If August is all about scoring deals on backpacks and other back-to-school items, then what should you buy in September? The editors at DealNews took a look at historical data and came up with the best and worst things to buy this month.

The Dos

1. Do hit those Labor Day sales and use coupons. Extra discounts, with coupons for typically between 15% and 25% off, bring already low sales prices down even further. Check online coupon sites or your favorite retailer's websites to see what additional deals they are offering this Labor Day.

2. Do buy new bedding and towels. Last year in September, there were great deals for bedding, towels and other bed and bath products. This year should be no different. If you're starting to migrate indoors with the cooler weather, it may be good time to spruce up the nest with a new bedding set. DealNews reports discounted home items could be hot at Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Walmart (WMT) and Kohl's (KSS). (Also, keep an eye out for additional free shipping or other discounts from Kohl's, which offered a 10% discount coupon at this time last year.)

3. Do snatch up late-season summer apparel or sandals. End-of-season sales can help shoppers score great deals on clothing items, such as sandals or tee-shirts, that can easily be transitioned into early fall. Special Labor Day coupons can adding an additional discount on items that are already marked down.

4. Do accessorize your car. DealNews reports that September usually brings more deals on auto accessories like car mats, seat covers and brake pads. So if you're thinking about purchasing a new car or sprucing up your old vehicle, you might also catch a deal on the accoutrements.

The Don'ts

5. Don't buy airline tickets yet. It may feel counter-intuitive to hold off on booking your Thanksgiving air travel, but the data shows that buyers in October could land better deals, especially from low-cost carriers like Southwest (LUV), Frontier (RJET) and Virgin America.

6. Don't buy fall clothing until October
. Production and cotton costs were up earlier this year, DealNews reports, and that could add up to a 10% increase for fall clothing. Waiting until October could help you nab better store deals to offset any price bumps.

7. Don't buy electronics.
With football season around the corner, it may be tempting to splurge on a new HDTV, but DealNews reports that prices drop significantly in October and keep getting lower through November and December. If you missed your back-to-school opportunity to buy a laptop, hold off until November to get the best deals.




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alnobel174

I have seing it go up and down for forty 2 years so it will be ok for the most so don't worry it will be ok.

September 06 2011 at 9:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rini1946

here is a great shopping tip buy item made in the USA or nothing. we can not create jobs if you buy imports.(except for jobs at walmart which in the long run the money will go to china.) go to the made in USA or made in america sites and buy from them the Job you save may be your own. If you can not find stuff made in the USA go to the second hand store atleast you will keep the money in the USA

September 05 2011 at 9:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pcaptron

Be ever carefull the end of this finacial mess is not over by a long shot .stash some cash amo food and water .take a home vacation go to the beach barbeque at home .life is good get rid of stuff you dont need .walk the dog,wash your own car . time for a beer sea ya on the water ..................

September 05 2011 at 3:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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rini1946

Your wrong let some one wash you car two eat out and go on vacation but make sure it here in america that will provide jobs.

September 05 2011 at 9:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dabrownman

Don't buy stocks in September. It is the worst month for the markets - but with this president every month looks bleaker than the last.

September 04 2011 at 3:06 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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gomezlee

The best time to buy stocks is when they are low.

September 05 2011 at 7:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
champion castle

First you have to have money to go shopping. I don't know if anyone else's wages were cut in half since last year? I guess the only people spending will be the one with brand-new charge cards.

September 02 2011 at 10:17 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Robert G

I LOST ALL MY MONEY IN THE MARKET THE PAST FEW YEARS SO NOBODY IS GETTING ANYTHING FROM ME OTHER THAN WHAT I HAVE TO SPEND...GAS,FOOD, UTILITY BILLS ECT. NO NEW CAR, NEW CLOTHES NOTHING LIKE THAT !!

September 02 2011 at 2:30 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply