A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here's your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the best times to buy everything this year.
You probably know that certain things are cheaper at certain times. Whether you're buying airfare, dining out, shopping online, or buying anything else, there is often a "best time to buy." Every year year, we compile a list of the best times to buy stuff based on when stores are trying to push out old stock, when they're dropping prices for upcoming holidays, or even when they start having sales for no good reason. Check out the chart below for an easy view of the year, or read on for more details.
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You can find this info at a lot of different places, from big guides like Freeshipping.org's Best Time to Buy guide and PC World's gadget-specific buying guide. However, in an effort to make the guide as accurate as possible, we've gone searching for more specific, individual sources for each item to ensure you're looking for deals at the right time (and gotten rid of the items for which there wasn't clear consensus—like party supplies or aluminum cookware). So, for each item, click the source link for more specific information on when and how to buy.
Also, if you're looking for more specific up-to-the-minute news, we highly recommend checking out Dealnews' monthly best time to buy feature—it'll highlight a lot of the same stuff that we do here, but also discuss specific gadgets (like the newest iPad or the newly-released Xbox One and PlayStation 4). For a bigger overview of the year, read on!