Monday, July 23, 2012

QOTW: When is the best time to buy things?

Here are a few tips I have found on WHEN to buy stuff....

  • Appliances tend to be cheap on Sundays, when most people are out buying new ones. In addition, you're bound to find great deals on any major holiday, like Memorial Day or Independence day.
  • Computers & other electronics are cheapest on Mondays, when manufacturers apply their rebates. This applies to TVs, cameras, and video games as well.
  • Entertainment venues like museums and amusement parks often have discounts during the middle of the week, when they're less crowded. Plus, smaller crowds are always nice. Some museums might even have free admission days, so check out the venues you're interested in for more.
  • Gas prices are higher on the weekends, hitting their peak mid-morning on Thursday to anticipate all the weekend drivers and travelers. Fill up on Wednesdays or early morning Thursdays for the biggest savings. Also, if you fill up in the morning when it's cold, your gas will be a bit denser and you'll get a bit more fuel for your money.
  • Jewelry is best bought on Wednesdays, when most people tend to shop for it. However, stay away from gift giving months like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and Christmas.
  • Chocolate is great to buy after any holiday that involves chocolate: Halloween, Christmas, Easter, and Valentines's Day, for example. They'll be clearing out all their holiday-themed candy, so you can grab them up if your kids already ate their chocolate rabbits and Santas

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