Brad Wilson

Ask Brad: Best Things to Buy in July?

In this week’s Ask Brad, Brad Wilson from Brad’s Deals gives his predictions on eight product categories to expect deals on the rest of the month:

Swimwear

Once everyone has gotten “Fourth of July at the beach” out of their system, swimwear gets discounted for fall clearance. So now is the time to shop for suits. For nice and budget-friendly swimwear, give our list of the best swimwear deals a look.

Artificial Christmas Trees

With great artificial Christmas tree sales available, buy your tree-in-a-box now, stash it in the basement until December. We promise not to tell anyone you’re already thinking ahead to Christmas.

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Furniture Sales

Now that the living room has a fresh coat of paint, replace your ratty sofa and finally get the comfy chair you always wanted. New inventory tends to hit stores like Crate and Barrel or Joss and Main in August, which means July is the month for them to clear out the old. If you can’t stand the sight of that stained couch any longer, now could be the time for a replacement. Look for these furniture deals now, especially around the Fourth of July, a popular holiday retailers use to promote big sales.

Jewelry Deals

There are no do-or-die jewelry holidays in July. This is good news for bargain hunters, since it means that jewelers slash their prices to keep their sales from getting too sluggish. Read more here for our list of the best jewelry deals we can find.

Bikes & Camping Equipment

With the summer travel season half done, outdoor gear goes on sale. Buy now and you’ll get some enjoyment out of it before you have to pack it away for the winter. July is a great time to check out bike sales and camping equipment sales.

School Supply Sales

With most kids going back to school as early as mid-August, parents are starting to get their ducks in a row by the end of July. Look for sales on supplies like backpacks, markers, notebooks, and lunch boxes. And with college kids heading to school even earlier than other kids, keep an eye out for sales on bigger ticket items like bedding, small appliances, and laptops.

Fall & Winter Clothes Sales

Will they be at their best prices ever? No, but that doesn’t help you if you need sweaters and coats right now. We can promise, however, that there will be discounts on these things in late July and into August as retailers go all in on their back-to-school sales.

Laptop Sales

Again, these aren’t the absolute lowest prices we’ll see all year, but we also know that many students and their families can’t exactly wait to replace a busted laptop with school starting up long before the best sales arrive. But you’ll save at least a little with the upcoming sales, and we definitely recommend checking out your discount options through the Apple Education Store too. If all of that is still too high for your budget, check out our article with everything you need to know about buying a refurbished Macbook and other Apple laptop deals.

Advertiser’s disclosure: If you purchase something through a Brad’s Deals link, the site may earn a commission. Pricing and product availability are accurate as of time of published article. Learn more about how Brad’s Deals works.