The Best Time To Shop Till You Drop

In this day and age of internet shopping and Free 2-day shipping you may not realize that there are still prime (no pun intended) shopping months for certain consumer goods.  With a little planning and strategic shopping, you may be able to save big on your purchases.

There really is a “best time to buy” for just about anything you can think of.  Based on when the stores are trying to shift stock, change of seasons, and upcoming events; industry trends are able to track the best times to buy.  This is by no means a comprehensive calendar, but it will get you off to a great start.

September

  • Large Appliances
  • Gardening Equipment
  • Cars (new)
  • Children’s Clothing
  • Housewares (glassware, dishes, china, rugs, fabric)
  • Car batteries and mufflers
  • Lamps
  • Air Purifiers
  • Computers
  • Sunglasses

October

  • Outdoor Grills
  • Lawn Equipment
  • Tires (winter)
  • Bicycles
  • Shoes and Socks
  • Nightware (robes)
  • Fishing Equipment
  • School Clothes
  • School Supplies (notebooks, pencils, paper, backpacks, pens)
  • Silverware

November

  • Small Appliances
  • Cookware (measuring cups, knives, cutting boards, measuring spoons)
  • Trees and scrubs
  • Flower Bulbs
  • Quilts
  • Womens Coats
  • Men’s Shoes
  • Children’s clothes
  • Blankets
  • Cars (Used)
  • Dresses
  • Stoves
  • Suits (mens and Boys)

December

  • TV’s
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Tools (drills, saws, generators)
  • Wedding Dresses
  • Microwaves
  • Children’s Hats
  • Sewing Machines
  • Ladies Coats
  • Men’s Clothes

January

  • Air Conditioners
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Furniture
  • Houses
  • Bedding
  • Baby Gear (strollers, high chairs, clothes)
  • Large Appliances
  • Lingerie
  • Books
  • Men’s Coats
  • Dishes
  • Art Supplies

February

  • Cameras
  • Lawn Mowers/trimmers
  • Grills
  • Prom Dresses
  • Video Games
  • Motorcycles
  • Curtains
  • Lamps
  • Men’s Shirts
  • Rugs and Carpets
  • Sportswear
  • Storm Windows
  • Toys

March

  • Luggage
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Socks and stockings
  • Ski Equipment
  • Windows
  • Shoes (children)
  • Infant Clothes
  • Winter Coats
  • Outdoor Grills
  • Frozen Food

April

  • TV’s and Home Theatre Equipment
  • Computers
  • Snowblowers
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Slow Cookers
  • Suits (Men and Boys)
  • Stoves
  • Raincoat

May

  • Mattresses
  • Small Appliances
  • Patio Furniture
  • Refrigerators
  • Handbags
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Tires
  • Athletic Apparel
  • Paper Goods (cups, bowls, plates, napkins, utensils)

June

  • Gym Memberships
  • Cell Phones
  • Ice Cream
  • lumber
  • tools

July

  • Furniture
  • Swimwear
  • Soda and bottled water
  • Perfume and cologne
  • Standing Freezers

August

  • Camping Equipment
  • Computers
  • Storage Containers
  • Swing Sets
  • Backpacks
  • Pillows
  • Swimwear
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Office furniture

Next time you have a big ticket item, check the list to see if you are getting the biggest bang for your buck!

 

 

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