What’s the Best Time of Year to Buy….Everything?

Did you know there are specific times of year that lend themselves well to making certain purchases? Everyone knows the price of holiday decorations goes way down at very the end of the year, but did you know that it’s also smart to buy a wedding dress in December? Or that you can save money by signing up for a gym membership early in the summer?

We pulled out our calendar and did some research to bring you some of the best times of year to buy everything from wedding dresses and houses to electronics and wine. Over the course of the week we’ll take a closer look at the best deals for each season. For today, take a look at our general findings and learn how you can shop smarter all year long.

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    Jimmy M.

    I have had neither a car payment or a house payment in over thirty years. I would think the best choice is when one has the money to pay for your purchase. Ally bank and their treatment of customers is like a breath of fresh air. Thank you

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    Les S.

    Best time is in February in the middle of a blizzard (if you live in a cold climate). Get a bid from a dealer who says they will give you the best price (invoice?) from internet and bring it to a competing dealer. Ask them to beat the price. Be prepared to furnish a specific salesperson, dealership and price, preferably on a business card from the first dealer.

    Keep shopping until you find a dealer who will do this.

    Good luck.

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    Karen G

    Best time to buy a new car is in August/September right before the next year’s models are introduced. Dealers have cars they need to get rid of and always willing to make a good deal. Know what you want and visit several dealerships. They are ALL willing to “beat your best deal”.

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