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The Best Time to Buy a Smartphone

Did you know there's a best time to buy a smartphone? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money.

The best times to buy a smartphone are Black Friday, Black Friday Weekend, Cyber Monday, Labor Day, Labor Day Weekend, Memorial Day, Memorial Day Weekend, Presidents' Day, Presidents' Day Weekend, back to school season, end of year, and holiday season.

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Smartphones are rarely on sale—about 19% of the year, or an average of 1-in-5.2 days.

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The best months to buy a smartphone are February, May, August, September, November, and December.

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The best holidays to buy a smartphone are Labor Day, Memorial Day, and Presidents' Day.

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FAQ

Let's recap by answering some key questions:

When is the best time to buy a smartphone?

The best times to buy a smartphone are Black Friday, Black Friday Weekend, Cyber Monday, Labor Day, Labor Day Weekend, Memorial Day, Memorial Day Weekend, Presidents' Day, Presidents' Day Weekend, back to school season, end of year, and holiday season.

How often are smartphones on sale?

Smartphones are rarely on sale, approximately 70 days each year, spanning 12 distinct sale periods—that's 19% of the year.

What are the best months to buy a smartphone?

The best months to buy smartphones are February, May, August, September, November, and December.

What are the best holidays to buy a smartphone?

The best holidays to buy a smartphone are Labor Day, Memorial Day, and Presidents' Day.

What's the best place to buy a smartphone?

The best place to buy a smartphone is at Amazon.

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