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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
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Remember, most pricing is cyclical. Below, we've outlined the 17 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 furniture

1. 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 grills and BBQs

2. Grills and 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: Often on sale (33% of year; 9 sale periods; 122 sale days)


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Best time to buy appliances

3. Appliances

Why October is a good month to buy

For appliances, new models are rolled out right before the holiday season. To make room in their inventories and to move remaining products, retailers offer lower prices throughout the entire month of October. 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

4. 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 snow blowers

5. 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 coffee tables

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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 dishwashers

11. 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 dining room furniture

12. 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 living room furniture

13. 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 recliners

14. 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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Best time to buy patio furniture

15. 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 tires

16. 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 hot tubs

17. 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; 12 sale periods; 226 sale days)


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October FAQ

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 grills and BBQs. 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 appliances. Why? For appliances, new models are rolled out right before the holiday season. To make room in their inventories and to move remaining products, retailers offer lower prices throughout the entire month of October. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy lawn mowers. 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 snow blowers. 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 coffee tables. 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 kids' bedroom furniture. Check best dates

Yes, October is a good time to buy couches. 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 dishwashers. 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 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 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 recliners. 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

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 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 hot tubs. 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

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

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

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

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

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

No. October is not a good time to buy washers and dryers. Check best dates

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

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

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

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