Monthly Archives: April 2012

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 WantWhen to BuyWhy Now
Video gamesJanuary or FebruaryMany releases happen near the holiday season, and prices drop afterward
TVApril, Thanksgiving to the Super BowlNew models in March; long holiday sales season
CouchJanuary or JulyNew models arrive in February and August, so old inventory needs to be cleared out to make room
Mp3 player and small electronicsApril; Black Friday and Cyber Monday; August–SeptemberManufacturers clear out after the Japanese fiscal year ends in March; holiday blowouts; back-to-school; iPod usually refreshes in October
GrillJuly–August; OctoberSales start on or after July 4; stores make room for winter stuff
CarsSeptember–October; end of the month; MondaysClearing out 2012 models; sales people reaching for commissions; dealers making up for slow weekends
Gym membershipJuneFar from New Year’s rush, nicer weather takes people outside, and gyms worry
ComputerAugust; DecemberBack-to-school; holidays
ElectronicsMondaysManufacturers apply rebates for retailers; weekly sales begin
GasWednesday or early ThursdayPrices spike Thursday p.m. for weekend