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Infographic of the Day: When’s the Best Time to Buy a Computer? A Car?

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Infographic of the Day: When’s the Best Time to Buy a Computer? A Car?
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If you’re like us, you get buyer’s remorse after almost every purchase. Could I have saved money? What if this Blu-ray player goes on sale next week?

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Here’s an infographic to help you out. Savings.com went and pulled a bunch of data about sales and discounts, across dozens of different product categories, and they crunched the numbers to figure out exactly when is the best time to buy:

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Long story short, almost everything we buy is has some sort of cyclical seasonality, whether because of innovation cycles or gift seasons. Therefore, you should always be buying just after peak demand hits. Which sound obvious, but who can keep track of all this stuff?

About the author

Cliff was director of product innovation at Fast Company, founding editor of Co.Design, and former design editor at both Fast Company and Wired.

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