Christopher Ruiz, computer and tablet sales associate, hands a new HP laptop to Maggie Hendrix, 12, middle, as her sister, Abby Hendrix, 15, holds her own new Mac laptop, right, while shopping at Best Buy in the Victoria Mall. The girls saved their allowances, birthday money and Christmas money to buy the laptops they wanted the day after Christmas. Their father, Ed Hendrix, 41, accompanied them to the store.

photos by KATHLEEN DUNCAN/KDUNCAN@VICAD.COM