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When is the Best Time to Buy?

When is the Best Time to Buy?

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Tracy Davidson, NBC NewschannelEveryone always wants to know how to get the best deals, especially around the holidays.

You really can save big just by knowing the best time to buy, specifically, the best day. Mondays, for instance, are a great day to buy a car.

Check out these other best bargain days:

Airline Tickets:

When to buy them? Trends show that airfares reach their lowest points on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings.


How about your reading materials? Turns out the weekly sales and coupons tend to go out on Thursdays.


Car dealerships are crowded on weekends so you have more competition to get the best deal. A slow day like Monday tends to be the best day to get full attention, and a good buy.


Thursday evening begins the weekend sale cycle, so you'll get the most selection for the best price.

Department Store Wares:

Department stores begin the Sunday markdown process on Saturday evening, which is the best time to strike.


Most restaurants get their food delivered on Tuesdays, which means you'll get the meal with the freshest ingredients, and it won't be too crowded.


Midweek is a great time to find discounts on movies, theme parks, museums, and other forms of entertainment. Wednesday is the best bet for the best deals.


This one is a bit more specific. Thursdays before 10 a.m. is the best time to fill up your tank.


Calling on a Sunday to book a hotel room can yield a cheaper rate. The tougher managers are off and speaking to someone in charge on a Sunday can make for easy negotiating.


Buying groceries is a good activity for a Sunday or a Tuesday, which is when you find the best price breaks.

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