Tuesday, July 5, 2011
cheaper by the day
Shop on Monday for deals on bags, Tuesday for swimsuits, Wednesday for shoes and Sunday for dresses, a 2011 study shows. Pretty random right?
For even bigger steals, buy at the end of the month or better, the end of a quarter, like June when stores attempt to meet sales goals, slash prices.
Book on a Tuesday at 3 P.M. ET, between 2 and 14 weeks before you plan to fly. That's when airline price wars peak, according to analysts. Search for one ticket at a time. If you hunt for four, and only three cut-rate seats are left, the search engine will turn up only the higher price.
Buy laptops on Sunday. Prices are tied to deals in Sunday newspapers. Grab cheaper tech before a new model release, often in April. But there's no set schedule, so sign up for alerts on your dream toy.