We asked people on the street their top tips for managing back-to-school expenses.
I think secondhand stuff is cheaper because you get more value out of it.
AMI WILLIAMS, 36
It's ridiculous the price of uniforms. They should lower the prices. Expecially for those on lower incomes.
STEPHANIE MOLLGAARD, 36
It was just one of those things we always had in mind. The kids are going to be back at school at a certain day.
ROBERT KINGI, 60s
We do hand-me-downs to make the most of everything. Shoes as well if they are the same size.
MARK HALL, 48