Posted: Sep 29, 2017 06:13 PM CDT
Updated: Oct 01, 2017 07:48 PM CDT
Which items should you buy in October, and which sales should you keep waiting for? Take a look at DealNews.com's list of good and bad October buys to help you find this month's best deals.
First, here are the items you should plan to snatch up.
Halloween costumes: While you'll undoubtedly find the best sales in November, by then it will be an entire year before you get to wear that Halloween costume. Buy costumes the week before Halloween for the biggest October price cuts, and be sure to look for both sales and coupons.
Camping gear: October is a great time for deals on things like tents, hiking gear and other end-of-season camping equipment.
Cars: New models usually come out in September, so at this point, dealers tend to offer deals to get older models off their lots.
Pizza: With October marking National Pizza Month, you can expect national chains like Pizza Hut, Domino's and Papa John's offering some hot deals this month.
European vacations: October can be a good time to book European travel because this month is the start of the continent's off-season. As a result, travelers can expect cheaper rooms, fewer lines and less crowds.
Gardening tools: With the season changing and temperatures falling, DealNews suggests you will be able to find some hot deals on everything from lawn mowers and leaf blowers to hoses and other garden gadgets.
Denim: This is the time of year that stores are trying to get rid of the jeans they didn't sell during back-to-school season. (Black Friday is also a good time to buy jeans, though.)
Here's what DealNews suggests you should wait to buy.
Cold weather wear: You'll find the best deals on cold weather clothes and accessories starting in December. If you absolutely need something before then, try to wait until Black Friday sales.
Big appliances: While it's true that new models of washers, dryers, fridges and other appliances tend to hit stores in September and October, manufacturers don't usually offer many discounts until November.
Laptops and general electronics: Eying a new laptop, camera, tablet or perhaps some home theater gear? Wait for Black Friday, when you're much more likely to find better deals.
TVs: As usual, DealNews notes that the best time of the year, by far, to purchase a new TV is around Black Friday. The site predicts 32-inch models to fall to around $65 the last week of November, with 40-inch 4K units available for around $200.
iPhone 8: DealNews recommends waiting until November and Black Friday if you've been considering the new iPhone model. That's generally when you'll see the best prices and top trade-in deals.
Gift cards: DealNews is predicting retailers such as Best Buy, Amazon, iTunes and Domino's to offer their best gift card offers of 2017 around Black Friday, so it's best to wait out October if you're looking to stock up for holiday gifts.
Visit http://dealnews.com/features/what-to-buy-in-october/ to see the full story on what to buy in October.