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When (and when not) to buy school supplies, electronics, more

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Americans will spend around $83 billion over the summer months, predicts the National Retail Federation, but which items should we spend it on? To help you make smart decisions, retail analyst Hitha Herzog takes Willie Geist and Natalie Morales on a virtual shopping trip for school supplies (she says spend now), garden tools (wait till Labor Day, she advises) and other items. (Run time: 4:15)