Overpriced orchids and 3 other things not to buy in May

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Hurray for May! The month means springtime, short getaways (or maybe a long one, depending on what you’re doing for Memorial Day) and cookouts. May will see tons of sales, too, but some items definitely should be avoided when you hit up the malls, big-box stores and online retailers. If you wait until June or beyond, you’ll be rewarded with better prices.

Here’s what not to shop for this month. And, for the things you do end up buying, check out your best credit card options.