We're sure many of you swapped up discounted goods at after-Christmas sales. But you may not know that each different kind of home tech gadget has an "off" season. Luckily, Lifehacker
rounded 'em up for us.
Thanks to Lifehacker
, you'll never have to wonder if you should wait for a sale on that big purchase: The off-season on your big buy might not be far away. They've rounded up the best "when to buy" advice from all around the web.
As you plan a budget for 2010, you might be able to save a little cash by buying big purchases during these usually discounted seasons:
- Air conditioners and grills are cheap all winter.
- Digital cameras hit lows around January.
- Spring is a good time to shop for a television.
- April, August and September are good months for laptop sales, while Consumer Reports claims January, July and October are good for desktops.
- April and May are good times to snatch that expensive vacuum at a discount.
- Lawn mowers see sales at the end of summer (September).
- September and October are the months to snatch up big appliances.
- Between the middle of November and the end of January is the time to score some HDTV and home theater equipment on the cheap.
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