When to Buy Big Ticket Items
Winter: Air Conditioners
Common sense prevails in the air conditioning market, according to Diane Ritchey, editor of Home Appliance magazine. "Think about when they're most in use -- May through September. People feel the heat and they start to buy. The stock gets depleted, the demand is higher and so is the price. When cool weather comes around, most people just aren't into air conditioner purchasing, so the demand drops, as does the price," she says.