The sale gurus at DealNews.com have done it again, analyzing last year's holiday weekend sales to give us a feel for where the bargains are this time around
The sale gurus at DealNews.com
have done it again, analyzing last year's holiday weekend sales to give us a feel for where the bargains are this time around. Here are the "Go" and "No" picks for both Valentine's
and Presidents' Day
•Jewelry. You could see discounts of as much as 94% off, according to DealNews, though sales in April can be even better.
•Flowers. DealNews says retailers often discount bouquets 30% for lovers, though they drop prices even more in April for, what, Tax day?
•Personalized Gifts. There are lots of nice sales on photo books and cards.
NO: •Chocolates. DealNews says the sweet stuff is overpriced around V-day. Hold off if your sweetheart thinks thriftiness is hot!
•Clothing. You could get as much as 67% off, especially on winter apparel, says DealNews.
•Tech. Last year on Presidents' Day weekend, electronics made up 32% of all sales and this year is expected to be similar.
•Furniture. New lines debut this month, so the old ones often go on sale.
•Mattresses. Yes, you will probably see sales over Presidents' Day weekend, but mattresses are big purchases, and the discounts are even deeper in April and September, so I say wait.