Best time to buy…everything

There’s a time and place for everything. Everything, as in lawn chairs, winter coats, wedding dresses, televisions and more.

If you’re looking for the best sales on the items you want or need the most, help yourself by knowing when to buy them. Kiplinger.com publishes an annual month-to-month Best Time To Buy list. Any shopper in the know will bookmark it.

Here’s a look at the rest of the year:

July:

Furniture

Soda

Beer

Condiments

Broadway tickets

August:

Patio Furniture

Outdoor Toys

School and office supplies

Swimwear

Produce: All Summer Long

September:

Holiday Airfare

Health Insurance (September and October)

New cars

Landscaping plants (September and October)

Appliances (Sept. and October: Note — Georgia’s tax free holiday for energy and water efficiency products is Oct. 1-4)

October:

Grills

November:

Candy

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (November/December)

Baking ingredients

Travel (All Fall Long)

December:

Computers

Charity Donations

Weddings

For more details on all of these, plus Winter and Spring best buys, read here.

4 comments Add your comment

Bobby

July 25th, 2009
1:38 pm

It’s all about timing, opportunity, and bargaining skills. For Example, the later the evening becomes the pliable an escort may become to reduce her rate. I assume usually after 12:30 it’s more of a buyer’s market.

back @ u

July 25th, 2009
4:04 pm

“bobby” knows all about this: he’s speaking about his wife.

myra

July 25th, 2009
4:10 pm

The best time to buy A LOT of things(maybe not appliances)is of course the week after Christmas and the 1ST 3 weeks of January. Retailers must cycle out of all that overstocks,clearance,dated merchandise. It has to come off the books, so deep slashing of prices occurs.
Happy Hunting!

Claire

July 26th, 2009
4:12 pm

Can’t wait to let all my readers know about the Kiplinger’s best time to buy list! Since I write a blog on interior design, it look they should all be busy squeezing the last furniture deals out of July this weekend. Next month, patio furniture! Upcoming post about recent Atlanta Flea Market finds-www.highglossblue.blogspot.com!

Thanks for the info!
Claire