Which items should you buy in October, and which sales should you keep waiting for?
Take a look at dealnews.com's list of good and bad October buys to help you find this month's best deals.
Buy Halloween costumes the week before Halloween for the biggest October price cuts.
This is the time of the year that stores are trying to get rid off the jeans they didn't sell during back-to-school season.
Stock up on bulbs and hearty shrubs now. Store them in a warm place over the winter and be ready to go in the spring.
Car dealerships tend to offer better deals in October to get older models off their lots.
Here are the items you should hold off on buying.
Wait until around Thanksgiving to find the best deals on cookware and small kitchen appliances.
Wait until November to buy washers, dryers, fridges and other large appliances.
Wait until Black Friday to buy that new TV, laptop, camera or mp3 player you've been eyeing
However, there are two gadgets that might be worth looking into in October
Black Friday may offer you the best deal on a new TV, but there have been some good deals on HDTVs recently.
Certain laptops are on sale in October including the 15 inch Core i5 by Ivy Bridge systems. But don't wait too long because laptop prices will begin to creep back up near the end of the month.