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Every item has a sale period, knowing when you buy is key to saving a chunk of money! If you are wanting a big ticket, check out exactly what is the worst and best things to buy in January.
Best Things to Buy:
You can beat Black Friday pricing with January TV sales!! We see big TV deals starting 2 weeks before the Super Bowl. The super Bowl is February 7th, so don’t wait past that. The bigger the TV the better the deal for these sales!
Airplane & Travel –
This is not normally on my January list… but many economists predict that by mid-summer travel will open back up and airplane tickets, and other travel costs will double. That means you need to try to think ahead and book any vacation and travel plans NOW while tickets are low.
Think of Cruises and other vacation plans too. We are seeing 40% off cruises and many other deals!
Fitness Equipment –
January is always the best month to buy anything fitness related, big or small. If you want new workout clothes or a new treadmill, you’ll find sales all over town and online.
Tip: If you can’t afford it now, June is the best month to buy large used equipment, as people realize they never used it and put it up for sale on local sites and facebook marketplace.
Linens & Towels –
Outside of holiday sales, January is the month to grab any new sheets and towels you need. We see discounts up to 80% off these home goods from most home goods stores.
Organization & Storage –
Everyone wants to lose weight and get organized in the new year. Because of those resolutions, we see the lowest prices of the year on all things organization during January. Grab large storage bins, new garage shelving, even big closet organizers all at their lowest prices!
Worst Things to Buy:
Other than TVs, stay away from any other electronics purchases this month! Smartphones, computers, video game consoles, etc., this is one of the worst months for electronic discounts. If you can, wait until the summer for computers and the fall for a new phone or gaming unit.
While we are seeing good clearance sales on toys at Target, Walgreens & Best Buy, you want to hold off any toy purchases that aren’t on clearance! If you have birthday’s coming up try to find what you can in the clearance sales.
Furniture & Mattresses –
Coming off big holiday sales, January is very quiet with very few markdowns or sales on furniture or mattresses. The best trick for these items is to wait for patriotic three day weekends. That means trying to wait until Memorial Day weekend if you can.
Appliances also fit into this category though we may see a few sales over Martin Luther King Weekend 1/16-1/18. They like three-day weekends for sales.
Summer Clothing –
Stores are already setting out bathing suits and shorts. Stay far away from them! They will not run any decent sales for a couple more months, so window shop but don’t buy until late March.