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When is the Best Time to Buy?

Posted at 7:31 AM, Feb 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-11 07:38:24-05

puma shoesGRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- As tax money starts rolling in, you might have the urge to go out and spend it right away. But hold up! There really is “best time to buy”, according to

Here are just a few of the items and months that seem to be good matches, for snagging those bargains:

February-Furniture: New furniture debuts in the spring, so retailers are clearing out old styles
March-Televisions:  New models are introduced at the International Consumer Electronics Show each January, meaning retailers make room for the latest items.
March-Sandals: Sandals that started to appear in January, get their first markdowns
April-May: Raincoats: April, of course is the rainy month, but sunny days are not far behind. Therefore, rain items needs to get out of the doors quickly, too.
April-May: Thrift Store Items: Everybody gets into spring cleaning mode
May-Athletic Wear: Everyone comes out of hibernation and it’s one way to lure people through the doors
June-Dishes: Early summer is the peak wedding season! Retailers promote their fine and everyday China
August– Swimsuits: Stores are eager to clear out summer leftovers
October-Jeans: Back-to-school-rush ends. Places like Marshalls are known for slashing designer jean prices