The Smart Shopper: Fall for These Good Buys

Friday, September 21 at 10:00 PM
Category: Personal Finance

The months ahead are not only popular for falling temperatures, but also popular for falling prices on many big purchases such as new cars, household appliances and outdoor pieces. 

It’s likely that car dealership commercials have already communicated this loud and clear for you, but if you’ve missed the message, “now is the time to buy!”  Right now, prices are low for end-of-the-year-model cars.  New models are rolling out, which causes the previous year model’s price to depreciate in value.  But hey, it’s still a brand new car!  

This rule holds true for household appliances as well.  The fall months mean that it’s time for “out with the old, and in with the new.”  New models of household appliances like refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc. make their store debut this month. To make room for them, stores work hard to get the old ones out. 

Lastly, while you may not be in the mood to buy outdoor furniture, grills, etc., it’s definitely something to consider.  Just like with any seasonal product, these items drop considerably in price once the season is ending.  If you’re in the need for a new grill, don’t wait until next year to buy it.  Find the one you want now and buy it. Once warm temperatures are back in action, you’ll be thanking yourself that you did.

Extra tip:  if you plan to travel during the holiday season, buy your plane tickets now.  As the holidays approach, prices for seats will soar.  

Tags: Financial Education, Savings
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