Many people are looking for a silver lining to this recession. I have been looking as well. And I’ve found one: the sales. There are sales everywhere, on a number of items that are normally rather expensive. Some of the items that you can get a discount right now include:
- Car. This is a major one for me, since we just bought a car. Many dealers are offering amazing opportunities, and cars are cheaper than they have been for years. My parents considering moving their timetable for a new car up a year, since cars are unlikely to be this inexpensive once the economy begins to recover in earnest.
- Travel. We decided this year that we’re getting our yard in. This means that we are not going on our customary trek to New York to see my husband’s family. Just for fun, though, we looked at prices. We could go for half of last year’s price. It’s now extremely tempting to go since we can almost afford it — even with the yard. If you want to go on a family trip, now is a good time to consider it.
- Computer. I bought a new computer for my home office last year. But I do want a laptop. Nothing too fancy. And computers are very inexpensive right now. I will probably get myself a laptop soon, since I can get more bang for my buck right now.
- Furniture. Furniture is very inexpensive right now. We’ve been looking to get a larger table — one that can accommodate guests when they come. The 7-piece set we’re considering is much less than it was last year when we first started toying with the idea.
We’re also trying to see if we can refinance our home and open a second IRA (this one for my husband), since mortgage rates are low and stocks are on sale. It’s a good time to prepare for the future and reduce costs.
Are you doing any recession spending now that many things are on sale?
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