Some things are better to buy once winter comes along, mainly because you’re more likely to find them at lower prices. Most industries tend to operate on a fairly planned, cyclical basis. This is great news for bargain hunters – read on to find out about what you should buy once the weather turns cold.
Also, since many realtors go on vacation during this slow-market period, only the hardest workers are left behind. With little activity to be found, they’re able to devote more time to you.
Incidentally, winter is also a great time to remodel your existing home. After heavy holiday spending, a kitchen makeover is probably the last thing most families are thinking about. For this reason, many smaller contractors will be happy to get any work they can, even at lower prices.
For a few reasons, January and February are the ideal months to purchase TVs, digital cameras, computers and other high-tech gadgets. First, many retail stores offer discounts after the holiday season ends, so you might catch a great promotional bargain on that basis alone. Second, several tech shows (such as the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas) occur during this period. This is typically when new products begin coming to market, meaning stores will start offering major discounts on last year’s models.
For those interested in tattoos, though I haven’t gotten one myself, bet you didn’t know that winter is a great time to get a tattoo! This is the slowest season for most studios, so your favorite artist is more relaxed and able to give you his or her undivided attention. Also, consider two main enemies in proper tattoo healing – sweat and sun. These are less prevalent during winter, meaning your skin will heal under ideal conditions. And speaking of healing, it can be an ugly process with all the scabbing and peeling. Better to have that taking place under a sweater or jacket, don’t you think? You’ll be all healed up and ready to show off once the warm summer months roll around.
Do you have any other tips on what to buy in the winter?