I was just talking about this the other day. In the winter when your slippers wear out, you can’t find slippers in the store. Here’s are some tips to off-season shopping, sent in by Amanda.
Have you ever walked into the department store around Christmas time, and found that all of the Christmas items cost you a small fortune? The summer clothes were always very expensive around the middle of the year, and the cost of winter jackets tends to skyrocket when the weather turns cold.
Well of course it does! The law of supply and demand states that anything that people need is something in high demand, so stores can charge pretty much anything they want because you need those items.
Here’s a secret for you: buy your needs on the off-season.
You probably have never seen Christmas lights flying off the shelves in the summer time, and bikini’s have rarely been sold during the winter snow. The prices on these off-season items will be much lower, and you can save yourself a small fortune by buying when the time is right.
What off-season stuff should you shop for?
Clothes – Want to buy a nice winter parka at a great price? Shop around for one during the hottest months of the years. Need a new bikini for Spring Break? Walk into stores around the middle of December, and any bikinis they have in stock will be quite cheap. Always buy your clothes off-season, as they’ll be much cheaper!
Decorations – Christmas lights, Halloween decorations, Turkey Day décor, and Easter eggs are all pretty costly when you buy them around their respective holidays, but go shopping for them three or four months in advance and you’ll have no problem finding them at great prices.
Colors – Winter colors are always muted and dark, so shop for them during the spring or summer when everyone is trying to make their homes look bright and cheery. The winter is the best time to shop for summer colors, as it’s all about coziness and comfort rather than life and brightness.
Gifts – Want to get her some flowers? Why not consider getting her Christmas flowers instead of roses (FloristExpress.com has some really cool ones). Need some jewelry? Why not buy your wedding ring on the months that are considered off-season for weddings.
Heating or Cooling – If you need a fan or an AC unit for your home, shop for it during the winter months. If you want to get yourself a new heater or boiler, shop for it during the summer time when it’s just too hot for people to want heating.
Vacations – Summer, Spring break, Easter holidays, Christmas, and New Years are the most popular seasons for vacationers looking to spread their wings and travel the world. If you want a cheap vacation, travel in the off-season. Tickets will be way cheaper, and you’ll be able to find great hotel lodging at a much lower price.
Buying off-season is just the smart thing to do! Sure, it may be harder to find some items when they are off-season, but rest assured that those items will always be cheaper when stores aren’t trying to sell them like hotcakes.
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