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What to Buy in August 2024

You can save big by buying these things in August.

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Shemi Freytes
Data Scientist & BTTB Founder
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Remember, most pricing is cyclical. Below, we've outlined the 21 products you can save the most on during the month of August. These are the items that will bring the greatest discounts—buy at just the right time and save big.

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Best time to buy furniture

1. Furniture

Why August is a good month to buy

Furniture is one of the few items on the August list that is on sale for both the back-to-school season and the end-of-summer seasonal sale. Not only will retailers be eager to move the remaining summer inventory before the season is over, but they'll also hope to encourage as many sales as possible for students returning to school. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (31% of year; 16 sale periods; 112 sale days)


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Best time to buy bedding and linens

2. Bedding and Linens

Why August is a good month to buy

To help students prepare for a new dorm room or apartment, retailers offer sales on bedding and linens to help encourage sales. If you have a larger mattress than a twin XL, don't worry—you can find bedding and linen sales for more than just your dorm room mattress. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (18% of year; 5 sale periods; 66 sale days)


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Best time to buy mattresses

3. Mattresses

When is the Best Time to Buy a New Mattress? If you've been shopping around for a new mattress, you know exactly how difficult it can be to… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (22% of year; 11 sale periods; 81 sale days)


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Best time to buy laptops

4. Laptops

Why August is a good month to buy

Laptops are another great product to purchase during August's back to school sales. While some retailers will only offer discounts to those with a valid student ID, non-students in the market for a new PC can still benefit from these sales. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (12% of year; 10 sale periods; 44 sale days)


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Best time to buy washers and dryers

5. Washers and Dryers

Why August is a good month to buy

You'll start seeing washers and dryers on sale during the last week of August. Not only are retailers hoping to secure a head start on Labor Day Weekend sales, but they'll also bank on you wanting to purchase a new washer and dryer at the start of the academic year, during the back-to-school season. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (23% of year; 13 sale periods; 85 sale days)


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Best time to buy trucks

6. Trucks

Buying a new truck is exciting, and also expensive. This is a big investment and the truck you choose is going to be with you for a long… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (17% of year; 11 sale periods; 61 sale days)


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Best time to buy grills and BBQs

7. Grills and BBQs

Why August is a good month to buy

As you can probably imagine, most people aren't clamoring to buy grills and BBQs during the winter season. To help clear out leftover summer inventory, retailers offer end-of-summer deals that last through most of August. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (33% of year; 9 sale periods; 122 sale days)


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Best time to buy appliances

8. Appliances

You might be tempted to buy one appliance at a time, even during sales, but purchasing in bulk is the best way to increase your discounts. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (19% of year; 8 sale periods; 70 sale days)


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Best time to buy lawn mowers

9. Lawn Mowers

The lawn mower: as ubiquitous a staple of the American neighborhood as, well, the neighborhood itself! But how do you know when the right… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (24% of year; 13 sale periods; 87 sale days)


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Best time to buy snow blowers

10. Snow Blowers

Why August is a good month to buy

August continues July's trend as a great month to find a good price on a snow blower, especially on models released during the previous year. As retailers continue to receive the latest models ahead of the snowy season, the markdowns on last year's releases will continue to fall. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (34% of year; 9 sale periods; 124 sale days)


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Best time to buy coffee tables

11. Coffee Tables

As a new homeowner, one of the biggest thrills is filling your new space with furniture that reflects your style and personality. Among the… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (30% of year; 14 sale periods; 109 sale days)


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Best time to buy area rugs

12. Area Rugs

We all strive to make the most of our budget when decorating our homes. This is especially true with the high cost of essential pieces of… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (6% of year; 12 sale periods; 23 sale days)


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Best time to buy bedroom furniture

13. Bedroom Furniture

Interested in transforming your bedroom on a budget but feeling a bit overwhelmed by where to start? Selecting the perfect furnishings for… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (31% of year; 16 sale periods; 112 sale days)


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Best time to buy kids' bedroom furniture

14. Kids' Bedroom Furniture

As parents, we want our kids to have the best bedroom furniture possible without breaking the bank. That's why it's important to know the… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (30% of year; 14 sale periods; 109 sale days)


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Best time to buy couches

15. Couches

If you’re looking to upgrade your living room with a stylish new couch, timing is key. Buying furniture can be an expensive investment… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (6% of year; 11 sale periods; 21 sale days)


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Best time to buy dishwashers

