Friday, May 18, 2012

What to Buy in May and June

Lifehacker has a great list of what to buy when, and I liked their tips for Spring and Summer.
Let's look at May and June together:

Second Quarter (April/May/June)

  • Televisions and Other Electronics: Japanese manufacturers' fiscal year ends in March, so they're eager to get rid of old stock.
  • Houses: Home buying is a tough process, but if you do it in between winter and summer, you'll find a better deal than you would in the middle of the big seasons.
  • Boots & Winter Wear: Because who thinks about winter clothes when it's finally getting warm again?
  • Cookware & Kitchen Accessories: Graduations are coming up, so even if you're well out of school, take advantage of the grad-based sales for everything kitchen-related.
  • Vacuum Cleaners: New vacuums come out in June. This is pretty convenient, since you can buy a vacuum for a low price beforehand and get started on your spring cleaning.


  • Mattresses: Manufacturers are rolling out new products in the summer, so the best time to buy a mattress is now, while they're making room for all the new ones.It should still be easy to pick a great one with a bit of pre-shopping research.
  • Patio Furniture: Warm weather cometh, along with new patio furniture. Stores are going to start clearing out any old stuff to make room, so get the deals while you can.
  • Party & Picnic Supplies: The season of outdoor eats is on its way, and even if you aren't having a barbecue until July, stock up now while the deals are good.
  • Refrigerators: People are cleaning and upgrading their homes, and new refrigerators are coming out soon. Grab good deals on an older-model icebox in May.


  • Champagne: Since wedding season comes around at this time, champagne makers are in furious competition with one another, and you can grab a good deal.
  • Dishware: Wedding season brings deals on dishes to everyone, including those not getting hitched.
  • Gym Memberships: Everyone's forgotten their New Year's resolutions, so gyms are a bit more desperate for members (not to mention everyone's working out outside). Haggle yourself a good price.
  • Paint: The summer heat means death to painters, but it also means low prices—so if you're considering a new coat of interior or exterior paint, find your shade now and buy it for later.
  • Tools: It's hard to complain about gender stereotypes when power tool prices are this low. Shop before Father's Day for a good sale.
  • Suits: Like power tools, Father's Day brings low prices on the suits every dad must have.

Have you seen any good deals lately?
I have definitely seen some good 4th of July stuff on sale at drugstores.

$24.95 Sears girl's July 4 dress

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