The Best Times of Year to Buy Your Gadgets

The Best Times of Year to Buy Your Gadgets

Taryn Williford
Jan 6, 2010

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.

Via Lifehacker

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