April showers bring more than May flowers, they also bring some pretty good deals on certain products. OK, I agree, that was pretty cheesy but it was all I could come up with as I wanted to get this price guide up before we reach Easter Sunday. Here are some products that offer the most savings this month.
If you’re in the market for a “new to you” car buy it in April. One reason and one reason alone. Used cars dealers are starting to stock up on the popular warm season autos. Things like convertibles, sports cars, and the cool off road jeeps and trucks.
When dealers do this, and they almost all do, they have extra inventory and are more willing to wheel and deal with you. Make sure you enter the car lot in full price negotiating mode. Check out this article from Edmunds.com for some great tips on negotiating the best price on used cars.
As we quickly approach the season for college graduations, it has many cookware sellers offering some pretty sweet deals on cookware sets. Pretty smart marketing.
They are counting on the fact that the majority of graduates don’t have a single pot to boil water in. So these cookware sets make for great graduation gifts. Buy them now at a sale price.
April is an excellent time to buy your winter and cool weather fabrics and materials. Retailers are trying to clear out this older inventory and are willing to let it go for pennies on the dollar.
If you’re making clothing, just sew for next year and do it on the cheap. Also, almost all of the big retail stores have coupons that can be used to save another 40% off any 1 item.
Were you aware that new vacuum models typically come out in June? Yeah, neither was I. Why do I bring up this fun fact?
If you need a new dirt sucker April is a great time to shop around as retailers are trying to clear out last season’s models ahead of the new arrivals. We have seen sales in excess of 50% off the original price.
Car stuff goes on sale every April. Stuff like cleaners, wipes, polishes, and various products to brighten your ride.
Why? Nobody knows. Actually, it’s because this stuff needs to be sold right now to make room for the upcoming Summer season when product flies off the shelves.
Be sure to stock up with a coupon in hand. AutoZone is your best bet for finding a printable coupon.
New refrigerator models come out in May and June which makes April an excellent time to look for a new fridge.
The best deals are obviously going to be on last year’s model which pretty much look identical to this year’s models.
The only difference might be where the crushed ice button is located. I mean seriously, why pay more for a fridge with one more bell or whistle? Don’t do it! Instead buy in April and save significant money on a new refrigerator.
As most photogs and camera geeks already know, April is a great time to shop for a new digital camera. The clearance sales and coupons tracked here at Rather-Be-Shopping over the previous 5 years back this up.
The reasoning is simple. New camera models typically come in May and June so retailers are in a hurry to get rid of last season’s model. Whether you are in the market for a simple “point and click” stick it in your pocket camera, or a top of the link digital SLR, the time to buy is now.
For example, we found a Nikon Coolpix S3600 20.0-Megapixel Digital Camera w/ free shipping on sale for $119.99. A 20 megapixel Nikon for under $120 delivered for free? Hard to beat. If you don’t mind it being in blue, check out B&H Photo which has the same camera for $109 w/ free shipping.
Some TV Deals
The Japanese fiscal year ended in March which means many new models come out as the new fiscal year gets rolling. For consumers this means there will be discounts available on older models up to 40% off the original price. We have seen some really good deals on HDTV’s in the 42″ to 55″ range.
For example, at Walmart.com we found the Samsung PN51F4500 51″ Plasma HDTV for $498 with free shipping, must login to account to see price. This is $75 less than anywhere else and the cheapest price on a Samsung HDTV over 50″ that we have ever found.
Ask the Reader: Have you noticed any deals on stuff in early April? Let me know all about it in the comments section – thanks!
By Kyle James