With Labor Day just around the corner, retailers are running annual holiday sales.
Many stores will be open through holiday weekends, including Labor Day Monday. However, a large amount of transactions also take place online.
The bargains are a welcome end to the summer grace period for shoppers who are weighed down by rising food, gas and household goods prices.
With inflation near the highest level in 40 years, shoppers are starting to look for essentials. However, these sales may offer an opportunity to purchase any item they’ve been putting off.
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appliances and furniture
Overstock’s website advertises thousands of online items with up to 70% off, all with free shipping.
Lowe’s also sells a variety of furniture, including up to half off patio furniture and accessories.The company also offers up to 30% off select grills and accessories and up to 25% off outdoor lighting. increase.
Wayfair is also running a furniture sale with up to 60% off lights, living room chairs and playroom essentials. Shoppers can also get up to $400 off Sealy mattresses.
The mattress company offers discounts of up to 60% on select in-stock mattresses and offers free shipping on merchandise.
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Best Buy offers shoppers 24-month financing on electronics purchases starting at $1,499, provided the customer uses the My Best Buy credit card.
Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, is also holding various Labor Day sales on items such as grills and patio sets.
Target offers up to 30% off patios, bedding and decor, and up to 25% off home furnishings.
Jessica Caldwell, executive director of insights at Edmunds, says auto shoppers shouldn’t expect “anything close to the doorbuster bargain of a pre-pandemic Labor Day sale.”
But Caldwell said buyers expected used-car prices to soften across the board heading into the holiday season. The price cut provides at least some relief “compared to the continued high cost of buying or leasing a new car,” she added.
To help identify which vehicles consumers are experiencing the biggest price drops heading into the holiday weekend, Edmonds analysts looked at the average transaction prices for three-year-old vehicles in July, and each in 2022. compared to the peak monthly average transaction price of Analysts have done this for both mainstream and luxury vehicles.
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Among mainstream vehicles, the Ford Fushion Energi, Toyota Prius and Nissan Murano showed the biggest price cuts compared to 2022 peak average transaction prices. Among luxury cars, Audi A6, BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe have the biggest price cuts.
Nordstrom has a summer sale of up to 60% over the holiday weekend. The luxury retailer’s website advertises that customers can pick up bargains at brands like his Free People, Madewell and Jeffrey Campbell.
Lululemon Athletica offers various discounts in the “We Made Too Much” section.
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Retail giant Amazon is also pushing an end-of-summer fashion sale, offering consumers discounts on women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories.
Target is offering an annual end-of-summer sale that includes 30% off shoes, 30% off women’s dresses and denim, and 30% off select baby, toddler, and children’s clothing.