6 On Your Side Answers: June is the best time to buy lingerie, fitness equipment

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The month of June means many people will be spending more time outdoors and finding bargains on outdoor items. There are items you should and shouldn’t purchase this month.

June has traditionally been a great month for lingerie sales, and few stores can rival the Victoria’s Secret semi-annual sale, which typically lasts three to four weeks. The sale takes an impressive 70 percent off a variety of items and consumer analysts say the discounts get better toward the latter half of the sale.

Although Father’s Day sales don’t get as much hype as Mother’s Day sales, retailers will still offer a variety of deals on gifts for your dad. If you want avoid buying predictable gifts like grills and shirt-and-tie combos, look for deals on  non-traditional gifts, such as free entrees at select restaurants, a popular deal amongst nationwide chains.

With warmer weather, more people will want to exercise outdoors rather than inside a gym. The good news is that June is traditionally a good month for fitness apparel and accessories. Expect to see clearance sales from the likes of Adidas and Puma. Discounts will range from 50 percent to 70 percent off items such as fitness shoes, apparel and accessories.

Nothing evokes thoughts of summer like a backyard barbecue, but as tempted as you may be to purchase a new grill this month. consumer research shows that the best time to buy a grill is in August and September. That’s when you can find discounts that take up to 50 percent off your favorite name-brand grills

If there’s one thing you should avoid buying in June, it’s a new TV. Consumer experts say the summer months are traditionally bad for TV deals in the sense that you don’t see many good deals. However, if you must buy a new set, consumer experts recommend sticking with 55 inch TVs. These deals have hit $500 every month since the start of the year, making them reliable and easy to find.

If you don’t have room for such a set, 42 inch TVs have plateaued at $300, although these deals aren’t as numerous as the deals on 55 inch sets.

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