Will There Be Anything Worth Buying On “Super Saturday” This Weekend?

If they haven’t done so already, most online retailers will have closed their guaranteed-to-get-it-by-Christmas window by the time this weekend rolls around. So a number of bricks-and-mortar retailers will be having “Super Saturday” sales for those of us who haven’t finished buying stuff. Question is, will there be any be good deals?

The discounts we’ve already seen on clothing this holiday season will likely continue. But the folks at DealNews say that those looking to pay the absolute bottom-dollar on clothing may be better served to either waiting until the post-holiday sales, or giving a gift card for these retailers so that the recipient can take advantage of those sales themselves.

January is the real time to buy furnishings on the cheap, and small appliances do tend to drop in price in the days leading up to Christmas.

“If you simply must shop department stores and the like for these items, keep an eye out for at least mild discounts of 20% to 30% off; in some cases, you may encounter sales that take up to 60% off, which would be especially noteworthy during this time,” writes DealNews, which warns against buying climate control appliances, like heaters, humidifiers, and air purifiers, as the site has detected an uptick in prices at this time of year for those items.

Toys is another category that historically sinks in price as the days tick off the calendar. DealNews says that it has seen a large number of really good discounts on both toys and video games during the weekends before Christmas in 2012 and 2011, so this year should be no different.

“The deals were especially good for PC video game purchases, but we’re betting that the recent release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will lead to big discounts on Xbox 360 and PS3 games this year,” writes DealNews.

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