When it comes to scoring tools and home goods on the cheap, half the battle is knowing when the serious sales take place. We tapped Daniel Butler of the National Retail Federation for tips on what items you should spend on now to save in the long run. -Danielle Blundell
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New styles of sofas, dining sets, and more debut in February, often at promotional prices. The real deals, though, are the "as is" floor samples that retailers mark down beforehand to make room for fresh stock.
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2. Big Appliances
During cold-weather months, demand for summer essentials plummets, so look for slashed prices on last season's air conditioners, fans, and outdoor gas grills.
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Once the holidays end, contractors line up new work, so big-box retailers begin discounting power tools in February to lure them in. People also start thinking about spring planting, prompting stores to temporarily drop prices on gardening gear with the hope that you'll start projects now and keep coming back through spring.
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