November is the ultimate shopping month for deal hunters. Not only will you find above-average sales every week, but this month you also get to shop Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.
These days represent the ultimate trifecta for bargain hunters, with price lows that you simply don’t see throughout the rest of the year. However, not every sale you come across in November will offer true price lows. Thus, we’re here to tell you what you should buy this month, what will be cheaper next month, and what you should avoid at all costs.
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Prepare for an Explosion of Kitchen Deals
Whether you’re a casual cook or an every day chef, November is the absolute best time to buy kitchen goods and appliances. Even high-end devices like KitchenAid mixers and Pyrex container sets will see extraordinary deals. Last year, a whopping 44% of kitchen deals earned our coveted Editors’ Choice seal, meaning that they were at their lowest price point ever. By comparison, only 18% ofkitchen deals generally get that distinction throughout most of the year. Look for deals from stores like Amazon, Sears, and Walmart.
Now is the Time to Make That Major Appliance Purchase
From Dyson vacuums to washer and dryer units, November is the month you want to make your major appliance purchase. Black Friday week in particular will offer an abundance of deals on laundry units, vacuums, dishwashers, and refrigerators. The best deals will come from Sears, Best Buy, Home Depot, and Lowe’s. Also keep an eye out for significant discounts on drills and handtools, from stores like Home Depot, Sears, Harbor Freight Tools, and Ace Hardware. Some hand tool deals may require in-store pickup, otherwise you can expect the usual free shipping discounts to apply.
Opt for the iPad mini 4, not the iPad Pro
Although we don’t have an exact launch date, Apple gave the impression that its new iPad Pro will be out in time for Black Friday. However, because it’s such a new device and essentially a new category for Apple, your chances of scoring a deal on the iPad Pro are slim-to-none. Even if a retailer decides to discount the tablet, don’t expect anything substantial. Instead, look for deals on the recently-released iPad mini 4 (which is essentially an iPad Air 2 in a mini’s chassis) or if you require a bigger screen, the iPad Air 2. Last November brought a deluge of iPad deals with both the iPad mini and iPad Air 2 receiving $100 off.
Android and Windows Tablets Will Hit Rock Bottom
If you don’t want to invest a lot of money on a tablet, November is an ideal time to buy a budget tablet. Off-brand Android tablets will drop to as low as $20, whereas Windows tablets (excluding the Surface) will hit around $45.
If you want to spend even less, you could opt for refurbished units, which we expect to sell for $15 and $30, respectively. However, for a better tablet experience, it will be hard to top Amazon’s latest $50 Fire tablet. Moreover, you can expect to see deals on previous-generation Fire tablets in the $45 price range.
End of Year Apparel Sales Bring Stackable Coupons
November apparel sales are easy to predict because retailers tend to offer similar deals to the ones they had the previous year. That means you can expect the average apparel deal to shave 54% off, whereas the best sales will take up to 80% off. Coupons, of which there will be many, will take as much as 60% off. However, stackable coupons will be a little more moderate, taking between 20% to 30% off. One thing to keep in mind is that online retailers will start their Black Friday clothing dealsearly in the week, so don’t wait until Black Friday to do your clothes shopping. Instead, start on the Monday of that week.