By now the holiday buzz has slowly warn off and you can start thinking about purchasing “gifts” for yourself once again. However, a little known fact is that you can save lots of money by making major purchases when the timing is most advantageous for the consumer. MSN Money posted an article that lists the best time to make various purchases. I would classify some of the tips as common sense, but the article is still well worth the read.

Air conditioners Best time: winter

Big appliances Best time: September and October

Bicycles and outdoor gear Best time: January

Boats Best time: January, February and March

Cars Best time: September

Cell phones Best time: any time

Computers Best time: July and August

Cookware Best times: April and May; October and November

Furniture Best times: January and July

Gas grills Best time: winter

Jewelry Best time: Avoid the holidays, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day

Linens and bedding Best time: January

Mattresses Best time: always

Real estate Best time: spring

Recreational vehicles Best time: fall and winter

Toys Best time: October and November

TVs and home theaters Best time: winter holiday sales and January

Vacuum cleaners Best time: April and May

Wedding Best time: winter

When to make your purchases – [MSN Money]

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