Savvy shoppers swear on seasonal shopping. You can’t just buy everything willy-nilly. Even so, holiday shopping can be quite chaotic. And you can feel like you have to buy everything now or right now or risk losing out on the best deals. Yet not all items hit their lowest price point during the holidays.
The key to scoring the best deals is to do your homework especially if it’s a major purchase. To save big, when you shop matters than where you shop. Timing is everything to get absolute deals on electronic appliances. So what’s the best time to stock up on the electronics?
Well here’s a low down on the best time of the year to snag you an electronic gadget:
The first week of January
A fresh page on the calendar comes with a fresh start for massive sales. Buying a new electronic gadget in the first and last week of January is a smart choice. New models hit the stores during the first week of January.
Retailers slash prices of electronic goods to move remaining inventory and create room for new models. Post-holiday price cuts of 40% are common in the first week of the new year. Buying video games in January and February can garner in huge savings.
2 Weeks Before Super Bowl Sunday
Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest sports attraction of the year with millions of American fanatics tuning in for the big game. TV manufacturers and retailers cash in on this demand and price their TVs to move just ahead of the Super Bowl Sunday. Every company wants to make a massive sale and will do anything to get those numbers up.
According to consumer reports, Super Bowl Sunday ranks 2nd as the best time to buy a new TV. Black Friday still holds the number one spot as the ultimate winner of holiday shopping.
Late March & Early April
Consumer electronics manufacturers roll out new models at specific dates every year. Early spring, around late March, consumers can clear out last year’s models at bargain prices as new models hit the stores. You can expect to get discounts of up to 25% to 35% when you make a sale during this period.
Speaking of holidays, this is the best time to find great deals on electronics. Cash-in on electronics during the back to school shopping season which rolls in August up to the first week of September.
Most models are typically discounted during the back to school shopping season, especially for computers and laptops. Look out for a few extras like free shipping or bundled accessories among others.
August is a soft spot for the consumer buying calendar. No doubt electronic manufacturers and retailers stir the demand by offering discounts to get consumers in a spending mood.
According to consumer reports, Black Friday is the best time of the year to buy anything including electronics and with good reason. It boasts of can’t miss deals. Black Friday is the ultimate holiday shopping season and electronics feature deep price cuts of up to 60% off including high-end models.
The lowest prices extend from Black Friday to Cyber Monday so pick up your shopping basket and hit your nearest retail store.
Right after Christmas marks the end of the holiday shopping season and discount sales kicks in. Retailers start thinning out old electronic inventories since most consumers are back to the malls or online shopping sites flipping through post-holiday sales.
So if you want a new electronic dec 26th is a good day to get one at a discounted price. Most stores open early and it’s a first come first serve opportunity. you might consider staying up late on Christmas day just until midnight for a price break of up to 30% for most goods.
The post-Christmas season is the best time to grab a new video game or MP3 player.
Amazon Prime Day
Amazon prime day is every electronic lover’s dream come true. Most retailers and manufacturers offer great discounts on electronic appliances including new models. If you are hunting for a new laptop or MP3 player don’t mind the wait because it is worthwhile. The bargain prices for most electronic appliances are truly worth the waiting.
Tips on finding the best deals on Electronics
Research the item at different stores:
Look around at tons of different retailer stores both local and online to find the best discount price for your electronic appliance. Often different stores will have contrast prices for the same item. You can search through sites like pricegrabber.com or froogle.com among others to find a good price. Also, check out reviews on the item you intend to buy to find out if it’s worth the purchase.
Find store coupons by searching online:
When buying online or at times in-store you can find store coupons with a percent price cut off to save on your purchase. The discounts are often stackable on top of sales prices. You can find coupon codes and physical coupons via retailmenot.com or eBay among other coupon websites.
Pick up your item to save on shipping:
Consider picking up your item purchased online instead of paying for the shipping fee. Often some online stores can rip you off via shipping rates. You can save a good chunk, especially with major purchases if you decide to pick the items.
In the world of tech, new products are released every day. Nothing sucks like having to buy a new gadget only for it to become obsolete in a month. When it comes to making big purchases, seasonality carries the day.
Manufacturers and retailers offer deep discounts on new electronic appliances based as much on calendar dates as any other essential reason. Buy when demand is at its lowest or when retailers are pushing out old inventory to make room for new models. Watch out for the holidays too. Retailers are big on discounts around the holidays.
Kick off the New Year with great savings!