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July 4th firework sales create economic "boom" for stand owners

July 4th firework sales create economic "boom" for stand owners
July 4th firework sales create economic "boom" for stand owners
Posted at 5:32 PM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 14:28:09-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Fourth of July is approaching and fire works stands are popping up to meet the demand for those wanting to celebrate with sparklers, fire crackers and black cats.

But how do these stands that only appear a few times a year make ends meet? The answer is pretty simple.

Most stands contract with wholesalers, like TNT Fireworks, that provide product before the holidays.

The stand owners man their booths, sometimes round the clock to prevent theft, then return whatever products they don't sell, at no loss to them.

For the folks who set up shop on West Tennessee in Tallahassee, fireworks are a family affair.

"We got the fireworks June 23rd and we're going to end on July 5th. The Fourth of July you get more product, more customers and obviously you make more money," said Trooper Price, a fireworks salesman, "New Years we don't get as much supplies and there's not as many customers."

Trooper Price works the stand with his parents. They say the majority of their fireworks sell for under $10.