The Best Time of Year to Buy Essentials
Why: New models are introduced at the International Consumer Electronics Show each January. Retailers clear out old inventory to make way for the latest items, which ship in March, says Greg Tarr, executive editor of This Week in Consumer Electronics. Another smart time to shop: the day after Thanksgiving, when there is aggressive competition among retailers. You'll find jaw-dropping deals (up to hundreds of dollars off) on limited supplies of popular models, says Tarr.
Your savings: Around 15 percent.