16. Dishwashers

Dishwashers really are essential appliances in the modern home, making cleaning up after family meals a breeze. However, they're also… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 10 sale periods; 133 sale days)


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Best time to buy dining room furniture

17. Dining Room Furniture

Why August is a good month to buy

You can expect to see two types of dining room furniture sales during August. At the beginning of the month, retailers offer sales to move leftover summer inventory. At the end of the month, you'll start to see early Labor Day Weekend Sales. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (29% of year; 13 sale periods; 106 sale days)


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Best time to buy living room furniture

18. Living Room Furniture

Are you looking to upgrade your living room on a budget but aren't sure where to start? Finding the right pieces for one of the busiest… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (31% of year; 15 sale periods; 112 sale days)


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Best time to buy recliners

19. Recliners

Furniture shopping can be overwhelming, but knowing the best time to buy a recliner can help you find the perfect piece for your home… Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (6% of year; 11 sale periods; 21 sale days)


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Best time to buy patio furniture

20. Patio Furniture

Why August is a good month to buy

The final product category on our August list is patio furniture. Labor Day is one of the best times of the year to buy patio furniture on sale, but retailers will start offering discounts earlier than September to take advantage of the end of the summer season. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (50% of year; 11 sale periods; 182 sale days)


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Best time to buy hot tubs

21. Hot Tubs

Why August is a good month to buy

If you're in the market for a new hot tub, you'll want to hold off on making your purchase until the end of August. This is when you'll start seeing early Labor Day Weekend sales as well as the steep end-of-summer sales. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost always on sale (62% of year; 12 sale periods; 226 sale days)


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August FAQ

Yes, August is a good time to buy furniture. Why? Furniture is one of the few items on the August list that is on sale for both the back-to-school season and the end-of-summer seasonal sale. Not only will retailers be eager to move the remaining summer inventory before the season is over, but they'll also hope to encourage as many sales as possible for students returning to school. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy bedding and linens. Why? To help students prepare for a new dorm room or apartment, retailers offer sales on bedding and linens to help encourage sales. If you have a larger mattress than a twin XL, don't worry—you can find bedding and linen sales for more than just your dorm room mattress. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy mattresses. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy laptops. Why? Laptops are another great product to purchase during August's back to school sales. While some retailers will only offer discounts to those with a valid student ID, non-students in the market for a new PC can still benefit from these sales. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy washers and dryers. Why? You'll start seeing washers and dryers on sale during the last week of August. Not only are retailers hoping to secure a head start on Labor Day Weekend sales, but they'll also bank on you wanting to purchase a new washer and dryer at the start of the academic year, during the back-to-school season. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy trucks. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy grills and BBQs. Why? As you can probably imagine, most people aren't clamoring to buy grills and BBQs during the winter season. To help clear out leftover summer inventory, retailers offer end-of-summer deals that last through most of August. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy appliances. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy lawn mowers. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy snow blowers. Why? August continues July's trend as a great month to find a good price on a snow blower, especially on models released during the previous year. As retailers continue to receive the latest models ahead of the snowy season, the markdowns on last year's releases will continue to fall. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy coffee tables. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy area rugs. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy bedroom furniture. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy kids' bedroom furniture. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy couches. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy dishwashers. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy dining room furniture. Why? You can expect to see two types of dining room furniture sales during August. At the beginning of the month, retailers offer sales to move leftover summer inventory. At the end of the month, you'll start to see early Labor Day Weekend Sales. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy living room furniture. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy recliners. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy patio furniture. Why? The final product category on our August list is patio furniture. Labor Day is one of the best times of the year to buy patio furniture on sale, but retailers will start offering discounts earlier than September to take advantage of the end of the summer season. Check best dates

Yes, August is a good time to buy hot tubs. Why? If you're in the market for a new hot tub, you'll want to hold off on making your purchase until the end of August. This is when you'll start seeing early Labor Day Weekend sales as well as the steep end-of-summer sales. Check best dates

No. August is not a good time to buy cars. Check best dates

No. August is not a good time to buy electronics. Check best dates

No. August is not a good time to buy TVs. Check best dates

No. August is not a good time to buy refrigerators. Check best dates

No. August is not a good time to buy cruises. Check best dates

No. August is not a good time to buy fitness equipment. Check best dates

No. August is not a good time to buy tires. Check best dates

No. August is not a good time to buy artificial christmas trees. Check best dates

No. August is not a good time to buy DNA testing kits. Check best dates

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