We all want a great deal anytime we go shopping. For some of those bigger ticket items, however, it’s all about timing. Here are some of the best times to buy for your major purchases.
Some of the great times to buy a new television include Black Friday or early in the year when people are gearing up for the big game. If you need a new laptop/computer, start looking around in mid to late summer when the back to school sales start happening.
The new models of household appliances are released in September and October. As a result of this, stores will lower their prices on some of the older models they still have available. If you're okay with missing out on a few bells and whistle, this could save you a fair amount of money.
Buying clothing off season can help you save tons of money. If you're worried about looking out of style, select basic pieces and then you can splurge on a couple of trendier items later. The more classic staples you have in your closet, the less you'll have to go shopping.
If your old mattress is affecting your quality of sleep, it may be time to invest in a new one. Check out the deals that usually happen around Memorial Day when retailers are getting ready to bring in new stock. Remember to research the return policy so you don't end up with a mattress you hate.
There's nothing better on a warm summer night than a barbecue in the backyard. If your grill could use a bit of an upgrade, however, wait until the temperatures drop before making your purchase. Stores will lower prices on their grills in order to clear out space for the next set of models making it one of the best times to buy.
We all know about the treasure trove of clearance candy after Halloween, but have you ever thought about buying other holiday items, such as lights, ornaments, and wrapping paper after the holidays? As stores are trying to clear out their holiday décor, this is the time to stock up on yours. Doing this will also give you peace of mind as the holiday chaos kicks in, because you'll already have everything you need.
On just a day to day basis, you can usually get a better deal if you go to the dealership on a weekday as opposed to the weekend. You can also find a better deal if you wait until they are clearing out old models to prepare for new vehicles to arrive. This usually happens in the fall. If you wait too long, however, you may be stuck with a smaller selection that’s not quite what you were looking for. Be aware that while this method may save you money upfront, your car is already a year old when you purchase it, affecting your resale value.
With real estate, it’s important to remember that the hotter the weather, the hotter the market. Most home sales take place during the summer increasing the competition you may face in your home search. If you’re willing to move in the winter, and work with a smaller number of options, home sales have been shown to drop between November and January.