What offers and discounts are worthwhile this Labor Day weekend and what you might want to wait for
HOUSTON – Labor Day Weekend is usually a great weekend for sale shopping. The good news for buyers is that experts say some of the deals this year are actually better than 2020. While you can save a lot on some items this weekend, you may want to wait to save more on others.
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Let’s start with the best deals this Labor Day weekend.
It’s the end of the summer season, so AARP is expecting offers for barbecues, garden furniture and summer clothing. GearPatrol says Home Depot, Wayfair, and Overstock have patio furniture on offer. REI is taking up to 30% off outdoor equipment and Columbia is reducing many items by up to 25%.
Labor Day weekend is a great time to get discounts on TVs, large appliances, and mattresses.
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TechRadar says, for example, that BestBuy is taking up to $ 500 off some large devices, and Lowe’s is also cutting prices and offering free shipping for some.
BlackFriday.com says Tempur Pedic is slimming up to $ 700 off adjustable mattress sets.
But while electronics offerings exist, retailers know that students and people who work from home now need laptops and tablets. Experts say you can potentially save more if you can wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday. The same goes for televisions, smart home devices, video games, and game consoles.
Even with autumn clothing, you can usually save more if you wait a bit. If you can’t wait, Reader’s Digest says Old Navy is cutting some prices up to 60% and DSW is cutting down on some brands of shoes by up to 30%.
Let’s talk about toys now: while you would typically save money on toys during Black Friday, shortages and delivery delays, experts recommend buying toys earlier this year or you may not get them under the tree in time.
And while you usually expect to save on cars over Labor Day weekend, experts say due to the microchip and auto shortages, you probably won’t see the usual deals.
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Shipping delays are expected to continue, so you may receive items faster if they pick you up at the store or on the roadside.