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What to Buy in October 2024

You can save big by buying these things in October.

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Shemi Freytes
Data Scientist & BTTB Founder
10 min. read

Remember, most pricing is cyclical. Below, we've outlined the 31 products you can save the most on during the month of October. 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 a grill or BBQ

1. Grills or BBQs

Why October is a good month to buy

The demand for grills and BBQs falls after summertime, so retailers offer major deals to clear out as much inventory as possible before wintertime. You might encounter limited store inventories, but while the demand is low, the prices are low, too! Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (20% of year; 9 sale periods; 74 sale days)


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Best time to buy furniture

2. Furniture

Why October is a good month to buy

Wayfair hosts their second Way Day sale sometime in late October as a way to kickstart their holiday sales. For 2-3 days, the website features discounts of up to 80% off most types of furniture. Continue reading

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


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Best time to buy a lawn mower

3. Lawn Mowers

Why October is a good month to buy

Like grills and BBQs, the fall season marks the end of the busy sale season for lawn mowers. Retailers start slashing prices in October to move any remaining models leftover from summer sales. Offering discounts in October also helps move room in their inventories to receive winter equipment like snow blowers. Continue reading

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


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Best time to buy a snow blower

4. Snow Blowers

Why October is a good month to buy

By October, you'll start to see new snow blower models released ahead of cold weather while the demand is still low. While you won't find discounted prices on the new models, October is an excellent opportunity to find a great price on an older one. Continue reading

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


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Best time to buy tires

5. Tires

Why October is a good month to buy

October is one of two times during the year to find tires on sale. Retailers and dealerships offer lower prices in October to encourage owners to buy new tires before the winter season. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (18% of year; 4 sale periods; 64 sale days)


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Best time to buy a hot tub

6. Hot Tubs

Why October is a good month to buy

By the time September rolls around, hot tubs are exiting their busy sale season. To help move inventory before the slow sale season starts, retailers use Labor Day to move any remaining models before the new models arrive in the spring. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Almost always on sale (62% of year; 9 sale periods; 226 sale days)


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7. Rugs

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

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (7% of year; 13 sale periods; 24 sale days)


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8. Pillowcases

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

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (21% of year; 15 sale periods; 78 sale days)


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Best time to buy a tent

9. Tents

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

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 15 sale periods; 132 sale days)


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Best time to buy a hammock

10. Hammocks

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

Sale rarity: Almost never on sale (12% of year; 14 sale periods; 42 sale days)


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11. Down Comforters

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

Sale rarity: Often on sale (30% of year; 16 sale periods; 109 sale days)


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12. Curtains

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

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (22% of year; 15 sale periods; 81 sale days)


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13. Upright Freezers

Did you know there's a best time to buy an upright freezer? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 13 sale periods; 133 sale days)


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14. Freezers

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

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 13 sale periods; 133 sale days)


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15. Chest Freezers

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

Sale rarity: Often on sale (36% of year; 13 sale periods; 133 sale days)


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16. Clothing

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

Sale rarity: Often on sale (47% of year; 15 sale periods; 171 sale days)


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17. Bicycles

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

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (16% of year; 9 sale periods; 58 sale days)


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18. Bed Sheets

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

Sale rarity: Often on sale (30% of year; 16 sale periods; 109 sale days)


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19. Bath Towels

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

Sale rarity: Rarely on sale (22% of year; 15 sale periods; 81 sale days)


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20. Baby Furniture

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

Sale rarity: Often on sale (28% of year; 15 sale periods; 104 sale days)


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21. Air Purifiers

Did you know there's a best time to buy an air purifier? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money. Continue reading

Sale rarity: Often on sale (30% of year; 13 sale periods; 109 sale days)


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Best time to buy area rugs

22. Area Rugs

Why October is a good month to buy

Wayfair hosts their second Way Day sale sometime in late October as a way to kickstart their holiday sales. For 2-3 days, the website features discounts of up to 80% off on most of their products, including area rugs. 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

23. Bedroom Furniture

When it comes to buying new bedroom furniture — timing is everything. Continue reading

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


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Best time to buy a coffee table

24. Coffee Tables

Learn when to buy that perfect coffee table in order to maximize your savings. Continue reading

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


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Best time to buy a couch

25. Couches

Why October is a good month to buy

Couches are another product available on Wayfair's Way Day Sale which takes place sometime in mid-to-late October. For 2-3 days, the company offers discounts of up to 80% off on all products, including couches. 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 dining room furniture

26. Dining Room Furniture

Why October is a good month to buy

Fitness equipment sales tend to fall during winter, which makes Labor Day the perfect way for retailers to offer discounts and encourage sales before their slow season. It also helps them clear out inventory. Continue reading

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


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Best time to buy a dishwasher

27. Dishwashers

Why October is a good month to buy

Dishwashers are another popular Labor Day sale item, as retailers are hoping to entice you into shopping at their stores using discounts and promotions. Continue reading

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


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Best time to buy kids' bedroom furniture

28. Kids' Bedroom Furniture

You can save big on kids' bedroom furniture by buying it at the right time. Continue reading

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


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Best time to buy living room furniture

