Best Months To Buy Goods
For the past 2 years, most people (including me!) have been having second thoughts before buying any goods. We didn’t want to make an unnecessary purchases and potentially run into money problems down the road. Each time I stand in front of a store and am about to buy something, I ask myself: “Do I really need it or can it just wait?”
In fact, I should also ask another question: “If I really need it, is it the right time to buy?”. Whether you are frugal or not, we all need to buy appliances if they break or look for a new computer when our children start college. In those situations, you might be surprised how great a deal can be found depending on your timing and the month of the year.
In fact, if you take the time to think about it, most stores offer rebates from time to time. But, they come out at pretty much the same time year after year. They have what we call “rebate seasons” and they are fixed in their business models. I did a few researches over the net and here’s what I found as the best months to buy specific goods:
When I look at the table, I am not really surprised about the timing of some rebates. For example, January and February are good months to buy clothes. This is quite logical as one of their biggest seasons just past (Christmas) and they are stuck with clothes that will have to disappear from the store in March to make more room for the spring and summer stuff.
Another note is travel to Europe in February. I’ve done it once and it’s not only pretty cheap but it’s easier to visit those countries as it’s not tourist season. People are less stressed and you have more time/space to visit.
Overall, I think this small list is not perfect but will help you figure when is the best time to buy a specific type of good. When you plan your purchase in advance, you will not only make a better choice, you will also save a lot of money by looking for deals!
I don’t know if you have noticed any other market trends like that?