Things not to buy in July: Electronics, AC units and more


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With the sidewalk sales, clearance racks and special promotions, you can find sweet deals on everything from patio furniture to swimwear to cheesecake. But there are still a few items that won’t be getting much of a markdown this month.

Fruits, vegetables and consumer items have their own production cycles and seasons. Buy when something is plentiful — or when retailers are trying to clear space for new merchandise — and you’ll get a healthy discount. Chances are, you’ll also have more stores competing for your business. Purchase items during specific months, or during holiday sales, and you’ll reap a discount.

Other months, that same item is less available or more expensive. You buy it if you need it. Or if you can afford the splurge.

Here are 6 things you probably won’t be buying in July if you’re trying not to overspend.