Best Times to Make Major Purchases

When you buy can be just as important as what you buy.

If you’ve got a big-ticket item on your shopping list – perhaps a TV or computer, or new appliances for the kitchen – you can score substantial savings by purchasing them at certain times of the year. As long as you’re not in a rush to replace something critical that’s broken, you should always plan to make major purchases when prices are likely to be at their lowest levels.

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Andrea Browne Taylor
Contributing Editor

Browne Taylor joined Kiplinger in 2011 and was a channel editor for covering living and family finance topics. She previously worked at the Washington Post as a Web producer in the Style section and prior to that covered the Jobs, Cars and Real Estate sections. She earned a BA in journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is Director of Member Services, at the National Association of Home Builders.