For many businesses, fall is a slow time between the summer and winter months. As a result, consumers can often find bargain deals if they are looking in the right place. Here are a few items to keep your eye on during the fall months.
1. Airline Tickets
People often have their winter vacation, spring break, and holiday travels; however, fall typically isn’t a time when people go on vacation, and therefore usually fly less. Consequently, airline companies will lower prices during this time in an effort to entice consumers to fly. If you’re looking to take your whole family on a week-long getaway, fall may be the time to purchase those airline tickets.
2. Yard Supplies
With the hot summer months over, retailers are looking to get rid of yard/patio supplies that are common during the summer months. Whether it be a lawnmower, barbecue grill, patio furniture, or another item within this category, you can save money in the long term if you act early. With a little foresight and planning ahead, you can save now on those items that you may need come spring.
3. New Car
If you are in the market for a new car, October and November are typically the least expensive times to buy. Although you may be tempted to buy last year’s model in September when the new models come out, waiting a couple months could save you some cash. While there are fewer available models during that time, dealerships are more likely to give a better deal then in order to get those last few cars off their lot.
4. Kitchen Appliances and Cookware
With major holidays on the horizon like Thanksgiving and Christmas, retailers take the opportunity to entice shoppers to upgrade their existing kitchenware. Refrigerators, dishwashers, and other major appliances are often on sale so retailers can bring in new merchandise.
Of course, these tips come with the caveat to buy things only when you need them. If you are in the market for one or more of the above items, now is a good time to go out and get them!
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