29. Living Room Furniture

Why October is a good month to buy

Wayfair hosts their second Way Day sale sometime in late October as a way to kickstart their holiday sales. For 2-3 days, the website features discounts of up to 80% off living room furniture sets and pieces. Continue reading

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


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Best time to buy patio furniture

30. Patio Furniture

Why October is a good month to buy

Unlike most furniture types, new patio furniture is released in February, right before summertime, which is the busy season for outdoor furniture sales. Retailers use Labor Day to host discounts and make sales to move as much inventory before patio furniture sales come to a standstill during Winter. Continue reading

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


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Best time to buy a recliner

31. Recliners

Why October is a good month to buy

Wayfair hosts their second Way Day sale sometime in late October as a way to kickstart their holiday sales. For 2-3 days, the website features discounts of up to 80% off on most of their products, including recliners. Continue reading

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


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October FAQ

Yes, October is a good time to buy a grill or BBQ. Why? The demand for grills and BBQs falls after summertime, so retailers offer major deals to clear out as much inventory as possible before wintertime. You might encounter limited store inventories, but while the demand is low, the prices are low, too! Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy furniture. Why? Wayfair hosts their second Way Day sale sometime in late October as a way to kickstart their holiday sales. For 2-3 days, the website features discounts of up to 80% off most types of furniture. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy a lawn mower. Why? Like grills and BBQs, the fall season marks the end of the busy sale season for lawn mowers. Retailers start slashing prices in October to move any remaining models leftover from summer sales. Offering discounts in October also helps move room in their inventories to receive winter equipment like snow blowers. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy a snow blower. Why? By October, you'll start to see new snow blower models released ahead of cold weather while the demand is still low. While you won't find discounted prices on the new models, October is an excellent opportunity to find a great price on an older one. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy tires. Why? October is one of two times during the year to find tires on sale. Retailers and dealerships offer lower prices in October to encourage owners to buy new tires before the winter season. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy a hot tub. Why? By the time September rolls around, hot tubs are exiting their busy sale season. To help move inventory before the slow sale season starts, retailers use Labor Day to move any remaining models before the new models arrive in the spring. Check best dates

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

Yes, October is a good time to buy pillowcases. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy a tent. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy a hammock. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy a down comforter. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy curtains. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy an upright freezer. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy a freezer. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy a chest freezer. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy clothing. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy a bicycle. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy bed sheets. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy bath towels. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy baby furniture. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy an air purifier. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy area rugs. Why? Wayfair hosts their second Way Day sale sometime in late October as a way to kickstart their holiday sales. For 2-3 days, the website features discounts of up to 80% off on most of their products, including area rugs. Check best dates

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

Yes, October is a good time to buy a coffee table. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy a couch. Why? Couches are another product available on Wayfair's Way Day Sale which takes place sometime in mid-to-late October. For 2-3 days, the company offers discounts of up to 80% off on all products, including couches. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy dining room furniture. Why? Fitness equipment sales tend to fall during winter, which makes Labor Day the perfect way for retailers to offer discounts and encourage sales before their slow season. It also helps them clear out inventory. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy a dishwasher. Why? Dishwashers are another popular Labor Day sale item, as retailers are hoping to entice you into shopping at their stores using discounts and promotions. Check best dates

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

Yes, October is a good time to buy living room furniture. Why? Wayfair hosts their second Way Day sale sometime in late October as a way to kickstart their holiday sales. For 2-3 days, the website features discounts of up to 80% off living room furniture sets and pieces. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy patio furniture. Why? Unlike most furniture types, new patio furniture is released in February, right before summertime, which is the busy season for outdoor furniture sales. Retailers use Labor Day to host discounts and make sales to move as much inventory before patio furniture sales come to a standstill during Winter. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy a recliner. Why? Wayfair hosts their second Way Day sale sometime in late October as a way to kickstart their holiday sales. For 2-3 days, the website features discounts of up to 80% off on most of their products, including recliners. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a mattress. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a cruise. Check best dates

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

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

No. October is not a good time to buy a car. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a truck. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a TV. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a refrigerator. Check best dates

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

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

No. October is not a good time to buy a washer and dryer. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a laptop. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy an artificial christmas tree. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a winter coat. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a treadmill. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a video doorbell or doorbell camera. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy tools. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a tablet. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a suitcase. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a smartphone. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy shoes. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a vacuum cleaner. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a robot vacuum. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a purse. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a printer. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a lamp. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy luggage. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy an iPhone. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy an iPad. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy headphones. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy hiking gear. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy hiking boots. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a hair dryer. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a fitness tracker. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a guitar. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a piano. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy drums. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy an electric scooter. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy earbuds. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy an e-reader. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a gaming pc. Check best dates

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

No. October is not a good time to buy a digital camera. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a coffee maker. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a video game console. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy video games. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a MacBook. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a gaming keyboard. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a desktop computer. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a computer monitor. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy computer hardware. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a computer. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a computer mouse. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a computer keyboard. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a wedding dress. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy winter clothes. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy summer clothes. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy candles. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy camping gear. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy books. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy board games. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a blender. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy a backpack. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy baby clothes. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy office furniture. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy an office chair. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy an Apple Watch. Check best dates

No. October is not a good time to buy an air fryer. Check best dates

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