Older Smartphones and Wearables Join End of Season Clearance
Apple iPhone announcement has an annual effect on what to buy in September, perhaps even more so in 2016. With both the new “water/dust resistant” iPhone 7 and new Apple Watch Series 2 ($349) and updated Apple Watch Series 1 ($269) featuring iOS 10, untimely recalls of the new Samsung Galaxy 7 Note, and launch of other new super smartphone models (like the new LG V20) and a host of competing smartwatches cluttering holiday sales, there may be no better time to grab last year’s models of cell phones and wearables NOW, before your choices get very limited ahead of Black Friday.
And so, mobile tech, along with a variety of end of season clearance looks to save Fall shoppers a lot of money this month…if they know “what to buy in September”:
- School is in session, and so is back-to-school clearance pricing on student laptops, backpacks, office and school supplies and even kids bicycles. Add that late September will feature big sales for denim, which may be the smartest time to buy your kids new jeans at about half the price, just as the weather hints that T’s and shorts won’t keep you warm enough.
- Labor Day sales and Summer clearance are created to make room for new fall oudoorwear. Wait for late in September for the deepest discounts on jackets/hoodies, long sleeve tops, work boots and especially denim clothing. Also be on the lookout for 20-30% off outdoor sports apparel, both college and professional teams merchandising and hiking and hunting apparel see big sales all month.
- September is prime “shoulder season” when overall traveling is less active, so travel deals come down in price as much as 50% less than summer travel deals. That means it’s advantageous to book holiday travel this month, when prices are low and more options are available, can save you hundreds of dollars. This includes airfare, hotels and car rentals.
- Lawn Tools and Equipment Clearance excels following Labor Day weekend offering the year’s best discounts on push mowers, riding mowers and lawn tools. Shoppers can expect $50-150 off regular prices from stores selling most mowers, including cordless lithium powered push mowers from brands like Kobalt, Greenworks. and Worx .The need to go cordless extends to yard tools (trimmers, edgers, hedgers) with discounting upwards of 50% off. Look for your biggest value in bundled sets of 40 Volt Lithium Powered Lawn Tools allowing you to use the same batteries across tool changes.
- Post-Labor Day sales also feature deep discounts on garden supplies and tools with savings ranging from 20-50% off a variety of items, including hoes, tillers, hoses, sprayers, containers, soils and fertilizers. Shoppers need be aware that many items sell out of inventory quickly, if this happens, order the items online to have them shipped to your local store for pickup.
- In September, prices for most of last year’s appliances, even refrigerators, come down with the stocking new models and the same can be said for mattress sets, pads and pillows. Expect savings of 50% or more and the lowest prices we’ll see until Black Friday Appliance Deals and 60% off or more at appliance outlets. Of note for those big-ticket purchases: Lowe’s offers an extra 5% off or free-6 months financing with Lowe’s card purchases, which can make a big difference savings, or your budgeting through the end of the year, on a big ticket item like a new riding mower. Sears has a similar 5% off or 12 months no-interest financing deal with purchases using a Sears Card post Labor Day weekend.
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