Many Americans added some extra zeros to their checking account today - courtesy of government rebate checks designed to stimulate the economy.
While many people here in the Panhandle are divided on what to spend their rebate money on, electronics seem to be the hot ticket item, specifically high definition televisions. Amarillo's Circuit City Store Director Joe Larra says he's not shocked at it's popularity. "Things are gearing towards a family experience, home experience, prices of gas, things like that, people want to have entertainment in their home, so people are looking to make that family experience better with a brand new hd tv experience."
Amarillo resident Errol Buller and his wife are forgoing that HD experience, and opting to spend their money on something else instead. Buller says he's buying a projector, something he's wanted for a long time and is now purchsing because he expects that rebate check in the mail very soon.