Sixty-three percent of consumers are planning to spend up to $500 on their back-to-school shopping this year, according to PriceGrabber’s 2012 Back-to-School Shopping Forecast Survey. Forty percent of consumers have plans to purchase a tablet or tech item for the students in their lives.

However, the pencil and notebook will not be replaced by these tech-product purchases. Classic school supplies, such as notebooks, pencils, binders, and clothing, top the consumer shopping list with 83 percent of consumers indicating that they will purchase these supplies. Seventy-nine percent of shoppers intend to do their shopping on the Internet, utilizing both classic and tech purchases for their child’s back-to-school list.

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