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Don't buy winter sports gear in January

Posted by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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                           Winter sports gear

People think winter sports gear goes on sale after the holidays, says Hillary Mendelsohn, author of "thepurplebook" online shopping series and founder of ThePurpleBook.com. While it "may go on a slight discount, it won't go on a deep discount until after the winter sports season," she adds.

Expect better deals: starting in March, April and May, says Mendelsohn. At that point, you'll find everything from skis, snowboards and winter sportswear at 50 percent to 60 percent off, she says.

What is on sale in January: fitness equipment and gym memberships.

If you want to outfit that home gym, you can find some deals in January. Big-ticket fitness items, such as treadmills and elliptical machines, will be 15 percent to 25 percent off, Mendelsohn says.

Or you can save on a gym membership. While many gyms run January specials, there's always room to negotiate, she says. "Whatever special they're advertising, you can always probably get more," she says.

So take that January special as the start to negotiations, says Mendelsohn, and "ask, ask, ask."

by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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momofsixangels
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:26 PM

I always wait to get anything winter when its spring for the next year

3gr8tKids
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:26 PM
Completely depends on the store. Sun & Snow has deep sales right now.
critter_boo
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:28 PM
Correct. We have one of those stores here.


Quoting 3gr8tKids:

Completely depends on the store. Sun & Snow has deep sales right now.

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mereinhart28
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 4:57 PM

I like to wait until the clearance sales.

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