8 Items to “Buy” or “Wait ” during Early 4th of July Sales
(via FatWallet.com) The big 4th Sales have already started, well ahead of the long holiday weekend, and shoppers can expect them to push out further into the second week of July. With such a wide variety of items at discount from just about every retailer, shoppers will want to know whether certain items are “prime” time to buy now, or wait until later in the year:
Outdoor Sporting Gear: BUY
As summer vacations ramp, hiking, camping and fishing gear will see deep discounts, as will some of the best deals of the summer on pools and outdoor toys and games as big box and sporting goods stores advertise 4th of July sales early and often.
4th of July sales may not be the best for all summer clothing, but for swimwear and beachwear, sales features top brands and site-wide category discounts ranging from 25-75% off.
Kids Clothing: BUY
Many popular clothing brands o offer site-wide sales that focus on summer apparel for children and babies. Saving of 20-40% can be found on shorts, polos, dresses and sandals as retailers look to make room for new back-to-school items later in July. Shop through Ebates to earn additional cash back from most major department stores.
Air Conditioners: BUY
Both savings and selection will fall out of favor after 4th of July sales events. Stores like Walmart and Sears will portable and discount window units upwards of 25%. Procrastinating until July warms up can result in a purchase with less features and benefits for a similar or higher price.
July is one of the best months to purchase furniture for the home. 4th sales kick-off clearance of last years living room and bedroom sets as furniture stores are reducing prices on existing inventory to make room for new models arriving in late August.
Those seeking good deals on most consumer electronics products will want to hold off until Prime Day and Back to School sales. Better pricing on Amazon products (Echo, Dot, Fire Tablets, Kindles and Fire TV), as well as TVs, home theatre and wireless tech heats up more after the holiday.
Jeans – Denim: WAIT
The best denim sales of the year happen during August’s Back to School events for kids and in October for adults. Waiting can offer shoppers twice the savings over buying jeans in July.
Laptops and Tablets: WAIT
Main back-to-school deals loom large in late July and August. Waiting offers parents a bigger selection of desktop, tablet and laptops deals that stack with additional savings from 2016 Tax Holidays, student discounts and shopping rewards, often better than Black Friday deals.