Buying new stuff and when to spend
Sometimes, it’s just nice to buy new stuff. But when will we get the best deals? Here’s a look at some common purchases and the best times to buy.
TVs: It seems like a new TV is on the wish list every couple of years, and there no time better to make that purchase than the Christmas shopping season. Your best chance would be a Black Friday sale, but decent deals usually run throughout November.
Furniture: New furniture is typically debuted in February and August, which makes January and July the best times to get a deal. Stores need room on the showroom floors, and can take advantage of this need by helping them make some room.
Appliances: As the holidays approach, stores are eager to get old models out of the way to clear space for new arrivals. Take advantage of these savings and you get yourself some new appliances in September and October, just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Carpet: If you’re looking to outfit your home a with a new dance floor, the best time to do that is after the holiday season, usually mid-December until the end of January. Just make sure you don’t wait too late. Once the middle of February rolls around, tax returns start arriving and the sales cease.
Mattresses: As spring rolls around, the mattresses industry uses Memorial Day weekend as their big push to clear out merchandise. Most holiday weekends will provide a deal, but Memorial Day weekend is the usually the best for your wallet.
A new car: So you’re tired of that old ride, huh? Been there. Sometimes you need a new car, sometimes you just want one. It’s fine to start looking but you may want to wait until late summer to pull your wallet out. As dealerships start rolling out the new models, it’s a great time to buy something from the previous year’s release. It also doesn’t hurt to shop on a less busy weekday near the end of the month, to help salesmen pad their quotas.
A new home: If you’re buying a new home, you’ll want to look in the fall and winter. This is when you’ll find your best deals, especially in October, before the end of the year. Nothing would make a seller happier than unloading that property in time for the holidays.