Just about everything’s on sale in November as brick-and-mortar and online retailers compete for your hard-earned dollars. The month begins with Veterans Day discounts and ends with Black Friday deals. While this can be the best time to find a deal on home-related purchases, don’t be fooled by all the hype. Do your research!
- Mattresses, appliances, and furniture. Retailers will be pulling out all the stops offering discounts on Veterans Day and Black Friday on mattresses, appliances, and furniture.
- Big-screen TVs and related accessories, computers, and gaming systems. Count on big promotions over Veterans Day and Black Friday.
- Kitchen gadgets. Lots of the smaller home appliances, which are popular as gifts, will be deeply discounted over the course of the month and into December. Expect coffee makers, blenders, toaster ovens, and pressure cookers to be among the most heavily discounted.
- Air conditioners. Both window and central air conditioning systems are at their cheapest prices in the fall and winter. As the demand for these products drops so do the prices.
Shop smart. Before making any major purchase, do your homework. Consumer advocacy groups, websites, and magazines such as Consumer Reports, Wise Bread, Nerd Wallet, and Money, regularly publish buying guides and tips.