Now could be a good time for deals, but make sure to do your homework
MILWAUKEE - If you were waiting until now to buy a new grill, gardening tools, patio set, or summer clothing, you could be in luck. Now might be a perfect time to get a great deal. Many retailers offer steep discounts on some items after the Fourth of July.
However before you buy, here are some things to keep in mind:
Although the deal may seem good at first, it still pays to do your homework and shop around. Not all deals are steals. Some merchandise may be marked up before it is discounted, or may be sitting on the shelves because it is not considered a favorite among buyers. And, you may find the same item at another store or online for less.
Make sure that you check out return policies. Some retailers may not allow returns, especially if they are trying to clear the item from their store shelves at the end of the season.
And, consider purchasing the item with a credit card, just in case you have a warranty issue or need to dispute the charge later.
There will be a number of great deals on some of this merchandise, but make sure to do your homework and pay attention before you buy.