Steer Clear of These Items in September -- Savings Experiment


September can be a tricky time to get a deal. If you can hold out and want to cash in on serious savings, it's better to avoid splurging on popular electronic items this month.

For instance, if you have your eye on a new cell phone, wait just a little bit longer. Sales on cell phones are rare in September, so you'll benefit from waiting until December when retailers and service providers are gearing up for the holidays.

The same goes for laptops. Once those back-to-school sales have ended, prices will go back to normal until the holidays. The best time to buy one isn't too far away, though. You can score deep discounts during Black Friday sales.

Football season has begun, but while it's tempting to buy a new big screen for game days, hold off for now. November and December are the best months to get great prices on a new TV.

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So, if you're thinking about buying something new this month, avoid these three items. In this case, the savings will undoubtedly be worth the wait.

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