What To buy:
-A 2013 car, as dealers clear the lots of the old models. It says look for markdowns of 10% to 20% below sticker price.
-Next spring or summer’s travel. You can now book airline tickets through August 2014, so now is the time to grab seats and packages.
-Grills and patio furniture, if you can still find any in stores.
-Halloween costumes, the week before Halloween. Don’t buy them the first week of October, unless yours is a rare costume that may sell out.
What Not To Buy:
-A big screen HDTV. In fact, DealNews says October is the worst time to buy a big TV, because the biggest markdowns of the year start around November 15th, and continue until Christmas.
-Winter clothing: It won’t go on sale until Black Friday, and you don’t need it yet.
-Backyard Fire Pits: Everyone wants one right now, so expect to pay full price. They go on sale after Christmas.
What about appliances? Stores always run sales, so you may find a good deal. And if you need a refrigerator, you need a refrigerator.
Source: ABC Action News