If you don’t mind stocking up on clothing, electronics, and various other items when they are usually replaced with newer models, there’s something good to buy every month as each one brings some sort of deals and price cuts. While there are only a few big sales events throughout the year, smaller ones are held almost monthly. It’s usually when new items are released and retailers want to clear out their stocks to make room for the latest products.
Except for St. Patrick’s Day, March does not bring any major holiday, but prices do drop on select product categories, as we will see below. Now is the time to revisit your wish list as you can get discounts of up to 50% – 60% on select items.
Even though great discounts on TVs are usually associated with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Super Bowl Sales, the last few years witnessed shrinking prices on such items in March as well. If you didn’t get the chance to buy the one you wanted during the above-mentioned sales events, now is a good time to check big retailers that sell such items.
For example, in the past, Best Buy and Rakuten were among the ones who featured 50″ TV sets priced at only $300. Many discounts apply to non-smart TVs and smaller models, so if your place could use such a product, it’s worth waiting for March’s sales.
With the winter travel season over and new luggage designs just about to launch for the summer travel season, March is not short of luggage deals. It’s actually one of the best times to renew your luggage, especially if you’re a full-time traveler and all those departures and arrivals have ruined your old luggage and travel bags.
March brings some of the greatest discounts on this category of products, and you can get brand pieces at even half the price. Keep an eye on department stores such as JCPenney and Macy’s and online retailers like Amazon as they feature notable discounts on luggage from brands such as Samsonite, Baggallini, and Traveler’s Choice.
Plus, make sure to check your favorite luggage brands’ websites as some of them have their own sales. For example, Samsonite offered discounts of up to 50% on select items in March, in the last few years.
Winter gear and sporting goods
As it happens with many other products, such as winter clothing, prices drop on seasonal items toward the end of the cold season. If you’re a winter sports buff and thus into snowboarding and skiing, getting ready for next winter’s adventures with new gear is the thing to do in March. Prices drop considerably on such items, and given that winter gear and equipment don’t change significantly from one winter to another, you can now purchase products that will serve you for years to come yet pay a much lower price.
Warm-weather products will be the ones taking the shelves, so retailers are interested in clearing their stocks to make room for what will be in demand during the warm months. Retailers such as Backcountry and Dick’s Sporting Goods typically hold winter clearance sale events that can feature up to 60% off selected merchandise. Brands that go on sale in March include Patagonia and The North Face but are not limited only to these names.
St. Patrick’s Day products
Held on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day comes with lots of themed items on the shelves of many retailers. Once the holiday is over, these products go on sale, and they range from green hats and shamrocks to food. Everything that is usually wrapped as a St. Patrick’s Day gift is likely to get discounted.
What’s more, some retailers even hold St. Patrick’s Day sales offering deals on items that may not be related to this holiday. It is thus best to keep an eye on retailers that usually offer deals whenever there is a holiday or the ones you frequently buy from. For example, a couple of years ago, Dell Refurbished Store featured discounts of 40% on any item and free shipping during St. Patrick’s Day sales.
What not to buy in March
While the above-mentioned products are worth purchasing in March as they get discounted, there are some product categories to postpone for other months if you don’t want to pay the full price.
Spring apparel is now reaching the shelves and is thus available at full price. New styles cost the most in the first weeks of the season. However, if you wait a few weeks, you’ll get the chance to refresh your wardrobe and save while doing so thanks to mid-season sales.
Electronics, except for select TV models that get discounted in March, are usually on sale during big events, such as Black Friday when you can save up to 50% or even more; therefore if you want to save, it’s best to avoid purchasing them in March unless you find some sort of deals on this product category.