Most of us don’t have a lot of spare cash left after holiday spending, but for those who have been patiently waiting, January is a great time to buy many expensive items that may still be on your list. Of course, not every deal is a great deal – be sure to research your purchases carefully to ensure you’re getting your money’s worth and avoiding known problems.


It’s a bit ironic really, but the huge number of televisions on sale for Christmas aren’t really that great a deal. Many of them are manufactured just for Christmas sales and are a bit scaled down from the regular models. If you wait until January, however, you can grab the highest quality televisions for way less. These are the models from 2014 that need to be cleared out as the new versions arrive and in some cases the discount televisions that are now even more discounted to get them out of stores at any cost.

Exercise Equipment

The savings here are two-fold. On one hand, companies know that many of us are ready to get healthier as part of our New Year’s Resolutions and we are more inclined to buy expensive exercise equipment. Companies lower prices to be competitive at the peak “healthy” time of year. On the other hand, a treadmill or elliptical machine that cost hundreds or thousands of dollars from 2014 must be cleared out of the way for the newer models. Hello, deep discounts.


Another hold over from Christmas, January is another great month to find discount on toys and even tablets. If you or your child received gift cards for Christmas, rather than rushing out to stores in the days right after the holidays, hold on to those cards and put them to use in the middle of January instead. Not only will your child be ready for something brand new a month after Christmas, he’ll get a great deal buying it.

Winter Clothing

Fortunately, the fashion industry works on a strange calendar. The new lighter clothing for spring starts arriving in stores in late January or early February. This means you can score great deals on heavy-duty winter clothing in the peak of the winter season. Need a new jacket? Put it off for just another week or two and you’ll pay pennies on the dollars as stores clear out winter jackets for summer bathing suits.


The Winter White Sales are one of those retailer traditions that continue still today. January is the month to buy new sheets and towels at the biggest discounts of the year, but be wary of your choices. Research the companies you’re buying from if you’re ordering online. The prices may be excellent with some retailers, but those excellent prices won’t mean a thing if you never actually receive the things you’ve bought and paid for.