What's the Best Time to Buy Big-Ticket Items?

Here are the ideal times to shop higher-priced products, from practical purchases like mattresses to fun electronics like TVs.
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Savvy shoppers are used to perusing during big holidays for the best deals on everything, from clothing and electronics to seasonal items — basically anything you can think of! But you can find great deals outside of these major occasions, too.

To help you efficiently shop throughout the year, we've put together guides on the best times to buy big-ticket items. Be sure to check back often, as this hub will continue to grow with even more insight into other categories.

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What's the Best Time to Buy Big-Ticket Items?

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When Do Grills Go on Sale?

We tend to see grill deals every month of the year, but the discounts usually get better after Independence Day, when the demand for grills begins to decrease. We put together a guide to the best times to buy a grill, so you can score the best deal possible. We also answer these questions about grill buying:

  • Are gas or charcoal grills better?
  • What size grill should you buy?
  • How much are grills?

Better-quality grill deals tend to be available from September through November, when colder weather is on the way.

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What's the Best Time to Buy Power Tools?

You may not think there's a "right" time of year to buy power tools, but there are optimal times to shop for your next circular saw, cordless drill, or impact driver. They include both select holidays and certain months.

We want to give you the biggest chance to save, so we put together a guide to the best times of year to buy power tools. Father's Day is on the list, of course, but so are holidays and months you may not expect!

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What's the Best Time to Buy a Fridge?

Purchasing a refrigerator can be overwhelming, given how many features the latest and greatest models have. And once you decide on a model, the next challenge is finding a good deal. Check out our guide to the best times to buy a fridge, which include major holidays like:

  • Presidents' Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day

Major shopping holidays like Presidents' Day and Memorial Day are prime opportunities to find deals on a new fridge.

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What's the Best Time to Buy a Mattress?

Mattress-buying comes with a lot of considerations: should you choose innerspring or memory foam, or a hybrid of the two? Adjustable setups or static? How thick does your mattress need to be?

While these are all elements to consider, one of the biggest is going to be how to get the best price on a new bed. To help you decide, we've highlighted the best times of year to buy a mattress.

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What's the Best Time to Buy a Washer and Dryer?

In the market for a new washer and dryer set? Gone are the days when it was a simple matter of choosing the color you liked best. Now you have to consider top-loading washers versus front-loading ones, and even whether or not to use a gas or electric dryer. And each iteration can result in varying costs.

We give you the lowdown on the best times of year to buy a washer and dryer, as well as highlight other steps you should take before purchasing, such as:

  • Measuring the area multiple times
  • Reading (extensive) washer and dryer reviews
  • Understanding different available features

You can score a good TV deal at any time of year, but Black Friday still reigns supreme.

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When Is the Best Time to Buy a TV?

We've said for years now that Black Friday reigns supreme when it comes to finding the best deals on TVs, but what if you can't wait until November?

The good news is that there's more than one best time to buy a TV in any given year. We highlight all the big opportunities to find a deal on a new set, plus offer general savings tips, including buying only what you need and having a few potential models picked out before shopping.

Julie Ramhold
Senior Staff Writer/Consumer Analyst

Julie's work has been featured on CNBC, GoBankingRates, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, Money, The New York Times, Real Simple, US News, WaPo, WSJ, Yahoo!, and more. She's extolled the virtues of DealNews in interviews with Cheddar TV, GMA, various podcasts, and affiliates across the United States, plus one in Canada.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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