When to Buy?

Have you ever wondered, when should I buy that new laptop, iPad, couch, or LED HDTV? YES of course you have! The list below should help with that.

The Want When to Buy Why Now
Video games January or February Many releases happen near the holiday season, and prices drop afterward
TV April, Thanksgiving to the Super Bowl New models in March; long holiday sales season
Couch January or July New models arrive in February and August, so old inventory needs to be cleared out to make room
Mp3 player and small electronics April; Black Friday and Cyber Monday; August–September Manufacturers clear out after the Japanese fiscal year ends in March; holiday blowouts; back-to-school; iPod usually refreshes in October
Grill July–August; October Sales start on or after July 4; stores make room for winter stuff
Cars September–October; end of the month; Mondays Clearing out 2012 models; sales people reaching for commissions; dealers making up for slow weekends
Gym membership June Far from New Year’s rush, nicer weather takes people outside, and gyms worry
Computer August; December Back-to-school; holidays
Electronics Mondays Manufacturers apply rebates for retailers; weekly sales begin
Gas Wednesday or early Thursday Prices spike Thursday p.m. for weekend