Welcome to “What Do I Buy and When?” – our monthly series geared towards helping you make smarter buying decisions. Each month, you’ll learn which items retailers price to sell and which ones aren’t so you can find the best deals throughout the year. Our information is gathered from sites like DealNews and DailyFinance, places that search the retail world to find the best and worst deals. We want to help you save money!
Between Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the start of the holiday season, November is a very busy month for savings, specials, and all-around shopping opportunities. While there will be plenty of advertised deals, it’s important to understand how to take advantage of the best sales without being swindled by lesser offers.
Large Home Appliances
November is the best month to purchase big ticket appliances like washer and dryers, refrigerators, and dishwashers. Retailers all over will be discounting these items, but to be sure you find the best deals, compare pricing at various retailers like Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Sears before making a purchase.
Vacuums are also priced to sell this month. Brands like Dyson not only will be discounted at stores, but also on their website as well.
Calling all television shoppers! The time has finally come to make your purchase. From 1080p TV’s to 4K, Black Friday deals are expected to drop prices to great lows. According to dealnews, 42” 1080p TV’s may go for as low as $120, so be ready to pounce!
Items like cookware, bakeware, and kitchen appliances are also expected to be discounted heavily this month. What better time to purchase new cookware or a KitchenAid mixer than right before the holidays?
Recent and current generation electronics like tablets, gaming systems, and smartphones should be nicely discounted this month, more specifically on Black Friday. Take note: the absolutely newest models released in Q4 of 2016 shouldn’t be discounted much, if at all.
With guests coming to stay during the holidays, it’s no surprise that bedding may be at the top of your list to purchase. Unfortunately, you won’t see any deals in November. For the best deals on bedding, it’s best to wait until January where shoppers can find deals of up to 60-70%.
Even with Black Friday deals, November is still not the best month to purchase toys, especially popular toys. To find steeper discounts, it’s best to wait till mid-December.