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What to Buy in March 2024

You can save big by buying these things in March.

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Shemi Freytes
Data Scientist & BTTB Founder
5 min. read

Remember, most pricing is cyclical. Below, we've outlined the 14 products you can save the most on during the month of March. 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 March is a good month to buy

New furniture is released biannually every spring and fall; March marks the absolute end of winter when retailers look to make room for new spring furniture stock by liquidating last year's styles. Continue reading

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


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Best time to buy mattresses

2. Mattresses

Why March is a good month to buy

March marks the start of spring: the time manufacturers release new mattress models. This means more options in the store and great deals on last year's models. (After all, who cares if your mattress is this year's model or last year's?) Continue reading

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


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Best time to buy cars

3. Cars

Why March is a good month to buy

March marks the end of Q1, which means dealers and salespeople have quotas to meet. Despite COVID straining the new and used car supply in recent years, you can still take advantage of this sales quota trend from both new car dealerships and used car lots. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (13% of year; 13 sale periods; 46 sale days)


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Best time to buy refrigerators

4. Refrigerators

Why March is a good month to buy

Manufacturers start rolling out their new refrigerator models during spring, which means retailers use Q1 to sell last year’s models, making room for new inventory. You can find particularly low prices towards the end of Q1 (read: March) as the remaining stock must be sold. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 12 sale periods; 131 sale days)


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Best time to buy washers and dryers

5. Washers and Dryers

Why March is a good month to buy

Major appliance trade shows and events such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) normally take place in January and February. These trade shows often feature new washing machine models and technologies which will begin to hit stores near March. Our analysis of the data suggests that this is the best time to purchase older models that are being cleared off the floor to make room for new merchandise. 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

Why March is a good month to buy

March marks the end of Q1, which means dealers and salespeople have quotas to meet. Despite COVID straining the new and used truck supply in recent years, you can still take advantage of this sales quota trend from both new truck dealerships and used car lots. Continue reading

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


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Best time to buy cruises

7. Cruises

Why March is a good month to buy

March brings us closer to the tail end of "Wave Season", the largest cruise discount period of the year. This is when cruise companies run lots of promotions in preparation for people booking spring and summer cruises. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (22% of year; 4 sale periods; 81 sale days)


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Best time to buy lawn mowers

8. Lawn Mowers

Why March is a good month to buy

Mid-march marks the beginning of spring, which is when manufacturers start shipping their latest models to retailers ahead of the new growing season. By March, vendors are already fully stocked with their new supplies. This means that older models on the floor will be more likely to see steep discounts or liquidations. Some manufacturers offer seasonal discounts on new models too to capture your attention. Continue reading

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


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Best time to buy coffee tables

9. 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 bedroom furniture

10. 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

11. 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 dining room furniture

12. Dining Room Furniture

Everyone wants a great deal when it comes to purchasing home furnishings, and knowing when to buy can make all the difference. If you're… 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

13. 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 hot tubs

14. Hot Tubs

Why March is a good month to buy

March marks the end of winter. Due to the weather, winter usually sees fewer people shopping for jacuzzis. This means manufacturers need to offer steep jacuzzi discounts to keep their inventory moving. Another sale won't come until the end of summer. Continue reading

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


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March FAQ

Yes, March is a good time to buy furniture. Why? New furniture is released biannually every spring and fall; March marks the absolute end of winter when retailers look to make room for new spring furniture stock by liquidating last year's styles. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy mattresses. Why? March marks the start of spring: the time manufacturers release new mattress models. This means more options in the store and great deals on last year's models. (After all, who cares if your mattress is this year's model or last year's?) Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy cars. Why? March marks the end of Q1, which means dealers and salespeople have quotas to meet. Despite COVID straining the new and used car supply in recent years, you can still take advantage of this sales quota trend from both new car dealerships and used car lots. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy refrigerators. Why? Manufacturers start rolling out their new refrigerator models during spring, which means retailers use Q1 to sell last year’s models, making room for new inventory. You can find particularly low prices towards the end of Q1 (read: March) as the remaining stock must be sold. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy washers and dryers. Why? Major appliance trade shows and events such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) normally take place in January and February. These trade shows often feature new washing machine models and technologies which will begin to hit stores near March. Our analysis of the data suggests that this is the best time to purchase older models that are being cleared off the floor to make room for new merchandise. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy trucks. Why? March marks the end of Q1, which means dealers and salespeople have quotas to meet. Despite COVID straining the new and used truck supply in recent years, you can still take advantage of this sales quota trend from both new truck dealerships and used car lots. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy cruises. Why? March brings us closer to the tail end of "Wave Season", the largest cruise discount period of the year. This is when cruise companies run lots of promotions in preparation for people booking spring and summer cruises. Check best dates

Yes, March is a good time to buy lawn mowers. Why? Mid-march marks the beginning of spring, which is when manufacturers start shipping their latest models to retailers ahead of the new growing season. By March, vendors are already fully stocked with their new supplies. This means that older models on the floor will be more likely to see steep discounts or liquidations. Some manufacturers offer seasonal discounts on new models too to capture your attention. Check best dates

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

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

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

Yes, March is a good time to buy dining room furniture. Check best dates

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

Yes, March is a good time to buy hot tubs. Why? March marks the end of winter. Due to the weather, winter usually sees fewer people shopping for jacuzzis. This means manufacturers need to offer steep jacuzzi discounts to keep their inventory moving. Another sale won't come until the end of summer. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy bedding and linens. Check best dates

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

No. March is not a good time to buy laptops. Check best dates

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

No. March is not a good time to buy grills and BBQs. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy appliances. Check best dates

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

No. March is not a good time to buy snow blowers. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy area rugs. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy couches. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy dishwashers. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy recliners. Check best dates

No. March is not a good time to buy patio furniture. Check best dates

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

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

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

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