Conventional wisdom says seasonal items are rarely on sale during their seasons. But July is the exception, according to Yahoo Shopping. The site teamed up with DealNews and RetailMeNot for a look at the best shopping deals in July.
Grills and grilling supplies
Summertime may be prime grilling season, but Home Depot is offering 10 percent off select grills plus free shipping through July 6. And if you can make it to Lowe's by July 4, you'll get 50 percent off Kingsford charcoal.
While some models will get cheaper in August and September, you can still save as much as $150 on an air conditioner when you need it most.
It may be beautiful outside, but July is a good month to get good deals on video games and consoles. The Microsoft Store, Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network played host to some of the most popular sales over the Fourth of July holiday last year.
Back-to-school sales have already begun, and that's a great time to buy a laptop. Some 15-inch laptops hit a new price low of $380 in June.
Many stores are offering big discounts on swimsuits, shorts and other summer apparel through the Fourth of July weekend, with some offering stacked coupons that can further slash prices by up to 40 percent.
Yahoo Shopping also has some tips on what NOT to buy in July as well:
The best holiday sales for large appliances like washers, dryers and stoves won't happen until November or December, when deals pop up on Black Friday and in the weeks before Christmas, according to DealNews.
Summer months, but especially July, are generally a bad season for TV deals, according to DealNews.
Don't slap down $199 (with a two-year, AT&T only contract) for Amazon's new smartphone just yet. Research has shown most Android phones typically see discounts of about 50 percent within the first two to three months after release.