While you can find some of the best buys on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, a majority of the jolliest discounts await you during after Christmas sales. The season of giving is also the season of spending. You’re purchasing gifts for friends and loved ones, hoping for the best bargain, but, little do you know, many of the same items tend to be considerably less expensive outside the peak holiday season.
Here are a few items experts say you should purchase after the holidays.
If you’re interested in high-end laptops, stereo systems, smart home appliances or fitness trackers, wait until the 2017 models are announced. This way, the 2016 models will hit record low prices, allowing you to get a great deal. Purchase these items in January to take advantage of the reduced prices. If you’re in the market for a big-screen TVs, wait. The best deals come in late January when stores are trying to sell new TVs right before the Super Bowl. On average, the deals on HDTVs 55 inches and larger are 10 percent lower than on Black Friday.
A New Car
The end of the calendar year is generally a good time to buy a car, especially Dec. 31, a day that tends to see the strongest average of discounts.
Every year many shoppers make fitness-related New Year’s resolutions, whether it is to open a gym membership or exercise at home. Sporting goods retailers will typically begin sales right after Christmas on exercise equipment and apparel, hoping to get you motivated, but the discounts don’t really pick up until January. Look for markdowns of 30 to 70 percent on fitness DVDs, treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes and complete home gyms.
This popular Christmas gift sees drastic sales in January, so wait a bit longer to get yours and you’ll get a better deal.
If you’re redecorating your home for the holidays don’t expect to find a good deal on a couch or table and chairs before the holidays. Wait until furniture stores hold clearance sales, as they need to make room for new styles released in February.
Considering stocking up during the holidays on everything from comforters to sheets and pillow cases? Well, wait a few weeks longer for better discounts. Take advantage of the white sales in January at big name retailers like Macy’s and Target where savings can add up to as much as 50 percent.
Pitcairn Island is a remote patch of land between Eastern Island and French Polynesia, and Britain’s only inhabited territory in the Pacific. At only 15 square miles and a population of 50, it doesn’t exactly come to mind as an adventurous tourist destination. However, this tiny island is hiding some incredible opportunities.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
In the loud, busy and often overwhelming medina of Marrakesh, it can be difficult to find a tiny sliver of solace in which to rest after spending hours negotiating for the best market prices. But one riad truly exemplifies the characteristic of “tucked away,” as it’s located a few connected alleyways from the noise and congestion.
The summer of 2019 will be filled with blockbuster hits. There are some recognizable brands that will perform well and some newcomers that might take the box office by surprise. The season is already starting strong with Marvel Studios finally releasing Avengers Endgame. This massive movie set box office records that likely won’t be touched for years. The film brings an end to the series and fans are not going to wait until it’s available on DVD. Endgame is going to jumpstart the season by bringing people to the movies and reminding them why it’s worth spending money to see a movie in theaters versus at home.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Finding the beauty in an iconic city like Rome, London, Prague or Paris is easy — just look around. See the jaw-dropping sites of the Coliseum or the Sistine Chapel on a summertime trip; take an obligatory photo on the South Bank with Big Ben in the distance; savor Prague Castle views; or stroll the stunning streets of Paris in the springtime.