Comparing prices: school supplies for 2017!

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - One of the most daunting tasks of getting your students ready for going back to school is picking out school supplies and making sure you stay under budget!

We've done a little comparison shopping for you. We looked at basic items that every student needs, from elementary to high school. Target and Walmart are two popular stores for school supplies and we also threw in Amazon for you online shoppers.

Of course, prices will vary depending on the brands, the colors and whether or not you shop in store or online. 

Walmart offers the best prices on basic backpacks, the cheapest ones start at $5! If you're looking for a brand name or a more sturdy backpack, Target and Amazon are both comparable, with prices coming in around $35 on average for a multi-pocket backpack.

In the "photos" section above, we've created a price comparison table that includes basics like binders, folders, glue sticks and markers.

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