive. Some of the mortars are close to $300, and it’s not uncommon for some customers to spend more than $1,000 or even several thousand. There is also an 18% tax for the big stuff.

The industry has seen some distribution problems in the wake of the pandemic.

“We’ve just been working with different distribution centers and wholesalers to try to get as much product here as possible,” manager Justin Ballew said.

The store is located off Interstate 83 in southern York County, and it draws in a lot of customers from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.

Many municipalities restrict the use of consumer fireworks. You should check to see where it is legal.


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