By: Brad Wilson | National Content Desk
Back-to-school shopping season has arrived. And, while this year is anything but normal, parents are still gearing up to spend on school supplies, clothing, and electronics. So, what should consumers know before they buy? Here’s my answers to common questions I get from shoppers this time of year.
Q: What items tend to go on sale and when?
A: August is by far the best time of year to buy school supplies. The prices are so good, I recommend anyone in need of things like pencils, pens, and notebooks to stock up. While many parents may think the best place to shop is a big box store like Target or Walmart, office supply stores, pharmacies, and dollar stores can have outstanding deals this time of year.
While we are still seeing options for low-priced laptops and other tech equipment needed for virtual learning, we have seen that there are some inventory issues. My advice? If a laptop is necessary, don’t wait to purchase it. And keep in mind, the high demand for laptops due to virtual learning and increased work-from-home means that retailers are not discounting as heavily as they have in the past.