What to Buy (and What Not to Buy) in October

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Once October is here we all fall into a shopping frenzy to get a jump start on the holidays. Just like any other month or time of year, there is a “season” to buy certain items. Take a look at this list so you know what is hot and what’s not.

What To Buy

  • Cars
    • New inventory means for reduced prices on last years models.
  • Cookware & Kitchen Items
    • The holiday sales for all of your Culinary essentials have begun!
  • Gas Grills
    • With the Summer months at a close, these items will have to make way for snow blowers and home generators.
  • Wedding Necessities
    • The popular months in which to tie the knot have passed and so have the higher rates on decor and venues!
  • Jeans
    • Grab the left over back to school sales!
  • Appliances
    • Pick up last years models for a lower price, as the newer versions have just come out.
  • Halloween Clearance at the END of October
    • Snag some terrific deals on costumes, candy and spooky decor at the end of the month. I love a costume at 75% off!
  • Electronics
    • Purchase an iPhone, tablet or iPad at better than usual prices!
  • Vacations and Cruises
    • The peak season is over! Book a wonderful vacation at a fraction of the price it would have cost you in June or July!

What NOT To Buy

  • Gift Cards
    • You will find far more offers on gift cards available closer to the holidays in November and December
  • Cold Weather Apparel
    • The steepest prices on these are in October. If you can, hold off until January.
  • Toys
    • Prices will begin to drop by the end of November.
  • HD TV’s
    • Wait until Black Friday or after, otherwise you will be angry with yourself when you see your TV go on mark down.
  • Laptops
    • You will see your best price comparisons in November.