NEW YORK (WABC) --If you want to score some great shopping you may want to come off the beach for a few hours. July is a hot month for discounts.
What to buy:
Amazon Prime Day: Take advantage of some big deals on Tuesday, July 12th!
*Swimwear: Make a splash with July's biggest bargain says Ben Glaser of Dealnews.com. Swimsuits in the single digits are the summer deal door-buster.
*Summer Apparel: Store-wide sales will also be slashing shorts, t-shirts and all sort of warm weather clothes.
*Patio furniture and some outdoor gear: Home decor starts it price decline this month, but Ben reminds rock bottom comes later, especially on grills.
*Air conditioners: We're kind of in a sweet spot where prices are lower than June and August and there are more discounts. Stores like Lowes on the Upper West Side are stocked with fans, coolers and window units now, wait until the dog days of August and you'll pay more.
What not to buy:
*Apple products: We've got big events coming up from Apple they're probably going to announce new models and new iPad, iPhone, maybe a new MacBook, and when that happens prices drop on the older models.
*Laptops: If you absolutely need a new laptop, now is a decent time to buy. But if you can wait, they're going to be at their best in late August.