6 On Your Side Answers: Which bargains are best in October?

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – When it comes to bargains, the month of October falls between the back to school and Christmas shopping season. Knowing what to buy this month can save you a lot of money.

If you are in the market for a new car, the deals start in October. Because new car dealerships are eager to get rid of the 2014 models, they’ll be eager to offer you a bargain.

While prices will drop even more in November, there’s better inventory in October.

Retailers look to sell jeans during back to school sales in August and post back to school sales in September. The jeans that haven’t sold by October are discounted even more, sometimes by 40 percent.

Look for bargains on camping gear. Outdoor and big box stores often discount sleeping bags, lanterns and tents in October that didn’t sell during the peak camping season.

October is also when campers often sell their equipment, and the selection of good used stuff is best now.

Fall garage sales offer the best prices.

If you want to hit the road, travel deals are easier to find in October. Airfare and hotels are cheaper in places like Washington D.C., Martha’s Vineyard or Florida where you will enjoy decent weather and fewer crowds.

This is a great month for checking the produce isle at the grocery store. In-season produce is more plentiful this month, so you can look for bargains on fruits and vegetables that are in season.

October is when many jewelers receive their biggest shipments of the year, so selection is best this month. However, since October is typically when lots of people begin shopping for diamonds they plan to give for Christmas, prices typically are not good this month.


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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