Don't wait until Black Friday to buy certain things

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We are quickly approaching Black Friday, and a lot of people are saving up in order to get the most for their money. Black Friday deals can offer the best prices of the year for some things,  but there are a handful of items that are actually better buys this month.

According to, since many manufacturers release new car models in September, industry experts claim that dealerships will start slashing prices on older models. As a result, you can save 10% to 20% or more on a 2013 car this month.

The best time to buy a Halloween costume may be the day after the so-called holiday, however, who really wants to buy a costume after Halloween? The week before October 31, numerous stores will offer discounts. The selection may be picked over at that point but if you're lucky or creative, you may still be able to get a cool costume at a great price.

You can get great cruise deals in October for the same reason that general travel is well-priced this time of year: the shoulder season signifies a drop in demand. has some of the lowest prices of the year posted on their site right here. By Thanksgiving, the prices will start to increase. That's why experts say that October is the best time to buy.

Broadway Tickets:
According to CNN, October is a slow month for Broadway, so you're likely to find an abundance of discounted tickets and special promotions. For example, Dealnews showed where last month, Amtrak offered "buy one, get one free" tickets to its rewards members.

Many artists drop new albums in October, and if they maintain the current trend, some musicians will release free tracks to download. Keep an eye on your favorite band's Facebook or Twitter page for free tracks or streaming promotions.

School Supplies:
Most parents have already stocked up on the majority of school supplies their kids will need, so stores will be moving any remaining items to the bargain bins. Consumer Reports said to check Target and Walmart for the best Clearance Sale.

Camping Gear:
October is a great time to shop end-of-season clearance sales from outdoors retailers like REI and Cabela's. At the moment, REI's sale discounts mild weather items like open-air coverings, pop up chairs, and mesh tents at 60% to 75% off. In addition to the online deals, we now have an REI at the St. Johns Town Center

iPhone 5 Cases:
According to dealnews one other item you should definitely buy  now is the iPhone 5 Case. While the newly-announced iPhone 5S will technically still fit into the older iPhone 5 cases, the 5S features a different type of lens and flash technology that is obstructed by certain older cases. Moreover, dealnews explained that any iPhone 5 case that covered the home button will render the fingerprint sensor on the 5S completely useless.

Finally, since the iPhone 5 was also discontinued, retailers will be slashing prices on iPhone 5 cases to clear out the stock while they can. And because small accessories like a case aren't major players on Black Friday, you likely won't regret buying now.

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