Clothing stores have actually cited the mild weather as the reason why sales are down $185 million from what experts anticipated based on last year’s numbers. That’s why winter clothing is an important item on the list: in some areas of the country, winter weather is just starting.
Bedding: White sales are one venerable retail tradition that are still with us, though now sheets and towels come in a variety of colors. Don’t depend on thread counts to tell you the quality of a set of sheets: it’s possible to add more “threads” without adding actual softness or durability by simply winding smaller cotton threads together and weaving those into the sheet.
Fitness machines: You can find good deals on all fitness equipment during New Year’s resolution season, but you’ll find especially good deals on elliptical trainers and treadmills. Shopping online isn’t always such a good idea: the feel of every machine differs, and you should try the exact model you plan to buy in person, even if you ultimately order it online.
Toys: Of course, you’ll find plenty of toys left over from retailers’ grand stock-up for the holiday season.
6 Products on Deep Discount in January [Consumer Reports]