Fireworks will be lighting up the sky tonight as many celebrate Independence Day. Most of us literally want the biggest bang for our buck -- whether its sparklers, firecrackers, bottle rockets or even big artillery shells designed to make everyone ooh and ahh. They can go for $40 and up.
"Probably our most popular seller this year was the Spud Gun which I just saw the last sleeve leaving, but the Raptors are basically the same thing. That's the maximum load we can sell for consumer fireworks," said Freedom First Fireworks tent manager Daniel Miller.
As the fireworks get larger, they also become more dangerous and more expensive. When coming to buy fireworks you can spend as little or as much as you want. Fireworks can range from .25 cents all the way to $600.
But not everyone thinks bigger is better. Customer Jimmie Self told me us Wednesday that he likes smaller fireworks. "That's usually what I look for is things that I feel like I can do and do safely with my grandson," he said.
And because they also fit his budget. "I told him we'd spend $20 to $25 today and we're about maxed out," said Self.
Some places even entice their customers with deals to make their money go a little farther. "Every $100 that they buy, they get $25 free," said Miller.
Which means if you spend money on their biggest ticket item you're getting nearly $1,000 worth of fireworks for $600.
When we asked Miller about how much he's seen customers spend this holiday, he said the biggest customer shelled out about $600.
We also learned that fireworks never go bad, so buying them in bulk is a smarter way to save money for next year.