6 On Your Side Answers: What are the best things to buy in January?

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Attention shoppers! If you have not maxed out your credit card from holiday spending, January is an excellent month to bag a bargain, but you have to watch out.

Sue in Lenoir City asks, “Can you give me an idea of the best things to buy this month? And what should I avoid?”

Winter clothing deals remain one of the best buys throughout the month of January. After Christmas sales continue on coats and winter accessories at local stores and popular online outlets.

Look for good deals on fitness gear and equipment as getting back in shape and shedding some pounds is a popular new year’s resolution for many people.

Several home furniture manufacturers release their new collections in February, so look for retailers clearing out their old inventory in January.

January is a good month to keep an eye out for early tax software deals. You may see some sales taking off 40 percent on their tax filing software.

Did you know it’s only a little more than 5 and a half weeks before Valentine’s Day? Typically, deals on jewelry and fragrances aren’t so hot before Valentine’s Day. Try shopping now before the prices inevitably go up.

January is typically the beginning of electronics clearance sales. With the debut of new gadgets at the consumer electronics show later this month, you can start finding some deals on cameras, audio equipment and Android tablets.

For TV’s, you might not see those deals until the end of January or into early February. So if you are in the market for a new set, January is the month to watch the prices, but February is the month to act.

Just about every store has their Christmas goodies heavily discounted. From brands like Starbucks and Godiva to decorations, cards and Christmas trees you’ll see savings, some up to 75 percent.

You can see Don Dare’s 6 On Your Side Answers every Tuesday and Thursday on 6 News at 4:00.

If you have a question you can send Don an email at ddare@wate.com or call his 6 On Your Side hotline at (865) 633-5974.

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