Best Things To Buy In October
Sandwiched between September’s back-to-school rush and November’s pre-holiday bonanza, October is typically a quiet time for retailers — and shoppers. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t find bargains.
With the summer camping season officially over, find cheap prices on tents, sleeping bags and chairs. Outdoor gear and apparel store REI, for example, has more than 1,000 clearance items right now, including 30% off tents and sleeping bags. This is a good time to invest in higher-quality items, says Pavini. “You want a deal, but you may want … the higher quality on certain items, like a tent. The lesser-quality one may not work as well when it comes to keeping the rain out,” she says.
Outdoor & Gardening Items
Again: With summer over, stores want to move these out. Based on last year’s sales data, patio sets and gardening items from Sears, Amazon, and more were available for significantly less than prices seen over the summer, according to Dealnews. I checked again and, indeed, Sears is advertising “all patio furniture on sale”; there are also numerous markdowns at Amazon, including this 5-star rated, 3-piece outdoor furniture set for $230, a 32% price cut.