You scroll through the promotions in your inbox, looking for a good deal, and before you know it, you’ve purchased something — only to find out the next day there was a better deal. While giving in to impulsive purchases may feel good at the moment, you may not be making the most of the various deals and bargains the internet offers. By being more mindful of how and when you buy, you can ensure you get the most bang for your buck.
Shop Online on Mondays
According to experts, Monday is the best day to shop online, especially for consumer electronics like gaming systems, kitchenware, and computers. Monday is when manufacturer rebates go out, and retailers want to take advantage of that by putting their wares on sale.
Retailers also know that you’d rather be online shopping than returning to work after a relaxing weekend, meaning that your best bet for getting a reasonable price is to make your purchase at the beginning of the week.
Finally, business experts know that one of the best days to drop a new product is Tuesday — so by the following Monday, it’s been on the market for a week and is more likely to be discounted.
Make the Most of End-of-Season Sales
The best time to buy bathing suits for cheap is in the fall, when stores are looking to get rid of the rest of their stock. That concept can be applied to all sorts of consumer objects, including houses, jewelry, and electronics. This means the best way to get a good deal is by buying new clothes the season after those clothes would be necessary. If you’re really looking for a seasonal deal, wait for major three-day and holiday weekends for the biggest discounts. Since items are generally cheaper on Mondays, you can maximize your benefits further by making end-of-season purchases at the beginning of the week.
Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday
While you can get good deals year-round, two major online shopping holidays offer massive discounts: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, historically, Cyber Monday offers the most consistent deals. Experts recommend waiting out the long Thanksgiving weekend and saving your shopping for Monday to find the best discounts.
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