Ask Brad: What To Buy In September
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Patio Furniture 

This is a staple end of summer bargain. If you love hanging out with guests outside or are looking for the perfect outside patio set this is the time to save big. Retailers will be trying to get rid of their summer outdoor accessories in prep for holiday decorations. The best part is you’ll be able to still use them for a month or so and have only a slightly used patio furniture set for next summer.

Cookware and Dinnerware

The summertime wedding boom is winding down, meaning many brands may be dropping the prices on select patterns to make room for next years’ new patterns. Macy’s has some great cookware deals in their September sale this year. Here are some of our favorites.

Grills

Grill sales take a major hit once the winter cold hits, so many retailers try and sell off their summer stock with great Labor Day deals that continue into early fall. While charcoal grills have a lower initial cost, if you’re planning on using your grill every day next summer, you may want to opt for a gas grill, even if it means paying more upfront. Charcoal can cost up to $5 per cookout, while a full tank of propane lasts much longer than a bag of charcoal and cost as little as $.20 per cookout.

Shoes

Summer and back-to-school styles will have significant markdowns in September. You’ll be able to grab styles that you can still wear until the cold weather hits and into the crisper fall months.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are known as a summer item, so an end-of-summer sunglasses sale will be in full bloom this month. Make sure to grab them because it still can be sunny in the fall and winter months. Here’s a great selection of men’s and women’s styles currently on sale.

Mattresses

Retailers will offer one of their lowest bargains during this time. There is also no point in waiting for Black Friday to roll around in order to buy a mattress, most of the sales won’t center around them.

Appliances

Now is a great time to start looking at older appliance models. To gear up for the end of the year, retailers are stocking up on new merchandise and dropping the prices of older models to clear stock. If an older model is available for less, there’s not much of a reason to pay more for something that will be dated next year anyway.

Laptops

Back to school is well underway and having all the resources you need is essential. If you haven’t gotten that much-needed laptop before assignment due dates start rolling in this is your time to grab a greatly discounted laptop.

One More Thing

Stores are going to start making room for holiday items (yes, even this early!) and will want to get rid of summer items. If you think you might need a new lawnmower next year, get it now for a better deal instead of waiting until you need it; you’ll be more likely to pay the retail price if it’s an emergency.

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This article originally ran on julielo.com.

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