The 5 Best Things to Buy in January

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January Sale UK sign shop window and child running, Lion Yard, Cambridge England
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January can be an overlooked and underrated month when it comes to shopping. Not only have we been sated by the holiday season, our hearts are warm and full with recent moments spent with dear friends and family. At the same time, we're invigorated by the thought of clean slate that a new year brings.

However, along with New Year's resolutions and warm hearts, January brings some really great shopping deals.

Christmas and Winter Goods

Post-holidays, many retailers discount their holiday merchandise and winter-related products in an effort to make room for spring wares. Consequently, now's definitely the time to stock up on next year's winter must-haves. Holiday decor, including wreaths, twinkly lights, displays and even themed kitchenware are all deeply discounted online and in stores. And because retailers already have their minds tuned in to swimwear season, they're dropping prices on sweaters, boots, denim, leather and outerwear.

Cars

If you've been thinking about buying a new car, now's the time to pull the trigger. Throughout January and February, you'll find enticing discounts on both used and new models. You'll also discover that it's far easier to haggle and negotiate in a season where fewer people are buying cars.
The main reason automobiles go on sale this time of year is because drivers don't want to drive their shiny new rides through the snow or salt, so they wait until winter's over to buy. But dealerships are quite familiar with the trend of buying once the ground thaws, which makes it quite difficult to bargain for a better deal come spring, writes Forbes.

Fine Jewelry

Quick! Get your jewelry purchases in during the bling-buying lull. Early January is one of the best times to buy fine jewelry because there aren't any major holidays to splurge on. The next big spending holiday won't arrive until Valentine's Day, so retailers are now just twiddling their thumbs. Instead of waiting until the last minute to buy for her (or snag a pretty piece for yourself), take advantage of post-Christmas sales before prices on jewelry go up in February.

Big Ticket Electronics

Miss out on those blowout prices on electronics this past Black Friday? Or maybe you've been saving up your holiday gift money for a big TV, flashy camera or gaming system? Either way, January is one of the best times to buy big-ticket electronics thanks to the Consumer Electronics Show, where all sorts of fancy technologies are unveiled to industry gurus and retailers. Many people upgrade to the newer stuff and retailers put last year's goods on discount to make room for the new money-makers. For those interested in seeing the latest tech live, CES runs from Jan. 7 to Jan. 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Fitness Merchandise

If you've resolved to get in shape this year -- or simply need an upgrade or new exercise goods -- January is one of the best times to buy fitness equipment. According to MSN Money, "There has been almost double the number of deals in January." Those deals will also spill over into February, so if you need to shop around before committing to anything, you have a little bit of time. Look for everything from big-item fitness equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals and complete home gyms, and accessories such as weights, bands, DVDs and apparel.

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Sandy Smith Mills

My first thought....Chocolate! But, that is a great thing to buy...anytime ; ) lol

January 07 2014 at 10:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
reiterco

Comcast disgraceful management of NBC News, including MSNBC, is reason enough to cancel service. I moved to Verizon FIOS and its great. Vote with your hard earned dollars. Give Comcast the boot.

January 02 2014 at 11:53 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Beautiful

Sigh, how come stores don't sell supplies for us black folk? Are they all racist?

January 02 2014 at 10:43 AM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
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billcostleybill

How old were the preceding diss-cussants?

January 02 2014 at 9:47 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
kvave

One of the best things NOT to Buy is Obummer Care At 300 a Month Lol youre better off with a Vehicle , at least you have something to show for it , and no 3,000 deductible to drive it

That being said , Cable/Satellite isnt going anywhere Not everyone watches Tv on a PC just as not everyone is getting rid of watches These Geeks need to go play Star Wars somewhere else and leave reality alone

January 02 2014 at 9:43 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
chachiwayne66

Brains might be on sale for the tards still talking about politics......

January 02 2014 at 9:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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kvave

Cojones might be discounted for the idgits wanting to view the new year through rainbow glasses

January 02 2014 at 9:50 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Bill

TVs usually rise in price until after the super bowl.

January 02 2014 at 8:58 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
keagrk

Get over it! Health Care in the US is for the 1%.
People like Cheney who got a new heart, ( Oh God where is justice to that?) where an unemployed father of three died, becouse Medicaid would not approve it! Do you want excellent health care with hardly any cost to you? Move top FRANCE! That"s what countries with free markets and humanism do! Wake up fellow Americans President Eisenhower warned us all about the Military Industrial Complex!

January 02 2014 at 8:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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kvave

I wonder if Chenney had to pay the 2500 Deductible ? The Idea of Healthcare for all CITIZENS is a good idea . But the Ridiculous Premiums , and the demand that ALL policies contain Pregnancy Care (Male too) or Drug Rehab to pay for those that need is assinine We are NOT here to take care of career Parents or Dopers

January 02 2014 at 9:46 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
yummymingo

i bought a new ford last year dec 30 the dealer would not discount much so i went to te next ford dealer down the road and i told him that i was only pay so much for a new car and a trade the dealer gave me 150% kbb on my trade and knock of $10000 on a new explorer
the new car coat me $ 15000 so it pays to buy a car at the end of the year
it did help when i told the sales man that i worked for the state consummer affair dept

January 02 2014 at 8:41 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
comlytripper

where can i buy a new golf swing walmart or target

January 02 2014 at 7:05 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply