Best times to purchase appliances for your home

Are you looking to purchase new appliances for your home?

If you’re looking to save money on major purchases, find the best prices at the right times. Pay attention to the seasonal sales to get the best deals.

Holidays and holiday weekends

Besides Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you can save some money on other holidays throughout the year. Manufacturers and retailers often offer sales during three-day weekend holidays such as Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July, and New Year’s.

Keep your eyes out for retailers’ sales ads in the weeks before the sale starts so you can research the best prices and get the best deal.

Before new model release

Buying a new model when it’s released may be one of the worst times to buy. However, you could save money with last year’s model. Retailers may need to make room for new inventory. Before a manufacturer releases a new model, the price of the previous models may be marked down.

End of the month

Did you know some retailers and stores work on commission? They have sales quotas to meet every month. Salespeople who need to meet those goals may be willing to bargain to move products out the door. Be prepared to bargain for the best deal if it’s possible.

Certain months

Manufacturers begin releasing new models or holiday shopping deals start during the September, October, November, and December months. At that time, stores may have deals on previous models. However, if you’re looking for a refrigerator, the best time to buy is in May. Kitchen appliance makers tend to release new models in the spring.

January is also a good time to buy. Stores are looking to clear old products to make room for new models. Retailers and stores may offer good deals from their leftover Black Friday and holiday sales inventory.

Back-to-school sales

With kids leaving for college and living in dorms or apartments, students need new microwaves, mini-fridges, and other appliances. Back-to-school sales may include affordable appliances, making it the best time to look for deals.

Buying in the off-season

People are interested in buying seasonal appliances at certain times of the year. Try looking for the best deals in the off-season. The best times to buy season appliances is in the opposite season. For instance, if you’re looking for an air conditioner, purchase one during the winter.

Buying open-box or floor models

Find the best deals with damage discounts. You may get a good deal if there are small scratches, dents, and dings that won’t affect performance or be visible.

Online purchases

If you choose to purchase online, it is a good idea to use shopping events such as Cyber Week or Amazon Prime Day. A downside to purchasing online is you can’t see the appliance in person, so be sure to do your research before you buy.

When not to buy

Don’t buy a brand-new model when it is released. Following a release, manufacturers may reduce the prices months later. Be patient and wait for the best deals.

Don’t wait to buy an appliance until your old one dies or breaks. You may not be able to afford to hold out for a sale, resulting in not saving money and making unresearched purchase.

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