Timing is Everything

Now that 2016 has officially begun, there are probably things you know you will need to replace or upgrade this year. It could be smaller things like cookware or maybe your computer is on its last legs or you need something bigger like a new house. But did you know there are better times than others to make these purchases throughout the year? Here is a breakdown of when you should buy what...

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January - March

When the winter months are hitting the hardest, it’s time to invest in some items that will come in handy during the summer months. Gas grills and air conditioners are often on sale during these months to make room for all the new stock that will be rolling in during the spring. It’s also a great time to get married. Winter tends to be a slow time for the wedding industry so you can get some great deals on both supplies and venues.

April - June

This is the best time to buy TVs and electronics because March is at the end of the fiscal year in Japan so many manufacturers are looking to move their leftover product. Perfect if you’re looking for an upgrade. Houses are also big this time of year. While prices might be a bit higher because it’s peak season, you will likely have a much wider selection, so you have a better chance of finding exactly what you’re looking for.

July - September

The beginning of the summer is a good time to look at new furniture. There will be new stock coming in ahead of the fall moving season so stores will be looking to make room. Also if you’re looking to make a few improvements around the house, July is a great time to invest in power tools. And just in time to chase away those end-of-summer blues, you’ll see a lot of sales on computers, just in time for back-to-school.

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October - December

This is the best time to get a new car. As the new models have received most of the attention during the year, last year’s models are going for much less. Also, with the holidays coming up, there are often huge sales on everything you could want for your kitchen. Finally, if you have a bit of a green thumb, it’s a great time to buy some new plants, which might be just what the doctor ordered as the gray winter months approach.

Do you have any other suggestions for the best time to make purchases, big or small? Let us know on the TracFone Facebook or Twitter pages.