Finding The Best Holiday Deals
Posted by Richard on November 9, 2021
Looking to save money on Christmas spending this year? If so, you may have to put in a bit more effort compared to seasons past. Still, hard work may result in substantial savings.
Financial consultants at Deloitte project that holiday sales will increase by 7 to 9 percent this season, with e-commerce sales expected to grow by 11 to 15 percent. Rising wages may mean that many families have more to spend compared to years past, but inflation and supply constraints could mean higher than normal prices.
Electronics may be hard to come by. However, through electronic outlet stores, you can pick up lightly used electronics at a great price, often under warranty. Apple, for example, sells certified refurbished Mac laptops for $150 or more off. You can score substantial discounts on Apple Watches, i Phones and other devices as well.
Dell, Acer and other brands now offer official outlet stores on eBay. You can frequently save 30 percent or more. You can also pick up lightly used video games on eBay and at Gamestop.
If you’ve been looking at a Kindle or another Amazon device, Cyber Monday remains a good bet. Google also offers steep sales as well through their online store. Amid supply chain constraints, larger companies like Amazon may enjoy more stable supplies.
In-store shopping might also help you secure good deals, especially if you’re willing to wake up early. Best Buy, Walmart and other brick-and-mortar retailers are still expected to offer big sales. At home, check Amazon and other websites for flash sales.
Many folks also pick up gifts for themselves. Consider waiting until after Christmas to do personal shopping. For the 2020 Christmas season, the National Retail Federation estimated that $101 billion worth of sales were returned. To clear returns and holiday stocks, retailers may offer extensive after-Christmas sales. Stocks of refurbished goods through outlet websites may also rise while prices drop.