Springtime Budget-Busters -- Savings Experiment

Spring is in full swing, and retailers are launching new sales every week. However, this may not be the season to splurge. Although stores are advertising seemingly good deals, they might not be as good as you think. Here's where it pays to wait.

If you're in the market for a new grill, now isn't the time to buy one. As the weather warms up, retailers know that people are starting to cook outside, so grills are in high demand. Avoid purchasing a new grill in March, April or May. It's better to wait until June or July to increase your chances of getting a good price, reports DealNews.com.

Used cars are another big ticket item that you should hold off on until later in the year. Dealers usually stock up on used cars for the summer rush, and raise prices by hundreds of dollars. Unless you really need to replace your vehicle, do yourself a favor and wait until the fall. October and November are when new models are introduced, and used-car sales are slower so you're likely to get a much better bargain.


Sales are rampant this time of year, but you may be able to save more if you know when to wait. Keep these savings tips in mind, and you'll be sure to come out on top.