We're dealranged. We're taking a trip in May and have been stalking one hotel's website for the best deal. The reservations page is left open on our dock, set as our homepage and checked & refreshed more often than Facebook. Hotel rates fluctuate from day-to-day and week-to-week. But thankfully, electronics prices really don't. If you're looking for a deal on consumer gadgets, you'll want to head out to some stores now, here's why.
There's a lot of money to be saved if you're down with the "Best Time to Buy" movement.
The idea is that you venture out to buy big purchases during the months they're out-of-season and on sale. Lifehacker publishes a year-long calendar annually that details the best seasons and months to buy everything from good wine to a house.
So the best time to grab consumer electronics gear? Would you believe it has something to do with the annual Consumer Electronics Show?
Yep, every year the best and brightest of the tech world wait to reveal their newest devices at January's CES weekend exhibition. Everyone "oohs" and "ahhs" at the new prototype offerings for a little while, waiting patiently until the gear gets manufactured and put on store shelves around March.
And all the old tech? Last year's Fujifilm camera? The rushed-out first round of tablet computers and 3D TVs? They'll all be replaced with the new, better, CES-hyped offerings and placed on sale flyers across America.