Nine Things to Buy After Christmas

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lady delighted with gift - things to buy after christmas

'Tis the season of giving. Nobody ever called it the season of good deals. The following, gathered from the expertise of WalletPop colleagues, Kiplinger, Consumer Reports and yours truly, is a list of purchases to put off until after Christmas. Even if loved ones beg for these items, be strong and ask them to wait. The sales to combat the post-holiday blahs are just a turn of the calendar page away. And so are the happy smiles on the faces of the recipients.

1. Fitness Equipment
There's plenty of time for would-be giftees to work off the yuletide weight gain. Can't it wait 'til everyone else has already broken their New Year's resolutions? Retailers such as Sears and Sports Authority pump themselves up with January sales. Given that the average price of a stationary bike is $296.32 and $586.19 for an elliptical trainer, according to the National Sporting Goods Association, we say save your breath for savings that can be as high as 70%.

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