Every year mass retailers wait all year to blow out their stock by advertising “The Boxing Day” blowout. These sales are known for the low prices on big ticket items such as appliances, electronics and even vehicles.
The question is, is it really worth it? Is what happens on boxing day to the retailers worth waiting all year for?
Many people specifically do not buy throughout the year waiting for the opportunity to score the one thing that they have be waiting for.
Finding the Sales…
If you’re looking for something in particular it can be difficult to wait for that end of the year sale. What are the odds “your” item will be available for a sale?
If you are in the market for a specific product try giving yourself a little time and do some leg work to figure out how you can get the best price. This may entail scouring online for any promotions that are available and coupons. It will also be in your best interest to visit a local retailer.
What consumers do not know is that the retailers do know what upcoming sales are mappable about six months in advance. This will allow you to know what the best deal is, then you can make the smartest purchase.
Boxing Day Sales?
Perhaps you are in the market for a general purchase, is boxing day the best sale time for you?
If you have recently made a move and are looking to upgrade, this might be the best time for you to purchase. If you are in the market for appliances, often retailers will bundle their appliances to offer the best discount possible. These appliances can be brand name offering great value especially since recognized brands will be backed with a full service warranty. Purchasing appliances this way certainly allows you to maximize your dollar.
The same principles can be applied if you are looking to buy electronics, perhaps more so than appliances. Since electronics upgrade at a faster pace, the boxing day blowout might be the best way to save some money.
If your searching for a car, perhaps this too is a great time to take advantage of the year end sales. Not only because the newest models will be coming out and dealers use the “last years stock” method to bring in customers, it’s typically a slow time for car dealers which means an opportunity to negotiate. Don’t be afraid to use the negotiation tactics to get a better price, after all you have waiting all year!
Definitely use the Boxing Day sales to your advantage, depending on the item it can be worth it.