Marketers and retailers want you to think that now is the time to spend, because you won’t find better deals at any other time of the year. While that may be true for some products, you’re best off waiting to buy several big-ticket items.
Kiplinger identifies 10 things you shouldn’t buy for Christmas, offering the times of the year market forces cause certain items to dip to their lowest prices.
Here are a few of the items Kiplinger says you should hold off on buying:
Computers — Other than Black Friday, they hit their lowest prices in August, during the back-to-school frenzy, dipping 10 to 20 percent below average prices.
TVs — January and February are the best times to buy, thanks to a Super Bowl-driven supply gut and the urgency to move them out of the way to make room for new models hitting shelves in March.
Cameras — Late February sees 30 percent discounts, because early-year trade shows announce newer models, decreasing demand for the soon-to-be outclassed cameras.
What’s your favorite time of the year to buy expensive stuff?
10 Things NOT to Buy For Christmas [Kiplinger]