What not to buy in January


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January can be a challenge for bargain shoppers.

It’s a great month if you’re looking for holiday decorations at a discount and have a spare room to store them for a year. It’s not so great if you want a deal on spring clothes that you can wear in the very near future.

But those Presidents’ Day weekend sales in February are just around the corner.

While a few things — think winter clearance and last year’s TVs and electronics — are marked down this month, plenty of other items are at full price, with no “sale” signs in sight.

Looking for a little holiday cheer in January? Visit that neighbor who never takes down the Christmas lights. But if you’re shopping for sales or looking for deals, it pays to be selective. You can find a few cool items marked down this month. And there’s also a handful of items that you should wait to buy until later this year.

Here’s what won’t be on sale this month.

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