Continuing on with “The Best Times To Buy Anything” that I’ve been posting – Here is what you should buy in MAY:
- Mattresses: Manufacturers are rolling out new products in the summer, so the best time to buy a mattress is now, while they’re making room for all the new ones.
- Patio Furniture: Warm weather cometh, along with new patio furniture. Stores are going to start clearing out any old stuff to make room, so get the deals while you can. You might want to check out garage sales before you do, though.
- Party & Picnic Supplies: The season of outdoor eats is on its way, and even if you aren’t having a barbecue until July, stock up now while the deals are good.
- Refrigerators: People are cleaning and upgrading their homes, and new refrigerators are coming out soon. Grab good deals on an older-model icebox in May.
- Spring Apparel
With Spring Break over, all those shorts, tanks and tees that were in high demand last month, are going for a lot less in May. Department stores and online fashion retailers are in full clearance mode preparing to make room for summer styles. Typically you wait about two months after it debuts in the store. If you want discounts of up to 75 percent off from Gap, Navy, J. Crew, it’s a great time to start looking!
- Ultra-portable Laptops
With screen sizes under 14 inches and weight of less than four pounds, these travel-friendly computers are currently on sale. Ultraportable laptops are one of the most popular trends in computers right now. With all models debuted at Consumer Electronics Show in January, we’ve seen some competitive deals that take up to 25 percent off retail price. It’s great if you don’t mind smaller screen size and portability is important to you!
- 3D Screens
3D televisions prices dropped 33 percent in 2011 and continue to fall this year, according to Dealnews.com. “2012 also saw new all-time low prices for 55-inch screen 3D TVs. They hit as low as $699 It’s really great time to look into what was formally a really expensive technology.
- Gym Memberships
Finally, if you’re still carrying those extra holiday pounds, gyms like to advertise membership deals this month. Even if you don’t see a promotion, with the sun shining, you’ll have more ammunition to haggle a good deal.