From Snow Boots To Linens: What To Buy In The Next Six Weeks

Allison Kade
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Best Deals Of February And March-Main-ImageYou’ve heard us espouse the joy of buying stuff at the perfect time to get the best deals, from off-season clothes to in-season local produce. There are always some things that we need no matter what, but there are also other things about which we’re more opportunistic (we’d like to get new bedding, but we’re willing to wait until the time is right).

To help ourselves and others like us, we’ve compiled a chart with all the stuff that’s a good deal within the next few weeks—frozen food in March? In addition, we’ve crafted a chart with items to hold off on if possible, because better deals are around the corner.

Whether these things are cheap because new models are about to come out, because there’s low demand right now, or because the weather’s just right, here are our findings:

Best Deals Of February And March _chart

Best Deals Of February And March _chart

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  • Ariana

    Thank you! Was in the market for new bedding, so I’ll go search away!

  • Gemini

    The BEST deals on appliances are around Black Friday, when they are as much as 50% off. The catch is that they sell out the best deals very early and you may have to wait for delivery until January. I purchased a washer and dryer during a Black Friday event, I paid $999 for both and the exact same models were in the showroom for $2,100.

  • Laura

    Anyone have advice on the best time to buy a car? New or used?

    • Jenna

      Go in the September/October time frame. That is when the new models are starting to come out and dealers will do anything to get last years models off the lot. We got a great deal on a new truck because sales were slow and no one wanted the 2009 model in September 2009. Also get financing before you go. Go through your bank or a credit union and know what you can afford. This way there is one less way for the dealer to get you stuck in a model you really cannot afford. Don’t tell the dealer what you are approved for dollar wise, just tell them that you have your own financing and it will be amazing what kind of deal they are willing to work out for you.

    • Jenna

      Go in the September/October time frame. That is when the new models are starting to come out and dealers will do anything to get last years models off the lot. We got a great deal on a new truck because sales were slow and no one wanted the 2009 model in September 2009. Also get financing before you go. Go through your bank or a credit union and know what you can afford. This way there is one less way for the dealer to get you stuck in a model you really cannot afford. Don’t tell the dealer what you are approved for dollar wise, just tell them that you have your own financing and it will be amazing what kind of deal they are willing to work out for you.

    • Sheila

      I actually think late August is a better time to buy if you’re wanting new. Maybe a little later for used. I guess it depends on what make you’re looking for. If you’re hoping to get a good deal on a new Honda or another popular brand then the previous years models will go fast. Everyone else will have the same idea so if you’re looking for a particular feature or color you might want to keep your eye open. Buy at the end of the month, salesmen are trying to meet their quotas so you’ll get a better deal.

      If I were you, I’d start looking in July so you have time to decide what you’re really interested in. Also, if a salesmen sees that you keep coming back he’ll know that you’re serious and you have the opportunity to bargain him down by the end of the month.

      Most companies offer better financing than you’ll find at a bank or a credit union. I got a Toyota with 0% financing last year. I’m not sure if they are still offering it, but I saw a similar deal from Mazda and Honda had something like 1%. Just do your research online so you know the differences and take your time. Don’t let the salesmen pressure you.

    • Sheila

      I actually think late August is a better time to buy if you’re wanting new. Maybe a little later for used. I guess it depends on what make you’re looking for. If you’re hoping to get a good deal on a new Honda or another popular brand then the previous years models will go fast. Everyone else will have the same idea so if you’re looking for a particular feature or color you might want to keep your eye open. Buy at the end of the month, salesmen are trying to meet their quotas so you’ll get a better deal.

      If I were you, I’d start looking in July so you have time to decide what you’re really interested in. Also, if a salesmen sees that you keep coming back he’ll know that you’re serious and you have the opportunity to bargain him down by the end of the month.

      Most companies offer better financing than you’ll find at a bank or a credit union. I got a Toyota with 0% financing last year. I’m not sure if they are still offering it, but I saw a similar deal from Mazda and Honda had something like 1%. Just do your research online so you know the differences and take your time. Don’t let the salesmen pressure you.