All good things must come to an end.
The distinct feel of fall will upon us, the patio furniture and grills will be put away for the winter, and of course, nobody wears white after Labor Day.
With the arrival of September comes a multitude of things you should buy and not buy. But the most important is the big-ticket item. Get ready, because you won’t see deals again on these items until Black Friday.
What to Buy
If you’re not hell-bent on this year’s car model, you might just be able to snag yourself a great deal on a car from the previous year’s lineup. The dealers will be looking to make space on their lots and will be discounting last years models to make room for the new vehicles that will be arriving soon.
September is one of the best months to buy large appliances. Just like with cars, the new models for the upcoming year will be arriving in showrooms soon, and retailers want to sell off their stock and make room. All appliances work just as well as their new counterparts. You’ll snag a great deal by buying last years model.
All the summer stock of plants, trees and shrubs can be picked up for dirt cheap (no pun intended) this month. Garden centers are making room for the upcoming fall and holiday plants that will soon arrive. Of course, perennials and summer flowers will be their cheapest all season. Depending on where you live, there might be a little time to still enjoy them.
4. Summer Stuff
With the end of summer comes some unbelievable discounts on grills, lawn mowers, swimsuits, summer clothing and apparel, and other summer gear. Outdoor furniture and yard decor will also begin to be lowered in September and continue into October. The selection will be small, so don’t delay. Anything good will be taken quickly.
Every September with the onset of Labor Day, mattress retailers offer deep discounts on piled up inventory. Also, you’ll find better deals than usual on linens and towels. These deals will be seen all through September.
September is the best time of year to start making your Holiday travel plans. The best deals on plane tickets usually start showing up about eight weeks before departure dates. For Thanksgiving, that would mean you’d start seeing the best deals at the end of September. Start planning now and look for those cheap tickets and great travel times if you plan on traveling during the busiest time of the year.
7. School Supplies
It stands to reason that with most kids already back in school, school supplies are available at lower prices. This includes everything from notebooks and pens to bigger ticket items such as laptops and desktop computers. You might not have as big as of a selection as you did in August, but the prices will make up for it.
Between back to school and the cool fall weather, retailers will be looking to unload their surplus inventory of denim. September will be a great month to get the biggest deals.
What Not To Buy
1. Fall Clothing and Outerwear
You’ll pay the most for the new fall clothing and outerwear that will hit the shelves in September. Waiting just a few weeks will allow you to grab some deals on fall attire.
2. HD TVs
Now’s not the time to buy a television, since retailers are banking on high supply and demand with the start of the football season. Better deals will be found during Black Friday or in February when the demand for televisions wanes with the end of the Super Bowl.
The new iPhone is scheduled to be unveiled on September 9th. If you don’t need a new phone and could care less about keeping up with others and having the best out there, wait until the price on the iPhone 6 drops and score your new phone then.