The holiday season may be winding to a close, but savvy shoppers know that prime shopping time is just about to get underway. Retailers are anxious to clear out holiday stock and will often offer some pretty deep discounts to keep the old stuff moving. Brick and mortar stores will discount everything from cosmetics to housewares to electronics on a gradual scale, starting the day after Christmas on Boxing Day. Some items can go for 80% off or more! You don’t have to venture out to brick and mortar stores to find some pretty awesome after Christmas deals. There are plenty of year end deals available online as well. Nor do you have to limit yourself to Canadian retailers. There are a number of US merchants that offer reliable shipping to Canada so you can take advantage of year end deals abroad.
Let’s take a look at the top five things to buy online after Christmas.
5. Winter Clothing
Most retailers will carry an expanded variety of winter clothing during the holiday season. Sweaters, coats, jackets – even warm pyjamas are often discounted after Christmas as new merchandise is brought in. True, some of it may have a seasonal motif, but even so, you can always wear it next year!
Toys are always a popular item during the holiday shopping season so merchants who carry them plan for it well in advance. Most end up overshooting their mark and have more stock on hand after the Christmas rush than they anticipated.
3. Perfume/Cologne Sets
Because these items are always popular gifts, most retailers will offer a large variety of choices to holiday shoppers. Just like with toys, they tend to overcompensate for the demand and are left with a lot of extra stock to move. This is a great time to get high end, designer fragrances at a fraction of their regular retail cost.
2. Digital Cameras
These handy little items have been hot sellers since they were first introduced on the market years ago. Manufacturers often offer special deals on digital cameras during the holiday season, like rebates or bundled deals. These perks, combined with percentage off sales that are very common on electronics after the Christmas rush, can add up to some amazing savings.
Computers are the number one item to shop for online after Christmas for a variety of reasons – including all the ones already mentioned in this article. Additionally, computer technology is always changing and new stock is coming in all the time. What was new, fresh and hot at the beginning of the shopping season could very well be obsolete within a few months. So instead of having to write these (potentially) high-dollar items off as a loss, retailers are much more likely to cut deals to keep even marginal profits coming.
So where should online shoppers look for the best after-Christmas deals? We have a few suggestions, all of which have confirmed that they do have shipping options for Canadian shoppers.
Wal-Mart carries all of these Top Five items – and more. Be sure and check out their clearance section for even more deals.
JC Penney offers mostly clothes, jewelry and housewares. The company offers regular sales and promotions on their website, in addition to special holiday deals.
Best Buy sells electronics, music and related items. Their pre-holiday sales are some of the most anticipated of the year, so their after-Christmas sales should be just as good.
Author Bio: Todd helps write for the dealio.com blog, a place to find the best deals online. He’s an avid online shopper who prides himself on always getting a good deal.