People enjoy life hacks for several reasons, but we especially like ones that help us save money. Sites like DealNews and Lifehacker provide great money-saving tips on a regular basis. In particular, they’ve created a yearly timeline with the best times to purchase certain items. While such a list is helpful, we’ve collected specific items you shouldn’t purchase in a given month. Thus, here’s the September installment of our monthly series on what NOT to buy!
The back-to-school rush is over, and summer is coming to a close, which means September is a great month to take advantage of all the summer clearance deals. Outdoor patio furniture, summer clothes, pool toys, and the like are discounted to make way for fall and winter inventory. However, don’t let the excitement from all those deals cause you to purchase items that are not priced to sell.
Retailers are highly discounting summer apparel to make room for the fall and winter fashions. However, don’t be fooled by the discounts advertised around the store as they typically are only for the remaining summer clothes and not for the current fall line. To find the best deals, it’s best to wait till the end of the season to purchase apparel for that season.
Halloween Costumes and Decorations
While it’s easier to plan ahead and purchase these items beforehand, it’s not the best for your wallet. Just like with any holiday, it’s best to purchase holiday-related items after the holiday is over. If that isn’t an option for this Halloween, then wait until mid-October to find better deals.
Apple is rumored to possibly unveil the newest iPhone and iPad version this fall. So if you are looking to take advantage of discounts on a new smartphone, then don’t look towards the iPhone 6. If Apple and retailers offer any discounts for this generation, it won’t be till November at least. For better discounts look to purchase older versions of the iPhone this month.
More specifically, diamonds aren’t discounted during the month of September. There are no jewelry-related gift-giving holidays this month plus the new shipments of diamonds don’t come in till October and November. So waiting till closer to the holiday season will bring better discounts.
Do you have any recommendations on what not to buy this month? Share your wisdom with us in the comments!